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 Because the children carry the food home from school, please no glass jars and no expired dates or soon to be expired. 

Only the following items are needed:
18 oz. peanut butter
20 oz. jelly
15 oz. - 24 oz. cans tomato spaghetti sauce
15 oz. canned carrots, mixed vegetables, 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
10 - 18 oz. Cereal
instant oatmeal (8 pack individual serving packets)
4 pack pudding cups
6 pack applesauce cups

Thank you for your generosity.

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

Thank you! 

New Announcements

SAVE THE DATE We will have a congregational appreciation and farewell for Pastor Mike on June 18. More information to follow.

Graduation Weekend is June 17/18 All High School seniors and college graduates (Winter 2016 and Spring 2017), please contact the church office with your name and the name of the school/college/university your are graduating from. Please send your picture to Tyler Behnke by June 9 at tbehnke@bethanyumchurch.com

Summer Program Registration is now open for Bethany's Preschool Summer Program being held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. It runs June 13 through August 10. The tuition for both Tuesdays and Thursdays is $325. For more information contact Amy Hain at ahain@bethanyumchurch.com or call the church office at 610-395-3613.

SteelHawks Faith & Family Night The Lehigh Valley arena football team has partnered with local churches to provide a Faith & Family themed night. It will be held at the last regular season home game on Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the PP&L Center. To ensure you are seated with your friends from Bethany, you can pick up your discounted tickets in the church office or contact Scotty Coyle at scoyle@bethanyumchurch.com. The $15 ticket includes a Faith Night t-shirt and end zone seating.

You are needed! Please look in the Bethany Book this weekend to see how you can help and volunteer your time and talents. Help us grow God's Kingdom.

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

VBS will be held this summer June 26 - 30. Morning sessions will be 9:15 a.m. - Noon with evening sessions 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. Register online at www.bethanyumchurch.com/children. Children attending must be 4 years old by June 26 up through having just completed the 5th grade.

OPEN POSITIONS AM preschool playground leader, preschool Kid/Vid leader, PM preschool snack leader.

Iron Pigs The Children's Ministry is sponsoring another night for the entire church at the Iron Pigs games on Friday, July 14th. These are great events for the entire family and includes reserved seating for our congregation. Tickets are $10 a piece which includes a $2 voucher for food or the gift store. Parking is $5. Contact Suzanne Cressman at 484-225-8605 for tickets.

 

Men's Ministry

Men's Breakfast Join us on Saturday, June 17, at 7:00 a.m. in the Carlson Hall at the Wescosville Campus.

 

Missions Announcements

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 Thursday, Friday or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Bethany is no longer a drop off place. 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. For large item pick-ups contact Marci Alderfer at 610-393-7357

 

Small Groups Ministry Announcements

Friday Night Fellowship The Small Group Ministry is excited to invite you to join us on June 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Wescosville Campus for our "Start of Summer" picnic, which will feature hamburgers and hotdogs with all the toppings. Come out and enjoy great food, music, games, fellowship and lots of fun. It's a great opportunity to meet new people and spend time with friends. Sign up in the Bethany Book or contact Keri in the church office if you plan to attend.

Invitation to Prayer Bethany's Prayer Team invites you to join them for a time of prayer for our church, our community and our nation on Saturday, June 3 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at our Wescosville Campus. Your are welcome to come for any part of the time or stay for its entirety. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you plan to attend.​

RightNow Media Last September, Bethany introduced RightNow Media, which is an amazing resource to help you grow in your walk with Christ. This resource provides access to over 10,000 Bible studies, conference talks and videos for kids, youth and adults. If you've used this resource, please complete the brief survey on the pew sheet in the Bethany Book. If you would like access, please provide your email address on the pew sheet.

 

Women's Ministry Announcements

Women's Potluck Breakfast Join us on Saturday, June 10, 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, Mary Powell as she discusses the topic Unwrap your God given gifts.

Bus Trip August 16 Join us as we go to Lancaster to visit Biblical Tabernacle, lunch at Bird in Hand Restaurant and see an afternoon presentation of JONAH at Sight and Sound. It's an $85 all inclusive fee. Contact Marlene at 610-703-4006 with questions and to reserve your spot. Invite your friends for a spirit fun filled day!

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 Parsonage Fireside, 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: Denise Morth

 

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.

 

Did You Know?

June/July POST is available for pick up this weekend at the Information Desk or online. Please check out the Lost and Found page to see if any items are yours. Unclaimed items will either be donated or disposed by the end of July.

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.