ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall Fest

Please mark your calendar for Saturday October 30th, from 2-6 PM. We are looking for people to help organize and get the event up and running. If you are interested in helping out, please email Sheri Becraft at  [email protected], or you can usually find her in the foyer after the service.

Women's Focus Study

Hey ladies, if you missed our last women’s focus study you won’t want to miss this one as we explore our need to take time away from all of the busyness and stuff that we load our schedule with!! One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to cease from all the activities and just breathe. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our ability to operate as our best selves; the way God intended! Join me in this 5-session study as we overcome the bondage to busyness by embracing the Sabbath and getting our lives back! Watch the trailer HERE.

The registration opens this week and costs $25 which includes the study guide for “Breathe” – by Priscilla Shirer. Registration will close on September 24th. The class will be held weekly on Thursdays evenings starting on September 30th and ending on October 28th (Virtually). Sessions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Interpreting services are available upon request. To request services, please send your request to [email protected]org by Sunday, September 19th.

Membership

Have you been visiting Bethany Community Church for a while and ready to become a member? If you are interested in joining an upcoming membership class, please let us know by clicking below and checking the checkbox.

Adopt A Flower Bed

If you love gardening and being outside, Adopt A Flower Bed is new opportunity to serve where individuals or families “adopt” a portion of the flower beds at Bethany Community Church. The beautiful flower beds at the church need your green thumb to bloom to their full potential. The volunteers are responsible for maintaining the bed through spring, summer, and fall clean up. If you are interested in digging in, email [email protected].

Opportunities to Serve

Visual Worship Team

Do you have a heart for visual worship and have ASL skills? We are seeking individuals wanting an opportunity to sign songs during the Sunday worship services. 

We would love to hear from you!  Contact [email protected] if you have questions. Thanks!

Young Adults

We would love to hear from you! If you are between the ages of 18-35 and have a desire to establish a ministry that specifically seeks to address the needs of this generation Pastor Nate would love to hear what you have to say. If you are interested in such a ministry led by and seeking to help young adults continue to grow in our faith we are looking for you. Please email   [email protected].

Outreach

Pastor Nate has a heart to serve the needs of our community. Do you have experience with food distribution, food banks, or coordinating efforts to feed those who lack food security? Are you interested in helping to establish a Bethany ministry aimed at meeting the needs of others in this tangible way? We are looking for those with interest and those who desire to lead in this effort. If this is you, please email [email protected] and let us know of your interest.

Audio/Visual Ministry

Are you gifted in video streaming, production, or any part of our AV ministry? Would you like to see how you can serve to help us expand the gospel through our virtual platforms while also aiding in our in person worship experience? Please contact   [email protected]

Connections Ministry

Do you have a heart for people, and have an interest in helping new family and friends feel welcome, while also helping us stay connected with other members here at the church?  We would love to hear from you as we seek to establish and grow this ministry around community connections within our church. Please email   [email protected] if you have interest in being a part of this effort.

Children's Ministry

Our children are not the future, they are a part of our present. Aid us in the discipleship of our children by serving to help them grow. Connect with our children’s ministry and see how impactful you can be by serving one Sunday a month. Contact Sheri Becraft for more information at [email protected].

Building Enhancements

In the process of our sanctuary modernization we would like to improve the stage lighting in our sanctuary. We are inviting the Bethany Family to partner in helping us raise the $25,000 to complete this project. 

If you wish to partner with us, you may do so online by choosing the “Building” option, by check (please note “Sanctuary Modernization” in the memo), or by clicking the link below. We thank our Bethany Family, who continue to financially partner to ensure that the work of this church is accomplished.

Online Men's Group

Every Saturday morning, a group of men meet together via Zoom to study, pray and help each other in our walk with Christ. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
What better way to start your Saturday; grab a cup of coffee and join together with other men to strengthen your walk with Christ.

For more information, please contact Edd Beavers at [email protected].

Your Integrity Our World:

The word integrity comes from the same Latin root as integer and implies a wholeness of person. Just as we would talk about a whole number, so also we can talk about a whole person who is undivided. A person of integrity is living rightly, not divided, nor being a different person in different circumstances. A person of integrity is the same person in private that he or she is in public.

When integrity gives way, something collapses and people get hurt. That’s why your integrity needs to hold up—even if it costs you something.

There are times we know we ought to do something, even when there is no written rule. That’s because there is an “ought to” that stands outside of you and over you that didn’t originate with you.

The first breach of integrity makes the second breach easier. Before you know it, it becomes a pattern. But there’s a way to prevent it from starting.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talked about those who were “pure in heart” (Matt. 5:8), implying an undividedness in following God’s commands. Integrity, therefore, not only implies an undividedness, but a moral purity as well.

Our appetites pose a constant threat to our integrity. And if we don’t control them, they will shape the direction and quality of our lives and walk with God.

The opposite of integrity is corruption which we face in Our World every day. Join us as we discuss INTEGRITY with other men starting on Saturday, September 4th at 7:30 am.

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. 

Click here to join the hearing prayer room. Click here to join the deaf prayer room.

Children's Ministry

ROOTED Children’s Ministry meets in person during the main service on Sunday mornings at 10am. Serving infants through 5th grade, this ministry seeks to partner with families as we guide our children in establishing their roots, then continuing to grow in their love, understanding, and relationship with Jesus.” Please contact Sheri at [email protected] for more information

Youth Group

The Bethany Youth Group meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm in person. 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].

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