Stewardship Campaign Begins

The annual campaign to raise funds for the church budget will conclude October 28. Church members will receive special mailings in the very near future emphasizing the importance of creating the funds necessary to meet the church’s operating expenses.

According to Ben Casey, 2007 Stewardship Chair, “While it is so vital that we raise funds to build a new sanctuary and education building, it is absolutely necessary that we raise funds to meet operational expenses. Our challenges are perhaps greater than the challenges of the congregation of 1840. We have to not only survive, but we must thrive. All of the people, locally, regionally, and nationwide, who have poured out their love for this congregation in the aftermath of the fire are counting on us. Stewardship is part of our spiritual journey, recognizing that what we give is so small in comparison to what God gave us on the cross.”

What Fun One Misses When One Misses Church Activities

Those who missed the Bethany Concert Saturday evening missed a good time. Some can only wonder how good a good time!

The music festival raised over $1,200 for Bethany’s Rebuilding Fund!

Bethany thanks Sara and Simon Spalding for organizing the event, the fundraising committee for the food, and special thanks to Pepsi of New Bern (Minges Bottling), Harris Teeter, Piggly Wiggly, Wal-Mart, Sandra Faulkner, Kelly and Buck Jones and the ladies of the church for the donation of food and beverage items, John Cannan and John Beeman for grilling, and to all who helped set up and clean up.