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

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.

Veteran Tribute Dinner This dinner is offered to veterans and their families prior to attending the Tribute To Our Freedom concert. Please call the church office by May 19 to let us know how many will be attending. Although there is no charge we need your RSVP to purchase the food.

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 known as the Bethany Book. Inside you will find special inserts, connections cards, offering envelopes and events at Bethany. Please be sure to pass the book down the row for everyone to see.

 

Children's Ministry Announcements

AWANA​ this Wednesday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m. at the Wescosville Campus.

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.

Iron Pigs The Children's Ministry is sponsoring nights for the entire church at the Iron Pigs games on Friday, May 12th and 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, May 20, 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 We are excited to launch this new program on the first Friday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning May 5. Each month will feature a different theme that includes food, music, games and fellowship. Our kick-off theme will be Cinco de Mayo complete with a taco bar and all the fixings. This will be a great opportunity to meet new people and spend time with friends. We will eat, pray, share, talk and have fun together. Childcare is available upon request. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you plan to attend.

Bethany Basics We are all designed to be part of a church family, and that is exactly what Bethany is intended to be - you family. For those who are newer to our church and want to know more about Bethany you are invited to join us for a short informational session either Sunday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. or on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Room 307 at the Macungie Campus. Sign up in the Bethany Book if you plan to attend.

Women's Ministry Announcements

Women's Potluck Breakfast Join us on Saturday, May 13, 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. The speaker will be Carol Hockman as she discusses: Believe it or Not!

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.

 

Youth Ministry Announcements

Edge 5th - 12th​ Small Groups will meet this Wednesday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m. at the Wescosville Campus 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Open Gym 5th - 12th​ Join us on Friday, May 5 at the Macungie Campus 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

 

Did You Know?

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.

Hand in Hand Ministry is in search of families with children ages 5-13 with special needs that we can minister to within our church community. We are blessed to have a great group of young adults ages 14 and older, but our ministry would also love to have a wonderful group of children under the age of 13. If you know of any families with children under the age of 13 who would be interested in participating in our ministry's events please let us know. We would love to have young people of all ages attend our monthly Saturday Fun Night Out programs as well as other events within our ministry. For more information please contact Lisa Lacko at edlacko@ptd.net or Stephanie Houck at stephouck31@gmail.com.