Vacation Bible School – This will be held July 10 to 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Grades primary to six are invited for games, crafts, Bible stories and snacks. Please contact Louisa Duck, Sunday School Coordinator, to register.
The Big Questions: Doctrine Isn't Dusty – Join us Tuesday nights from March 7 to May 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for a faith study led by Rev. Kevin Little. Rev. Kevin has spent considerable time recently with one of the authors, John Young, and has heard the other author speak at a conference several years ago - both are excellent minds and good pastors. Kevin is very excited to be sharing this with you, with AST Doctrine and Theology courses being his favorites! There will be no expectation that participants buy or read the book (The Big Questions: Doctrine Isn't Dusty), but for those who do, that will add perhaps more depth to the experience. Kevin will use feedback from you, the participants, as a guide in selecting the theme and text for these Tuesday evening studies. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board outside our Sanctuary on February 12, 2017, or please contact Rev. Kevin.
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.
Foot Care Clinics – these are held one Tuesday a month in support of ongoing needs at our church. Next foot care clinic dates: May 16, June 13, July 25 and August 15.
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.
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.