The next congregational meeting is in two weeks. We will hear important ministry updates.
After second service. Anyone new to Bethany is invited to join. Meet elders and pastors, ask questions, and get to know us. Use a response card or go to bethanycentral.org/lunch to register.
Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. We take special time today to celebrate that God is the author of all life and to highlight our Open Hearts Open Homes ministry. We will show a short video and hear from Elder Dan Hoyt about the ministry.
Our deepest sympathies to Chris & Val Wichael and their family on the loss of Chris’s step-dad, Jerry.
Join the ladies of Bethany (18yr+) for a fun night of fellowship. If you don’t know how to play, it’s very easy to learn and there will be a quick instructional demo. There will be snacks, drinks, and fun prizes. Bunco is a game where you can talk as much as you play, so look forward to getting to know each other better. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Feb 2.
H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Empty Arms Recover Together) is a Bethany ministry that provides support to those grieving the loss of a baby. The ministry is hosting a work night at the church. They will tie ribbons on “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” ornaments, fill Keepsake bags with items, and put items in stillbirth boxes. These resources will be given out through all OSF hospitals, doctor offices, pregnancy centers, and through individuals who know women and couples experiencing a loss.
No skills are needed so if you are willing to volunteer come to the church at 6:30pm and help put together supplies.
OHOH (Open Hearts Open Homes) is inviting everyone involved in adoption, foster care, or Safe Families to Refuge in the Midst of Shame seminar at Bethany Community Church about children and trauma. Childcare and lunch will be provided. Featuring guest speaker Julie Roth. Go to bethanycentral.org/refuge to register.
BEST (Boomers Engaging in Serving & Sharing Together) is hosting a lunch and learn. The topic will be “Heart Healthy Habits.” RSVP using MyBethany or call the church office.
We are excited to be voting new members into Bethany in two weeks. Watch next week’s bulletin for details on whom you can be encouraging and welcoming into our church family.
What is one of the most painful injuries you’ve experienced?
What loving truths are painful to speak–with believers, and with unbelievers?
How can one person’s sin affect an entire community?
What does it look like to reaffirm our love, forgive, and comfort the repentant?
In what way can church membership uniquely invite others to speak hard truths into our lives?
Who in your life might God be calling you to share the offensive truths of the gospel with?