Announcements

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.

Emergency Church Cancellation Procedures

In the case of inclement weather or power outages, any cancellation information will be posted on the front page of this website. You can also check WFMZ-TV for cancellations. Additionally, we will utilize a phone tree which will update you on the status of our worship services.

In the event worship services are cancelled on Sunday morning, a blended service at 1:00 pm, a contemporary service at 3:00 pm and a young adult service at 5:00 pm on Sunday will be offered, weather permitting.

Help Feed the Hungry in our Neighborhood

Allentown Children's Project/Food Pantry Cupboards are BARE!!!!!

Only the following items are needed:
18 oz. peanut butter
20 oz. jelly
15 oz. - 24 oz. cans tomato spaghetti sauce
15 oz. vegetables (corn, peas, carrots, green beans, mixed), potatoes, beef stew, chili
10.75 oz. cans of soup (vegetable, tomato, chicken rice or chicken noodle)
6.9 oz. boxes of Rice-A-Roni
​7.25 oz. Mac-N-Cheese
Ramen Noodles
15 oz. canned spaghetti
11 - 28 oz. baked beans
15 - 20 oz. all types of fruits
instant oatmeal (8 pack individual serving packets)
4 pack pudding cups
6 pack applesauce cups

We are no longer saving plastic bags. Thank you for your generosity.

Please make sure the expiration dates are good and the cans are not dented.

Thank you! 

New Announcements

Chancel Choir season will begin on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room at the Wescosville Campus. This is a great opportunity to use your musical gifts in worship. Vocalists age 12 and above are welcome to join this great group of people as we blend our voices to "sing to the Lord a new song". The ability to read music is not required.

WE ARE IN DESPARATE NEED of individuals or families to pack food one Thursday each month for the Allentown Children's Project. We need your help to continue this ministry so these children will not go hungry while they are home for the weekend. Please sign up in the Bethany Book and you will be contacted.

Seniors Ministry - Bus Trip Wednesday, August 30th all seniors (55 and older) are invited on a bus trip to the Hugh Moore Park Canal Boat Ride and Museum in Easton, PA. The bus will leave the Wescosville Campus at 10:00 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch. A cooler will be available for your beverage. The approximate cost is $12 per person. Call Liz Phillips at 484-809-2615 before Monday, August 28, to reserve your seat.

Backpacks will be collected in the bins in the Narthex during the months of August and September. Please drop off gently used backpacks and school supplies for the children in the Allentown School District who otherwise would not have these items. Call Amy Kirkner at 610-349-7283 with any questions.

We need you! Volunteers are needed for hospitality at Café​ Grace on Saturday Evenings and on Sunday at 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and for clean up at 10:45 a.m. to Noon. Please sign up in the Bethany Book if you can help.

Bethany Book In each row there is a black binder know as the Bethany Book. Inside you will find special inserts, connection cards, offering envelopes, pens and weekly sign-up sheets for various opportunities and events at Bethany. Please be sure to pass the book down the row for everyone to see.

 

Children's Ministry Announcements

Family Movie Night will feature Illumination's "Sing"! This family friendly movie takes viewers on a journey as hilarious and lovable animals audition for a singing competition. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for games, refreshments and a great film. It's a pajama party so wear your cutest P.J.'s and come out for fun on Friday, August 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Wescosville campus.

 

Men's Ministry

Men's Bonfire has been planned for Friday, August at 7:00 p.m. at the Macungie Campus. Join us for food, fire and fellowship. Bring something to grill and join the conversation.

Save the Date​ We will hold  a Men's Conference on Friday night and Saturday, October 27 & 28, at the Wescosville Campus. More information to follow.

Men's Ministry Survey If you haven't yet completed this survey please pick one up in the narthex or go online to https://www.sureymonkey.com/r/36nhbn.

 

Missions Announcements

Car Wash/Yard Sale/Bake Sale to help support the Jamaica Missions team will be held on Saturday, August 26 at the Macungie Campus at 7:30 a.m. If you have items you would like to donate please contact Crystal Dunn at 610-220-0205 or email her a cdunn124@gmail.com. If you have items to sell the cost for a parking spot plus grassy area is $15. You need to provide your own table. The setup begins at 6:00 a.m. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you are interested.

