Bethany Men Plan Trail Ride

The inaugural Bethany Men’s Trail Ride will take place Saturday, May 10 at Bossy Hardison Farms on Hwy 306. A registration fee of $20 will include lunch. Proceeds will benefit the church’s re-building effort. A negative Coggins is required for equine entrants. More details will follow, but for now, to learn more, contact Bossy Hardison at 252-249-0187,, or Jeanette & Mark Lee, 252-249-0226,

Help Julia Peterson in the Capital Campaign

Julia Peterson is working on a project to collect all the names and addresses of Bethany’s extended family so they can be contacted during the Capital Campaign. If you know of family members or friends of Bethany who live elsewhere and who would appreciate having the opportunity to participate in the rebuilding of the church and the life of the church, please contact Julia Peterson or Mac Harris,

After an intensive evaluation of the needs of the church and how those needs can be explained, material is now being prepared to send to the Bethany family for the Capital Campaign. Please be in prayer for the success of the campaign, not just how it relates to resurrecting our church buildings, but also how being involved in this effort can resurrect our faith.

Nettie C. Banks

Bethany member Nettie C. Banks, 96, died Monday, Feb. 4, at Britthaven of Pamlico. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park. The Reverend Roger Bennett will officiate. At 1 p.m., prior to the graveside service, the family will receive friends at the cemetery. Flowers are welcome, but memorial donations may be made to Bethany Christian Church rebuilding fund, P.O. Box 156, Arapahoe, NC 28510, or Eastern Star Chapter 189, P.O. Box 146, Grantsboro, NC 28529.

The Bethany church family expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to Mrs. Banks’ family in its time of grief.

Capital Campaign Plans Are Being Finalized

A plan for a Capital Campaign to finish and furnish the new church was presented to both the Elders and the Church Board, Sunday, February 3.

The Church Board approved a campaign goal of $300,000.00. Donors may make one contribution or pledge an amount to be contributed over a three-year period. The campaign should end the last Sunday in March with a celebration planned for the Groundbreaking on Sunday, April, 6. The cost of the church and its furnishings is well over four times the goal of $300,000.00. With insurance and donations already made, the church board is confident that $300,000.00 will adequately complete the re-building of Bethany Christian Church.

Significant is the fact that both Elders and Board Members have pledged 100% participation in the re-building effort.