ANNOUNCEMENTS

Building Enhancements

Hello Bethany Family,

As we prepare to regather, we are pleased to share some news regarding enhancements to our worship environment that are currently in process. In the time that we have been gathering virtually, we have sought to address some maintenance and modernization projects to enhance our worship facility. You may recall that during the “State of the Church” meeting we shared many of the enhancements that have already been made in our facility. Some of these enhancements were accomplished at limited costs to the church, through relationships with external organizations. Others have come with costs that we were able to absorb through good financial stewardship of the resources that have come into the church.

Even as we have addressed several areas of need, there are other areas still being addressed. We are currently in the process of modernizing our sanctuary and addressing other need areas in preparation for regathering. These include, but are not limited to:

  • addressing our curb appeal

  • investing in our youth space to be intentional about their spiritual development, fellowship, and growth

  • enhanced video production and technological capabilities, inclusive of an entire production suite and mounted 4K cameras to provide our online community with high quality participation

  • installing new carpet in our sanctuary.  

We are at a point where we would like to improve the stage lighting in our sanctuary as a part of this modernization process. One of our members has committed to contribute $17,000 toward the total cost to finish these efforts. As a result, we are inviting the rest of our entire Bethany Family to partner in helping us raise the remaining $25,000; with the hope that we can get this done before we regather. So far we have raised $4,596.70 bringing the outstanding amount to $20,403.30. Thank you for continuing to support this effort.

If you wish to partner with us, you may do so through an offering above your normal giving to support this project. When giving online you can simply choose the “Building” option. When giving by check please note “Sanctuary Modernization” in the memo. We thank our Bethany Family, who continue to financially partner to ensure that the work of this church is accomplished, and pray even now that God will use many of us in this effort.

God bless,

The Elders

Target Regathering Date

In case you missed it last week, Elder Terry Stambaugh gave us the news that a tentative target regathering date has been set. May the 2nd is our target date to start a phased regathering process. This is a tentative date, but we should know by April 2nd whether or not that is still an accurate target date. There will be more information about what this will look like as we get closer to the time.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Join us for Virtual Bible Study every Wednesday night at 7pm. Sign language interpreting services will be provided. If you have any questions you can email [email protected].

Online Men's Group

The Men’s Saturday Group is a place for Bethany’s men to encourage each other, pray with each other, and learn and grow together in our relationship with God.  We meet each Saturday at 7:30 AM and end by 9:00 AM for those who have things they must do on Saturday. If you have any questions, email [email protected].
 
On Saturday, April 10th, the Men’s Fellowship Group will begin a four-week series on “Grown-Up Prayers.” 

As children or some time in our life, we were told that we should pray.  How have your prayers changed as you have grown in your spiritual life?  How should we pray? Jesus’s disciples had the exact same question. Over the next four weeks, we will look at what Jesus said about how to pray and the purpose of our prayers.

Tuesday Night Prayer

Join us as we gather for some brief fellowship and a time of prayer. Each week (hearing prayer room meets on Tuesdays from 5:00 – 5:30 and the Deaf prayer room meets on Thursdays at 12:30 – 1:00) we take time to reconnect and pray over one another.

There is no expectation that participation means you have to lead in prayer. We would simply love to see your face and pray for, and with, you. The Bible tells us, “If my people who are called by name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land,” 2 Chronicles 7:14. We hope to see you there.

Pastor Nathaniel will be hosting the hearing prayer room. Click here to join.

Elder Billy Ennis will be hosting the deaf prayer room. Click here to join.

Youth Group

The Bethany Youth Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm via Zoom. This middle and high school meeting is a vibrant ministry that can introduce students to Jesus Christ, help them grow a personal relationship with Him, and help them find their sweet spot of service doing the important work he has prepared in advance for them to do. Join the fun by emailing Alli at  [email protected]

Children's Ministry

Your Children’s Ministry is excited to announce that we will now be hosting weekly Zoom meetings for all interested children and families!

We are craving connection with your children; not only for ourselves, but also for their connection with one another. Email [email protected] for more information.

Right Now Media

In order to engage in the battles that will assault, you must have a game plan. Without a strategy, you are a walking target. Without a strategy, you are simply shooting in the dark. The Five Stones of Cavetime are the foundations needed to develop your spiritual rhythm.

In this series, Cavetime Founder, Jeff Voth, will break down what he calls “The Rhythm of the Cave.” As a man, it is critical for you to understand the importance of a spiritually disciplined life and a life of kingdom order. You can live this discipline and order through, The Stones.

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