Ministry in the Life of the Church


We are an active congregation with almost 500 members, right in the heart of Seattle. There are a variety of ways we do life together here, many of which are below. If you have questions, contact Linda Cutshall, Director of Congregational Life.


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Women’s Ministry


Along with other activities, Bethany hosts two women’s Bible study groups; Tuesdays, 10:00 am and 7:00 pm (childcare at AM). Contact Lynn for more information.


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Men’s Ministry


Men gather throughout the year in small groups and for a yearly men’s retreat. Men’s Retreats are a vital and meaningful part of church life.

Contact Keith to get involved.

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Soup & Bread


Join us for our monthly congregational meal after second service. Affectionally called Soup and Bread, this is a Bethany tradition reaching back over 20 years.


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Senior Ministry


Bethany seniors enjoy matinees at Taproot Theater, occasional lunches, being visited, and serving in the church.  Deacons enjoy helping our older friends with yard or household projects. For more information, contact Mary or Gwen.

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Prayer Ministry


The Prayer Team welcomes prayer submissions as well as requests to receive prayer from a member of the Prayer Team following worship. To send in either of these requests, contact Prayer Elder, Anne Van Roden.

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Stephen Ministers


Stephen Ministry is about Christ caring for people through people. Trained Stephen Ministers offer one-to-one listening care to those in our community who are experiencing such things as loneliness, loss of a loved one, depression, transition, and hard questions. For more information connect with Linda.



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Arts


The Arts Ministry encourages art in the broadest sense including visual, spoken, theatre and movement. We work with other Bethany ministries such as Worship and Children’s to present the Gospel in ways that touch the soul and bring beauty within our buildings.

To get involved with the arts, contact Sarah Sawers.


Membership



Becoming a member is choosing to participate in the Ministry of Membership – exploring ways to serve the mission of the church, becoming more connected in her life, including the importance of worship. Membership supports the Unity of the Church in Jesus Christ, while loving one another across our differences.

Our next “Exploring Membership” Class is Saturday October 7, 9:30am – 1:00pm, in the Bethany Parlor.

Sign up and find more information here
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Adult Christian Education


Our Adult Christian Education team wants you to go deeper in your faith and in your walk with Jesus and each other. There are a variety of opportunities to get involved throughout the year. If there is something you would like to see that isn’t offered yet- contact Margie Van Duzer the elder for Adult Christian Education.

The Acts 4:32 Fund was created to help people within the Bethany Community…the goal is to be of one heart and mind, as we care for the needs of people within our congregation. Though sometimes these needs are financial often resources like beds, cars, furniture and skills are shared.

Who decides who receives help from our Acts 4:32 fund?
Our director of congregational care, Linda Cutshall, is our staff point person for Acts 4:32, though requests come to any of our staff. For accountability purposes when considering a request Linda or another staff always checks with one other staff member about the request. The two agree together whether a gift is given and if so what amount. Checks are written to utilities, doctors, etc. or gift cards are purchased. We do not write checks to individuals in need.

What is the source of the funding for Acts 4:32?
The Acts 4:32 fund relies solely on contributions from Bethany members or friends.