Diaconate and Elders to Meet in New Sanctuary

Janci Cahoon asks that all members of the Diaconate and Elders meet in the new sanctuary Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10:00 a.m. We will be using the sanctuary soon, and it is important that we are familiar with new procedures for serving communion there. Be sure to attend–we want communion to be a meaningful experience for all of us, and it will be fun to learn a new way of serving.

Bethany Reaches Out to Community

Many military care packages were shipped overseas in December.

Bethany members Carolyn Casey and John Cannan ring Salvation Army bells.

Bethany’s children look over the holiday gifts that will go to a family that our church adopted.

Correction to the Beacon

The December issue of the Bethany Beacon states that the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 7:00 pm at the Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church. The correct time is 8:00 pm.

The Chancel Organ and Piano Arrive!

The organ is unloaded…

And the piano is set in the sanctuary.

Naomi and Garland Cahoon, who gave the organ, admire the new instrument.

Naomi is excited!

Naomi plays a recital…

And Annette Brinson tries out the piano!

Photos by Tommy Banks

Outreach Committee Reminders

Thanks to all who donated canned and packaged food items at our Thanksgiving Day service! All food will be donated to the Salvation Army food drive.

Holiday care packages are being mailed this week to service members from our area whom we know: Blake Harrell, Michael Bell, Jamie Wayne, Jonathan Lee and Guy Allsup. Thanks to everyone who contributed items and cards to send to these young men serving our country in or near the Middle East!

Please send a special Christmas card this year to a recovering soldier. The address is

A Recovering Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

Also, please remember our Christmas Families and special Christmas offering schedule:

Sunday, December 14: Dedication of gift items for Christmas Family #1; last Sunday to contribute monetarily for Christmas toys and food for Family #3–a family with 3 small children ages 1, 3 & 5; and special Christmas offering for Regional Ministries

Sunday, December 21: Last Sunday to make a love offering for Family #2–a family with increased medical expenses over the past few years.

Let’s make this Christmas a special one for these families and for our service men and women!

Pews Installed

Assembly of the pews began Tuesday morning…

and many were assembled by Tuesday afternoon.

Photos by Tommy Banks