VISION TEAM PRESENTS THE FUTURE STORY

In a special worship service today the vision team presented the future story. The worship service was designed to provoke interest in reading the booklet containing the future story, contextual analysis and history of Bethany.

The Vision Team wears special glasses to see the vision. It's unknown why their noses are red.

The Vision Team wears special glasses to see the vision. It’s unknown why their noses are red.

In a congregational meeting after worship December 1, a vote will be held to affirm the future story.

Below are links to the documents contained in the booklet.

Link: Vision Statement and Future Story. (PDF, 288 KB)

Link: Contextual Analysis. (PDF, 278 KB)

Link: A Brief History of Bethany Christian Church. (PDF, 164 KB)

DEATH NOTICE – WILLIAM PERRY BOYD

We learned of the death Nov. 19 of Colonel William Perry Boyd (US Army, Ret.), 83, of Chapel Hill, formerly of Grantsboro. We extend our prayers and condolences to his family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Nov. 23 at New Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church, the Revs. Graham Lane and Dwayne Boyd officiating. Interment in the church cemetery with military honors will follow immediately.

Flowers are accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Fisher House Foundation, http://www.fisherhouse.org.

SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICE: PRESENTATION OF THE FUTURE STORY

The Vision Team will present a special worship service Sunday, November 24, to introduce the Future Story. The order of worship will be outlined in the church bulletin for November 24 that will be posted in this site’s Order of Worship page Saturday, November 23.

A booklet containing the Future Story, the Contextual Analysis and a brief history of Bethany will be distributed at the end of the worship service by Bethany’s children.

Everyone is asked to read the booklet during the week of November 24. A congregational meeting will be held immediately after the worship service the following Sunday, December 1, to affirm the Future Story.

DEATH NOTICE – NED EVERETT DELAMAR, JR.

We learned of the death Nov. 18 of Ned Everett Delamar, Jr., 93, of Oriental. We extend our prayers and condolences to his family. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 A.M. Nov. 22 at Oriental Methodist Church, the Revs. Charles Moseley and Stan Brown officiating. Visitation with the family will begin there at 9:15 A.M. prior to the service. A graveside service with Masonic Rites and US military honors will follow the celebration service at Oriental Cemetery. Other visitation this week will take place at the home of Mary and Michael Flythe, 1998 Jack Rabbit Lane, New Bern NC 28562.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Ned’s memory may be made to Oriental United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 70, Oriental, NC 28571, or Ned E. Delamar Scholarship, Pamlico Community College Foundation, P.O. Box 185, Grantsboro, NC 28529.

CWF HOLDS ANOTHER GREAT HARVEST DINNER!

Those working in the kitchen and on the serving line were hustling from the beginning.

Those working in the kitchen and on the serving line were hustling from the beginning.

The Christian Women’s Fellowship’s (CWF) annual Harvest Dinner was scheduled to begin at 5 P.M. in the fellowship hall last Saturday, but from around 4:30 there were people standing in line to buy tickets and waiting for the women to begin serving, and by 5:15 the tables in the fellowship hall were full.

The food order and pick-up station stayed busy.

The food order and pick-up station stayed busy.

Pat Stilley, who headed the dinner, said that the women cooked 16 20-lb. turkeys, 30 turkey legs, 15 gal. of green beans, 10 gal. of gravy, 12 pans of dressing, 2 bushels of sweet potatoes, used 2½ gal. of cranberries, and 300 rolls.

In addition, 60 people helped cook, serve, set up, clean up, sent things in for cooking and much more. The Harvest Dinner committee–Pat Stilley, Renée Midyette and Margaret Harrell–spent countless hours ahead of time calling people, double checking, shopping for

The choice of cake was overwhelming!

The choice of cake was overwhelming!

groceries and supplies, among other things.

On the day of the dinner, turkey slicers began at 9 A.M., and the last of those working didn’t leave until 8 P.M.

Not all the bills are tallied, so it’s not known how much was made. But, as Pat Stilley put it, “It was a lot of work but also great fellowship and a good memory maker and of course

All those who helped were efficient and dedicated.

All those who helped were efficient and dedicated.

great food.” It’s not likely that anyone who helped would disagree with the first part of Pat’s statement, and all those who ate the dinners certainly attested to the fact that it was great food!

 

 

 

Pat, Renée and Margaret kept everything working smoothly.

Pat, Renée and Margaret kept everything working smoothly.

The cashier stayed busy selling tickets.

The cashier stayed busy selling tickets. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All were enjoying their dinners.

All were enjoying their dinners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But then there was the clean up.

But then there was the clean up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And more clean up!

And more clean up!

 

 

 

DISTRICT CMF CONTRIBUTES TO OPERATION VEGGIE BOX

Evelyn Paul and Brent Stowe chat as the vote is taken to contribute money to OVB operations.

Evelyn Paul and Brent Stowe chat as the vote is taken to contribute money to OVB operations.

The Pamlico District Christian Men’s Fellowship (CMF) voted last night to contribute $500 to Operation Veggie Box’s 2014 planned operations. After David Bailey presented an overview of planned OVB operations, CMF members at the meeting passed the motion unanimously.

Earlier in the meeting, held at Kitt Swamp Christian Church, Ben Casey presented an engaging program of photographic slides from his books on the

Ben Casey presents the program at the Pamlico District CMF Meeting at Kitt Swamp CC Nov. 8.

Ben Casey presents the program at the Pamlico District CMF Meeting at Kitt Swamp CC Nov. 8.

subjects of the Neuse and Trent Rivers and the Dismal Swamp Canal, along with a letter from a Native American student at Pamlico Community College explaining her view on the care and preservation of the rivers. The meeting was preceded by a delicious meal provided by the host church.

DEATH NOTICE – THOMAS GRANT (T.G.) LEARY, JR.

We learned of the death Nov. 6 of Thomas Grant (T.G.) Leary, Jr., 72, of Grantsboro. We extend our prayers and condolences to his family. He was a member of the Alliance United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held at 2 P.M., Nov. 8, at Bryant Funeral Home, the Rev. Penny Dollar Farmer officiating. Interment will follow in Sandhill Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6-7:30 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alliance United Methodist Church, c/o Earl Spencer, 999 Campen Rd, Bayboro, NC 28515, or Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 NC Hwy 55, Grantsboro, NC 28529.

DEATH NOTICE – ALBERT RAY BELANGIA

We learned of the death today of Albert Ray Belangia, 82, of Arapahoe. We extend our prayers and condolences to his family.A funeral will be held at noon, Nov. 8, at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church, the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating. Interment will follow in Rawls Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Pamlico, 11146 N.C. 55, Grantsboro, NC 28529 or Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570.