Hospital Visits

Hospital Visits-If you, or a family member, are going to the hospital, please call the office and let us know. When you register, please use our Church Code 747. They may no longer call us, but we can ask if anyone is registered. If you have questions call 610-395-3613.

When is Church Cancelled?

Emergency Church Cancellation Procedures 

If worship services are cancelled on Sunday morning, a service at 1:00 p.m. will be offered at the Macungie Campus, weather permitting.  The status of our worship services will be on WFMZ and Bethany’s website by 6:15 a.m., Sunday morning.  Additionally, we will utilize the phone tree.  Please check back on WFMZ and the website, after 11:15 a.m. to check on the status of the 1:00 p.m. worship service.

 

 

New Announcements

New Announcements

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.

Photo Booth – we sill still be including our family photo booth on Christmas Eve from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., however our wonderful photography team will open the booth on December 8 so families wanting photos for the season can have them for Christmas.  In addition, we hope this will cut down on lines during Christmas Eve itself.

PTSD Peer-to-Peer Support Groups are being offered at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings at our Macungie Campus.  There are two groups; one focused on Military Trauma (room 308) and the other is Domestic Trauma (room 307).  Both are non-clinical, a supplement to individual counseling and facilitated by a trained aid.  Due to the holidays there will be no group on  December 11, 25 and New Year’s Day. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Scotty Coyle scoyle@bethanyumchurch.com

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP EVENT Friday December 13 at 7:00 pm at the Macungie Campus.

Wednesday, December 18th:  Family Christmas Party Wescosville Campus, Carlson Hall 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Families will watch the birth of Christ        re-enacted while making a keepsake manger to take home. Family meal will still be served.

Youth Christmas Party – Friday, December 20 Wescosville Campus 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Explore the competitiveness of Christmas! Tournaments that will challenge you in every way.

Youth Ministry All-Nighter – December 27 through December 28 Wescosville Campus. 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Hands & Feet – Benefit for Belize Concert. Sunday, December 29 at 7:00 p.m., Wescosville Campus Sanctuary. Love Offering will be taken to support the Belize Youth Mission Trip.

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 CHILI & DESSERT COOK-OFF!!! Sunday, January 26 5:00 p.m. Wescosville Campus.

New Member Classes will be starting in January. Email Scoyle@bethanyumchurch.com if you would like more information.

Bless The Child is an ecumenical effort to provide Allentown’s inner city children in need with a Christmas celebration centered on the birth of Jesus. The Christmas celebration will take place on Saturday, December 21. We are in need of gifts for the children, food and volunteers from Bethany to share the true meaning of Christmas. Please see the Bless The Child table in the narthex for details.

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 dlong@bethanyumchurch.com so you can be added.

Ministry Announcements

Active Ramblers

Active Ramblers – Our next activity will be Tuesday, December 17.  We will be traveling to Lititz to visit the Sturgis Pretzel Bakery.  We will take a tour and then have free time to walk around Lititz to shop or eat lunch.  We will leave Wescosville Church campus at 9:00 a.m.  Please be there at 8:45 a.m. We will get back to church around 3:30 p.m.  The total cost for the transportation and the tour will be $10.  Please contact Tom or Marci at marcicolt@gmail.com or 610-393-7357 if you would like to go.

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.

Family Christmas Party Wednesday, December 18 Carlson Hall 6:15 to 7:45 pm. Families will watch the birth of Christ re-enacted while making a keepsake manger to take home. Family meal will still be served.

Special Events Leadership Team:  Ties and Tiaras Daddy Daughter Dance and the Easter Festival require planning.  Would require 1-2 meetings prior to each event, help setting up, running and tearing down after each event. 

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.

Discipleship

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 scoyle@bethanyumchurch.com 

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 Ministry

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

December 9 – Sammie Trumbore 819 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA 18049

Small Groups/Bible Studies

“Adorned” Ladies join Pastor Gary’s wife Krista for a 14 week study through “Adorned” by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth. The study began on Sunday, August 25, 2019 @ 9:00am. We will meet in Room #310 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3801 Brookside Road, Macungie. 

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. 

Celebrate Recovery  EVERY Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, Wescosville for anyone over 18 dealing with hurts, habits or hang-ups, not just addictions.  We have found through Christ, healing can be found.  Child Care is available!

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 edlacko@ptd.net.

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 mlludwig@ptd.net.

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 paula@dooleymc.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.

Women's 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 Ministry

Bethany Youth and Parents. Confirmation class for 2019/2020 is starting soon. On November 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the Senior High Sunday School room we will have an informational meeting for both the youth and their parents to go over what Confirmation Class is and answer any questions you might have. If you would like to sign up your son or daughter they must be at least in 7th Grade. Simply email Marleah Doyle mdoyle@bethanyumchurch.com about having your youth join confirmation.

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.

Youth Christmas Party – Friday, December 20 Wescosville Campus 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Explore the competitiveness of Christmas! Tournaments that will challenge you in every way.

Youth Ministry All-Nighter – December 27 through December 28 Wescosville Campus. 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Did You Know?

Have you found the ministry where God wants you to serve? Would you like to volunteer at the church but don’t know where to begin? For answers to these questions and more, contact the church office at 610-395-3613.

Hospital Visits Please contact the church office if you or a family member will be going to the hospital. When you register at the hospital please use Church Code 747. If you have any questions, call the church office at 610-395-3613.

Missions Announcements

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!

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.

Mission News

Missions Binder  Letters and updates from our missionaries and organizations are located at the Information Desk.