What to Expect on a Sunday Morning
Most visitors choose to join us for our 10:30am service. Here's a glimpse into what you can expect.
Preaching: We believe that God’s word is inspired, profitable for teaching, and restoring to our souls. It is our joy to hear God’s word each week, and for that reason the preaching of God’s word is central to our Sunday service.
The preaching at Bethany is done by a rotation of men who are gifted in teaching, with the average sermon length being 40 minutes. Recent sermons are available here.
Music: Each week at Bethany our hearts are moved to worship God through song—especially when we reflect on God’s love and the amazing salvation that Jesus has purchased for us. During each service we sing a mixture of contemporary worship music and traditional hymns as we praise our Lord and Savior for His goodness to us.
Fellowship: Before and after each service, we enjoy a casual time of conversation over coffee, tea, and donuts. We also have a monthly potluck lunch after the Sunday services, which typically happens on the third Sunday of each month.
Giving: While we do not believe that God requires tithing (giving exactly 10%), we do believe that the command for the New Testament believer is to give generously, joyfully, and regularly to support the ministry of the local church—thus a monetary offering is taken as part of our weekly worship service. If you are considering joining us on a Sunday morning, please know that we welcome your presence far more than your money.
Childcare: During our 10:30 service we have Sunday School for children ages four through middle school. Nursery care is also available at the same time for younger children.
Dress: There is no specific expectation regarding dress at Bethany.