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Graduate Recognition Sunday, June 16th. If you have not turned in your graduate paper, please get it into the office ASAP
1st Annual Police Dept and Latrobe Hose House #5 Appreciation Dinner July 14th after the 10:30 service. The cost is $8.00/person. Please contact the church office with the number of people attending and payment by July 5th.
Baby Bottles Starting May 11th, we will have the Life-Way Baby Bottles available in the church. There will be baskets with bottles located in various locations in the church. Life-Way provides services to young women who need help with raising a baby or alternatives to abortion (such as adoption). This organization is making huge difference in a lot of young women's lives, and helping to spare the lives of many babies. Please take a bottle and fill it with coins, dollars, or make checks payable to Bethany Untied Methodist Church. There is no limit on the amount of bottles you may take. All bottles should be returned by June 16th.
Chocolate covered pretzels and pretzel bars For sale for $2.00a bag in the vestibule. Please place money in an envelope and mark pretzels and place in the plate. These would make good Father's Day treats!
Patriotic Interfaith Fourth of July Service June 23rd at Latrobe Presbyterian Church at 3:00pm. The speaker will be Richard Lavrich, Director of Corporate Development Mission United 2.0 United Way
Patriotic Interfaith Fourth of July Community Choir rehearsals May 13th and June 3, 10, and 17th at 6:00pm at Christ United Church of Christ on Ligonier St. All are welcome to join the choir.
Church Picnic The church picnic will be held on July 21st at the Wimmerton Recreation Center. The new location offers playgrounds and swimming for the children.
Tents Needed Tents are needed for the Revival Fest on August 24th. If anyone is able to help us out, please contact the office.
First Fellowship Sundays-A time to connect and reflect Beginning February 17 in the Fellowship Hall. Available from 8am - 12:30pm light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in hosting a Sunday, please contact the church office
Food Panty Collection Donations needed for June are: Salad dressing (plastic bottles only). Please place your donations in the marked green containers in the vestibule. Or for monetary donations please place it in a brown envelope and mark it "Food Panty".
Food Pantry Volunteers Needed The Food Pantry at St Vincent's Grove will be held on Tuesday, June 25th. Volunteers are needed to help distribute the food. Arrival time is 8:30 am. Please note that this is an outside ministry, so dress according to the weather. There will be a sign-up sheet on the front pew of the sanctuary. You can also call the office for details.
Prayer Shawls are Available If you need a prayer shawl or prayer squares, please contact the church office. Crocheters needed! Please help us continue Bethany's Prayer Shawl Ministry! Bethany has given away over 550 prayer shawls in recent years crocheted by members of our church.
Alter Flowers Many weeks we have flowers on the altar to decorate the sanctuary while honoring or remembering a loved one or a special occasion. If you would like to purchase flowers for a weekend, the cost is $30 for a table top arrangement and $50 for the altar flowers. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the front vestibule, or you can contact the church office. Please let us know by the Tuesday before what you would like placed in the bulletin.
Summer Music Needed The choir will be taking a break starting in June thru the end of August. If you would kike to provide special music for the 10:30 service-vocals instrumentals, small group. Please contact the office.
Pictures Needed For the 2018 History of Bethany, we are requesting that anyone who has pictures of any church event during the past year(2018) please share them! Please contact the church office.
Jr. Chruch (K-6th grade) Jr. Chruch will start on Feb 3rd and we are still looking for volunteers who would be willing to help one Sunday or more a month at the 10:30 service on Sundays. Please contact the church office if interested.
Disciple I Bible Study Would you like to understand more about the Old Testament, and see how it can help in understanding the New Testament? If you are hungry for the Word of God and for fellowship in prayer and study , or as a follow up to the Disciples Path study, Disciple I is for you. The class will be a daylight class, from 9:30 to 12:00 noon, and Part 1-The Old Testament, will begin 8/26/19-12/23/19. Part 2, New Testament, tentative begin dates are 3/16/20-7/20/20 with the same class times. The class is open for 6-10 students. For more information contact the church office.
Help Wanted: Nursery Help Needed during the Sunday 10:30 service. We are looking for a Youth Director and Volunteers to help with the Youth Ministry and a Vacation Bible School Coordinator. Also needed are Volunteers to help with Jr. Church at the 10:30 service on Sundays. Please contact the office if interested in any of these wonderful opportunities. Crocheters are needed to crochet the sleeping mats for the homeless. Please contact the office if interested. VBS will be August 4-8 from 6-8:30, volunteers are needed even if only part time.
Cancellations due to weather If the services need to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we have a One Call System that will call everyone on the list and let them know. It will also be listed on WTAE, the church website, and the Facebook page. If you are not on the One Call List and would like to be added, please write your name and number on a blue card and place it in the offering plate or contact the church office.