PROFILE Bethany is a church family for the young and old. Dress is anywhere from shorts and t-shirts to jeans and even business casual. Our people are friendly, warm and welcoming.
SAFETY Our desire is to help individuals and families grow spiritually, but keeping them safe in the process is essential. Therefore we are doing all we can to keep our campus clean, maintain social distancing, encourage the use of hand santizer, and requiring masks during our outdoor services. We realize that there are a variety of opinions and concerns as to how churches should respond to the current health crisis. After much prayer and examination of the most recent health directives, we believe that these safety precautions are the best way to keep our church family and visitors safe.
CLASSES During this unique season of COVID-19, our usual 9am Sunday morning classes take place via zoom and/or in-person on the back lawn. Please call or email the church office for details and times.
SUNDAY SERVICES Our in-person 9am service meets outdoors under canapies on the back lawn. Attenders are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Drive up parking spots are also available for those who wish to participate from their vehicle. Our livestream service takes place at 10:30am and can be found on our sermon page. These services can also be viewed on our YouTube page and sermon audio and video are posted later in the week on our website.
MUSIC The music we sing at Bethany is a blend of old and new. We love gospel-rich choruses of our day as well as hymns that the people of God have been singing for centuries. While everyone brings their own style preferences with them, our main concern is that the music we sing be God centered, Christ exalting, and consistent with the teaching of the Bible.
BODY OF THE SERVICE Services begin with a pastor or member of the congregation giving a brief welcome opening in prayer. After that we sing several worship songs and hear the word of God preached. The service closes with a final song and benediction.
TITHES AND OFFERINGS One of the ways our regular attenders and members worship is through the giving of tithes and offerings. Visitors are not expected or feel any obligation to participate. Our desire is that they feel the freedom to simply relax, sing, and consider what God might be speaking to them through the preaching of his word.
SERMONS Preaching at Bethany is typically expositional. Our aim is to examine a passage of Scripture and communicate the meaning that was originally intended while always keeping in mind the Bible's primary revelation of God's work to save sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Most sermons last around 35 to 40 minutes.