Thursday, March 6, 2014

KIOSK! March 6-14

This Sunday Spring Ahead!
March 6-14

The First Sunday of LentMatthew 4:1-11

Sermon: "Lenten Dread"
Music: Second Sunday Concert: Bethany Baritones and Three Amigas  -  Worship: On Wings of Song by Felix Mendelssohn: Pacem by Lee Dengler: Peace Cannon arr, by Donald Moore: Variations On a Theme Of  Haydn Brahms
Youth: Bethany Cup

It is with great sadness we tell you that Chris Jackman died  on Friday February 28 at around 10 am. At her request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. We will give thanks for her life in worship this Sunday.

This WeekAt Bethany Church -March 6-14

8:30  Bethany Cup
9:30 Second Sunday Concert
10:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:15 am Hospitality
11:30 Book Study “The Last Week”

11:30 am Bethany Bowl

7:00 pm Deacons

7:00 am Spiritual Exploration Group
11:00 am Worship    Gary Home
11:45 am Brown Bag
1:00 pm Worship Heaton Woods
6:30 pm Choir
8:00 pm Bell Choir

10:00 am Worship
10:15 am Sunday School
11:00 am Hospitality
3:00 - 5:00 pm  Opening Gala for Art @ Bethany


The Art of Bethany

From March 16 - April 13, 2014, Bethany Church will be presenting an Art Show. The exhibit will be open each day from 10 am - 8 pm in the chapel.  Come in and enjoy the show!
Opening Gala for Art @ Bethany!
Next Sunday, March 16th  3-5 pm in the Chapel. The show will feature works by Arthur Zorn, Sarah Munro, Kimberley Greeno, Kevin Macneil Brown and William Adams.   Come meet the artists, talk with them about their work, and enjoy light refreshments.  Tickets are by donation at the door and proceeds go to support the work of Bethany Church in the community.  Join us!

Bethany's Annual Spring Auction

Last year the auction added over $2,000 to the church’s income and we hope to improve on that amount this year.  We need your donation(s) and help.  Volunteer opportunities are posted by the Chapel, so please take a look and fill in your name where appropriate.  See Anita and Gary Rogers if you have any questions.

Bethany’s Annual Spring Auction will take place on April 5 in Fellowship Hall.

Help needed in waxing Fellowship Hall  Rescheduled
Due to sickness and shortage of volunteers. On Sat., Mar. 22,@ 8 am The Property Board will gather to sweep, wash and wax the floor in Fellowship Hall. They would appreciate the help of 4-5 more people. If 8 am seems too early 9 or 10 is not too late as those who have been here will need a break. This effort will take 3-4 hours depending on the number of helpers. Please call Gary Rogers @ 229-9893 if you can help. (If we need to cancel then Gary will know who to call.)

Would the individual who has pledge envelope #661 please see Judy Ribolini. She can't find her list and there was no name on the envelope. Thank you.

Finance Update

We have reached a point in our fiscal year where expenses sometimes exceed income.  Any increase or pre-payment of your pledge, as well as other financial contribution toward Bethany’s operating expenses, is greatly appreciated.

Second Sunday Concert at 9:30 am in the Chapel! March 9 - The Bethany Baritones & Three Amigas

Bethany Cup!

Join the Youth Group next Sunday for our traditional Tropical

Bethany Cup!
Break the winter blues with the tropical flavors of coconut, pineapple, and orange!
Full breakfast $5.
8:30 - 9:30 am in the parlor.

Save-the-Date from Stewardship Committee.
May 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm. will be a Pot Luck Dinner. 
More information to come…..Joanne Hardy, Chair- Art Farnum.

Lenten Book Study

Starts today, we will be looking at the book, "The Last Week", by Marcus Borg and J. Dominic Crossan. The book's subtitle is "What the Gospels Really Teach about Jesus' Final days in Jerusalem". Starting with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter, the book looks at what the Bible says and doesn't say while looking for metaphorical meaning in what is actually said. We will discuss what we learn and what it means for us.

Discussion/class will be on Sundays from 11:30ish to 1 pm. If you sign up during hospitality, we will order a book for you. You can also buy an e-book version or get the book yourself. You do not need to sign up to attend. But please, read the chapter for that week.

BUT WAIT! THERE IS MORE! If you want to be a part of discussing the book, but cannot make it to class (ever or every time) there will be an online component for those who wish. There you can read what the class thought important and add your own comments and questions. There is a link on the church website or you can go HERE .

Bethany Bowl
March 4,2014  Fed: 86  Dishwashers: Gary Rogers and Conrad Rowell  SOUP Gatherer: Tom Lever  Head Cook: Phyllis Rowell  Helpers: John Hnylka, Mara Songhurst, Amy Bell, Vera Winter, Ira Gravatt, Chris Terry, Anne DeVaughn and Pete Gomez.  The menu was a Kale, White Bean, Vegetable soup from NECI, Roasted Vegetables with or without Kielbasa, Green Salad, Cranberry Sauce, Assorted Vegetables and Beverages.  It was really great to have Ira back after his recovery from a back injury and always a treat to have extra folks like Amy, Vera and Mara.  Many thanks. Also special thanks go to Larry Masure who shares with the Bowl and the Food Pantry dated food products from Shaws.  Whatever is not used for the meal is put on the free table for our guests to take home.