Thursday, April 27, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
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 Service
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
Imposition of Ashes – Prayer – Personal Reflection
1401 Mt. Rose Avenue
York, PA 17403
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
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!
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
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!
Monday, June 27, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
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 . . .
Friday, April 29, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
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.