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Office and Fellowship Hall:
2669 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax, NS B3L 4G5

Entrance to the church is located on 7171 Clinton Avenue, Halifax, NS B3L 3Y8
Telephone: (902) 455-0521


next sunday

Every Sunday at Bethany has a chosen theme. The music, the sermon, the prayers, all fit together to lift up a message we feel the community needs today. If you want to know what is coming up at Bethany this Sunday click here. 



Our staff

Bethany has a committed, hard working and fun staff team. Each member of the team complements one another and together they seek to serve you as they serve God with their own unique spiritual gifts.


Latest sermon

Every Sunday Kevin preaches a sermon based on a Bible story and the experience of the Spirit in our community. Kevin visits regularly, is involved in the community, and talks to everyone he meets. Here are the texts of these sermons.


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Weekly Announcements

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Sunday School has resumed!


Time to put on your God Suede Shoes –

Sunday September 30th at 7:00 PM
with the Bethany Jazz Quartet,

The Bethany Choir, Lyn MacMillan, and Rev. Kevin Little. There might even be a little Elvis! A reception will follow.

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  Tickets available October 1, 2018

Tickets available October 1, 2018

Office Hours:  If you want to connect the Office will be open Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Update from the Executive Board  At its regular meeting held the evening of Monday, June 11th 2018, the Executive Board confirmed the establishment of a fundraising committee overlapping with, but independent of, the Stewardship Committee to raise funds to support the gradual implementation of the Option 1 (Status Quo) project for Bethany’s facility as instructed by the congregation at the special congregational meeting held on May 6th 2018. It was also confirmed that the Board of Managers would oversee and manage implementation of this project beginning with the most urgent items consistent with the availability of funds allowing us to proceed. I will keep you appraised of ongoing developments as necessary and appropriate. I strongly encourage you to support as much as possible our fundraising efforts in support of the Option 1 project. Thank you for your kind consideration of this matter. David W. Rackham (Chair, on behalf of the Executive Board).

Bulletin Memorial/Tribute Donations: Our bulletin each week has a spot for Bethany family members and friends to honour a special occasion or celebrate the life of someone special.  Please contact the Office if you have questions about this opportunity or wish to make this expression of love.

“Birthday Ministry” is a celebration of life – a labor of love! As a part of the Coffee Hour time after church, on the first Sunday of the month we wish to let you know that we thank God for YOU! Our goal is to make people born in that month feel loved and remembered on “their” upcoming special day.  If you wish to become involved in this new ministry please contact the Office.

Scholarship Opportunity -  Visit www.ns.cfns-fcne.ca for further information or contact the Office.The scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Bethany has a group subscription with The United Church Observer for November 2018 - October 2019. New subscribers and renewals are welcome!

This award-winning magazine is not stuffy or churchy!

Topical articles on current issues as well as on religious subjects make it interesting to a broad readership. The United Church is changing and this magazine will keep you informed. There will be a table at Coffee Hour with sample issues. Sign up today, make cheques out to Bethany United Church, marked “Observer.”

Calendar of Events – Our Calendar is up to date! Click here to view what's going on at Bethany. - 

Facebook – Check us on on our new Facebook page!

Lost and Found– Items usually end up in the office.  We have a little white bin where treasures are kept.

MacKinnon Chapel – The beautiful and spiritually rich MacKinnon Chapel is available on a "drop-in" basis for prayer, reflection, reading or silence each weekday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Accessible through our Joseph Howe Drive entrance.

Use of Space – Contact the Office if your committee wishes to use a space for a meeting or working group.  Our building is open for rentals and accessed by community members and groups to offer various events and opportunities.   Check out our Community Events page for what is going on inside and around us, or visit various bulletin boards when you are in the building next.


Bethany United Fall Fair Fundraiser Add on:  Value Village

Have you ever wondered where all the leftover items go, once the Fall Fair is finished on Saturday afternoon?  Items are boxed up placed in Volunteers’ vehicles and taken to Value Village, Salvation Army thrift stores, etc.  

This year, we have arranged a fun-raiser with Value Village.  How will this work? After the doors close on the Fall Fair on Saturday, Oct 13th, items will be boxed up and put into a U Haul truck for overnight storage.  On Sunday, Oct 14th, after service, the truck will head out to Value Village, Bayers Lake location, for unloading between 1 and 2 pm. Value Village will pay Bethany United 15 cents per lb of soft goods and 5 cents/lb for hard goods (Soft goods are clothing, accessories, bedding etc and hard good are:  books, media-vhs, dvds, books, small appliances, kitchenware, hardware, small furniture, etc.)

WHAT CAN YOU DO:  --as you go thru your items at home for the fall fair, go thru your closets and dressers and bag up your clothing and bedding, then bring it down to church service on Sunday (or Saturday after the fall fair ends) and we will load them onto the truck for delivery to Value Village.

If you can help load up the truck on Saturday afternoon after the fair, PLEASE stay (Remember: Many hands make lighter work!) and if you can make it out to Value Village at 1 pm to help unload the truck , please come and lend a hand.  Call the Office for contact details.

CAMP KIDSTON FUNDRAISER… Help them to provide new mattresses for all cabins.

Bev Barrios (Independent Consultant), along with Epicure are

offering 3 package deals with a 40% return to Camp Kidston.

Choose from 3 versatile collections to create flavourful dip mixes, fast dinners, and sweet desserts the whole family will love – try one - try all three!

1. Extraordinary Trio - $ 25.00 – Three of Epicure’s bestselling products!  Each blend is super versatile to season any meal of transformed into a delicious dip.

  • Lemon Dilly Dip Mix

  • 3 Onion Dip Mix

  • CCB (Cheese, Chives, & Bacon) Dip Mix

2. Weeknight Dinners - $ 20.00 – put five healthy, delicious meals on the table fast.  Simply add a few raw ingredients, dinner covered for the week.

  • Taco Seasoning

  • Mac & Cheese Seasoning

  • One Pot Pasta Seasoning

  • Pulled Chicken Seasoning

  • Cha Cha Chilli Seasoning

3. Healthier Desserts - $ 20.00 – three crown-pleasing desserts that are decadent, delicious, quick to make, and made with good for you ingredients.

  • Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake Mix

  • Chocolate Pudding Mix

  • Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Mix

All packages are $ 20 or $ 25 – no tax, no deliver charge.

Orders can be placed via email and e-transfer to ange@ns.sympatico.ca

Or phone and cheque payment – call Ange @ (902)835-2453

Orders taken from September 16th - September 30th, 2018

Product to be available October 11th to 13th

What a yummy way to support Arthur Kidston Memorial Camp!