Going On Vacation? Going to miss Church this fall? DON’T MISS OUT!
Here is an easy way to stay connected to the Bethany Family this fall. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Church Council meeting is November 6th in the Stained Glass Room at 6:30 pm.
Youth Group Classes - Youth from ages 11 to 18 are welcome to attend a 4-week class starting the month of September in the Balcony during the Sunday School hour. We will talk about prayer, relationships and the Holy Spirit. Classes will be held September 15 and 29th (Skip the Sunday during Fair). Text Ginny for more information at 570-441-3452.
Prayer Warriors - Pastor Bill from First United Methodist Church would like to invite your congregation to come to our church starting Wednesday, September 18th at 10:30 AM. Pastor Bill is starting a Prayer Warriors (a weekly prayer group). The church is located at 200 N. Market St. Berwick. All are welcome.
Operation Christmas Child – Would you like to pack a shoebox for a less fortunate child in support of Operation Christmas Child? We are asking anyone who would like to personally pack a box for a child to pack a box with the items appropriate for the age of the child and provide the $9.00 for shipping costs. Maybe work with a friend to pack one together. Please bring the boxes to the church and we will get them to the Collection drop-off. The boxes are due at the church by November 17. Please find boxes and information on how to pack a shoebox on the table in the Overflow area or contact the Office
Pop Tab Challenge – Please collect your soda can tabs and other can tabs. We are participating in the Pop Tab Challenge by collecting these tabs to benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities. There will be collection cans in the Overflow and some of the classrooms in the near future. Thank you for supporting this mission.
Inkjet ink available. The church office has HP 932XL ink cartridges available - First Come, First Served. Please contact the church office if you have a printer that uses this model number and would be able to use them.
Dodge Key found – A key for a Dodge was found in the Jessup Street parking lot on July 7th. Please contact the office if you lost a key.
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 Christine Shaffer and 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.
Alice's Prayer Group 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.
Pieces of Prayer will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the months in the Stained Glass Room at 6:30pm. They will be meeting on September 25th.
Our next Clothing Giveaway will take place on October 12th. 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 Fall and winter clothing.
The American Red Cross is having a Blood Drive on October 29th 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.
Our Extra Mile Giving - September's Extra Mile Giving will go towards providing food baskets for the needy in our area at Thanksgiving. We will probably work with the local Salvation Army as we did last year. Please use the envelope which is attached to your Beacon or envelopes are available at the information desk in the Overflow area. Thank you in advance for your support of these worthy causes.
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.
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.
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.
Started 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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