Renée Midyette was elected by the communications committee to serve as communications director following expiration of the term of the previous director, Mac Harris. Renée’s email address is

The committee recently reorganized its operations plan to make Audio/Visual operations separate from communications. The committee also agreed to put Mark Prescott on retainer to help deal with internet connectivity and computer and other equipment. Other areas of responsibility will be managed in task-force manner.

Although communications will continue to hold its annual barbecued-chicken dinner fundraiser, it will ask the budget committee this year to include communications in the 2016 budget.



The communications committee will hold its annual barbecued-chicken dinner Friday, March 27, featuring Merritt Watson’s unparalleled barbecued chicken and sauce! Plates will be sold by subscription only.

Accompanying the half-chicken on each plate will be baked beans, slaw, a roll and a piece of cake. The price is $7.00 per plate. To order, contact one of the communications committee members: Jennie Adams, Meredith Beeman, Emily Harper, Mac Harris, Renée Midyette or Chris Watson.

Deliveries will be made to institutions with multiple orders, and purchased plates may be picked up at the fellowship hall between 11 AM and 12:30 PM March 27.

Only 400 plates will be available. In the unlikely event that not all plates have been sold as of the event, the remaining plates will be sold at the door. But don’t count on any plates being available March 27; purchase your plates in advance!



There is a lot going on at Bethany in November. Youth meetings include the K-2 group meeting at 7 PM on the 5th and 19th; the 3-5 group meeting at 3 PM on the 10th and 24th; and the 6-HS group meeting from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM on the 9th. On the 29th, they will meet at 3:30 PM in the parking lot to go on a Christmas hayride at Mike’s Country Farm in Onslow County. All of the church family is invited to participate. On the way, they will stop for lunch at a fast-food restaurant.

Hospice of Pamlico County is holding a community-wide grief workshop at Bethany Nov. 13. Entitled Getting Through the Holidays, the workshop will be held at 10:30 AM and again at 7 PM.

The following day, Nov. 14, the Pamlico District Christian Men’s Fellowship meeting will take place at Silver Hill Christian Church. Women are invited to attend. County Commissioner Pat Prescott will be the guest speaker.

Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes will be collected the week of 17-23 November, and the shoe boxes will be dedicated in the worship service Nov. 23.

Thanksgiving offering envelopes will be available at worship Nov. 16 and 23, and we will have a Thanksgiving Day Service in the sanctuary at 10 AM Nov. 27.

A lot is happening on the 16th: In addition to the Thanksgiving offering, the special offering for Fishes & Loaves will take place during worship, and after worship CWF Group 5 is holding Souper Sunday, offering soup and sandwiches at the price of a donation. Later, at the 6 PM CMF/CWF meeting, Casey Perry will speak about Camp Caroline.

A Harbor Sounds concert to benefit the Anointed Remnant Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, will be held at the church across the street from Bethany at 7 PM Friday, Nov. 21. We have offered the use of our parking lot for the concert from 6 PM to around 8:30 PM.

Hanging of the Greens is scheduled for 6 PM Friday, Nov. 28. A light supper will be served. The Hanging of the Greens will be dedicated in the worship service at 11 AM Nov. 30. Following the worship service Nov. 30 will be a 5th-Sunday Dinner, at which donations for the Regional Capital Campaign will be collected.

Everyone is invited to participate in  as many of the activities, events and services as possible, and to enjoy the work and fellowship of Christ’s church!

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Beginning Sunday, July 6, the Sunday School Assembly will begin at 9:30 AM in the sanctuary. Sunday School will begin at 9:45. Café 20 will begin at 10:40 in the fellowship hall.

The implementation team, in consultation with the Sunday School superintendent, changed the schedule through August 31 so that the Sunday School Assembly occurs before Sunday School, preserving the traditional order. In addition, when Sunday School is over, we hope people will go to the fellowship hall for Café 20. The objective of Café 20 is not to eat and drink, but to provide a special time for everyone in the congregation to experience fellowship with each other and to meet and welcome any visitors and to help them feel at home at Bethany.


10376320_10202968210357466_3538488362307270775_nLast summer’s successful Bible Quest Sunday School program is back for this summer, and began June 1. View the Bible Quest Poster.

The program uses a variety of hands-on learning experiences for youth to learn God’s word, and activities are designed toward worship.

A new feature this year is that Bethany’s Bus Ministry will pick up any child who wants to atte10351533_10202968211757501_546572055524629583_nnd Bible Quest but doesn’t have transportation. The purpose of the Bus Ministry is to reach children with the gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve God with their lives. But the Bus Ministry, in addition to providing children with transportation, also gla10304346_10202968208917430_7580700335108167571_ndly will pick up adults who want to attend Sunday School or worship services.

Those who would like transportation
may call 249-0266 and leave a message for the Bus Ministry with name, address and phone number, and number of children or adults who need transportation.

Bible Quest Poster


Beginning Sunday, June 8, Sunday School will begin at 9:30 A.M. and conclude at 10:25 A.M.

At 10:30, all will gather in the Fellowship Hall where we first will have Sunday School Assembly. Following the assembly, we will have fellowship, coffee, tea and snacks, and greet and welcome visitors. Worship service still will start at 11:00 A.M.

This change in schedule will last from June 8 through August 31. The Implementation Team recommended this trial in response to suggestions from the prayer triads and to changes recommended in the Future Story that was adopted last November. The general board approved the recommendation June 1.

Part of the rationale for the change is that it will provide time before the worship service for the whole congregation to meet visitors, welcome them, and talk to them, as well as have fellowship with each other, and it will provide more time for Sunday School lessons.