Bethany’s outreach committee in November sent 62 shoe boxes with gifts for children to Operation Christmas Child’s processing center in Charlotte. They will be among 8 million distributed around the world where needed this Christmas. Thanks to everyone who participated.
The 5th Sunday Potluck covered-dish dinner will be held after the worship service at Camp Caroline, Sunday, Dec. 30. (Could this be a way to get rid of your Christmas dinner leftovers?) Please join us and bring a covered dish and/or a dessert!
The Prime Timers are seeking volunteers to plan the mystery dining destinations and drive the Prime Timers in the church van.
Some volunteers also are needed to drive Miss Anna Bissette to church when Ben Casey cannot do so.
If you can help with either, please sign up at the church office, or for more information, contact James Hardison.
Christian Womens Fellowship Missions Chair Mary Ann Sugg is asking people to volunteer to provide emergency transportation when needed. Please contact Mary Ann Sugg or the church office if you can help.
At this time, no canned vegetables are needed for the food pantry; however, items that are needed include canned meat products, juices, peanut butter, breakfast foods, nutritious snack items, pasta products, gravy and sauce mixes. Please bring some of these items on food collection Sunday, Dec. 23.
Bethany memorial bricks with engraved placques still are available for a $50.00 donation to the rebuilding fund. Stop by the church office or contact Terry Cannan.
Bethany’s fundraising committee will host a booth at the Arts & Crafts Fair Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Craven County Fairgrounds.
Bethany’s annual Hanging of the Greens is Friday, Nov. 30, at 6:00 p.m., followed by fellowship and a hot bowl of chili. Please celebrate with us as we begin this most joyful season of the year!
A memorial service for John Forster, a beloved member of the Bethany church family, will be held Saturday, Nov. 24 at 3:00 p.m. in the Arapahoe United Methodist Church. Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the family will receive visitors at Arapahoe UMC. Burial will be later in the Arlington National Cemetery.
The church family extends its sympathy, prayers and Christian love to his family.
Thanks to our fellow Disciples at First Christian Church, Rocky Mount, the church will be getting a new computer soon, along with an LCD projector. The congregation of First Christian, after the fire that destroyed Bethany’s sanctuary and fellowship hall, graciously donated money earmarked for a new computer.
After studying the needs of the church and determining specifications for a computer that will meet the needs, the communications committee Nov. 4 recommended the purchase of a computer and LCD projector to the board, which approved the purchase. The computer, a laptop, will be able to host church records and also provide the ability, along with the projector, for presentation graphics. The purchase will fill a concrete need that has existed for some time.