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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

Inclement Weather – Check out the CBC Storm Centre for cancellations. We will also post information online if a Sunday service or other Bethany event is cancelled.

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!

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

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.

Offering Envelopes – 2018 Envelopes are available for pick up.  Drop into the Office through the week days or find them located in the Narthex each Sunday for pick up.

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.

Hold the dates and join us for Vacation Bible School, July 9-13, 9 AM - Noon, for grades primary to six. Friends are welcome! Come have fun as we learn about building a firm faith foundation through stories, games, and crafts. There is a materials fee of $25 per child. Please contact Louisa to register or for more information at 902-455-0521, ext. 224, or louisa.duck@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

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Help support Camp Kidston!!  While you are in the Fellowship Hall, enjoying your coffee and chat after the service, come chat with the friendly folks who are waiting to sign you up for your Lawton's card.  You need to provide your name, address, date of birth plus name and birth date for your dependents.  It's painless and profitable.  For any people who missed the presentation, $2.00 from every prescription filled (or refilled) at either Lawton's or Sobey's Pharmacy will be sent to Camp Kidston.  Lawton's/Sobey's does all the paperwork once you've signed up.

CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS!  Bethany’s nominating committee is looking for capable volunteers to fill key roles on our Board of Managers, Session, Executive Board, and Board of Trustees.  If you feel a calling to support the work of our church family and its mission in the world through service on one of these important committees, or if you would like information about them, please contact the nominating committee, Amy Sue Bowers, Heather Brophy, or Jim Musgrave.  Jim can be reached at 902.425.2204(H) or at jmusgrave@coxandpalmer.com.  Many thanks!


Feedback and input has been received!  The working group for these community meals are happy to be bringing 4 monthly opportunities (2 lunches and 2 suppers) for our “kin” to come together, cook and eat healthy meals based on a food aware menu.  We welcome one and all to experience this community minded experience.

A reminder, the meals will be prepared by those of you who would like to “hang out” together in the kitchen and chop vegetables, mix a batch of cookies, set tables, or any of the jobs one does at home while getting a meal ready for themselves and/or the family. The meals will be shared with anyone who wishes to eat out with friends. There will also be a take-away option for those who would like to have home cooked food but prefer to eat at home, or for those who would like to have another meal on hand for a later date. The cost of each meal will be a suggested donation based on the cost of the ingredients. All of the meals will be prepared with great attention to yumminess, but also to nutrition, use of “whole” foods, accessing local foods in season, mindfulness of food sustainability (how it was grown), and care will be taken to avoid foods known to commonly cause allergic reaction. Dates for you to enjoy these simple, but delicious and healthy meals in a community atmosphere will be:

Lunch: Monday, February 26, 2018, 11am-2pm, meal served 12:30pm

Lunch: Monday, March 26, 2018, 11am-2pm, meal served 12:30pm

Supper: Monday, April 23, 2018, 3pm-6pm, meal served 5pm

Supper: Monday, May 14, 2018, 3pm-6pm, meal served 5pm

 This is a new initiative to nourish our souls and our bodies. A sign-up sheet for February’s community meal can be found outside the Sanctuary, in the hallway near the Parlour on the bulletin board or contact the Office

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Please contact the Office, if you are in possession of a white swipe card that allows you access to the building via our 2669 Joseph Howe and 7171 Clinton Avenue entrances.