Sep
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Community Renewal Society training:Statewide Advocacy and Springfield 101

What is advocacy and how do you do it? Using interactive, discussion-based activities, the training explains how a bill becomes a law in Illinois. It also addresses the importance of faith-rooted civic engagement and advocacy as discipleship. Participants will learn how to prepare for and run effective legislative meetings. Upcoming opportunities for advocacy involvement will also be offered. Register at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50480/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=96060

View Event →
Oct
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paul’s Greatest Hits: I Corinthians Bible Study in October

“Love is patient. Love is kind...” “One body with many members...” “It is better to marry than to burn...” all these gems (and more) come from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. What’s the beef between Paul and Apollos? Why does Paul say Christians can’t sue each other? Does that love passage you hear at every wedding have anything to do with marriage? (No.) Find out in our Corinthians bible study! Save the dates! Tuesdays, October 3-24, from 7-8:30pm. Sign up below or use the sign up sheet on Sunday after worship if you prefer.

Name *
Name
RSVP
View Event →
Oct
8
10:30am10:30am

Pet Blessing

The tradition of the Pet Blessing is coming back to Bethany. This time around, it will be part of the service itself. Join us on October 8th at 10:30 AM with your pets and we’ll meet on the lawn (or in the gym in case of inclement weather) for fellowship with our furry or feathered family.

View Event →
Oct
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Volunteer at The Night Ministry

One of our regular ministry volunteer opportunities is preparing and serving food with The Night Ministry. This year, we will be giving of our time every second Sunday of each month. Our next opportunity is Sunday, September 19th. Please fill out the form below or speak to Robin Schultz if you are interested in volunteering.

Name *
Name
Radio
Please check below if you are available to volunteer:

 

 

View Event →
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paul’s Greatest Hits: I Corinthians Bible Study in October

“Love is patient. Love is kind...” “One body with many members...” “It is better to marry than to burn...” all these gems (and more) come from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. What’s the beef between Paul and Apollos? Why does Paul say Christians can’t sue each other? Does that love passage you hear at every wedding have anything to do with marriage? (No.) Find out in our Corinthians bible study! Save the dates! Tuesdays, October 3-24, from 7-8:30pm. Sign up below or use the sign up sheet on Sunday after worship if you prefer.

Name *
Name
RSVP
View Event →
Oct
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Volunteer at The CRIB

One of our regular ministry volunteer opportunities is preparing and serving food for The CRIB. This year, we will be giving of our time every other month. Our next CRIB date is scheduled for Friday, October 13th. Please fill out the form below if you would like to volunteer.

Name *
Name
Checkbox
View Event →
Oct
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paul’s Greatest Hits: I Corinthians Bible Study in October

“Love is patient. Love is kind...” “One body with many members...” “It is better to marry than to burn...” all these gems (and more) come from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. What’s the beef between Paul and Apollos? Why does Paul say Christians can’t sue each other? Does that love passage you hear at every wedding have anything to do with marriage? (No.) Find out in our Corinthians bible study! Save the dates! Tuesdays, October 3-24, from 7-8:30pm. Sign up below or use the sign up sheet on Sunday after worship if you prefer.

Name *
Name
RSVP
View Event →
Oct
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paul’s Greatest Hits: I Corinthians Bible Study in October

“Love is patient. Love is kind...” “One body with many members...” “It is better to marry than to burn...” all these gems (and more) come from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. What’s the beef between Paul and Apollos? Why does Paul say Christians can’t sue each other? Does that love passage you hear at every wedding have anything to do with marriage? (No.) Find out in our Corinthians bible study! Save the dates! Tuesdays, October 3-24, from 7-8:30pm. Sign up below or use the sign up sheet on Sunday after worship if you prefer.

Name *
Name
RSVP
View Event →
Nov
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Volunteer at The Night Ministry

One of our regular ministry volunteer opportunities is preparing and serving food with The Night Ministry. This year, we will be giving of our time every second Sunday of each month. Our next opportunity is Sunday, September 19th. Please fill out the form below or speak to Robin Schultz if you are interested in volunteering.

Name *
Name
Radio
Please check below if you are available to volunteer:

 

 

View Event →
Dec
9
7:00am 7:00am

Volunteer at The CRIB

One of our regular ministry volunteer opportunities is preparing and serving food for The CRIB. This year, we will be giving of our time every other month. Our next CRIB date is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, December 9th. Please fill out the form below to volunteer.

Name *
Name
Checkbox
View Event →

Sep
24
10:30am10:30am

Anniversary Party!

September 24th marks one year of being Vince and Rebecca being in ministry together here at Bethany: They started on Sunday, September 25th. The year has held a whole lot of firsts, and much promise for the future. Plan on joyful worship, giving thanks for the foundation we’ve laid together, and all that is to come.

View Event →
Sep
17
10:30am10:30am

Sunday School Returns

Join leaders and educators Sara Haas and Kate Amlin to kick off this year’s Sunday School class for ages 4 years to 2nd grade. We use a fun, creative, progressive curriculum, and meet every other Sunday (so families have the chance to be together in church sometimes too). Have friends with kids this age? Make sure to mention Sunday School. 

View Event →
Bethany Night Out: storytelling
Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bethany Night Out: storytelling

Join Rebecca and other Bethany folks on Tuesday, September 12th to hear great, true stories told by friends and neighbors (who are also accomplished performers and writers). This Much is True is a free, monthly storytelling event held at Mrs. Murphy's and Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N Lincoln). Meet upstairs there at 7 pm to have a drink and conversation (or gather earlier to have dinner). Stories start at 7:30.

