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The Nursery is Open

The Nursery is open to children aged 3 and younger. Please make note of the new Nursery rules posted on the Nursery door. These were also sent out in an email.

Board Meeting

The Board Meeting will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, September 21 at 8:00 PM.

Your Support is Needed!

As Chair of the nominating committee for 2022, I am asking for the help of all members. We are all in a period of uncertainty as we face the changes that are coming up for us starting on November 1. Even though there will be challenges to overcome, the everyday work of our church must continue. That can only happen if each of us make a commitment to step forward here at Bethany. When you are asked to accept a position, please give it some prayerful thought and then say that you will help us with the work of our Lord. 

Think about these words: If not me, then who? If not now, then when?

Dorothy Thornley

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms". 1 Peter 4:10

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 Tuesday morning from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM via Zoom. 

Call or email Becky Minetto for a Zoom invitation.

Christian Action Corner

We're starting our Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection early this year so Dr. Bob can dedicate some of them before he retires. The boxes, instructions & labels are in the church lobby.

Please bring your filled boxes to church by October 10, if possible. (We'll still be collecting them through October 31.)

If you would like to donate money in lieu of a box, please make your checks payable to Bethany Christian Church with Christmas boxes in the memo line. Each box costs $9 to ship.

This is the only gift many of the recipients get each year so please be generous.

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.