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14571 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, Virginia 23430

Phone #: 757-357-3373

           E-mail: bennsumc@yahoo.com      

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New Sermon Series Beginning January 6, 2019

Please join us as we begin our new sermon series entitled: When We’re Left to Ask “Why…?”

   Have you ever been left to ask why?  If God is good and powerful, why do terrible things happen?  Why do we suffer?  When we pray, why does God sometimes seem to be silent?  Absent?  It can leave us wondering, Is God there?  Does God care?

In this three-week sermon series, we will explore these questions and how we reconcile them with the Christian portrayal of God’s love.  If you have ever wrestled with these questions, please join us on the following dates at both the Crossroads Contemporary Service at 9:00am in the Family Life Center (first floor) and the Traditional Service at 11:00am in the Sanctuary.  Contact the church office at 757-357-3373 for more information, Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

January 6, 2019 – If God is Powerful, Why Do Bad Things Happen?

January 13, 2019 – If God is Loving, Why Do We Suffer?

January 20, 2019 – If God is Present, Why Can’t I Tell?


    The Pam Stagg Day Circle will welcome Carla Warnock [UMC missionary] on January 22, 2019 at 10am. She provides medical, emotional, and spiritual care for mission personnel. Previously both Carla and her husband Ted served as coordinators of the UMVIM program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In addition to nursing, Carla serves as volunteer instructor for the American Red Cross, an officer in the Civil Air Patrol, and a community nurse volunteer.

An offering will be taken in honor of Mrs. Warnock to benefit GBGM UMC.  All are welcome. Please contact the church office at 757-357-3373, Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 3pm, for more information or to RSVP for this meeting.


Snow Policy: If we have snow covering the roads, church will be cancelled!  We do not want anyone to get hurt driving or trying to navigate the parking lot and steps!  Please look for notices on the website, Facebook and email.


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