Monday, February 23, 2015

Hunger Banquet and Hunger Simulation

We had a great turn-out at our first Lenten Study on Hunger and Poverty
On Feb. 22 we had a Hunger Banquet, in which our meals represented hunger or plenty around the world.
Afterwards, we did a Hunger Simulation, in which participants took on the roles of people living in food insecurity and tried to procure enough food for their families for a week.
Both experiences were very eye-opening.

Filling out SNAP applications at the "Human Services Office"

Trying to calculate & buy food at the "grocery store"
Join us for our upcoming Studies, Sunday evenings in Lent, beginning with a meal at 5pm:
  • March 1 – What’s the Bible say about hunger and poverty?
  •  March 8 – What’s the true need, how do we know who’s truly needy, and what do we do?
  •  March 15 – Christian response
  • March 22 – Service Project
Or join us in a suggested Lenten discipline: fasting for one meal/week, and donating the money you would have spent on that meal to a cause to alleviate hunger.  We will be collecting this money on Sunday evenings, as well as Sunday mornings in the narthex.  The discipline of fasting, spending a few hours with the physical discomfort of being "hungry" and the mental and emotional toll that takes will hopefully remind us of what we're doing, as well as of Jesus' sacrifice, and may give us a greater drive to help alleviate hunger for all people for whom Christ died.
God bless us in our Lenten disciplines, that we may draw closer to Christ.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ash Wednesday Service Canceled

Ash Wednesday Service Canceled
for tonight

For your personal devotions, the readings for Ash Wednesday are:
Joel 2:1-2,12-17
Psalm 51
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6,16-21
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shrove Tuesday Canceled

Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake
Supper has been canceled.
Stay safe and warm!

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Council Meeting,
Sunday School,
have been cancelled this morning (2/15).
Please stay warm and safe!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Flooring Project Underway

We had GREAT participation for getting our sanctuary ready on Sunday for our flooring to begin.
The folks at Bethany are always ready and willing to work!

The floor all sanded on Monday
Our worship space for a short while (basement)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Portrait Sign-up

Have you signed up to have your family's portrait taken?

If you are a member, we need you to sign up so your family's picture will appear in our pictorial directory, which will be helpful for new members and for posterity!
even if you're NOT a member,
you can still have your portrait taken (you may choose to not have it appear in our directory),
but you would get to take advantage of a
FREE photography session,
plus receive a
FREE 8x10!
(and the more people we have sit for portraits, we have the potential to earn points to use towards putting additional pages in our directory.)
member or not -
if you haven't signed up yet,
do so TODAY!
Click on the button below:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive

On Sundays
January 25 & February 1
we will be participating in the
This is a nationwide event that uses the energy around the Super Bowl to generate interest and excitement in tackling hunger in our local communities.
Our food drive at Bethany will benefit the Health and Hunger Coalition.
We ask you to bring in $1 or 1 can of food (or any monetary or food donation of your choice) to church on these two Sundays, and give them to our youth volunteers.
Why should we be concerned about hunger in our community?
Check out this video to learn the face of hunger here in the High Country.