Fall Faith Study – This Fall our Faith Study will be a continuation of last spring's Preaching the Big Questions: Doctrine Isn't Dusty. Running from October 17 to November 21, 2017, the Faith Study group will meet in the Chapel every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. for 90 minutes. Participation is open to anyone who would like to attend any session. Some may wish to purchase the book by the same name, written by John Young and Catherine MacLean. Minister Kevin Little spends the first half hour summarizing the chapter (which is why you don't need to read the book to participate), then people will break into small groups to discuss the chapter in more detail, and, in the last 30 minutes, the groups will share what they discussed and raise outstanding questions. For more information please contact our minister, Kevin.
Foot Care Clinics – these are held one Tuesday a month in support of ongoing needs at our church. The next foot care clinic date is Tuesday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m.
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 us! A small weekly donation is accepted to cover the cost of refreshments.
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.
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.