MOPS & MOMSnext: Mothers of Preschoolers and Elementary students meetings are the. 2nd & 4th Fridays 9:30-11:30 am at Macungie Campus. All moms are welcome to join in a time of gathering, community, learning and fun. Come spoil yourself with some Mom time. MopsKids is available for children.
Financial Peace University – A new Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class is starting soon on April 16! Expect to shed over $6,000 in non-mortgage-based debt, save over $1,000, and learn what it means to live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else.
Faith Night at the Phantoms – Has been postponed – new date to be determined. If you want a refund please bring in your tickets and we will mail you a check.
Town Hall Meeting – Postponed stay tuned for new date.
Salem Christian School – has the following needs for 2020-2021 school year: Middle School English Teacher, 5th Grade (August – December) Long Term Substitute Teacher, Development & Enrollment Director. If you know someone who is interested or a potential fit with SCS, please have them contact Dr. Stanton with a resume and cover letter at email@example.com
Children’s Easter Festival and Night of Worship – Saturday, April 4, starting at 3:00 pm at the Macungie Campus, crafts, games, Egg Hunt. hot dogs at 4:45 and then in the Worship Center at 5:00 pm we will have a Night of Worship with special guests Ken and Joy Hoover.
Family Promise Volunteers Needed: Family Promise is looking for volunteers to help serve the week of April 12. This is an opportunity to directly impact those that are facing temporary homelessness. Please contact Lindsay Steele 484-951-4647 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Holy Week Schedule – No meal or Awana on Wednesday, Seder Meal – Thursday at 6:30 pm at Macungie Campus (please sign up at Information Desk or call the office); Good Friday – Service at 6:30 pm Macungie Campus; Easter Saturday – Worship at 5:00 pm; Easter Sunday – Sunrise Service at 6:00 am followed by a potluck breakfast (bring a dish to share), 8:00 and 10:00 Worship services (no childcare). No 9:00 Sunday School for children or adults. There will be fellowship in the Café.
Compassion Carpool Volunteers are needed to take parishioners who were recently in the hospital to doctor appointments and to therapy appointments. If you are able to serve in this mission, please contact the church office at 610-395-3613.
Hospitality, Ushers and Greeters are needed for all services. Contact Scotty Coyle by calling the church office.
Grace Café / Hospitality Our cupboards are bare! We are looking for donations of “Rold Gold” pretzels, “Nabisco Barnum” animal crackers and baked goods. The reason we are asking for specific brands is because of allergies. We also have a bakers list. We encourage the bakers to pick a week that they would like to donate. If you are interested please contact Donna Long at the church office.
Info Desk Would you be able to come to worship service 20 minutes early and sit behind the info desk to answer any questions people might have? If interested please contact the church office.
Church Wide Prayer Chain If you would be interested in receiving prayer requests via email, please contact Donna Long at email@example.com so you can be added.
Active Ramblers – stay tuned for information on our next outing.
Adult Sunday School
Adult Sunday School Classes are offered every Sunday at the Macungie campus during the Sunday School hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. You may join a class at any time.
Romans Room 311 Facilitators: Matt Mumma and Bud Reed
Spiritual Gifts Room 302 Facilitator: Ken Young
Book of Acts Room 312 Facilitator: Mike Bunner
Making Modern Disciples Room 309 Facilitator: Scotty Coyle
Children / Family Ministry
If you are visiting for the first time, please stop by the Children’s Desk for information on our ministries and events and receive a welcome gift for your child.
Sunday School Coordinator: Would help schedule and send emails to the Sunday School Teachers. We are currently using an online curriculum so the lessons and video are downloaded each week, save the video to a flash drive and print a copy of the curriculum for each classroom (3) and emailed to the teachers. The email also includes which teachers are scheduled for that week.
Family Sunday School Co-Leader: At 9:00 a.m. on Sundays, the whole family comes together and a lesson is facilitated. Marleah Doyle will continue to teach and would appreciate an assistant.
Awana Awana is our mid-week children’s program which will is held at the Wescosville Campus. There is a family meal from 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and then Awana runs from 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Ages 2 years through 5th grade. Register online at www.bethanyumchurch.com.
Classroom assistants are needed. The classroom assistant would require you to be at Awana each week, listening to the children recite their verses, helping the leader during lesson time and bringing the children down together for game time.
