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The adult class continues with Max Lucado's DVD series "Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World" in February. Please join us at 10:00 AM in the History Room.

You're invited to our annual Sweetheart Luncheon, hosted by the Fellowship Committee, after worship on Sunday, February 10th.

Love is a powerful four letter word!

Start the New Year off by joining us for our weekly share & prayer time every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.

If you have a desire to pray for our nation, church, community, or for the needs of our church members, this is the place for you!

 Junior Disciples is back! This group is for elementary school aged children. They will meet once a month.

The BYF will be helping to serve dinner to the homeless for Warm Nights at the First Baptist Church on February 9th.

Band of Brothers

The Band of Brothers, the Bethany Men's Group, will meet on February 5 at the Mexico Restaurant in White Plains and at Ledo Pizza in Waldorf on February 26 at 7:00 PM.

They will also have their annual Sweetheart Dinner at Mama Stella's on February 16 at 6:00 PM.

All are invited to come out and join in the fellowship.

A sign-up sheet is on the Welcome desk. Please RSVP by February 3rd.


People Of the Covenant Bible study has resumed discussing the Gospel of Matthew on Mondays, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the Fellowship hall. It's fine to join us midway, and men and women will both get a lot out of this study. We start by watching a segment of the Visual NIV Bible on DVD, then jump into a lively discussion using the study guide prepared by favorite commentator William Barclay.

Please join us!

Souper Bowl of Caring

We will have a Souper Bowl collection on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd. Souper Bowl of Caring is a national event held every Super Bowl Sunday. Before the big game, money is collected following the worship service to help fight hunger in the community. The monetary donations will be given to the Oxon Hill Food Pantry to help support individuals and families in need.

Blanket Fund

We will be collecting $5.00 for the Church World Service Blanket Fund durinng the month of February. Checks should be made payable to Bethany Christian Church with "Blanket Fund" in the memo line.

Please give all monies to Ann Smith. Thank you in advance.

Mitten Tree

Our mitten tree collected 87 items including: 18 hats, 60 pairs of gloves, 4 scarves (including 3 handmade by Nancy Crawford), 4 headbands and 1 infant sleeper. We donated them to the Oxon Hill Food Bank.

Thank you for your generosity.


Christian Action continues to collect nonperishable canned food for the Oxon Hill Food Pantry.  There is a special need for the following: peanut butter & jelly, soup, cereal, evaporated milk, tuna, and other canned meats and pasta.  A collection box is in the church lobby.  Please check the expiration dates.

The Oxon Hill Food Pantry could use canned soups, paper products and toothpaste in addition to peanut butter & jelly, cereal, evaporated milk, canned meats, pasta and any other non-perishable food. The collection tub is in the foyer near the office.

Annual Planning Event
Our Annual Planning Event will take place on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 AM - 12PM noon to plan activities for our church.

Woman's Retreat
The CCCA Women's Retreat will take place May 31-June 2, 2019 at Christian Church Conference Center at Bethany Beach.

General Assembly
The General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will take place July 20-24 in Des Moines, Iowa.

We have started an electronic supplement to the weekly Bethany Prayer Journal. Anyone who would like to be e-mailed prayer requests as we receive them midweek, can give their e-mail address to Frank Shirer.  When you notify the church office of prayer needs, please let them know if it is OK to put the request on the e-mail prayer chain as well as the Prayer Journal.  Also let us know if the request is confidential. If you have any questions, contact Frank Shirer or Becky Minetto.

The Weekly Prayer List

The weekly prayer list found in your bulletin keeps us mindful of those in need of prayer. However, the list continues to grow. Please help us keep the prayer list up-to-date by calling the church office to let us know when a name may be removed.

The Sick and Shut-in

Members who are sick and shut-in are also listed on the weekly prayer list. Please continue to pray for them. Consider mailing them a card or giving them a call from time-to-time to let them know you’re thinking about them.

Day  Date   Event 
Saturday2nd9:00 AM Annual Planning Meeting
Sunday3rdEpiphany 5

10:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Share & Prayer Time
11:00 AM Worship Service
Monday4th10:30 AM POC Bible Study
Tuesday5th7:00 PM BoB meet at Mexico Restaurant of White Plains
Thursday7th7:30 PM Choir Practice
Saturday9thWarm Nights at First Baptist Church
Sunday10thTransfiguration Sunday
10:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Share & Prayer Time
11:00 AM Worship Service
12:30 PM Sweetheart Luncheon
Monday11th10:30 AM POC Bible Study
Wednesday13thAsh Wednesday
Thursday14th7:30 PM Choir Practice
Saturday16th6:00 PM BoB Sweetheart dinner at Mama Stella's in Clinton
Sunday17thLent 1
8:30 AM Stewardship/Finance Meeting
9:00 AM Board Meeting
10:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Share & Prayer Time
11:00 AM Worship Service
Monday18thPresident's Day
Church Office Closed
Thursday21st7:30 PM Choir Practice
Sunday24thLent 2
10:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Share & Prayer Time
11:00 AM Worship Service
Monday25th10:30 AM POC Bible Study
Tuesday26th7:00 PM BoB meet at Ledo's Pizza of Waldorf
Thursday28th7:30 PM Choir Practice

You can dedicate the flowers for a given Sunday service.  The cost is $15 for a standard arrangement.  Larger arrangements or specific flowers (roses or carnations), is an additional charge.

Forms are now available on the Welcome desk for your use. Please complete the form and leave it in the “red folder” on the Secretary’s desk. Please do not submit your request, no more than thirty days prior to your dedication Sunday.

You can also call the office by Wednesday if you wish to dedicate flowers for a Sunday.

We have formed a "Green Team" to increase recycling at Bethany.  If you would like to be on the team, please contact Darlene DeMarr or Charlene McGinity.

Also, in our efforts of going 'green', Tower Notes are now available via e-mail.  If you would like to receive the Tower Notes via e-mail, please send an e-mail to: bethany7128@verizon.net (the Church e-mail).  Receiving the Tower Notes via e-mail will save the church both time and money.  Thank you!