Announcements

Updated 12/15/17


2018 Offering envelopes – Please let Connie know if you are interested in receiving a box of offering envelopes.  Please pick up your offering envelopes in the main entrance hallway.  Thank you.

​Change in date for Trustees – The Trustees will have a meeting on January 9th at 7:00 pm in the Library.


Prayer Walk Team - We will be having a Prayer Team Walk on January 14th at 3:00 pm.


Leadership Team Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January  14th in the Library at 4:00 pm. 

A Christmas Harp Ensemble will be in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm on December 16th featuring 5 harpists, flutist and cellist. There will be harp solos, duets, trios and quartets and vocal solos.
 

Pieces of Prayer will  not be meeting in December and will resume on January 3rd.  Pieces of Prayer have their meetings at 6:30 pm in the Stained Glass Room on the First and Third Wednesdays each month.

​​Staff /Worship Committee Meeting – The Staff/Worship Committee members will be meeting in the Library on Monday, December 18th and January 15th and 29th  at 6:00 pm. 


Decorate an Ornament - On December 31 congregation members will be invited to take a star with someone else's name on it home with them, so that they may pray for that individual.


Unhanging of the Greens will be on January 2nd at 7:00 pm.  Please come to help undecorate the church.  Many hands make light work.


SPRC - The SPRC will meeting on January 17th at 7:00 pm in the Library.


December Extra Mile will be used to provide some holiday cheer for our older, homebound members.  If you know of anyone who qualifies and might be overlooked, please provide this info ASAP to Connie or to Barb Kleckner.  Please use the extra mile envelopes to help spread the holiday cheer to our shut-ins.  Envelopes are at the information desk.

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.

A+ Giant-  Bethany Blessings - ID #01530  has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local GIANT!  Remember: If you supported our school last year, you DO NOT need to register your card again.

 Social Concerns - We are looking for someone to head Social Concerns.  Willa will be stepping down and we need someone to fill this important ministry position.  Please talk with Pastor Steve of your interest.  Willa is willing to help you learn with what the needs are.


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.  They will  take a break for the holidays until January 15th.


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.


FREE HEALTHCARE FOR THE UNINSURED 

Columbia County Volunteers  in Medicine Clinic,   310 East Third Street,  Mifflinville, PA  18631    570-752-1780

  • 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:

  • Emergency Services, Walk-in Clinic hours, or Narcotics.
  • If you have any type of insurance coverage you cannot be seen at CCVIM.

 Berwick Area Playgroup - For caretakers and children ages 0+   (Starting April 7;  10-11 am)

  • First Friday of the month at Bervaughn Park
  • Third Friday of the month at Salem Township Park
  • In the event of mild inclement weather, join us under the park's pavilion and bring an activity to share.


​​​​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, beginning January 8th, 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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