Sunday, June 30th - Call 2 Fall (National Prayer Movement)
America needs change. Yet the change we need does not come from Washington or Wall Street. It comes from God. It begins with God’s people praying to Him for the change we need: ”If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) God promises real change – spiritual healing for our souls and our land – if we will simply humble ourselves in repentant prayer before Him. We have an amazing opportunity to join churches nationwide for the “Call to Fall” on our knees.
God prescribes a very specific type of prayer that is a necessary prerequisite to healing and renewal. He calls on us to fall to our knees before Him and take responsibility for the state of our nation by confessing our corporate and individual sins.
I will answer God's call to fall on my knees in humility and seek His face in repentance so that He might forgive my sins and heal our land. Will you? Join us Sunday, June 30th at 10:15 am to fall on our knees and pray!
Bethany Goes Green!
In an effort to take better care of the resources that God has so richly given us, we are excited to share ways that we here at Bethany are making efforts to lower our carbon footprint. We have proudly instituted Recycling here at Bethany for items that are used in the church and offices. Aluminum, cardboard, clear plastic, glass, paper, and Styrofoam items are accepted and must be separated. In the main building, there are green bins located below the coffee station table in the Contemporary Sanctuary that are labeled with the items to be placed in them. In The Parish House there is a box for paper in the administrative assistant’s office and bins in the break/kitchen area for the other items.
Please do your best to help Bethany go green and do our part to save the planet!!
“Washed Clean Kits”
Next Community Dinner's:
Milton Harvest Community Dinner on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm at St. Andrew's UMC, 102 Lower Market St, Milton PA.
Community Dinner - Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm at Christ Evan Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning St, Milton PA.
Synopsis of movie: When his parish closes, a big-hearted California preacher is dispatched to a church in tiny Eufala, Arizona (pop. 4521), a land of rodeos, square dances, lovestruck goats, and amateur musicals. Can Pastor Randy (Patrick Muldoon, Days of Our Lives) and his loved ones keep their sanity long enough to inspire a community that's gone astray? Starring Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers) and Bruce Davison (X-Men), this comic tale shows that a small town is a perfect place for a great big miracle.
Invite your family & friends to this Free Event! All are welcome!
BETH "Washed Clean Kits" (Hygiene Kits)
Bethany is proud and excited to announce we are launching a personal hygiene packs ministry for members of our community! This will be an ongoing ministry and collection of materials will continue to be placed in the bins in the sanctuary. There will be events held at the church on tables that will be set up and individuals will be able to select from the items available for their own needs. We delivered 20 BETH Washed Clean kits to the HandUp women's shelter “Renewed Hope Women’s Home” .
The items that we are accepting for the packs are:
Soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body sprays, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand/body lotion, wash cloths, hand towels, disposable personal/baby wipes, feminine products, toilet paper, and both baby and adult diapers. (Items mostly needed are hand towels, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, feminine products, and individual packets of tissues.)
The small individual, hotel-sized bottles are preferred but any donations are welcomed!
We thank you in advance for your support of this exciting new ministry!!
Free Dinner & A Movie
Free Dinner (Picnic Style) and A Movie Night will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 18 Center St, Milton PA 17847.
Dinner starts at 5:00 pm with hot dog, summer salads, ice cream & drink. Movie showing of “Fishes ‘N Loaves: Heaven Sent” will begin at 6:00 pm.
Bible Study (Book of Revelation)
Bible Study continuing on Tuesday’s at 10:00 am and on Thursday’s at 7:00 pm will be studying the Book of Revelation. Study should end in October 2019 (22 Weeks)
No sign up needed, just simply bring your Bible and chose your group on Tuesdays or Thursdays. All are welcome!
VBS 2019 News.......
Vacation Bible School for 2019 – Canceled
After much prayer we regret to inform everyone that there will be no Vacation Bible School this year, which was to be held at Christ Lutheran in June. We just do not have the volunteers needed to make it all work. Pray for next year and new ideas.
- Shelly Sholley (Bethany UMC) & Kay Dunn (Milton Lutheran Parish)