Announcements

Visit this page to find emergency cancellation procedures, hospital visit information, and recent announcements to stay up to date on everything going on at Bethany!

Emergency Cancellation Procedures

If both the 8:00 and 10:30 services are cancelled on Sunday morning, a service at 1:00 pm will be offered at the Macungie Campus, weather permitting.  Please continue to check the status of our worship services on WFMZ and Bethany’s website.  Additionally, we will utilize the b-mail and our Bethany App, which will update you on the status of worship services.

Hospital Visits

Please contact the church office if you or a family member will be going to the hospital. When you register at the hospital please use Church Code 747. If you have any questions, call the church office at
610-395-3613.

General Announcements

There are many ways to still contribute:

  1. Mail or drop off at the office
  2. Online via our website – Give.
  3. Text to give – 610-215-7451 – enter code and amount:
    1. Dough2Door = DtoD plus amount
    2. Mac – Worship 2020 = General plus amount
    3. Kingdom Building 2020 = KB plus amount
    4. Missions Donations = Missions plus amount

Vacation Bible School for June 22 – 26 has been cancelled.  We are working on planning alternative fun, faith-filled events/activities for children and families over the summer based upon mandates/restrictions or the lifting of these.

COVID-19 has NOT stopped us from meeting.  We are just doing it a little different.  Join in on one of them by ZOOM.  There are 3 ways to find a group:

  1. Look on our website under Adult Ministries
  2. They are listed in the B-Mail
  3. They are listed on our Facebook page

Volunteers are needed to take parishioners who were recently in the hospital to doctor appointments and to therapy appointments. If you are able to serve in this mission, please contact the church office at 610-395-3613.

Hospitality, Ushers and Greeters are needed for all services. Please call the church office at 610-395-3613.

Our cupboards are bare!  We are looking for donations of “Rold Gold” pretzels, “Nabisco Barnum” animal crackers and baked goods.   The reason we are asking for specific brands is because of allergies.  We also have a bakers list.  We encourage the bakers to pick a week that they would like to donate.  If you are interested please contact Donna Long at the church office, 610-395-3613.

Would you be able to come to worship service 20 minutes early and sit behind the info desk to answer any questions people might have? If interested please contact the church office at 610-395-3613.

If you would be interested in receiving prayer requests via email, please contact Donna Long at dlong@bethanyumchurch.com so you can be added.

Ministry Announcements

Stay tuned for information on our next outing.

Adult Sunday School Classes are offered every Sunday at the Macungie campus during the Sunday School hour beginning at 9:00 a.m.  You may join a class at any time.

Romans  Room 311  Facilitators: Matt Mumma and Bud Reed

Spiritual Gifts  Room 302  Facilitator: Ken Young

Book of Acts  Room 312  Facilitator: Mike Bunner

Making Modern Disciples  Room 309    Facilitator: TBD

If you are visiting for the first time, please stop by the Children’s Desk for information on our ministries and events and receive a welcome gift for your child.

Sunday School Coordinator:  Would help schedule and send emails to the Sunday School Teachers.  We are currently using an online curriculum so the lessons and video are downloaded each week, save the video to a flash drive and print a copy of the curriculum for each classroom (3) and emailed to the teachers.  The email also includes which teachers are scheduled for that week. 

Family Sunday School Co-Leader:  At 9:00 a.m. on Sundays, the whole family comes together and a lesson is facilitated.  Marleah Doyle will continue to teach and would appreciate an assistant. 

Awana  Awana is our mid-week children’s program which will is held at the Wescosville Campus.  There is a family meal from 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and then Awana runs from 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Ages 2 years through 5th grade.  Register online at www.bethanyumchurch.com. 

Classroom assistants are needed.  The classroom assistant would require you to be at Awana each week, listening to the children recite their verses, helping the leader during lesson time and bringing the children down together for game time. 

MOPS & MOMSnext: Mothers of Preschoolers and Elementary students meetings are the 2nd & 4th Fridays 9:30-11:30 am at Macungie Campus. All moms are welcome to join in a time of gathering, community, learning and fun. Come spoil yourself with some Mom time. MopsKids is available for children.

Group Life:  Group Life is another name for small groups with a focus on applying Bible study to modern life’s challenges. How do I start one? How do I find one? What groups are available? Where do I meet people who are like me and have the same challenges and questions? The answer to all of the above is the Life Groups. For more information please visit our Adult Ministries page or contact the church office.

