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 is back (Every Monday's), starting Monday, March 1st from 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm. at St. Andrew's UMC (Parking Lot) 102 Lower Market St, Milton PA. [Note: No in-person meals at this time. They will be walk-up or drive-through only.] This month will be Soup & Bread meals to go.
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: Roof Trusses are now being installed...........Praise the Lord!!!!!
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
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!!
Lenten Word Messages - The Word
Wednesday Weekly Lenten Virtual On-line Messages
Begins Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at Noon @ Milton Ministerium Facebook Page
Due to the covid pandemic this year we will not gather for soup and the Word,
but will have an on-line virtual message by local area pastors each week.
Date Speaker by:
Feb 24th Jill Bond “Mary, mother of Jesus”
March 3rd Bill McNeal “Fig Tree / Cleansing of the Temple”
March 10th Kingdom Kidz “Garden of Gethsemane”
March 17th Jamie Drives “Barabbas”
March 24th Steve Shirk “Pilot”
March 31st Linda Meckley “Thief”
We are back up for in-person worship on Sunday's. (Held at West Milton UMC, 310 High Street, West Milton PA)
Sermons will also be posted on Bethany United Methodist Facebook Page or go to Watch the Messages tab here on our Website.
March 7th - Revelation 10:1-11 "The Angel" / Communion
March 14th - Revelation 11:1-19 "Witness"
March 21st - Revelation 12:1-17 "Women and Dragon"
March 28th (Palm Sunday) Mark 11:1-11 "Entering"
“Washed Clean Kits”
Lenten Bible Study
There will be a six-week Lenten Bible Study “Last Week of Christ’s Life” offered at two different times, one on Tuesdays at 10:00 am and one on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. The Lenten Study will start on Tuesday, February 23rd and Wednesday, February 24th. All are welcome and please take part and reflect in this Lenten Bible Study.
10:00 am Tuesday mornings will be held at West Milton Church.
7:00 pm Wednesday evenings will be held at Bethany's office.
See Pastor Bill for Bible Study material.
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!!
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: March 7, 2021
Or bring into the church office, Monday, Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm or Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.