Announcements

Updated 11/9/18


Prayer Time – A time for prayer is held in the Library every Sunday morning at 8:00 am.  All are welcome to share in prayer.

​​​​​​Grief Support Group -  A Grief Support Group meets each Monday at 6:30 pm in Room 2.  The Group is led by Joan Harmon.  Everyone is welcome.

​​Quilters – The Quilters meet each Monday in the Stained Glass Room at 2:00 pm.  The quilters make quilts for the area homeless.  Everyone is welcome to help with this ministry.  June Sitler is the coordinator for the quilters.  


Bethany UMC’s Prayer Team meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at BRV2 chapel at 2:00pm.  Everyone is welcome to join us at this prayer meeting.

Extra Mile giving for November will go towards the Harvest Home/Hunger Projects. Envelopes for the Extra Mile Giving are available in the Overflow Area. Thank you in advance for your support of our Extra Mile giving.

Trustees – The Trustees will be meeting on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm in the Library.

The Worship Team  will be meeting in the Library on November 19th at 6:00 pm.


Administrative Council – The Administrative Council has a meeting on November 19th in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm. 


A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Kim Sherman Varner will be held Sunday, November 11th at Maria Assunta from 4-7pm.  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased from Ruby Sherman.

Special Church Conference – There will be a very short Special Church Conference after the 8:30 am worship service on November 18th  to correct an error on the paperwork that was approved at the recent Church Conference.  Please stay to adopt the correction.  Thank you.

 The Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3:00 pm at Grace Lutheran Church at 1315 Fairview Avenue, Berwick. Everyone is invited.
 
2019 Offering envelopes – Please let Connie know if you are no longer interested in receiving a box of offering envelopes or you have not received a box and would be interested in using them by December 2nd.  A sheet is at the information desk for your convenience.  Thank you.
 
 ​Pieces of Prayer  will not be meeting due to the holiday season.  They will resume meeting on January 16, February 6,  and February 20th at 6:30 pm.


Our next Clothing Giveaway will take place in January from 9-11 AM in the Big Room.  If you have clothes to donate, please get them in as soon as possible, so they can be sorted in advance.  We are currently accepting WINTER clothing.

Hanging of the Greens, Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 pm. - Please plan to help decorate the church for the Christmas season on December 1 at 2:00 pm.


Volleyball  - Bethany will be hosting an evening of fellowship and volleyball  in the Big Room on Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm.   Please contact Ginny Crake at 570-441-3452 with any questions.  Thank you! 


The American Red Cross is having a Blood Drive on January 22nd from 1-6 pm in the Bethany UMC Fellowship Hall.  Please donate the gift of life by contacting the Red Cross to schedule an appointment at 1-800-733-2767.
 

 Youth Group - The Bethany Balcony Kids will extend their learning and fun by hosting a Sunday Evening Youth Group at 6 pm in the Balcony on the last Sunday of each month.  Students 10 years and older will have an hour of activity to learn more about Jesus.  Please extend the invitation to all area students.  

Direct Payments - Did you know that you can also set up regular payments directly from your bank account to ours?  These are commonly known as ACH payments.  If you are interested in this option, please see Connie for the information you will need.

Online giving now available.  Bethany UMC now has an option to donate to our church via PayPal. This can be used to send your gifts and tithes electronically, at your convenience. When you visit the home page of our website at www.bethanyberwick.org, scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see a "Donate" button. Just click the button, fill in the amount you would like to donate, and click the button corresponding as to whether you are using a debit card, a credit card or your PayPal account, and your transaction has been completed. The transaction will show up on your account with BBUMC. We thank you in advance for your generosity.

Going On Vacation? Going to miss Church this winter? DON’T MISS OUT!
Here is an easy way to stay connected to the Bethany Family this winter.  Sign up for one of our Sunday Worship Packs to keep up on what you’ll miss while your vacationing.  Signup sheets will be on the information desk or email the office at bumc@pa.metrocast.net. 
Worship Packs will include: Bulletin / Children’s Bulletin, Most Current Beacon,  CD Recording of the Service you missed as well as Sunday School activities for children.  Also, you can use this link  www.bethanyberwick.org for PayPal to keep up on your offering and tithes too!
 

Pink Tote Outreach - We are asking for donations of jars of peanut butter and Jelly for our outreach mission.  We are also asking for cash donations to purchase the bread before the giveaway.  We will be holding the PB&J care pack giveaway’s the 3rd Wednesday of every month. It will be an honor system from 8:00 am – 8 pm.  Totes will be located under the canopy at the back of the church.   We have handed out flyers to several needy homes close to the church and the balance of the items collected will be distributed to The Gate House in Danville and the Woman’s Shelter.    Your donations are greatly appreciated.  A pink tote will be placed in the back of the sanctuary for donations.  Cash donations can be dropped off at the church office or put in the special offering envelopes and placed in the offering plate.  Please mark your envelopes PB&J outreach.  Please see Barb Erb or Kellie Wojciechowski with any questions.

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 ​Safe Sanctuary – All volunteers and employees must turn in their Safe Sanctuary certificates and all other clearances to the Church Office as soon as possible.  All Clearance documentation must be kept in the Church office.  Thank you.

Prayer requests reminder: We keep people’s names on the “Current Prayer” list for 3 weeks and then names are moved to the “Continue to Pray For” list for 3 weeks before being removed from the bulletin unless otherwise requested.  The Beacon contains the complete list and a requested long-term prayer list.


If you are hospitalized and desire a pastoral visit, you will need to contact the church office.  Because of HIPAA laws the hospital does not give out information and even a hospital worker saying they will contact your pastor does not necessarily mean that it happens. HIPAA law does not recognize a person's nickname, so please let the pastor know of the person's given name as well.

Transportation Ministry – Would you be willing to give transportation to a few of our parishioners who are unable to drive to the church on Sunday mornings for worship services?  Please contact Pastor Steve or Connie.  The van ministry needs your help because this is a very important ministry we do not want to lose.  

Request a Prayer Square – If anyone is in need of a prayer square, please contact Sally Campbell or Edna McClintock (8:30 service) and Rose Hunsinger or Christine Portner (11:00 service).  You may also contact the church office during normal office hours.



Bethany United Methodist Church - Peacemakers Prayer Support Ministry
Matthew 5:9  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
On January 8th, 2017 our Bethany church family began a very special prayer outreach program showing our support for local Police Departments and Officers.  These men and women that keep our communities safe have been deeply impacted by recent events that have captivated the news media.  They deserve and need our respect and prayer support. 
There will be an insert in the Church Bulletin each week requesting your prayer support. The insert will provide a list of local Police Departments for general prayer and a list of officer names, one name each day, for specific prayers.
Prayer suggestions for officers may be for God's guidance, wisdom, courage and protection.  Prayer for the departments may include community acceptance and support, excellent leadership, teamwork within the department and between departments and safety. 
Please place this bulletin in a location where it will remind you to take a few minutes to pray each day.  Perhaps the kitchen table or attached to the refrigerator would be a choice location.  Thank you, in advance, for your very important prayer support for our peacekeepers.


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  • CCVIM Guidelines to qualify for care:
  • Local residents ages 18-65. A photo ID, and proof of income- 2 recent paystubs and copy of taxes.
  • By appointment only: Mon-Thurs (mornings, afternoons, or evenings available). Call for availability of next appointment, or with any questions.

CCVIM does NOT see patients for:

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  • If you have any type of insurance coverage you cannot be seen at CCVIM.

 

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