MOPS & MOMSnext: Mothers of Preschoolers and Elementary students meetings are the 2nd & 4th Fridays 9:30-11:30 am at Macungie Campus. All moms are welcome to join in a time of gathering, community, learning and fun. Come spoil yourself with some Mom time. MopsKids is available for children.
Life Groups Life Groups is another name for small groups with a focus on applying Bible study to modern life’s challenges. How do I start one? How do I find one? What groups are available? Where do I meet people who are like me and have the same challenges and questions? The answer to all of the above is the Life Groups. For more information please contact Scotty Coyle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaders looking to launch groups will be looking to find others with similar interests and availability.
Give the Holy Spirit a chance to make a connection and start your next major journey into a deeper faith!
Men’s Night Out – Join the Bethany Men for the first Men’s Night Out of the year at Big Woody’s in Emmaus. Join us for food and fellowship with the Bethany Boys. See you there on March 26 at 6:30 pm.
Men’s Ministry Facebook Page We are excited to announce the launch of our new Facebook Page, designed specifically for the men of Bethany. To join, visit us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BethanyChurchMensMinistry We look forward to connecting with you and growing together in Christ through this new page.
Seniors Happy Birthday
March 30 – Lorraine Nicholson 1641 33rd Street SW, Apt. 102 Allentown, PA 18103
March 31 – Penny Sedovy 1325 Marathon Drive, Whitehall, PA 18052
Small Groups/Bible Studies
Kingdom Man Join us on a journey to become the men God created us to be. Every Thursday of the month (except the fourth Thursday) 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in room 312 at the Macungie Campus.
Special Needs Ministry
Special Muffins from Special People Come see us the second Sunday of every month at Grace Café. Donations are needed! For more information please contact Lisa Lacko at email@example.com.
Duke’s Delites Hand in Hand Ministry along with Duke’s Delites, a division of the Love Ran Red Foundation, are selling specialty hand made dog biscuits. See our table next month in the church lobby before and after services. For opportunities to help sell these special furry treats at your local business, contact Mimi Ludwig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Needs Prayer List If you would like to add your child, teen or young adult with special needs to our prayer list, please contact Paula Dooley at email@example.com.
Website Please check out our updated information about our ministry and upcoming events on the Bethany Church website under Ministry/Support Ministries/Special Needs Ministry.
MOPS/MOMSnext This is a special ministry for all moms. Come join us for a cup of coffee, delicious breakfast and grow in friendships and faith. Every 2nd and 4th Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. starting in September at Macungie. MOPS is also in need of a Coordinator for the children of our MOPS moms. Responsibilities include coordination of the teachers and finding subs as needed. If interested, please contact Kelly Bender.
Facebook Did you know that the women have a Facebook page? It is a private site where we share prayer requests, give announcements and share our events. All ladies of our church are invited to find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BethanyUMChurchwomen
Purls: Join this group of ladies on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Studio, as they stitch prayer shawls, lap robes and baby blankets for those in need. All stitched items are prayed over before giving them to the recipient. Shawls and lap robes are also donated to various nursing homes. This month, they will also be stitching winter hats, mittens and scarves for children in Allentown. ALL knitters, loomers, crochet stitchers or want-to-be stitchers are welcome to come at any time. Leader: Donna Long
Youth Sunday School Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at the Macungie campus in Rooms 305, 306, 307.
Small Group Bible Study After the Family Meal on Wednesdays.
HURRICANE VICTIM RELIEF
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) spends 100% of your donation on the project you select. All operative and administrative costs are paid for out of General Boards. If you would like to donate to the victim relief from the hurricanes, please go to www.umcor.org and highlight national disasters. Read about the latest info and make a donation. Thank you for caring.
Food Pantry and Allentown Children's Project
Allentown Children’s Project Immediate needs: bags of rice (no more than 32 oz.), boxes of cold cereal, applesauce, boxes of individually bagged oatmeal, plastic jars of jelly, beef stew. Gift cards to the Grocery Outlet would also be very helpful. Please no oversize items-they need to be able to fit into the child’s backpack. No glass containers. Thank you for supporting this ongoing ministry!
Emergency Food Pantry – Immediate needs: Stew and Canned Chicken
Food Pantry and Allentown Children’s Project Please see the Food Pantry and ACP donation bins located in the Narthex for a complete list of items needed for each of these volunteer efforts. Please no expired items. We can not accept baby food. Thank you for your help.
Missions Binder Letters and updates from our missionaries and organizations are located at the Information Desk.