Camp Seafarer Directors,Sally Ransome, left, and Sarah Kronour, brought a contingent of Seafarer counselors to Bethany on Friday, June 29, to use Charlie Beard’s power washer to clean folding chairs from the fellowship hall for Sunday’s worship service under the pavilion.
Young people from all over the nation, in Arapahoe for a summer at camp, reaching out to help Bethany Christian Church recover.
Roger Surprenant captured a poignant moment.
Firemen, not members of Bethany Christian Church, at significant risk, taking non-paid leave from regular jobs, during the demolition of the remaining walls of the sanctuary, saved the stained glass window over the front door of Bethany Christian Church.
There is a lesson here about many values. Rebuilding of this historic structure – this historic church home to so many people – this part of the heritage of Bethany Crossing, now called Arapahoe – this rebuilding begins. It is more than a rebuilding of a church sanctuary; it is a rebuilding of the life of Bethany Christian Church.