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
ELLICOTT CITY PARISH HOLY WEEK--
Holy Thursday April 2
7 p.m. Worship with Communion, Emory UMC Sanctuary
Join us at Emory UMC for a theatrical and interactive worship service that retells the last supper and our Lord's final hours with his disciples before his death on the cross. The story is told from the perspective of different disciples experiencing the events of Holy Thursday. We will also have an interpretive artist painting throughout the worship service.
Good Friday April 3
Noon, prayer stations, Emory UMC Sanctuary
7 p.m. Worship, Bethany main Sanctuary
Saturday, April 4
10 a.m. Community Easter Egg Hunt, Bethany UMC (rain or shine!)
All children are invited to Bethany's annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. Grab your Easter basket and join us to search for thousands of eggs! This Easter celebration will also have music, snacks and baby bunnies to pet, too! This is a wonderful family activity--grandparents and visiting relatives are invited to attend. This is also a great opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor to a Bethany event as we celebrate the joy of Easter!
Easter Sunday April 5
6:30 a.m.--Community Worship, Historic Ellicott City
(parking lot next to the Wine Bin) (Breakfast at Emory UMC after worship)
7:45 a.m.--Worship with Communion, Bethany Chapel
8:15 a.m.--Praise Worship with Praise Team, Bethany main Sanctuary
10 & 11:30 a.m.--Traditional Worship with Bells & Chancel Choir, Bethany main Sanctuary
11 a.m.--Easter Worship, Emory Sanctuary
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL--June 22-26! Don't miss the fun 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. Registration opens soon--watch this space for more information