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
ARE YOU PLAYING GAMES WITH GOD? Our sermon series, The Games We Play, takes a closer look at beloved games like Sorry, Hide 'N Seek, and Balderdash and examines how we might be using those game strategies in our relationship with God. The series continues through August 2.
UP NEXT: Faith-Shaped Families August 9-September 6 sermon series. How do you teach your children about God and take advantage of everyday opportunities like conversations in cars to share how faith directs your life? Our pastors will explore teaching moments in daily life that help you help your children go deeper and learn more about God's love for them. Come find out what a jar of beans could mean to you!
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: 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 email@example.com
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 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.