Missionary News Learn what missionaries are doing to share Christ. See the mission binders in Café​ Grace today.

Twice Blessed is our inner city outreach store located at 931 Hamilton St., Allentown, Phone #484-221-8501, in the Caring Place. Twice Blessed is now accepting new or gently used clothing, household items, sheets and towels. We NO LONGER accept TV's or electrical equipment. Also, we cannot accept box springs or mattresses. Please drop off your items at the store Wednesday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.You can also drop your items off at Bethany Church at the bottom of the ramp near Fellowship Hall. Thank you all so much for your generosity that allows us to continue this inner city ministry. Please sign up in the Bethany Book or contact Sue LaBelle at 610-737-3346 if you would like to volunteer at the store. 

 

Small Groups Ministry Announcements

Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Don't go through a separation or divorce alone. Beginning this Thursday, August 24 at the Wescosville Campus in Room 214/216 at 6:45 p.m. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you wish to attend.

ACTS 29 You are invited to join this class beginning at 11:00 a.m. next Sunday, August 27 as they complete their prayer journey based on ten powerful chapters for the Book of Acts. New participants are always welcome. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you plan to attend.

Friday Night Fellowship will meet on September 1 in the Fellowship Hall at the Wescosville Campus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This month we will be featuring a Football Tailgating Party complete with wings and games. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you plan to attend.

Lunchtime Ladies meet on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning September 5 in the Choir Room at the Wescosville Campus. Join this group as they complete Priscilla Shirer's study, Armor of God. New participants are welcome at any time. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you would like to attend.

Tuesday Evening Bible Study will begin September 5 at the Macungie Campus in Room 312 at 7:00 p.m. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you plan to attend this group as it begins the study Forgotten God by Francis Chan.

Strength in Suffering provides a non-judgmental environment for people to feel safe, be encouraged and share life together. This group doesn't exist to provide counseling; it exists to simply be there for each other as a body of believers who experience similar struggles in life. This group meets on Tuesdays at the Wescosville Campus beginning September 5 from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. Sign up in the Bethany Book or contact Keri Crawford in the church office if you plan to attend.

Men's Wednesday Night Bible Study will resume on September 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 214/216 at the Wescosville Campus. All are welcome to explore the Book of Revelation as they study the book Agents of the Apocalypse. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you plan to attend. 

Join a group of women as the complete the study Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. This group meets in the Wescosville home of Mary Thomas on Thursday evenings at 6:45 p.m. Sign up in the Bethany Book or contact Keri Crawford in the church office if you plan to attend.

Spiritual Gifts Workshop To discover what your spiritual gifts are and how to use them, join the 2-day workshop on Saturday, September 16 & 23 from 9 a.m. to Noon in Room 312 at the Macungie Campus. If you are interested in attending please sign up in the Bethany Book, contact Keri Crawford in the church office or text your name and the words 'Spiritual Gifts' to Mary Powell at 610-442-0828.

 

Women's Ministry Announcements

Women's Potluck Breakfast Join us on Saturday, September 9, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Wescosville Campus. Doors are open at 8:45 a.m. Bring a dish, bring a friend. Come and hear our speaker, Pastor Nelsom Alleman.

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 second 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, crochet stitchers or want-to-be stitchers are welcome to come at any time. Leader: Donna Long

 

Young Adults

SPOKEN If you are between the ages of 18-28 you are invited to join our young adult ministry called SPOKEN. This group will meet on Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Wescosville Campus.

 

Youth Ministry Announcements

Edge 5th - 12th​ Small Groups will meet this Wednesday, August 23, at the Wescosville Campus.
       5th - 12th​ meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
       
No Plugged In Café 
      

 

Did You Know?

The Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) will hold its 2017 Global Gathering on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The theme is "Move: On Mission With God". The Gathering will be simulcast to regional sites throughout the United States including Bethany Church 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. More details to follow.

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 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 the church office at 610-395-3613.

 

Special Needs Ministry

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate activities each month and/or provide snacks. If you are interested in volunteering and/or helping on a Saturday night please contact Mimi Ludwig at mlludwig@ptd.net or Paula Dooley at paula@paulasjewelry.com.

Special Needs Prayer List If you would like to add your special needs child/teen/young adult to our prayer list, please contact Paula Dooley at paula@paulasjewelry.com.