|Forward In Faith
Building and Remodeling Project
Dear members and friends of Bethany,
In his undeserved grace, the Savior has been blessing Bethany with a growing ministry-- growing to the point where it's putting a strain on our existing facilities. Almost three years ago cottage meetings were held during which members were asked to identify and rank what they saw as future needs to carry out our ministry.
A Building Committee was formed, designs made and costs obtained. Now it seems that God and his all-powerful Spirit are allowing us to move forward. He has done great things for us in the past and we look for him to guide us in the future.
To answer peoples' questions and to explain the plans that have been formlated; and to share what steps lie ahead if our Savior enables our congregation to Move Forward in Faith...
- A special tract entitled "Foward in Faith - Questions and Answers" has been mailed to the congregation's families. We're happy to share this publication with members, friends and interested persons. Please inquire!
- Cottage Meetings are scheduled for the month February. Members and friends of Bethany are urged to attend. You may use the sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall, or you may call Lori in our church office.
Here are the scheduled steps of Forward in Faith overlaid on our church calendar:
Yellow - New narthex, office and ADA restrooms
Pink- Expanded fellowship hall with storage
Green - Meeting room and nursery
Red - Refurbished altar area
- Cottage Meetings throughout February, finishing up in early March
- March 18 Pledge Sunday ♦ Special worship; Meal and Program following worship; the opening of and announcement of pledged offerings.
- March 25 Palm Sunday with Preschool singing in worship
- April 1 Easter Sunday with special worship services and Easter breakfast
- April 15 Voters Meeting ♦ Final design and costs presented for Voter approval for scope and size of project, based upon the results of the pledges received.
- May - construction begins
- July 23-24-25 annual Bible Soccer Camp - majority of project is anticipated to be completed.
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