Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Working Together

The Bethany family works together around the church.  This day was one of painting the hand rails.

 
 

THE BOSS . . .



 

Whose leg is this?



Monday, September 22, 2014

Sunday, September 28

Katelyn will be with us at Bethany on Sunday.  She will be sharing at both the Traditions Worship @ 9:00 and the Celebrations Worship @ 11:15,  about her mission trip to the Dominican in June and July 2014.




Friday, September 19, 2014

Bell Choir

Bell Choir rehearses for Sunday, September 21.  They will be playing "Holy, Holy, Holy" in the Traditions Worship at 9:00 a.m.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

TAIM (Think About It Moment)

What is going on?  In the past couple of months, several times, I have asked that question—once during Bethany’s Vacation Bible School.  I was walking up the stairs and noticed people outside on the ramp, staring at something.  Many of them had their phones out taking pictures. Others were weaving their way around those captured by the moment, without a clue of the attraction—a beautiful double rainbow.   

A few weeks later I was walking out of Walmart and the same thing was happening!  I confess, I was curious as I walked out to see what they were seeing.  Once again I noticed how some were oblivious as they just kept walking along.  Suddenly I noticed it—a beautiful, bright, colorful rainbow!  Soon, I too, had my phone out taking pictures of this beautiful sight! 

What is it about a rainbow that causes us to ooh and aah?  Could it be it’s a sign that the storm is ending?  Maybe it’s the beauty of the prism of colors as the sun shines through the moisture in the sky.  For some it may be the ever elusive ‘pot of gold’ at the end of the rainbow.  Maybe, just maybe, we are drawn to the presence of God upon the earth!

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:  I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”
Genesis 9: 12&13
                         
Seeing the rainbow, I stopped what I was doing and gazed upon the beauty.  Was it the beauty of the rainbow that slowed down my pace, or deep within was it a reminder from God of His presence?  Seriously, how often do we fail to see God’s presence?  In your busyness have you missed those God moments orchestrated just for you?  Are you so busy running through life that you miss the presence of the One who gave us life? 

“Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because He has roused Himself from His Holy dwelling place.”  Zechariah 2: 13

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
 I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 46: 10

Many of us are saying, “Where has the summer gone?”  Others have mentioned how 2014 is flying by so quickly.  The real question is:  Have I taken the time to see and be in God’s presence?  Don’t miss the presence of God!  I know our time is valuable, but what’s time worth if we miss the glorious beauty, and peace, of God’s presence in our life?

Think about it!

Blessings,

Pastor Dennis

Block Party Rewind . . .

A fun afternoon was had by all at Bethany's Block Party.  Games, bounce house, food, candy scramble for prizes, and school supplies for 46 children!  Even some of the big children had fun in the bounce house!


Although the fun was short lived . . .

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Community Block Party

COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY!
September 6, 2014
12 noon until 3 p.m.
on the church parking lot

                                              Rain or Shine!*

            Bring the kids and their friends!
      
         
      Everything is free for children
       age 12 and under!

    Each child (12 and under) receives a free school kit!


       
 Games, food, bounce house,
             prizes, and much more! 



   *Event will be held indoors if the weather is uncooperative.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blood Drive

Donate Blood in Memory of Jeff Lauer

Bethany UMC
1401 Mount Rose Ave.
York, PA

Thursday September 4, 2014         2 PM to 7 PM

For an appointment, please contact Ashley Martz at 771-3572 or visit redcrossblood.org
Or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Love in Action . . . Mission Project of BCLC

One of the classes from BCLC (Bethany Christian Learning Center) were busy making head coverings for  H.O.P.E. (Help for Oncology Problems & Emotional Support).  www.hopeforcancerfamilies.org  
Smiles were everywhere as they supported H.O.P.E.  What a wonderful summer mission project!





Friday, July 25, 2014

Children's Camp (VBS) for children in the Dominican . . .

While Bethany was having Vacation Bible School, our friend Katelyn, was in the Dominican for 6 weeks preparing and having Children's Camp in the Dominican.  Bethany supported Katelyn on her mission trip.







Sunday, July 13, 2014

Excitement abounds . . . .

As we prepare for Vacation Bible School at Bethany.
Begins Monday July 14 @ 6:00 p.m.






Monday, July 7, 2014

Calling all kids to VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL / WORKSHOP OF WONDERS

The countdown is on to . . . 

VBS begins on Monday, July 14 @ 6:00 - 8:15 p.m. at Bethany.
The last evening with be Friday, July 18.
For more information call the church office at (717) 843-2922

                                                       Hope to see you there!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Youth Outing at Lake Redman

A beautiful afternoon filled with laughter, fun, and building relationships . . .