FAQ’s for New Member
New to Beulah? No worries, general questions and answers are provided here:
What is Beulah UMC’s one true passion?
“Love God, Love People, Grow in Grace.” It’s a simple phrase but one that guides us every day. We are an all-day, everyday kind of church – soon to be 24/7, 365 days a year; on fire for God, loving our neighbors and growing continually in grace.
How do I get to Beulah?
Beulah United Methodist Church is located at 6930 Hopkins Road, N. Chesterfield 23234. Directions and Map are here.
What time should I arrive?
Sunday services begin at 8:30 and 11 and Sunday School for all ages is available at 9:45. We suggest that you plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to allow for parking and finding your way around. Members of our Greeter Team are here to guide you in finding the sanctuary, a pastoral staff member, a Sunday School class, restrooms, and other needs (like freshly made Egg and Sausage sandwiches that we offer!)
Once I arrive, where do I go?
We’ve been expecting you! From the moment you pull into Beulah, we’re glad to have you here and we want to get to know you. Come into the parking lot and navigate towards the breezeway between the Fellowship Hall and the Sanctuary. If coming to Sunday School, find your way to the Fellowship Hall for youth, young adult, and adult Sunday School classes or the Sanctuary/ Education Wing for children’s Sunday School and men only or women only SS. If coming to Worship, swing to the left at the breezeway and come on in!
So many doors, which one do I pick?
With a church our size, we’ve got a lot of doors. Luckily, we have friendly staff and greeters willing to help. The two buildings, the Sanctuary/ Education Wing and the Fellowship Hall give you two options, helping you limit confusion. If you’re wanting to come to worship, come to the building with the dome-like top. If you’re wanting to come to (most) Sunday Schools classes for adults and youth, come to the Fellowship Hall. During the week, come to the sanctuary building and ring the bell. Someone will be willing to help, Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm, and Friday 9am-1pm.
Do I need to make a contribution in the offering plate?
We do not require payment. All are welcome here. If God leads you to give, give. If you do not sense God’s leading you, no worries. To give is a response of God’s grace showered on you yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
How and when may I pray with a pastor?
During worship, prayer is welcomed with the pastors during the closing hymn at the railing up front. Just motion and one of them will pray with you. If you desire prayer during the week, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-275-2325 for prayer.
What is with those maroon pew pads?
They are our way of seeing who’s visited during worship. Please, sign your name, your email address, address, and phone number, and we’ll be sure to visit you and offer you a small token of our appreciation for joining us in worship. They also serve as great bearing down surfaces to write down names of people that have introduced themselves to you.
How can I connect to the missions the church is involved in?
Keep looking through our site. We’ve got pictures, videos, and contacts for missions that we do here in the River City and beyond.
What about small groups?
We’ve got them! We believe small groups are the avenue for entry into a large church such as Beulah. Therefore, we have small groups for all ages that seek to live lives of faith outside Sunday morning. Contact Lead Pastor Keith Mottley email@example.com for more information.
Maybe I want to join?
That’s great! We believe membership in a local church fully integrates us into the Body of Christ. We have classes available during the year for people first getting into faith, getting back into church, renewing their convenant made years past, and everything in between. Contact Lead Pastor Keith about more information firstname.lastname@example.org.