Monday, February 27, 2017

Martin Luther & The Reformation Lenten Studies

Join us for our
Lenten Studies
on Martin Luther & the Reformation

Sunday evenings in Lent (March 5 - April 2*)

Meal: 5:00pm*
Study: 6:00pm

*No Meal on April 2, due to a Cook-Off Fundraiser after church that day for our Summer Feeding ministry

There will be studies for children and adults to learn about Martin Luther's life and teachings, the Reformation and general time period, other reformers, and the theology at the core.

2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Join us to go a little more in-depth - we might even do some Lutheran Myth-busting!

Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

Join us for...
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 28
as we enjoy sugar and fat before the fasting of Lent begins!

If you didn't know...Bethany has a unique pancake tradition.  In addition to traditional pancakes, as pictured above, Bethany also serves (savory) buckwheat pancakes with sausage gravy - a tradition from the time when the Winebarger family used to bring fresh-milled buckwheat flour from their mill. 
Winebarger Mill

Then join us again for the beginning of Lent for

...Ash Wednesday Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes Service
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7pm
This service sets the tone for the season of Lent, as we receive the ashes from Palm Sunday's palm branches in the form of a cross on our foreheads, reminding us of our mortality, our fickleness, and our need for the Savior.

For more about the ashes, see this blog post.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Movie Night

Community Movie Night
Friday, February 24

Join us for a Christian movie night this Friday and bring a friend!
Popcorn & Candy will be served
For movie details, email: or call (828) 355-9710

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The shape of our faith

"Train children in the right way,
and when old, they will not stray."
- Proverbs 22:6

Check out our newly completed
"Faith Shapes Books"
- to be enjoyed by our youngest members as they grow.  We give children geometric shape books to help them learn their names.  These Faith Shape books will help them learn the names of the things they see every Sunday when they come with their families to worship.

New this year to our worship space is the
Pray Ground
- a place for parents to help soothe babies without having to leave worship each time they get a little fussy.

And for toddlers-early Elementary age kids, we have
Busy Bags
with items relating to the faith and to the day's lectionary readings to give them something faith-related to do when they get wiggly - allowing them to stay in worship with their parents.

A special thanks to Barbara for the Faith Shapes Books and creating and maintaining the Busy Bags!

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!