Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Eve Day Services
  9:00 a.m. Traditions
10:15 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Celebrations

Christmas Eve Services
7:00 p.m. Candle Lighting
10:00 p.m. Carols and Communion 

All are Welcome at Bethany, please join us in celebrating Jesus' birth.

Friday, December 15, 2017

This Sunday's Services:

  Upcoming Services

Christmas Eve Day Sunday Services are at:

9:00 a.m. Traditions
10:15 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Celebrations 

Evening Services:
7:00 p.m. (Candle lighting)
10:00 p.m. (Carols and Communion)

One Service at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, December 8, 2017



Christmas Eve Day Services

9:00 a.m.  Traditions

10:15 a.m. Sunday Schools

11:00 a.m. Celebrations 

Christmas Eve Services

7:00 p.m. Christmas Service (Candle Lighting)

10:00 p.m. Christmas Service (Carols and Communion)
Hope to see you Sunday!! 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Looking for something Christmassy to do to get in the Christmas spirit on Friday night the 8th?

Then this is the event for you, family, and friends!   

All church members and friends are invited to Marsha's Christmas Recital this Friday at 7 PM, in the Sanctuary, FREE ADMISSION!   

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Upcoming Event

Saturday, December 2nd, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


It's the Craft Guild Ladies, getting ready for our
Annual Christmas Bazaar!

Beautiful one of a kind handcrafted jewelry,
including ribbon sculpture Christmas pins,
and hand designed decorative items.



Served 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Adults $5.00
Children age 6 and under $2.50


11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Soups, sandwiches, salads, drinks, desserts, etc.!


Friday, November 17, 2017

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Thank you for participating in Bethany’s 2017 Christmas Angel Tree Program.  I am so excited that we get to spread a little Christmas cheer for some wonderful families.  These families have been affected by illnesses, hospitalizations, loss of employment, etc.  Your support and prayer is appreciated.  Here are some details to help you make this ministry successful.

*Please choose age-appropriate toys and double check the sizes of the children’s clothing.

*No used items.

*Please stay within the $25 gift limit to make it fair for everyone. (Hint: find a friend to help you sponsor a child or even have your Bible Study group or Sunday School class sponsor more than one child together.)

*Please return the gifts unwrapped and include the Angel tag.  We will be having a gift wrapping party on Sunday, December 17 at 5 pm to make sure all the gifts are wrapped and ready to be delivered.

*Place your gifts in the plastic bins labeled Angel tree in the foyer, on the parking    lot side of the church.

*All gifts need to be dropped off by Sunday morning, December 10 to make sure they are delivered in time for Christmas. 

*Please be in prayer for this child and their family this Holiday season.

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.     Ephesians 5:1-2

Thursday, November 16, 2017


It's the Craft Guild Ladies, getting ready for our

Annual Christmas Bazaar!

Bethany United Methodist Church

1401 Mt. Rose Ave [corner of Mt. Rose Ave & Ogontz St.]

York PA 17402


Saturday, December 2nd, 8:a.m to 3:00 p.m

We are the Imagineers! every year

there is something new and exciting for you!

One of the BEST BAZAARS in York County!

There will be many new items for your

Christmas shopping!

Beautiful one of a kind handcrafted jewelry,

including ribbon sculpture Christmas pins,

and hand designed decorative items.




Served 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Adults $5.00

Children age 6 and under $2.50

Serving scrambled eggs, sausage gravy,

pancakes, breakfast potatoes, biscuits, toast,

fruit salad, juice, coffee,& tea.

WOW! What a bargain!


11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chicken Corn soup

Cream of Cauliflower soup

Hamburger Vegetable soup

Bowl $2.75  Cup $2.50

TAKE OUT $5.00 qt.  $2.75 pt.


Baked Macaroni & cheese with

stewed tomatoes.  $2.50

Hamburger BBQ sandwich

served with macaroni salad $2.75

Hot Dog served with macaroni salad $1.50

2 red beet eggs $1.00

Assorted desserts $1.50

Hot coffee, tea, or cold beverage
                                                              Only one free refill $1.00

Friday, November 3, 2017



Saturday, November 4th from 5-7pm

in the Social Hall

$7.00 for adults & children age 10 and up

$3.00 for children ages 5-10

Children under the age of 5 are FREE!

(Pay at the door)
When you are done eating and head home don't forget to
turn your clocks back and hour as we change back to E.S.T.

November 5th All Saints Day services.
Remembering those who
passed on to Heaven this year.

