RetroRockets Show/Dance

If you want a fun evening out, Simon Spalding (vocals, bass, guitar, fiddle) and the other original RetroRockets, Chris Kling (vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass) and Frank Howell (drums, vocals), will be playing some great old songs at the Moose Lodge on NC 55 in Grantsboro tonight, Saturday, June 26, from 8 pm to midnight. The event is open to the public, and admission of $5.00 will be charged.

Some Upcoming Summer Fun Activities

The Activity Committee invites you to some fun events coming up this summer.

  • First, if you’re interested in a week-end group trip in early fall, come to a planning meeting Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Will it be camping? Group house? Beach? Mountains? We’ll decide what kind of event, the date, and the place.
  • Then, join us at the pavilion for “Music and Melons” Saturday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Listen to some good music and get some watermelon juice on your face.
  • Even more fun ahead: An Ice Cream Social at the pavilion Sunday, August 8, at 7 p.m.! We will need people to sign up to make ice cream or desserts. A sign up sheet will be on the door of Class #6.
  • And don’t forget the 5th Sunday Covered Dish Dinner in the fellowship hall after worship Sunday, August 29.

Put these events on your calendars and come have some summer fun with us!

Death Notice

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Beeman, Sr., a long-time member of Bethany and a faithful servant of our Lord who died the evening of June 22. Visitation is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Bryant Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at Bethany Friday at 2 p.m.

Our sympathy and prayers go out to his family, with the knowledge that he is at peace with Jesus.

A Celebration of Our Graduates


Arapahoe Charter School: Bethany Cahoon, Lindsey Lee, Samantha Sawyer

Pamlico County Middle School: Caleb Schmidt

Pamlico County High School: Ethan Schmidt

East Carolina University: Melissa Watson, M.A.

North Carolina State University: Cassie Faulkner

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Kim Lassiter

A Litany

Leader: For life, O Lord,

People: We give you thanks!

Leader: We give you thanks this day especially for the lives of Bethany Cahoon, Cassie Faulkner, Kim Lassiter, Lindsey Lee, Samantha Sawyer, Caleb Schmidt, Ethan Schmidt and Melissa Watson. Give them courage, give them a vision of the person you have redeemed them to be.

People: Endow them with the grace of kindness and compassion; enrich them with Christian endurance and faithful service to humankind.

Leader: Awaken their minds to the wholeness of your creation; grant that they may remain curious about the nature of life and that their daily inquiries may reveal to them your presence.

People: Grant us the grace to unite with them in the body of Christ, heeding together Christ’s call to a life of service and praise!

Leader: Bind our hearts in Christian love,

Unison: Unite us by Your Spirit wherever the enterprise of life takes us, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Come to the Sunday School Picnic!

Bethany’s annual  Sunday School Picnic at Camp Caroline begins Sunday, June 27, at 2 p.m., and we’ll eat about 5 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided, but everyone is asked to bring side dishes and desserts to share. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and fellowship!

Father’s Day Special Music

All women are invited to a special women’s chorus practice Tuesday, June 15, at 7 p.m., to prepare for a serenade for fathers on Father’s Day, June 20. The practice is a one-time event, so you will not commit yourself to be a choir member, but you’re welcome to join, of course.