I am so excited to welcome you to the newly designed and revamped website of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Graham, North Carolina. The rich heritage of this congregation is the foundation on which we are built, and which enables us to step boldly into the future, utilizing technology, social media, and other methods of communication to enhance what we do at 1500 S. Main Street seven days a week!
We are called to be a constant beacon of light in our ever-changing and ever-involving community, and the world around us. Our prayer is that you may find a home here with us.
I hope that you will take a few minutes to explore our site and to find out more about us. For even more current information you may also find on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bethanypresbyterian.)
John W. Johnson
Bethany Joins In Habitat Build!
Beginning on May 21st, and going throughout the summer, Bethany will join in partnership with First Presbyterian of Burlington and Graham Presbyterian to build a Habitat for Humanity house. The Session enthusiastically endorsed this project, which includes a financial commitment of $3,000 from Bethany, as well as the workers to help complete the house. A complete work schedule will be posted in the Welcome Center and you may sign up there, or call the church office (336.227.4041). More details are also available in the office.
So often we give our mission dollars and they go to very worthwhile causes, but out of our immediate area. This is a way that we can ensure that our mission efforts are being sustained right here in Alamance County. You may make a donation to this fund by placing a check (or cash) in the offering plate, sending it to the church office, or by logging on to our E-giving site. There is an option now to donate to the Regular Fund or to Habitat for Humanity. Also, the loose offering from this Sunday, May 19th will go towards this fund.
This will be an exciting journey that we will take over the next few months and what a celebration we will have when we can dedicate the house and the Ruhlman family can move in! Thanks be to God!
The Latest News @ Bethany
We stay busy here at Bethany and here's the latest on what is going on.
Sunday morning's are full with three adult Sunday school classes meeting regularly. There are two classes using our denominations' Present Word curriculum, and one looking at current topics using DVD and other resources.
Our children's classes also meet each Sunday, using our denomination's reform curriculum.
Each Tuesday at noon at dedicated group gathers at the church for lively Bible study and discussion. The group is making its way through the Bible, and is currently studying the book of Hebrews. This group is led by Katherine Bayliff.
New Spring Adult Study
Be sure to take advantage of our new spring Adult Bible study. This is a 12-week DVD based study entitled "Saving jesus Redux." Find out more about the course by visiting the website here. The course will be offered on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and on Wednesday evenings at 6:00, beginning on April 3rd. Join us!
This Week @ Bethany
This Sunday's sermon: