BETHANY NOW

Wednesday Nights
5:00-7:30

Fellowship + Faith + Food

Bethany Now Wednesday night Spring Classes 2023

Join us on Wednesday evenings for Faith, Food & Fellowship.  Every week adults, students and kids gather to eat, learn and grow in their faith.  Join us for a meal in the Fellowship Hall so you don’t have to worry about dinner plans and stay for a class.

Bethany NOW Schedule

5 – 6pm     Dinner in the Fellowship Hall

6 – 7:30pm     Kids Activities

6:15 – 7:30pm     Youth and Adult Activities

Living Your Strengths (Spiritual Gifts)

Led by Narcie Jeter Room 239

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the second version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder 2.0 to help millions discover their top five strengths. Our primary book will be Living Your Strengths and StrengthsFinder 2.0. We will also be engaging two of Bob Goff’s new books: Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You're Going to Do About It and Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy.

Jesus in the Gospels

Led by Marc Jacques Room 237

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.

Plarning Mat Ministry

Led by Clara Stoner Room 122

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.

12 Steps to The Recovering Pharisee (Like Me)

Led by David Powell Room 236

As Christians we cannot be made right before God by being “better” than anyone else. In his book, “12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee (like me)”, author John Fischer points out that Jesus defined the truth in such a way as to leave no one righteous; not one of us. In this study, class participation and discussion will focus on recognizing and laying aside the “Pharisee” in all of us so we can embrace the grace, gratitude and joy of the spirit filled life.    

Creative Sewing

In Blue House

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, cross stitch, etc.) that you are working on and join us for an evening of fellowship.

I’ve Never Been This Old Before 

Led by Joan Naugle Room 238

Celebrate  midlife and beyond with this joyful collection of wit and wisdom dedicated to both the serious and silly sides of aging.  Bestselling author Stan Toler will help you face the Inevitable march of time with a healthy sense of humor and a warm heart.  Packed with entertaining anecdotes, good advice from God’s Word, and smart suggestions for self-improvement, I’ve Never Been This Old Before will give you a fresh outlook on the second half of life and remind you that no matter your age, God isn’t through growing you. 

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 Spring 2023 is:

January

11        Sue Knight

18       Sam Wood

25       Connections

February

1          Daily Bread & SALT

8         Friendship Circle

15        Charles Peace

22       Searchers

March

1           Spiritual Growth

8          Sue Knight

15         Sam Wood

22        Connections

29        Daily Bread & SALT

April

5           No BNOW

12          No BNOW

19         Friendship Circle 

26         Charles Peace

 

May

3          Searchers

10        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 2 1/2 years old Room 115A

2 1/2, 3 and 4 years old Room 115B

 Nursery Director Susanne Corbett