Monday, July 29, 2013

YARD SALE ON SATURDAY!

Don't forget to check out our Yard Sale this coming Saturday, August 3, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the church parking lot. Spaces have been rented to outside vendors, too. Our Learning Center stand will have lots of children's items. So come on out and join the fun. You never know what you will find at a yard sale!

Quilts of Valor at Bethany


The sanctuary at Bethany was filled with color on Sunday morning, July 28.  A volunteer group from Southern York County, Pennsylvania, and Northern Harford County, MD, called Quilts of Valor brought 8 quilts to be prayed over during the Traditions worship at 9:00 a.m.  The Mission of the Quilts of Valor foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts of valor.  The eight quilts were stitched with love and to be sent on Monday to wounded service members.  Two of the quilts were going to the VA Medical Center in Canadaiqua, NY.  The remaining six quilts were  being sent to Bagram, Afghanistan.  Veterans from the church family held the quilts as they were prayed over.  May God's love flow with healing, hope and joy to the wounded who receive! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hear Ye, Hear Ye . . .

                                       Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

That's Godwin in the photo above, who helped at the Fun Fair during VBS week. Bethany's Everywhere Fun Fair Vacation Bible School was a HUGE success!!! God's world came together during Bible school week; and 55 children, 14 youth, and 25 adults had a blast. Although the week was blazing hot, God provided air conditioning, indoor space, and fabulous snacks which kept us cool. MANY THANKS go out to the multiple people who helped to make the week happen--parents and grandparents who brought their children, set up and tear down folks, teachers and helpers, those praying, and our stations leaders. Most of all, what a BLESSING to be able to bring Jesus to the children. Thank you all!!! We also gathered 408 water bottles, which will be donated to Mission Central, the mission warehouse affiliate of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. Plans for next year have already began, so mark your calendars...July 14-18, 2014...Bible School week! We hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

VBS: Being Neighbors

Very Cool!!!!!!
Together as Neighbors
You want me to wear Purple?
 
 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Are You READY for Vacation Bible School!

VBS will begin on Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19.  The theme for the week is "Everywhere Fun Fair!"  What's it mean to be a neighbor?  There will be singing, storytelling, games, crafts, and fun, fun, fun, as we celebrate God's love for all of us.  What an honor to share the joy of Christ.  What a joy to have the opportunity to share God's love with children and youth.  VBS begins each evening at 6:00pm to 8:15pm.  Are you ready?

"Love the Lord your God . . . and love your neighbor as yourself!"  Luke 10: 27

Friday, July 5, 2013

Note from Pastor Dennis

What a privilege and honor it is to be your pastor.  I celebrate who you are and your love for God.  I appreciate the leadership of JP and his faithfulness as your pastor over the past years.  You have been blessed.  From the moment I heard of the prayerful decision of the Bishop and Cabinet for me to be your pastor, I have been giving thanks for you.  I'm reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul to the church at Ephesus.

"I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you!"  Ephesians 1:15

I look forward the days that are before us.  May we learn from each other!  May we grow in our faith as we "Honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ."