(June 16, 23, and 30)
This Pride month, we're going deeper into the theology and spirituality of LGBTQ inclusion. What is the open and affirming story that God is telling in the world? And what can we all learn from the faithful and loving witness of our LGBTQ members and friends? Come to worship in June to celebrate the beautiful diversity of lives and leadership here at Bethany. And show your pride by marching with us on the 30th!
March with Bethany in the Chicago Pride Parade!
One of the most fun ways to live your faith at Bethany is marching under our sign as part of the Chicago Pride Parade! The parade happens after worship on Sunday, June 30th. You can bring a sack lunch or grab a quick bite, and then we'll walk or drive over to our spot in the parade. Bethany marches to welcome others as well as to stand in solidarity and love with our LGBTQ members. Marching in the parade can be as simple as a 2-mile walk with your fellow members, or you can go full-extrovert and high five thousands of people as you walk by. We would love to have a great big group, spreading the message of God's love. Sign up on Sunday to let us know you'll be there.
Summers at Bethany:
Worship moves outside at Bethany for the summer!
We worship outdoors (at what time? at 10 a.m.!) every Sunday throughout the summer, weather permitting. Kids, dogs, picnic blankets, beach wear are all welcome at the service. This summer, we’ve got some great acoustic guitarists leading us in worship — and we’d love to have your voice in the mix!
Inter-generational Vacation Bible School
Everyone is invited to our first (in a while) Vacation Bible School. This VBS is for all ages - a chance to get to know each other better, to connect with God outside Sunday morning, and to have fun. We'll gather three evenings: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Monday and Wednesday we'll meet at Bethany from 6-7:30 for a simple dinner and a fun intergenerational activity. Friday we'll meet at Millennium Park for a picnic and concert. We hope you'll plan to attend. Let us know if you'd like to help out!