More info at http://www.thismuchistruechicago.com/

View Event →
Sep
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Volunteer at The Night Ministry

One of our regular ministry volunteer opportunities is preparing and serving food with The Night Ministry. This year, we will be giving of our time every second Sunday of each month. Our next opportunity is Sunday, September 19th. Please fill out the form below or speak to Robin Schultz if you are interested in volunteering.

Name *
Name
Radio
Please check below if you are available to volunteer:

 

 

View Event →
Sep
10
10:30am10:30am

Homecoming Celebration

After a summer of travels and outdoor worship, we’re moving back into our sanctuary for 10:30 worship.  But, wait!  There’s more!  After worship, we’ll be back outside: we’ve got a bounce house coming and Chicago musician Bill Brickey, too.  Bill’s a beloved teacher of both children and adults at Old Town School of Folk Music; he’ll play music for people of all ages on the 10th. Take a postcard and invite a friend!

View Event →
Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

Gathering of Waters

Summer will take many of us away on trips around the country, around the world, or at least to Montrose Beach. We want a way to mark the journeys we have taken and the joy of being back together again as we launch into our fall program year. So, on August 27th we’ll hold Bethany’s first Gathering of Waters service. This is a tradition that Vince brings to us from the United Church of Gainesville, who in turn got the idea from a church in North Carolina.

Here’s how it works, as you travel this summer, collect a little bit of water from a special location, just an ounce or three, enough to fly with. It could be from your childhood home downstate, or the snow at the peak of Everest, or a particularly sweet time running through the sprinkler in your backyard. Wherever you find it, collect a little water this summer and bring it with you on the 27th. We’ll combine them as a symbol of our community, and we’ll use it for baptisms and blessings in the coming year. Come be part of a new tradition!

View Event →
Aug
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Volunteer at The CRIB

One of our regular ministry volunteer opportunities is preparing and serving food for The CRIB. This year, we will be giving of our time every other month. Our next CRIB date is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 12. Please fill out the form below if you would like to volunteer.

Name *
Name
Checkbox
View Event →
Jul
30
10:00am10:00am

Feast for Justice

On the final Sunday of our Feast theme, we want to celebrate by providing a feast for others as well. We’ll be taking a special collection of cans and other non-perishable items to donate to Common Pantry. Items on their wishlist this summer include:

• Cereal
• Soup
• Oatmeal
• Rice
• Canned Fruit
• Easy Prep Meals (such as Rice-A-Roni)
• Vegetable Oil
• Cooking Oil
• Condiments (ketchup, etc)

View Event →
Jul
9
to Jul 10

Volunteer at The Night Ministry

One of our regular ministry volunteer opportunities is preparing and serving food with The Night Ministry. This year, we will be giving of our time every second Sunday of each month. Our next opportunity is Sunday, July 9th. Please fill out the form below or speak to Robin Schultz if you are interested in volunteering.

Name *
Name
Volunteer for The Night Ministry
View Event →
Jun
24
9:00am 9:00am

Summer Leadership Council Meeting

These quarterly meetings are an opportunity to worship with and be in fellowship with member congregations from communities in Chicago that are immediately impacted by issues we read about on the front pages. It’s a great, compact shot of information, experience, and learning about CRS’s platforms and their process for advocating for social and economic justice. 

The gathering is about 45 minutes from Bethany at Maple Park United Methodist Church (11705 S Elizabeth St). In the past, we’ve carpooled from Bethany and stopped for coffee and a bite to eat. (There’s no pressure to do so.)

With questions about any of this, reach out to Melissa, Ryan, or Rebecca.

View Event →
Jun
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Volunteer at The Night Ministry

One of our regular ministry volunteer opportunities is preparing and serving food with The Night Ministry. This year, we will be giving of our time every second Sunday of each month. Our next opportunity is Sunday, June 11th. Please fill out the form below or speak to Robin Schultz if you are interested in volunteering.

Name *
Name
Click below to volunteer for The Night Ministry on June 11th:
View Event →
Jun
11
10:00am10:00am

Outdoor Worship and Picnic

Sunday, June 11th at 10 AM
During the summer months, Bethany worship moves into our  “outdoor sanctuary” in the courtyard of the Bethany grounds.  Please note the time change as well to 10 AM. We will move indoors in case of inclement weather.

To celebrate our move outdoors, we will be having a  picnic on the lawn following worship. The church will be providing some items, but feel free to bring additional food for grilling, your favorite picnic sides and desserts, and be prepared to have a lot of food and fun as we start summer at Bethany. 

If you are interested in bringing a dish or volunteering to set-up/clean-up for the event, please sign up on the sheet in the front narthex of the church or contact the church office.

View Event →
Jun
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Volunteer at The CRIB

One of our regular ministry volunteer opportunities is preparing and serving food for The CRIB. This year, we will be giving of our time every other month. Our next CRIB date is scheduled for the evening of Friday, June 9. Please fill out the form below to volunteer.

Name *
Name
Checkbox
View Event →
Jun
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Faith in Action Meeting

Tuesday, June 6th, 7 pm
Join us for a conversation about putting our faith into (further!) action. We’ll be meeting to discuss the policy and goals that Community Renewal Society has, the tools in which they accomplish these goals, and what our contribution is as a member congregation. We’ll also have snacks and refreshments!

Please RSVP using the form below for further details.

Name *
Name
RSVP
View Event →
Jun
4
10:30am10:30am

Pentecost Planting

Sunday, June 4th after worship
Our Pentecost service usually includes the purchase of geraniums to celebrate the season and add a splash of red to the altar. We are continuing this tradition and you can use the enclosed form to make that purchase. Click Here to download an order form!

However, after worship that Sunday, weather permitting, please join us in the Bethany courtyard to plant these flowers around the Bethany grounds in anticipation of summer worship. Help us start the summer with flowers!

View Event →