about the church
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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.
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.
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.
News and Events
Calendar of Events– Our Calendar is up to date! Click here to view what's going on at Bethany.
Local Outreach: Donations of Clothing - there is a box placed in the Narthex for donations of NEW items of warm clothing, such as socks, hats, mittens and gloves, for all age groups. In addition, NEW items of underwear are also urgently needed for both children and adults. Articles collected before Christmas will be delivered to agencies in time for their Christmas programs. We emphasize that all donated items must be NEW. We appreciate your support of this vital outreach project.
Local Outreach: Brunswick Street Mission - Brunswick Street Mission is in need of the following NEW toiletry items: soap, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, razors, toothbrushes, combs and feminine hygiene products. A heartfelt THANK YOU from the Local Outreach Committee and the folks at the Mission!
Walk and Talk - An indoor walking program from November to April on Wednesday mornings 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Whether you are a fast or slow walker and/or talker we welcome you to join us as we walk the meandering hallways and rooms of this building to stay healthy and fit during the winter months. Coffee, Tea, healthy smoothies, crossword puzzles and conversation follow the walk. The first Wednesday of each month Rev. Kevin will join us with a thought provoking question to engage us in conversation. Exercise, eating well and community engagement are essential to living a healthy lifestyle so bring a friend or family member and walk and talk with u! A small weekly donation is accepted to cover the cost of refreshments.
Transfer Opportunities to Bethany - For adults at Bethany there is the opportunity to transfer your membership from another United Church or similar Christian denomination. The process is very straightforward. If you would like to do this please contact Kevin Little, our Lead Minister. Further, if you are not a member of any church but would like to join Bethany as a member Kevin will find a process for you to learn more about the United Church in general and Bethany in particular. You do not have to be a member to attend services at Bethany or join in our many activities.
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.