Upcoming Events and Announcements
If Howard County Public Schools are cancelled, then all church activities for that day/and or evening are also cancelled. - See more at: http://www.bethanyum.org/about#WeatherOur offices are closed today. In case of inclement weather, we follow the Howard County Public Schools closings. If schools are closed, our offices are closed and all events at the church are cancelled. ROUTE 1 DAY SHELTER: We are collecting socks & gloves for the shelter for the months of December and January. If you are interested in donating, please place the items on the shelves marked “RT1” in the Mission Central area of Fellowship Hall. The shelter can always use gently used or new hoodies, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. Route 1 Day Shelter is supported solely by volunteer donations, and Bethany UMC plays a vital role in this ministry. Thank you!
STARTINGPOINTE! –Find your place in God’s story! Are you curious about God, Jesus, the Bible, Christianity? Are you just beginning to consider a journey of faith with Jesus? Been away for awhile and looking to re-connect with God? StartingPointe! is a group where you can find your place in God’s story. We are starting 2 groups running February 22-March 29: one group meeting 9:15-10:45 a.m. on Sundays, and a second group meeting 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Learn more at an organizational meeting 10:15-11 a.m. Sunday, February 8. Pick ELLICOTT
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Sunday Services at 8, 8:55 & 10:30 a.m. June 21 - September 6.
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, will be Pastor Cathy’s last Sunday as our Associate Pastor, and she’ll be preaching at our 8:55 and 10:30 a.m. services. On July 1 she’ll begin her new duties as Director of Children’s and Family Ministries. Pastor Cathy’s last Sunday as our Associate Pastor. We will be holding a celebration for Pastor Cathy in Fellowship Hall following the 8:55 a.m. service.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL--June 22-26! Don't miss the fun next week at our 2015 Vacation Bible School, G-Force: God's Love in Action. In this mission-focused VBS, kids will experience God's unstoppable love and discover how to fuel up and move in and through life with God. Register here: http://2015.cokesburyvbs.com/bethanyumvbs
SUMMER FUN CONTINUES: YOUTH GOING INTO GRADES 6-12 are welcomed to join us for a SUMMER OF FRIENDSHIPS, FUN, and awesome FELLOWSHIP. Every Sunday during the summer we are offering opportunities for youth to plug into events that will foster new friendships and create some great memories for the summer of 2015. Our Youth Summer Event Schedule; June 21- Father’s Day (no youth activity); June 28- Pool Party, 12-2 p.m.; July 5- Holiday Weekend (no youth activity); July 12- Nerf War, 12-2 p.m.; July 19- Photo Scavenger Hunt in Old EC, 12-2 p.m.; July 26- Pool Party, 12-2 p.m.; August 2- Hike 12-4 p.m.; August 9- BBQ & Lawn Games, 12-2 p.m.; August 16- Star Wars Movie Marathon, 12-10 p.m.; August 23- Pool Party, 12-2 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carrie Larsen, Youth Pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org
DURING THE SUMMER AT BETHANY, we provide Children’s Church for our younger children. From now through September 6, all children ages preschool-5th grade are invited to attend our Children’s Church program, Grow, Proclaim, Serve! held during BOTH the 8:55 and 11/10:30 a.m. services in Room 211. Throughout the summer, the children will experience lessons filled with creative Bible studies and a variety of fun activities. Children’s Church participants are dismissed halfway through our worship services, and the session lasts 30 minutes.