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

Bethany is looking for part-time custodial help.  Two positions are available: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m,  Monday through Friday. These are paid positions. Email your resume to Donna Long at dlong@bethanyumchurch.com or drop off your resume at the office.

Bright Hope For those who brought back baby bottles filled with your contributions for Bright Hope – a very big “Thank You!”  If you weren’t able to return yours yet, just bring it to the Information Desk. 

TWICE BLESSED to DOUGH2DOOR Now that we no longer have Twice Blessed, people do not know where to donate their items.  Dough2Door is not only feeding the homeless, they are helping to furnish homes for the needy.  If you have household furniture, blankets, bedsheets, pots and pans, etc., please contact John MacDonald at 484-347-9283 to see if his team needs them.  Unfortunately, they have no place to store these items so if they don’t need them at that time, please contact Scotty Coyle who will get in touch with VALOR who helps the needy veterans.

Registration  For information on registering for Bethany’s 2019/2020 preschool year, contact Amy Hain at ahain@bethanyumchurch.com.  Classes are available for ages 2-5 years, classes run 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., with extended day option available until 1:30 p.m.

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 Jeff Martin for Ushers and Scotty Coyle for Greeters 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

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

21 Most Effective Prayers  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 Sunday School will take a break for the summer. Childcare will be provided so parents can attend an adult class.

Interested in serving in Children’s Ministry?  Childcare helpers are needed for the summer at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays.

Summer Program Guides are available at the Children’s Desk. 

Moms & Daughters Bible Study 3rd – 5th Grades, beginning July 9 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Macungie Campus.

Summer Story Time  and crafts for birth through 5th grade 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Country Meadows Retirement Community, 430 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, PA  18106

July 10 “Fish & Fins” (Jonah) Building 1

July 24 “Lions” (Daniel) Building 4

August 7 “Giants” (David) Building 2

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!

Financial Peace Study

9 Week Class – Began June 9, $109 per family + shipping 11:30 a.m. Large Group Room – Macungie Campus. Participants will be attending a 2 hour Sunday School class each week.  Lunch and child care provided.  Register on the sign up sheets next to the Welcome Desk.

Men's Ministry

Come and join us for Food, Fun and Fellowship A BACKYARD BARBECUE!!!  at Todd Lehman’s house, 1701 West Minor St. Emmaus, Pa, 18049 Thursday July 25th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sign up at the welcome desk or email Paul Abbott pauldeanabbott@gmail.com

SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S GROUP We are exploring how the apostle James the brother of Jesus covers topics such as facing trials and temptations, listening and doing, forbidding favoritism, faith and deeds, taming the tongue to name a few.  The study will run through July.   A study guide will be provided.  The class time is Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 8:00am at the Bethany’s Wescosville Campus in Fellowship Hall.

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

7/11 Deanna Miller 5575 Stonecroft Lane, Allentown, PA  18106
7/17 Richard Saylor 75 Fountain Avenue, Laporte, PA  18626

Small Groups/Bible Studies

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  Hand in Hand Ministry is taking the summer off.  Come see us in the fall on 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 the second Sunday of each 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

July Women’s Breakfast Saturday, July 13 at 9:00 a.m. Speaker – Stephanie Houck, Overcoming Adversity. Location is at Legend of Allentown, 6043 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie. Breakfast is provided, no child care available –our sitters are in Belize.  Space is limited to 33, RSVP on sign up sheet next to the Welcome Desk. 

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

Youth Sunday School  Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at the Macungie campus in Rooms 305, 306, 307.

Fun in the Sun Starts July 9 and goes to August 13.  Students are encouraged to meet through the summer from 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Macungie campus for outdoor games and fun.

Small Group Bible Study Starting July 10 through August 21, Youth Group will be a little shortened for the summer months. From 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. we will be reading through and studying the Gospel of John.

Special Thursday Events and Trips Through the summer will be a number of special events for youth and families. From beach trips to movie nights, we will have something to join the following weeks: July 11, 25 and August 8.  “Signup Genius” lists will be available for each event.  

If your son or daughter are going into 6th grade or are new to the youth ministry in any way and you would like to be added to Youth Facebook, text reminders or parent newsletter please email Jim Thomas at jthomas@bethanyumchurch.com with up-to-date contact information.

September 6 – 8  Family Retreat – contact Jim Thomas or email jthomas@bethanyumchurch.com for more information.

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.

Saving God’s Children Sponsors Contribution envelopes are located at the literature stand near the Information Desk at the Macungie Campus.

Altar Flowers The cost is $20. Please sign up at the Information Desk to reserve your date.

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  Accepting donations over the summer for fall.  Donations needed:  Soup, Fruit, Cereal, Pudding, Pasta Sauce and Jelly.  No glass jars, please. 

Food Pantry TOP NEEDS  Soup, Peanut Butter, Pudding and Chili. 

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 do 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.