                                        Christmas Bazaar!! 
                           December 2nd  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
             Crafts, food, fun, and fellowship! Never too early to think  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates:

October 28th  Trunk or Treat 5pm - 7pm  in the church parking lot. Still time to donate candy, trunks, and time to make this a special event for the kids.
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October 29th Consecration Sunday: One combined service at 10am, invite a friend(s) or family member(s) to join us in worship.

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November 4th:  Spaghetti Benefit Dinner 5pm - 7pm in the Social Hall
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$7.00 for adults & children age 10 and up 
$3.00 for children ages 5-10
                                                  Children under the age of 5 are FREE!
                                                (Pay at the door)

November 5th observing All Saints Day in both services. Join us in honoring those who have passed on to Heaven this past year.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM
You're invited to join us for "Trunk or Treat"...Come and Trick-or Treat in
our church parking lot!
Rain or Shine!

This is a community event, all are welcome!  Please feel free to invite your neighbors, friends, and families.  Hope to see you there!

There will be music, refreshments, and more!!

If you are interested in decorating a trunk or have any questions, please contact Danna Van Arsdale at (717) 891-0142

Don't forget to wear your costumes!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sunday, September 24

A 5 Week Sermon Series beginning on September 24

We hope you will join us on this action packed Sunday!

Worship @ 9am and 11:15. 
We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism during worship!  
(Contact the church office if you wish to be a participant in this celebration!)

10:15 a.m.: In addition to our normal Sunday School Schedule, we also begin our membership classes in the Pastor's Study. Ready to take that next step and become a formal member of Bethany? If so, please plan on attending.

Worship Time Change

Starting on October 1st, the time of our Celebrations Worship Service will CHANGE from 11:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please make note of this so you are not late for church! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Labor Day Sunday

September 3, 2017

Come to church in what you would wear to work. (Or would have worn to work if you are retired) Pastor Wayne's message of the day will focus on vital ways we can honor God in the work place! 

We hope you will join us!

9am Traditions Worship with special musical performance 
by Pastor Wayne himself!
10:15am Sunday School. This is the last session of the 
SonRise Cafe Summer Program.
11:15am Celebrations Worship

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

School Supplies Giveaway!

Vacation Bible School 2017 Photos

Vacation Bible School 2017 "Hero Central" was a huge success!

A special THANK YOU to all of our dedicated volunteers who touched and blessed the lives of the children this past week! They had a spiritually enriching experience making new friends and building memories that will last a life time!

We hope to see you all again next year!

Monday, July 31, 2017

August 6th

Join us Sunday, August 6 at the Lord's Table for
Holy Communion

We will resume our regularly scheduled worship services:
9am - Traditions Worship
10:15am Sunday School/SonRise Café
11:15am Celebrations Worship

We will also be having a
special musical performance!

We hope to see you this Sunday!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Special Service July 30!

Mark your Calendars for July 30 and join us for One 10:00 a.m. Combined Worship Service in the Bethany Sanctuary. 

We will be having our annual VBS Program at the service. The children who attended our bible school will share what they learned and sing their hearts out! All VBS children and families are invited.  

Take advantage of a delicious free breakfast in the social hall prior to the service. 

Please note there will no Sunday School on this day. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Musical Talent Wanted!

Summer is here and the Bethany choirs are on break. We are once again in search of volunteers willing to share in a musical offering during our 9am Traditions Service throughout the summer. It could be anything: singing, piano, guitar, organ, etc.. Age, training, and church membership status are unimportant...just your desire to share your talents for the glory of God. Anyone interested in summer music ministry should contact Bill Koons or the church office.  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

25% Off Cookbook Sale!

More of the Best from Bethany and Friends Cook Books for Sale! 
Now 25% Off! 

Only $15.00 ! 

Order now while supplies last! 

The treasured recipes in these beautiful cook books were lovingly shared by members of our own Bethany Church Family. They make the perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, bridal showers, house warmings, etc. 

Proceeds will benefit Bethany's Shares of Ministry. 

Please contact the church office to order yours today! 717-843-2922 or

Summer Sunday School - SonRise Cafe

Sonrise Café
The Study of
The Life and Book of
A Man Called James

Each Sunday a delicious spiritual meal will be
  prepared by our outstanding Bethany Chefs.
  . . . . .  Bon appetite!

Our Host, Curvin Snyder

Come and enjoy the ‘café’ atmosphere
of coffee, tea, and refreshments as we
“Journey with James.”

Open Sundays thru Sept. 3rd.

10:15 a.m.  Social Hall  Bethany UMC

Vacation Bible School 2017 Coming up!

Monday, July 10, 2017

PIT Crew

Join the PIT Crew! (Parishioners in Touch) Our prayer group meets every Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the Bethany Chapel. Join us as we pray for our church family, community and beyond. Witness what the power of prayer could do for you!

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
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!