Leaders looking to launch groups will be looking to find others with similar interests and availability.

Give the Holy Spirit a chance to make a connection and start your next major journey into a deeper faith!

Men’s Night Out – Please stay tuned for the next Men’s Night Out announcement.

Men’s Ministry Facebook Page We are excited to announce the launch of our new Facebook Page, designed specifically for the men of Bethany. We look forward to connecting with you and growing together in Christ through this new page.

May 1 Marie Gradwell 1328 Russett Road, Allentown, PA 18104
May 1 Corinne Alderfer 6246 Woodfern Drive, Emmaus, PA 18049
May 2 Doris Rice 6245 Ulrich Mill Road, New Tripoli, PA 18066
May 5 Candy Brooks 1439 Buck Trail Road, Allentown, PA 18104
May 6 John Janson 525 N. Broad Street, Allentown, PA 18104
May 7 Iva Campbell 331 S. 18th Street, Allentown, PA 18104
May 7 Gary Thorne 2552 Gulph MLS, Macungie, PA 18062
May 9 Ralph Lewis 5758 Tavistock Lane, Macungie, PA 18062
May 15 LeAnn Warmkessel 4501 Stole Road, Emmaus, PA 18049
May 21 Shirley Acker 1545 W. Greenleaf St., Rm 221, Allentown, PA 18102
May 21 Kenneth Young 3867 Chestnut Street, Alburtis, PA 18011
May 24 Allen McNabb, 2504 Rolling Green Drive, Macungie, PA 18062
May 30 Richard Stokes 4105 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104

Kingdom Man: Join us on a journey to become the men God created us to be. Every Thursday of the month (except the fourth Thursday) 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in room 312 at the Macungie Campus. 

Special Muffins from Special People:  Come see us the second Sunday of every month at Grace Café.  Donations are needed!  For more information please contact Lisa Lacko at edlacko@ptd.net.

Duke’s Delites:  Hand in Hand Ministry along with Duke’s Delites, a division of the Love Ran Red Foundation, are selling specialty hand made dog biscuits.  See our table next month in the church lobby before and after services.  For opportunities to help sell these special furry treats at your local business, contact Mimi Ludwig at mlludwig@ptd.net.

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

We are encouraging the women to continue with walking in our beautiful parks. However, we will not be planning any walks for the summer. Please let us know if you are interested in restarting again in the fall. Email Diane at diabid@gmail.com. MOPS/MOMSnext:  This is a special ministry for all moms.  Come join us for a cup of coffee, delicious breakfast and grow in friendships and faith.  Every 2nd and 4th Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. starting in September at Macungie.  MOPS is also in need of a Coordinator for the children of our MOPS moms.  Responsibilities include coordination of the teachers and finding subs as needed.  If interested, please contact Kelly Bender. 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 third 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, loomers, crochet stitchers or want-to-be stitchers are welcome to come at any time. Leader: Donna Long

Youth Sunday School:  Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at the Macungie campus in Rooms 305, 306, 307.

Small Group Bible Study: After the Family Meal on Wednesdays.

Missions Announcements

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) spends 100% of your donation on the project you select.  All operative and administrative costs are paid for out of General Boards.  If you would like to donate to the victim relief from the hurricanes, please go to www.umcmission.org and highlight national disasters.  Read about the latest info and make a donation.  Thank you for caring.

Allentown Children’s Project: Immediate needs: bags of rice (no more than 32 oz.), boxes of cold cereal, applesauce, boxes of individually bagged oatmeal, plastic jars of jelly, beef stew. Gift cards to the Grocery Outlet would also be very helpful.  Please no oversize items-they need to be able to fit into the child’s backpack. No glass containers.  Thank you for supporting this ongoing ministry!

Emergency Food Pantry – Immediate needs: Stew and Canned Chicken

Food Pantry and Allentown Children’s Project:  Please see the Food Pantry and ACP donation bins located in the Narthex for a complete list of items needed for each of these volunteer efforts. Please no expired items.  We can not accept baby food.  Thank you for your help.

Missions Binder:  Letters and updates from our missionaries and organizations are located at the Information Desk. 

Connect With Us

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  or explore these related pages of our website.