Young Adults Organized and United for Christ (YOU)


Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
819 Woodrow Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29205
The Rev. Dr. Caesar Roland Richburg, Pastor 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU MEETS BI-WEEKLY, TUESDAYS. THE NEXT MEETING FOR YOU Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 8:00 PM 

The YOU COLLEGE Day DATE/TIME TBA, FALL 2021

The YOU BIBLESTUDYCONNECTIONS
weekly Thursdays, 9:00 PM

 

About YOU


WHO WE ARE
The Young Adults Organized and United for Christ (YOU) ministry of Bethel AME Church is an organization of and for adults ages 19 – 41.

VISION
Create, Shape, Empower YOU – Young Adults Organized and United for Christ!

MISSION
Connect YOU with Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in a deeply, deliberately, and spiritually liberating, empowering, and loving way.

TAG
I want to join YOU!

BIBLE STUDY 
BibleStudyConnections is the Bible Study and Prayer by teleconference for YOU on Thursdays at 9:00 PM. (Read more at BIBLESTUDYCONNECTIONS)

CONTACT US

 

Scholarships!

SCRIPTURES


ENTREPRENEURSHIP & PROFESSIONALISM

Scripture For Entrepreneurship and Professionalism: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)

LOVE

Scripture About Love: “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged..” (1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NLT)

SELF-ASSURANCE

Scripture For Self-Assurance: “As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.” (Psalm 138:3 NLT)

ENCOURAGEMENT

Scripture For Encouragement:
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT)

STRENGTH

Scripture For Strength:
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT)

Equality

Scripture About Equality:
“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12 NLT)

GOAL & OBJECTIVES 2021-2022

Goal 2021-2022: Connecting, promoting, and engaging YOU as emerging leaders and followers who enrich the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and communities.


SERVICE

Objective: Service. To help YOU help Bethel become a contemporary Church.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Objective: Social Justice. To help YOU apply the Quadrennial Theme 2016 – 2020: “The African Methodist Episcopal Church: A Social Justice and Liberating Faith.”

PERSONAL GROWTH

Objective: Personal Growth. To help YOU navigate in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officers 2021-2022


YOU Officers:
All Officers should pray and read their bibles regularly as well as attend Church Services. As Bethel’s Young Adults, you are leaders called upon to set an example for others to follow.

President: Albertus Cocklin III

  • Coordinate and facilitate Ministry and Officers Meetings with Ministry Director.
  • Prepare agenda for Meetings.
  • Provide a report for Ministry and Officers Meetings, if applicable.
  • Submit Quarterly Conference Reports to Church Administrative Assistant.
  • Attend Quarterly Conference meetings held by Presiding Elder (Columbia Conference).
  • Publish ‘Monthly Articles’ on Bethel’s website and social media (FB, Twitter, etc.).
  • Attend Columbia Conference and 7th Episcopal District Richard Allen Young Adult Council (RAYAC) meetings.

Vice President: Brianna Ashford-Carroll

  • Attend Ministry and Officers Meetings.
  • Help facilitate all Meetings and agenda.
  • Facilitate meetings as requested by President.
  • Attend RAYAC meetings with President.

Recording Secretary: Peyton Young

  • Attend Ministry and Officers Meetings.
  • Record and make available Meeting Minutes.
  • Keep membership roster and attendance.
  • Help prepare and submit announcements to Bethel’s Administration 2‐3 weeks in advance.

Corresponding Secretary: Erica C. Staley

  • Attend Ministry and Officers Meetings.
  • Have a report for Meetings if applicable.
  • Submit correspondences for Bethel’s Public Relations.
  • Obtain and read the Monthly Bethel Birthday Card.
  • Read the card on Second Sundays.

Treasurer: Trey Roderick

  • Attend Ministry and Officers Meetings.
  • Have a report for Meetings if applicable.
  • Obtain treasury reports from Church Finance Committee.
  • Collect and track funds and fundraising monies.

Parliamentarian:

  • Attend Ministry and Officers Meetings.
  • Have a report for Meetings if applicable.
  • Keep order; follow Meeting tasks and agenda.
  • Follow and implement Robert’s Rules of Order.

Worship Leader:

  • Attend Ministry and Officers Meetings.
  • Have a report for Meetings if applicable.
  • Lead devotions; include Song, Scripture, and Prayer.
  • Provide Closing Prayer at all Meetings.

Historian:

  • Attend Ministry and Officers Meetings.
  • Have a report for Meetings if applicable.
  • Maintain and submit all historical records as required.
  • Submit articles, if applicable, to Public Relations.
  • Photograph Ministry events.
  • Provide historical facts for annual Church events.

Director: Mrs. Jacquelyn D. N. Cunningham

  • Create and sustain a vibrant YOU ministry with young adults.
  • Help YOU achieve their goal and objectives.
  • Advocate for the young adults of Bethel and in the Bethel Community.
  • Engage YOU members to embrace their opportunities to serve and to apply their God-given talents and gifts.
  • Work closely with the Pastor, the Church Staff, Ministires, and families in fulfilling these responsibilities.

TEAMS & CLUBS 2021-2022

Join a team or club or suggest a new group.


  1. Monthly Birthday Announcements from Bethel – This announcement is planned and delivered by the Corresponding Secretary.
  2. Social Team – This committee plans social events for YOU.
  3. Service Team – This committee identifies YOU who are serving a particular role in Bethel.
  4. Community Team – This committee identifies and organizes community activities.
  5. Recruiters – This team recruits others to join YOU.
  6. College Club – This club consists of all college students.
  7. Alumni Day – This team will work with the Young People and Children’s Division (YPD) of the Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) to plan this event every two (2) years.
  8. Y Club – This club consists of YOU who are YPDers ages 19-27.
  9. Scholarship Night – This team will work with other teams of the Church to plan this annual event involving all members.
  10. College Day – This team will work with other teams of the Church to plan this annual event involving all members.
  11. Career Day – This team will work with other teams of the Church to plan this annual event involving all members.
  12. Richard Allen Young Adults Council (RAYAC)Please click for more information.