The Upcoming Events page provides a list of church events coming in the next few weeks. If you have any questions about any of these contact the church office at 238-6381.
December Enrichment Opportunities
Sundays at 10:00 am
December 3rd Happy Birthday to You!
We’ll be wishing people with birthdays in October, November and December a “Happy Birthday” with some cake and a party. If you have a birthday in any of these months, we will be celebrating it on December 3rd at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall.
Everyone is invited to come eat birthday cake and sing happy birthday. We want to be able to celebrate everyone’s birthday! If you will not be able to attend, but have a birthday in the aforementioned months, please contact the church office.
December 10 Pageant Cast Party plus Youth Cookie Sale
Enjoy refreshments and conversation in Fellowship Hall with our wonderful Pageant singers and performers! Take a moment to express appreciation to Lori, Taras and Emil for their musical gifts and leadership, which makes this Sunday such a delightful worship experience.
This is also the day for the annual Cookie Sale sponsored by the Bethany Youth groups. Cookies will be sold at $8 per lb. All proceeds go to the high school youth Mission Trip fund for our trip next summer. Since there will be lots of family in town – you will need extra cookies for all that company! Please plan to help us by donating cookies and buying your fabulous selection this year from Bethany’s own youth.
December 17 Carol Sing-A-Long
Join us in Fellowship Hall for our traditional all-congregation singing of Christmas carols. Bethany’s adult handbell choir, the Carillons, will play several of your favorites, and Deb Kuehl will play several more on the piano. (She might even take requests.) You get to sing along with these excellent musicians and enjoy the special music of the Advent and Christmas seasons with your church family. Drop in and out as your time allows, but don’t miss it
Christmas at Bethany
There’s a lot going on at Bethany UMC over the Advent season including our annual Children’s Christmas Pageant and the Christmas Cantata, Hope!. All are welcome to join with us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Children’s Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 10th at 9:00 am
You will not want to miss this funny and thoughtful take on the Christmas Story written by our own Taras Nahirniak and Emil Bertalot. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Bethlehem tells of the journey that Mary and Joseph embarked on with humorous twists and turns along the way.
After the performance join the kids in Fellowship Hall for a cast party and lots of goodies. The Youth Group will be selling cookies too — just in case you don’t have enough munchies for the holidays.
Christmas Eve Day Worship
Sunday, December 24th, 10:00 am
The combined Praise Song and Chancel Choir will perform Hope!, a Gospel Christmas Celebration by Joel Raney. Hope! tells the story of Christ’s birth through six choral anthems, each presented in a contemporary gospel style. You’ll hear plenty of familiar carols infused with gospel, soul, and even a touch of the blues! A festive reception will follow.
Christmas Eve Worship
4:00 pm This will be a family style worship service geared toward younger families and their kids.
7:00 pm A more traditional Christmas Eve worship with familiar carols, special music from the Bethany Carillons and ending with the lighting of candles.