Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Lessons & Carols, Dec. 31

Don't put away those decorations yet!  The 12 Days of Christmas have just begun! 

Join us for worship on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 11am for a 
Christmas Service of Lessons & Carols

You'll hear the story of God's saving action throughout history, and get to sing all your favorite Christmas carols!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Green Valley Community Christmas

Warm your heart and soul & share Christmas with your neighbors...

We'll gather around the outdoor community Christmas tree to decorate, sing carols, and watch it light up. Then we'll go inside for refreshments and fellowship!

This is an event to draw the Green Valley community together, so invite people you know, because Christmas JOY GROWS in community...

For more information about December events, go here and here.

Christmas Eve & Beyond

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Advent!

December 10: 
  • 10am - Intergenerational Sunday School
  • 11am - Advent 2 Worship

December 17: 
  • 10am - Intergenerational Sunday School
  • 11am - Advent 3 Worship
  • 5pm - Community Christmas

December 24:
  • 11am - Advent 4 Worship with Holy Communion
  • 7pm - Christmas Eve Service with Pageant & Candlelight 
For more about Christmas Eve & beyond, go here

Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Festival

Join us!
Bring:  an outdoor chair & your family in costume
& enjoy roasting and eating hotdogs & s'mores,
playing games,
walking through a Boo! House,
Bonfire, Boo! House & games begin at 5:30, Trunk-or-Treat at 6:30

Ask questions or tell us if you're coming on our Facebook Event site: 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Homecoming Oct. 22

Join us for
Bethany's Homecoming Service
Sunday, October 22
followed by a covered dish lunch

Our guest preacher this year Pastor Dave Keck from St. Mark's in Mooresville.
Pastor Dave is the grandson of Dr. Albert Keck, who served interims at Bethany during a couple pastoral vacancies, and who also worshiped with his wife at Bethany during the summers they stayed in their mountain home.  Pastor Dave's father, Dr. David Keck, Sr. is also a pastor, and was our Homecoming preacher three years ago.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chili Cook-Off

Join us
for our annual
Chili Cook-Off
to benefit the families we sponsor at Christmas
Sunday, October 1

Wednesday, July 26, 2017



Sunday, July 30, 2017

10am - 5pm

Sneak peek at one of the activities!

What:  A commemoration of the Reformation.  The day will include a worship service that will incorporate elements of the Latin and German Mass (in Latin and German!) from the 16th century; a lunch with German-style fare; and festival of activities with 16th century flare!  You'll also catch a skit about Martin Luther!

Why:  2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

You'll be seeing a lot of this symbol!


-  10:00am - Worship
-  12:00pm - Lunch
-  1:00pm - Festival Activities & Games

Who:  You!  See you there!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summer Worship Time Change

Summer Worship: 10:00am

In July and August, there will be NO Sunday School, and Worship will be at 10:00am!


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week
Palm Sunday
April 9 - 11:00am
Liturgy of the Palms/Sunday of the Passion
We wave palm branches and shout "Blessed is the King!" before we read of his crucifixion.

Maundy Thursday
April 13 - 7:00pm
On the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus gave a new commandment: Love one another.

Good Friday
April 14 - 7:00pm
We extinguish candles in a Tenebrae service of readings, contemplating the death Jesus, the Light of the World

April 16

 Sunrise Service
The story of Holy Week and Easter morning will be told through Pageant

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Breakfast

Flower the Cross
anytime before 10:00am
Bring flowers to put in the cross (see photo above) anytime between the Sunrise Service and the Holy Communion service. 

Resurrection of our Lord with Holy Communion
 NO 11am service!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cook-Off Fundraiser for Summer Feeding

Join us for a
Cook-off Fundraiser
to benefit the
Summer Feeding Program
at Green Valley School
this Sunday, April 2, 12:00pm*

Food theme: Anything Goes
Bring your favorite main dish, side, dessert, or bread to enter for a friendly "People's Choice" Award - or just to share some good food!

Donations are accepted in any amount.  Our goal for this year is $2,000

*Because of this meal after worship, there will be NO meal with our last Lenten Study later that evening, at 6pm.

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: bethanylutheranboone@gmail.com 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