Bethany UMC helping St. Andrew's UMC Panther Packs Ministry:
“Sharing the Table” Milton Panther Packs Program is a way you can help this important ministry to feed the children in the Milton School District elementary schools. Bethany UMC will be in charge of providing to as many as 350 children per week, of fruit cups and individual boxes of cereals. Also in need of plastic grocery bags. Please bring in those items of the first of the month for “Sharing the Table”.
Next Food Collection Communion Dates: Sept 6th, 2020
Or bring into the church office, Monday, Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm or Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.
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!!
Milton Ministerium presents:
“Milton Bridge Walk in the Spirit”
Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID situation and if we can gather or not I am making a decision to not hold the Bridge Walk this year. But because of the ongoing need of the community in which we serve, I would ask that each church within the Milton Ministerium hold a "Walk in the Spirit" day on the second Sunday, October 11th with a special offering to be taken to support the Salvation Army and Hands Up in their effort to help meet the needs of the community we serve. All monies raised will be forwarded to the Milton Ministerium and split equally between the two mentioned charities.
“Washed Clean Kits”
We have launched a new ongoing ministry here at Bethany. The “Toasty Toes Sock Ministry” will provide new socks to those in need. Socks will be handed out at both of the Community Dinners that we serve and assist with and at Milton Towers and other limited income housing projects in town. We are collecting pairs of new socks in all sizes & genders from infants to adults. Please deposit socks in the laundry basket at the front of the sanctuary on any Sunday or bring them into the church office Monday, Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm & Fri 9 am - 12:30 pm.
Next Community Dinner's (which Bethany members helpout):
Milton Harvest Community Dinner canced until further notice due to Covid-19 at St. Andrew's UMC, 102 Lower Market St, Milton PA.
Milton Community Dinner (Christ Evan Lutheran Church – 1125 Mahoning St, Milton PA) Community Dinner canced until further notice due to Covid-19.
Bethany UMC is in need for some financial help to keep the church up and running during these hard times from the Coronavirus. Any donation would be grateful and very much appreciated. You can send in your donations to: Bethany UMC, 18 Center St, Milton PA 17847
Thank you for helping Bethany UMC to keep Christ's light going!
Update: The church finished it's clean up and ready to enter next phase restoring the roof. Meeting with architechs for repairs and new design for the inside and meetings with engineers.
The church building was damaged due to the fire but the church is going strong. God’s word tells us God will be with us through the water and the fire (Isaiah 43:2). As a church, we survived the flood and we will survive the fire. If anyone would wish to send a monetary gift, please make it out to: Bethany UMC Fire Restoration Fund at Bethany UMC, 18 Center St, Milton PA 17847. Thank You and God Bless!
Our temporary place of Worship during the restoration of the church:
West Milton United Methodist Church
310 High St, West Milton PA
10:00 AM Lessons for Life (Sunday School) | Sunday
11:00 AM Gathering of the Family of God (Worship) | Sunday
Weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Will be studying the Book of Acts. Discussion Questions are located in the back of the sanctuay (West Milton) or call church office 570-742-9796 for a copy.
Tuesday's Bible Study classes will be held at West Milton UMC, West Milton and Wednesday's Bible Study class will be held at Bethany UMC Office.
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.
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!!
Bethany UMC is now opened for Sunday Worship and Prayer at 11:00 am at West Milton UMC, 310 High St, West Milton PA. Please follow guidelines, wearing masks and social distancing.
September 27th - Scripture: Hosea 3:1-5 "Reconciliation"
Please note: If you feel it is too dangerous to come out yet then by all means stay home, also if you are not feeling well that day. Pastor Bill will still be doing a facebook live presentation of the sermon for that day (FaceBook: miltonbethanyumc).
Lessons for Life (Sunday School) Started back up at 10:00 am held at West Milton UMC, 310 High St, West Milton. We will be using the Upper Room and studying the Wednesday's devotion prior to that Sunday. In the back of the Upper Room find that Wednesday date for the discussion questions that the class will go over. Please pick up an Upper Room (September/October) if you haven’t already to use for this class.