BETHANY NOW

Wednesday Nights
5:00-7:30

Fellowship + Faith + Food

Bethany Now Wednesday night Fall Classes 2022

The Smart Stepfamily

The Smart Stepfamily

RM 238 Led by: Hank & Kelly Sieling When stepfamily life gets tough, remaining dedicated to your commitment is a day-to-day decision. In this series, couples learn fundamental steps to blended family success and practical, realistic solutions to the issues faced as a stepfamily. Useable solutions for everyday living, practical tips for raising step kids, and ways to strengthen marriage are all part of this series. Also included is instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives and their intent to build strong families.

The Gospel According to Scrooge/The Gospel According to the Nutcracker -

The Gospel According to Scrooge/The Gospel According to the Nutcracker -

RM240 Led by: Rev. Tim Reeves "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is one of the most beloved books/stories of all time. Yet do you know the "real" story behind this beloved masterpiece? Charles Dickens was an unabashed Christian, and he made no apologies for how he incorporated his faith into this story. Yet, the majority of television performances and movies tend to overlook this. "The Gospel According to Scrooge" will be a four-part, in-depth examination of Dickens' faith statements in this story. We'll be reading the original text, not the abridged versions. The second part of this study will be an examination of the Christian faith aspects of another favorite Christmas story, the Nutcracker. We'll examine how aspects of the Christian faith have been interwoven into the plot line of this story known more its ballet dancing than any faith statements. The classes will involve reading and open discussion. Participants will need a copy of Dickens A Christmas Carol to read. For a fun pre-Christmas time, sign up for this experience.

Plarning Mat Ministry

Plarning Mat Ministry

RM 122 Led by: Clara Stoner Ever wonder what to do with all of those plastic grocery bags? We have an answer! The Plarning Mat Ministry takes common plastic bags and weaves them into sturdy sleeping mats. The bags are cut-made into a plastic yarn, known as plarn, and using the same technique as knitting a rug, are then knitted together to make a durable, waterproof sleeping mat. These mats are then given to those who might not have a comfortable, dry place to sleep at night. No experience is necessary – even if you can’t knit help is needed to sort and prepare the bags, cut them into the plarn and of course weave them together.

Jesus in the Gospels

Jesus in the Gospels

RM 237 Led by: Marc Jacques JESUS IN THE GOSPELS focuses on the portraits of Jesus from the four Gospels. We will be focusing on the three synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, viewing these Gospels in side-by-side comparisons. This study looks at the way each Gospel writer presents events and teachings and at the picture of Jesus that emerges. This is an intensive study that does require preparation time from each participant, approximately 5 hours of reading each week. Participants can expect to gain a fuller understanding and appreciation of the Gospels as richly textured portraits of Jesus.

Let’s Get Crafting

Let’s Get Crafting

RM 118 Led by: TBD Want to help make items for our Market gift shop, but don’t know where to start? Join this group each Wednesday as they prepare simple items that will be sold at the Bethany Gift and Gourmet Market this Fall. Simple, easy crafts will be provided each week, along with the supplies and instructions. We just need people to help put them all together. If you have ideas for crafts, share them with us so we can make them a part of the session.

Line Dancing

LINE DANCING

Fellowship Hall Led by: J.C. & Peggy Ridgeway Want to do something easy and enjoyable?? Line Dancing is fun and great exercise! Peggy and JC are excellent teachers who love to dance and know plenty of different dances. You will learn new dances and enjoy the ones you have learned previously. Join us for a stomping good time!

Bible 101

Bible 101

RM 239 Led by: Rev. Narcie Jeter Using videos, which blend live action and animations, we will gain a working knowledge of the Bible, including canon, history, testaments, Gospels, genre, interpretations, grace, prayer and a Wesleyan understanding of scripture.

Crochet Class

Crochet Class

Room 119 Led by Marge Veneziano Join a small group of people for fun crocheting and fellowship. Crocheters of all levels are welcome to be a part of this group. You can learn to crochet or refresh your skill. Bring your own eye hook and contact Marge at 843-607-4519 to sign-up for this class.

Cost

$8 Adults

$6 Seniors 65 & Older

$4 Kids 12 & Under

$20 Family (immediate family only

Our Sunday School classes assist in serving and cleaning up before and after the meal.  We simply could not have dinner without their help.  The schedule for Fall 2022 is:

August

31        Connections

September

7          Daily Bread & SALT

14        Friendship Circle

21        Charles Peace

28       Searchers

October

5          Spiritual Growth

12        Sue Knight

19        Sam Wood

26       Connections

November

2          Daily Bread & SALT

9          Friendship Circle

16        Community Thanksgiving Dinner – No BNOW

23        Thanksgiving  – NO BNOW

30       Charles Peace

December

7          Searchers

14        Spiritual Growth

Classes should provide at least 6 people for serving and 6-8 for clean up.  Please arrive by 4:45 to ready the food and serve, and by 5:30 for clean-up.  

Bethany NOW Children Activities

Children’s Activities

6:00 – 6:45

Cherub Choir – ROOM 233

Choir for children 3 years old through Kindergarten. They learn basic bible songs while incorporating movement. The Cherub choir sings at both the Word & Table and traditional 8:45 services on a regular basis.

Melody Choir – Sanctuary

Choir for 1st & 2nd graders. This group learns songs to enhance their faith. The Children’s Choir sings at both the Word & Table and traditional services on a regular basis.

Crafting Faith – Art Ro0m 

For kids 3rd – 5th grade. A brief bible study with an Arts & Crafts component. This session will focus on the Fruits of the Spirit. 

6:45 – 7:30

Sprouts: Growing in Faith – Room 110

Bible story time for children 3 years through pre-K 5-Year old’s. They hear basic bible stories combined with crafts and playtime.

Crafting Faith – Art Ro0m 

For kids Kindergarten-2nd grade. A brief bible study with an Arts & Crafts component. This session will focus on the Fruits of the Spirit. 

Volunteers walk children from one activity to the next.  Please make sure to pick up children from their second activity promptly at 7:30.

NURSERY

Bethany NOW Nurseries

Nurseries are available on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.

The Wednesday evening nursery locations are:

Birth to steady walkers Room 115A

Toddlers up to 2 years old Room 115B

 Nursery Director Teri Bazzle.