Small groups are a part of the character of Bethany - we believe in community!
At Bethany, small groups provide a way to do life with others within the congregation, to know and to be known.
Some small groups are home groups where participants are able to share, study the bible, and pray together. Some groups provide opportunities for community and ministry like Wednesday Night Dinner or choir. Sometimes a group comes together only occasionally around a shared interest - like to can pickles, for example!
If you are interested in finding out more about Group Life or getting connected with a small group at Bethany, please fill out our form below:
Invitation to Lenten Spiritual Disciplines
Sundays throughout Lent
Every Sunday during Lent, we will be introducing a spiritual discipline during worship and will invite you to practice this discipline with us in your own way. On two of the Sundays, we'll meet in 7 Howe House at 10:45pm for an opportunity to go more in-depth on the topics presented:
- Sunday, March 5th, Lynne Baab will be sharing about Fasting. If you are not able to attend but would like to find out more, you can visit Lynne's blog here to read a post about Fasting: https://www.lynnebaab.com/blog/fasting-and-our-bodies.
- Sunday, March 19th, Janette Plunkett will be sharing about Creation Care. Our denomination, PC(USA), has called on us to become carbon neutral. Is that possible? What would it be like? Could Lent be a time when we shed our yoke to fossil fuels as part of our spiritual journey? Come hear a quick update on what PCUSA is doing, actions you can take and other ways to engage in Creation Care as a spiritual practice in Lent.
Lenten Sermon Series Study Guide
This study guide is available for all Bethany small groups to use during this Lenten season. Prepare your mind and hearts by reading and reflecting on the scripture text prior to upcoming Sunday sermons, and engaging with the questions afterward.
If you're looking for additional study materials for your group, we've complied a list of resources for your time together: Check that out here.
Questions? Contact Pastor Doug Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org or Group Life Elder, Jennifer Steenstra jennifersteenstra.B@gmail.com.