Pamlico County’s One Voice Youth Choir returned to Bethany to deliver its message through song about the love of Jesus Christ , Sunday, June 29. One Voice performed on June 24, 2007, the last service held in the old Bethany sanctuary before the fire destroyed the building the next day. From the pulpit, Merritt Watson remarked that it was a blessing to have them share with Bethany a year later in the same week a new foundation for a new sanctuary was laid.
Exactly one year ago, June 25, 2007, this church member/photographer stood directly behind a New Bern fireman as he operated a joy stick directing a thousand gallons of water per minute onto the flames of Bethany Christian Church. On a foggy June 25, 2008, this photographer stood right beside Pete Etheridge from Greenville, NC as he directed tons of concrete down onto the new foundation for Bethany Christian Church. The Lord doth provide.
June 24, 2008 Photo by Tommy Banks
June 19, 2008 Photo by Tommy Banks
June 16, 2008Photo by Tommy Banks
June 11, 2008 Photo by Tommy Banks
These artifacts were found Wednesday near the parking lot about 2 feet below the surface. Photo by Tommy Banks
Workers began pouring footings today. Photo by Tommy Banks
Beginning in June, the Bethany Beacon will be published monthly on the first Thursday following the first Sunday.