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Christian Education Committee

Volunteers Needed

  • Helpers are needed to have fun with the children when we are back in the building:
  • To teach or assist Sunday School, please contact Ann or Becky
  • To teach or assist Extended Session during church, please contact Sarah Swett or Anna.
  • To fill in when needed in the Nursery, please contact Sarah Swett, Anna, or Becky.
  • To help with Vacation Bible School, please contact Susan Dickerson.

If you are interested in being paid to watch children in the Nursery or the Preschool classroom during worship service, please contact Sarah Swett.

Sunday School

Adult Sunday School is on hold due to Covid-19.

The Christian Education Comittee is sending Bible lessons and activities to the Bethany children. 

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings in the Sunday services and meets on Thursday nights at 7:30 PM for choir rehearsal.

On hold due to Covid-19.

Share & Prayer Time

Please consider 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!

We are starting a monthly virtual prayer meeting at 10 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Our first meeting will be October 10. You can join via zoom or by phone. If you’re interested in participating, please let Charlene McGinity or Darlene DeMarr know and we’ll send you instructions.

Junior Disciples

Junior Disciples is a group of elementary school aged children who meet after church monthly to study, do crafts, and have the occasional field trip. Please contact Marina Overby for information about meetings.

In person meetings are on hold due to Covid-19. However, there are activity packets being sent/dropped off to members during this time.

Bethany Youth Fellowship (BYF)

This is a group of middle school and high school students that meet after church monthly for study. (Currently on hiatus until new youth leaders can be appointed).

Greeters

We are seeking volunteers to serve as greeters on Sunday mornings. There's no expertise required. The greeter's responsibility is to welcome regular members and visitors with a smile, hug, or handshake as they arrive to church. Please see Mr. Darrell Bush if you would like to volunteer.

Band of Brothers

The Band of Brothers is the Bethany Men's Group. The BoB normally meets every other Tuesday at 7:00 PM at a location TBA, and sometimes does group projects.

On hold due to Covid-19.

Bible Study

The Bible Study group meets on Wednesday morning from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM via Zoom. Join us for a dicussion of Psalms. We'll begin this 13-week study on February 9.

Call or email Becky Minetto for a Zoom invitation.

Christian Action News

The week of February 8 through February 12, God led us to make up 63 gift bags for Fort Washington Adventist Hospital nurses caring for COVID patients and six for Pine View Future Care in Clinton. He planted His idea in Rita Jensen's mind to get this started and prior to that had Tom Mahafey (Mr. Avon) set aside extra full-size Avon hand moisturizers, hand sanitizers and lip balms (for some reason).

From there we met and put together 69 bags with one of each of the Avon products, a church pen, two small sized bags of candy and a love note from Jesus that said inside "You are not alone. Love, Jesus". On the back of the card was "We are praying for you" with the church's name, web site and phone number. On the front of the card is a red heart. 

Thanks to Debbie Degges for designing and printing the cards.

How loving is our God to those who care for His sick children? Both of these facilities were thrilled to receive these gifts. God even gave us good weather each time we got together to prepare these gifts and then deliver them. 

Kaiser Permanente would like 20 for their nursing staff. We are working on that. 

~ Judy Greene

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Thank you

I just want to let you know that we received the donations from your church to nurses at AHC Fort Medical Center. On behalf of the staff, I want to send our sincere appreciation for the personal care bags (lotion, anti-bacterial gel, lib balm, candy and especially the note from Jesus). They are much needed for our working hands. Thank you very much for all your prayers too. God bless you all. Be safe.

Myla Santos

Assistant Nurse Manager

ICU, AHC Fort Washington Medical Center

Fellowship Committee

Since we cannot meet in person to have our usual luncheons, we are providing a recipe for the month that you can make at home.

Recipe from Taste of Home

Favorite Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ingredients
• 1 corned beef brisket (about 4 pounds) with spice packet
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 bay leaves
• 3-1/2 pounds small potatoes (10-15), peeled
• 8 medium carrots, halved crosswise
• 8 medium head cabbage, cut into wedges

Directions
Place brisket, contents of seasoning packet, brown sugar and bay leaves in a large Dutch oven or stockpot; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 2 hours.

Add potatoes and carrots; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, just until beef and vegetables are tender, 30-40 minutes. (If the pot is full, remove potatoes and carrots before adding cabbage; reheat before serving.)

Add cabbage to pot; return to a boil.

Reduce heat; simmer, covered, just until cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove vegetables and corned beef; keep warm.

For horseradish sauce, strain and reserve 1-1/2 cups cooking juices; skim fat from reserved juices. Discard remaining juices. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in 1 cup reserved juices. Stir in sugar, vinegar and horseradish; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until thickened. If desired, thin with additional juices and season to taste with
additional sugar, vinegar or horseradish.

Cut beef across the grain into slices. Serve with vegetables and sauce.

Link to recipe: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/favorite-corned-beef-and-cabbage/

Oxon Hill Food Pantry

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 and jelly, cereal, evaporated milk, canned meats, pasta and any other non-perishable food. The collection tub is in the foyer near the office.