Saturday, January 7, 2017

Worship Cancelled January 8

Worship for Jan. 8 has been cancelled and the Annual Meeting rescheduled.

Next Sunday, Jan. 15 we will have Worship at 10:00am, and the Annual Meeting at 11:00am

Stay warm!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Worship TIME & Annual Meeting, January 8

This Sunday ONLY

Worship at 10:00am

Annual Congregational Meeting at 11:00am

No Sunday School

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Worship Opportunities

Christmas Eve Service & Pageant with Candlelight
Saturday, 12/24 at 7:00pm
Join us on Christmas Eve for worship with Bethany's unique tradition of presenting the Christmas story through pageant on this holy night.  We will also sing Silent Night by Candlelight

Christmas Day - Nativity of our Lord with Holy Communion
Sunday, 12/25 at 11:00am
It is not often we get the opportunity to come together as the body of Christ to worship Him on Christmas morning - the day so many of our carols refer to.  Come as you are, or put on your Christmas best!  Either way, be sure to take advantage of this rare chance to worship our Lord on the celebration of his coming among us!

Christmas Lessons & Carols Service
Sunday, 1/1/2017 at 11:00am
Join us for a traditional service of Seven Lessons & Carols as we hear about salvation history (and have another opportunity to sing some Christmas carols!) on the 2nd Sunday of Christmas

See below for pictures of some of our December events!

December Events - Pictures!

Christmas Extravaganza
Thanks to everyone who helped - either shopping for presents or decorating the (giant!) Chrismon tree!  The Walmart photo challenge this year was to get pictures of members of our group shopping without them knowing.  The results were pretty funny, if not always flattering, so we won't be posting them on the internet!

Didn't get a picture of decorators, but here's the result of their work!
Community Christmas & Open House
We had a great time making ornaments, listening to music, decorating the outdoor tree & enjoying fellowship & refreshments!
making ornaments

stringing cranberries

singing (in the gorgeous sanctuary!)

decorating the outdoor tree

lighting the outdoor tree

Open House

outdoor tree in daylight

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Happenings

Christmas Extravaganza!
When: Sunday, December 11, 12pm
What: Hanging of the Greens & Decorate Chrismon Tree & Shop for Christmas gifts for the families we adopted, then wrap presents and enjoy Christmas cookies!  (See pics from last year)

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing at Samaritan's Purse
When: Wednesday, December 14, 7-10pm
What: Pack the shoeboxes into big packages that are sent all over the world (See pics from last year)

Community Christmas & Open House
When: Sunday, December 18, 3:30pm
What: Meet your neighbors at a community Christmas get-together that will feature:
  • making Christmas ornaments
  • singing Christmas carols, accompanied by Mary Greene & the Grubbs
  • lighting and decorating outdoor community Christmas tree
  • food & fellowship

Christmas Eve Service & Pageant
When: Saturday, December 24, 7pm
What: Bethany's tradition of sharing the Christmas story through pageant, with candlelight

Christmas Day Service
When: Sunday, December 25, 11:00am
What: Celebrate the Nativity of our Lord with Holy Communion

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

First Sunday in Advent

November 27 is
The First Sunday in Advent

Join us during the 10am Sunday School hour to  make an Advent wreath for home use!  Bring:

- an Advent wreath form, if you have one (if you don't we'll have some extras)

- evergreen clippings to share, if you have some (if you don't, we'll have plenty)


Participate in ELCA Good Gifts program

Give a family in need a hand-up by purchasing chicks, honey bees, a pig, a goat, or other types of gifts to help them succeed.  Give for the sake of giving - OR - give in honor of someone on your Christmas list, instead of buying them something they don't need.  Gifts are represented as ornaments on our Good Gifts tree, found in the Narthex.  You may participate anytime through Christmas Day.


Purchase a Poinsettia
in honor or in memory of someone to help decorate our space for the season.  A sign-up will be in the Narthex Nov. 27 & Dec. 4.  Poinsettias may be taken home after worship on Christmas Day or Jan. 1.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Chili Cook-Off this Sunday

Join us this Sunday, Nov. 6
for a
Chili Cook-Off

Donations from this event go towards Christmas presents and food for needy families in our community.

You can enter a chili or a dessert in the contest
or bring a "fixing" to go with the chili.
(People's Choice winners receive everlasting fame and glory...or they get to write their name on a plate...either way, it'll be great!)