Welcome to Benn’s UMC

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14571 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, Virginia 23430

Phone #: 757-357-3373

           E-mail: bennsumc@yahoo.com      

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A listing of events going on in the church and community may be found on the “Happenings” tab.



Activities at a Glance for October 2019

Weekly Meetings:
Oct. 1,8,15,22 & 29 at 5:45pm-TOPS meeting
                                      6:30pm-Handbell Practice
                                      6:30pm-Boy Scouts
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 11:15am-Discipleship Class
                                         7pm-Cub Scouts
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 at 6pm-Praise Band practice and
                                            7:10pm-Chancel Choir
Oct. 4,11,18,25 at 7:30pm-Ladies AA
Oct. 5,12,19,26 at 8am-Men’s AA
Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 10am-Sit and Stitch
Special Meeting/Monthly Meeting
Oct. 7 at 7pm-United Methodist Women
Oct. 8 at 7pm-Finance Committee meeting
Oct. 9 at 6:30pm-Shepherd Committee meeting
Oct. 10 at 1pm-Caring Meals Committee meeting
                  6pm-Preschool Dinner with Dad
Oct. 14 at 6pm-Relay for Life Kickoff in Family Life Center
                  7pm-Safe Sanctuaries Training
Oct. 16 at 6pm-Church Council
Oct. 17 at 6pm-Potluck Dinner
Oct. 20 at 3pm-Children’s Choir/Christmas Play Practice
                  4pm-Middle School Youth Group
Oct. 21 at 7pm-Pray the Scriptures in Church Sanctuary
Oct. 22 at 10am-Women’s Day Circle
Oct. 23 at 9:45am-Ladies Book Club
Oct. 26 at 3pm-Community Fall Fest
Oct. 27 at 7:15am-United Methodist Men meeting/breakfast
Oct. 28-Girl Scout Information Night
Oct. 31 at 10am-Preschool Fall Party
Isle of Wight Christian Outreach Program’s (COP) Souper Saturday October 12, 2019 11:00 am-3:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church 201 Cedar St. Smithfield, VA.  Souper Saturday tickets can be purchased from the office. They are $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for kids. Proceeds help keep church office.  Let’s help our neighbors keep warm during the winter.

Please join us for “An Experience in Praying the Scriptures” (Lectio Divina) on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 7-8:30 pm at Benn’s United Methodist Church, 14571 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield, VA 23430.  It will be led by Rev. Betsy Caudill of Benn’s UMC.  This is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 3pm at 757-357-3373.

“In returning and rest you shall be saved;

in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” – Isaiah 30:15

Do you long to deepen your prayer life? To grow in your relationship with God?  Come take part in this study and time of contemplative prayer.  Dress casually and prepare for a mini-retreat!


You are invited to Benn’s Community Fall Festival Saturday, October 26th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Join us for fellowship, fun, and food!  There will be games for all ages, face painting, balloon creatures by Susan, hay rides and music.  Also available to eat will be hot dogs, chips and cupcakes.  Please contact the church office for more information at 757-357-3373, Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.


UMC  websites

United Methodist Church website:  http://www.umc.org/

United Methodist Church-Basis of Our Faith: http:T/www.umc.org/what-we-believe/basics-of-our-faith

VA Conference of the United Methodist Church: https://www.vaumc.org/

We would like to welcome you to Benn’s United Methodist Church in Smithfield, Virginia.  

For more information on worship times, events or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact

the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 3pm at 757-357-3373.  We look forward to seeing you in worship soon!

Pastor: Rev. Betsy Caudill