Bethany Events/Engagement Programs
Spring 2018 Faith Study – Running from April 24 to May 15, 2018, the Faith Study group will meet in the Chapel every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. for 90 minutes. Given the shifts we have witnessed in our culture, where we now live in a pluralistic society filled with persons who proclaim Christian faith, other faiths and no faith, how do we with integrity and sensitivity talk about our faith? Our Spring faith study will focus on a text by theologian and well-known preacher Thomas G. Long. Testimony breaks the stained-glass image of religious language to show how ordinary talking in our everyday lives-- talk across the backyard fence, talk with our kids, can be sacred speech. Testimony shows that the hunger for truthful, meaningful, and compassionate speech is ultimately grounded in truth about God. For more information please contact Kevin.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – held every Shrove Tuesday; a delicious supper pancakes and sausage. Tickets are sold following Sunday services prior to the events. Last year (in 2016), our Pancake Supper changed from Tuesday to Wednesday due to inclement weather - we even made the news! - but we were happy just to get together.
Spring Gala – each May, a fun-filled and grandiose event put on by our church community – it’s many hands on deck to make this event happen! The evening begins with hors d’heurves and wine, prepared by our very talented Bethany chefs, featuring Shawn Whynot on piano, followed by an auction and ends with delectable desserts served with coffee and tea.
Bethany Players presents a play at Bethany every other year in support for St. Andrews Sunday suppers; an evening of fun followed by dessert and coffee.
Fall Fair – Each October we organize and host a community fall fair, where there is something for everyone. A flea market, pantry tables with delicious homemade goods, a book sale, home décor items and jewelry pieces for sale, crafts, silent auction, chowder lunch (corn & fish), barbecue and lots of activities for the kids.
Silent Movie Night – Friday night before Halloween, a silent movie accompanied by a soundtrack of organ music played live by our own Shawn Whynot; youth groups sell popcorn and water at the door. Click here to see what it's all about.
Old-Fashioned Christmas – each December in support of Phoenix House, we fill stockings for youth in residence. Led by youth groups, we hold a short Sunday evening worship in the chapel, where we accept donations of items to put in the stockings as the offering (including fast food gift cards, hats, mittens, toiletries and bus tickets). Afterward, we enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, play games and make crafts, and there might even be a special guest from the North Pole!
Living Nativity – Held on a Friday evening before Christmas, Bethany recreates the nativity story told by with the help of some live animal friends; then we come inside for hot chocolate and cook up some food. Held in our Joseph Howe Drive parking lot.
Friday Advent Concerts – three Fridays of advent (three Fridays before Christmas), Bethany’s music director and organist Shawn Whynot holds lunch hour concerts showcasing different local groups and musicians as they perform music of the season. Free will offering.