Important Meetings Scheduled

A Prayer Meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, June 26, in the church library.

There will be a congregational meeting Wednesday, June 27, 7:00, at Arapahoe Charter School.

The church’s Communications Committee will meet Wednesday, 6:00 pm in the church library.
Participation in these meetings will be an opportunity for faith to work.

Messages of Hope Pouring In

Bill McDonald, roommate of Mac Harris at Transylvania, now senior minister at Crestwood Christian Church, Lexington, KY, writes:

“I am so sad for you and all who loved that church building. As you know,
the church itself, being the people, remains. But having pastored at Midway
[Christian Church, Midway, KY], I know the huge part that a historic
building plays in the life of a church. It stands as a symbol of past
witness and future hope. So I too mourn your loss. My prayer is for this
to be a uniting, energizing moment for the church. Sometimes tragedies move
us out of our complacency or apathy and propel us to new heights. That is
my hope for Bethany. Keep the faith, my friends.”

Small Miracles Yield Great Faith

The portrait of Jesus Christ which once adorned the sanctuary, but in recent years has been exhibited on the south wall of the John M. Waters Fellowship Hall, is still hanging on that wall while the sanctuary still smolders. The fire did major damage to the east wall of the hall adjoining the sanctuary. Windows on both sides of the portrait were knocked out and the blinds melted, but the portrait remains, just as faith in the future remains in the hearts of the Bethany Christian church family and extended family. It is believed that the church handbells have also been spared. One stained glass window remains in tact.

The church family is thankful to exhausted firemen and to a community that has been overflowing with kindness.

An Incredibly Horrible Moment

A trained, veteran photo-journalist, a member of the church, made photographs, not crying, but shaking. The tears came when Carolyn Broughton arrived. His wedding to her in this sanctuary, their childhood church home, was only four weeks away.