Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lenten Supper Canceled

The Lenten Supper scheduled for March 16, 2017 at Bethany has been canceled due to concerns surrounding the wind, ice and snow.   We plan on being back on schedule next week, March 23, 2017.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Ash Wednesday Service

Lent Begins

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.  The season is a time of personal reflection as we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Imposition of Ashes – Prayer – Personal Reflection
Bethany
1401 Mt. Rose Avenue
York, PA   17403

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

TAIM (Think About It Moment)

Happy New Year!   2017

“He Put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.  Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord!”  Psalm 40: 3&4

We welcome the new year as we close the door to 2016.  As the new year begins we often reflect over the past year filled with memories.  Memories of happy times that cause us to smile and give thanks.  Other memories move us to ponder those who are no longer with us.  Then there were those moments that overwhelmed us with unexpected challenges that were out of our control.  It may have been a job change, health issues, the loss of a friend or loved one, the car breaks down, etc. 

Now we have entered 2017.  What lies before us as we step into this new year?  There are many questions we can ponder.  What challenges are before us?  Are there changes lurking in the shadows of this new year?  Will my health remain as it is?  Will I be able to afford my health care?  Will my child or grandchild make good choices?  What is going to happen as our nation has a new president and cabinet?  What will be the direction of the United Methodist Church?  And, who will win the Super Bowl?  What will we face as we open the door of 2017?  Just how do I approach the challenges and changes in this new year? 

Are you willing to trust God?  Is our hope in the promises of God found in Isaiah 40 . . .

Verse 10  “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Verse 13  “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”

May we all enter this new year with hope in the promises of God.  Trusting in the one who is and was and always will be.  Believing in the One who knows the way when we don’t know the way.  May we all walk with confidence in the One who gave us His Son to be the Way, Truth, and Life!


Happy New Year!  May God bless!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Pink Out Sunday / What a wonderful morning of worship!

What a wonderful worship at Bethany for Pink Out Sunday. Thanks to Buddy Hart who shared our morning message representing H.O.P.E. Thank you Buddy! Thanks to everyone as we united together praying for a cure.  Pink was the color of the day!






Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wonderful Worship Today

Thank you to our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Charles Salisbury, who shared the morning message.  We celebrated two baptisms!


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

UNITY SUNDAY - July 31, 2016

July 31, 2016 Bethany will be having a Unity Worship that will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a light luncheon.
Rev. Dr. Charles Salisbury will share the morning message.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Vacation Bible School

What a wonderful week we are having at Vacation Bible School!  God is "AWESOME!"

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Uniting Together Through Holy Communion and Prayer

Fourth and Bethany United Methodist Churches united together on a Prayer Walk to pray for our neighbors, city and nation.  We each started at our home church and gathered together for Holy Communion and prayer!  We are better together!





Sunday, May 29, 2016

To Our Friends and Neighbors

We are sure that you all recognize that the Bethany Christian Learning Center (BCLC) has been an important ministry to the children and families of our neighborhood for over a decade.  The directors, teachers, and staff have touched literally hundreds of young lives by providing loving care and reflecting God’s love.  In return, the children and their parents have touched our lives and brought pure joy and laughter to this church.  Those of you who have interacted with BCLC staff can testify to their dedication and service, and those who have interacted with the children can attest to their unselfish love and unrestricted joy.  From its founding to today, the BCLC has been an important ministry that followed the example of Christ and opened the doors of our house of worship wider than ever, to provide loving care to Christ’s children.  It’s because of all of the blessings of the BCLC children, the families, and the staff that this letter is such a difficult one to write and read.

The unfortunate reality is that our analysis of church finances and the finances of the BCLC indicates that we can no longer afford to support a learning center.  It is with deep regret that we are announcing that it has become necessary to close BCLC, effective June 3, 2016, following this year’s graduation ceremony and reception.  This very painful decision has not come easily.  Please pray for the children, the parents, the teachers, and the director as we make this transition.  Reach out to them and show your gratitude.  

This was a necessary action based on finances but by no means reflects a lack of commitment to children’s ministries.  In fact, we will -- with God’s help – intensify our efforts to minister to children of the community.  Help us to come up with innovative ways, and help us to look for new opportunities, to witness to children and youth of the neighborhood and beyond.  This house of worship is God’s house, placed on this corner to be a beacon to the community and a refuge to any and all who seek Christ’s love and care.  Let’s use our gifts, talents, and the facilities that have been entrusted to us to reach out to children, youth, and families with renewed vigor and in Christ’s service.

Again, we ask for your prayers for the BCLC children, parents, and staff, and we pray that Christ will lead us through this time of transition.
                                                                                                   
In Christ's Service with You . . . 


Monday, April 18, 2016

Baptism on April 17 at Bethany

Brothers and sisters in Christ:
Through the Sacrament of Baptism
      we are initiated into Christ’s holy church.
We are incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation
      and given new birth through water and the Spirit.

All this is God’s gift, offered to us without price.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Holy Week / Bethany

Holy Thursday Service    March 24, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Service     March 25, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt for Children    March 26, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. / Holtzapple Estate

March 27, 2016    Resurrection Sunday / Easter

     SonRise Service @ 6:30 a.m. at the Mt. Rose Cemetery

     Breakfast @ 7:30 a.m.

     Traditions Worship @ 9:00 a.m.

     Sunday School @ 10:15 a.m.

     Celebrations Worship @ 11:15 a.m.