Join us as we journey together toward Christmas
On this page, you will find ways to stay connected, serve, and celebrate during Advent season. More will be posted here as we go, so check back regularly! We can't wait to join with our Bethany Family as we anticipate the coming of Christmas together!
Special Events - Mark Your Calendar:
- MIDDLE SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PLAY PREMIERE
Sunday, Dec. 20th at 12pm via Zoom
Put on your cozy socks, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and join us for a viewing party of the Christmas Play featuring our Bethany Youth
Meeting ID: 970 7392 3544
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- CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
Thursday, Dec. 24th, premiering at 4pm on the Bethany website
You are not going to want to miss this service, which will be a unique and delightful blend of our family-friendly and traditional services. As many of you know, our Bethany fifth graders have historically taken a strong leadership role in our early service on Christmas Eve - this is part of the leadership project they do every year as one of their Milestones. This year, we all have the privilege of getting to experience this – along with elements that we usually see in our later service.
Along with the fifth graders, several other members of our community are working hard to prepare various parts of the service that will be brought together as one special program - premiering on the Bethany website at 4pm on Christmas Eve.
- LIGHTS ON THE LAWN
Each evening through Dec. 31st
We'll miss celebrating the Season of Advent in the Sanctuary, gathering under the Stars hung above, and making a joyful noise to the Lord. That said, the Arts Committee felt it important to carry on some Christmas tradition - so they focused on the Stars and how they could transfer that experience to an outdoor venue. They came up with the idea of lighting the lawn area, creating an outdoor room of string lights reminiscent of the Sanctuary Stars and complimenting the lights on the trees along Queen Anne Avenue.
The Four Light Towers represent the four themes of Advent: HOPE, JOY, LOVE, and PEACE.
- HOPE in the redeeming salvation of the Lord; “the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint;”
- JOY in the birth of the Christ child;
- LOVE, a command of Jesus: that we love each other as I have loved you; and
- PEACE, the peace that surpasses all understanding.
This year is different, yet the Lord our God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, He is steadfast and faithful. Visit the Lights, stop for a moment and say a silent pray of Hope, Joy, Love, and Peace.
Ways to Serve and Give this Season
This year, we are providing a few opportunities for you, your family, and/or small group to serve and give during this unique and challenging Christmas season.
Please prayerfully consider where God may be leading you to get involved:
- Wednesday Night Dinner (WND):
- Gift Cards for WND guests
- Volunteer to be a greeter
- Extra dishwashers needed in December
- World Relief - Seattle’s Christmas Gift Drive for Refugees
- Seattle World School - Holiday Drive
- Christmas Thank You Cards - to Bethany's local, national, and global outreach partners
Daily Advent Devotional
Several members of our Bethany family will be sharing reflections, artwork, and music that are inspired by different themes each week - Hope, Joy, Love, and Peace. Those will be delivered daily to your email box throughout Advent. If you're not already on the Bethany email list and would like to sign up, click here to subscribe or visit the archive here.