Fathers were honored at Bethany today, Fathers Day 2017. Rev. Osgood reminded us what fathers do for their children and families by reminding us how our Heavenly Father loves us

The oldest father, Garland Cahoon, and the youngest, Dan Bennett. (Photo by Admin)

We congratulate all the dads, and thank them for their dedication to their families and to the church!


The Bethany/OVB melon garden on River Road is doing well; the cantaloupe plants have bushed out, and the melon plants are running, and all are flowering.

Sunday, 11 June at 7 PM, the youth will be weeding and watering at the garden (447 River Road), and they can use all the help they can get.

You didn’t want to rest this evening, so come out to the garden and have fun!


L to R: Hannah Cowell (UNC-CH), Emilie Metts (High School), Ashleigh Deditch (High School), Kaley Tijerina (High School), and Liam McCarthy (Middle School). Not pictured: Parker Lee (ECU).

During worship June 11, Bethany honored and congratulated all its graduates, who are Liam McCarthy (Middle School), Ashleigh Deditch, Emilie Metts, and Kaley Tijerina (High School), Hannah Cowell (UNC-CH), and Parker Lee (ECU).

The service included a statement of purpose by Rev. Torrie Osgood, presentation of gifts and awarding of Bethany Scholarships by Susan and Del Lee, and a responsive litany of blessings for graduates by the congregation.

Also pictured in the group is Lindsey Lee (far right), standing in for her sister, Parker Lee (ECU), who could not be present.



Bethany members Gloria Cowell, Jack and Gladys Lee, Mac Harris and Torrie Osgood were among those present as Pamlico Community College hosted a Non-profit Leadership Breakfast at the Delamar Center May 23.

PCC President Dr. Jim Ross opened the event saying, “This is simply a way to say ‘thank you.’ You are the foundation of what makes this community great.” He staged the event to recognize non-profit groups in Pamlico County for what they do to improve the quality of life in the county, calling them the “foundation of what makes this community great.”

Ross said the college is helping non-profits by waiving Delamar Center rental fees for causes and non-profits.

Following a breakfast catered by Brantley’s Village Restaurant, a representative of each non-profit organization explained the mission of the organization and how it works.

Gloria Cowell, the first of the group’s speakers, described how Bethany’s Love for Colt event cleared $12,000 for Colt’s treatment expenses due to PCC’s Delamar Center fee waiver.

Torrie Osgood spoke about Bethany, Jack and Gladys Lee represented the Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust, and Mac Harris represented Operation Veggie Box.

Ross concluded the breakfast by stating that, “My personal belief is that we’re all here to do God’s work on earth. You’re appreciated and your hard work is appreciated. Thank you.”


On the morning of June 25, 2007, it was discovered that a fire had begun in the sanctuary that was built in 1911. What followed that day was for our congregation a traumatic event, as the sanctuary burned, and the fellowship hall was so damaged that it too, was lost.

Many of us remember well the sense of tragic loss we felt that day ten years ago this month. But we remember, too, the sense of coming together to overcome it, and the graciousness and generosity of those in the Pamlico County community that immediately offered help, and the generosity of those in the wider Christian community, as well.

Within two years we were worshiping in the building that we now call home, evidence of the love and generosity of a great many who helped us financially, and of the dedication and foresight of those in our congregation who guided us through those troubled times, and of the love of Christ, who enabled us to carry on as His church.

That terrible day, this website was activated, and from its archives we put together the two pictures that form the website header for June, one of the old church bell tower burning, and the other reflecting the larger view of that tragic scene. Because they were scanned, the resolution and sharpness are not too good, but they reflect our vision through tears that day.

Our wish is that what happened June 25, 2007, never again happens, but that we retain from the tragedy that sense of coming together to rebuild, so that we are a better congregation to serve Christ.