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Biblical Counseling Workshop provides encouragement to “Love the Hurting”

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Sunday, February 12th was devoted to developing love in the body of Bethany. The specific focus was on “Loving the Hurting,” and all were reminded that God commands us to “bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2). Thirteen hour-long workshops were offered to equip God’s people in caring for …

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“How to Read Your Bible Effectively” Event

Posted on: May 4th, 2016 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | 2 Comments

Every Christian wrestles with the question, “how can I read my Bible effectively?” To help with this vital need, Bethany and our sister church in Salem, Faith Baptist joined together to host a workshop on “Reading Your Bible Effectively.” Our workshop leaders were Uriah Jones, a deacon at Bethany, and his father-in-law Kevin Moyer from …

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Walk Thru the Old Testament Seminar

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Have you every had trouble remembering which Old Testament story came before another? Or when the nation of Israel was in a divided kingdom? Or what the captivities were? Of course you have… On Sunday, January 31st Bethany hosted a “Walk Thru the Old Testament” seminar, with 125 people in attendance. Our speaker was Terry Broburg, …

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Another Year of Upward Sports

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

The 2015 Upward Flag Football season has come and gone and we had nearly 300 football players this year. It was our largest year ever, and by far the most successful.
To make the ministry successful, a slew of volunteers are needed. From evaluations to the end of year celebration, over 60 different individuals volunteered time …

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Finding Freedom Through Forgiveness

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

This week I started our new fall teaching series at Bethany on the topic of forgiveness. C.S. Lewis once observed, “Forgiveness is a beautiful word, until you have something to forgive.”
As Christians, we respect the concept of forgiveness.  You probably understand that turning the other cheek is preferable to breaking your offender’s jaw.  We know Eph. …

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Bethany Baptist Israel Trip 2016

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Have you ever wanted to travel to the Holy Land? You are invited to explore the land of biblical history and prophecy and experience the realities of Israel today for yourself.  Join us on a 13 day prophetic seminar in Israel with our friends at Baptists for Israel Institute. Talk to Pastor Tim, Marcy, or …

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The Beauty of Diversity

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

On Sunday, January 18th at Bethany we recognized Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in our morning service as I preached on “The Beauty of Diversity.” Dr. King is currently the subject of the film “Selma,” which depicts his work in urging President Johnson to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. …

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Winter Sunday School Classes

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Casey Lute | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Several of our fall adult Sunday School classes wrapped up in December, but with a new month we have some new class options to share. All classes meet at 9:00 AM on Sunday mornings. The classes beginning this month are:

“Lord, I Want to Know You: A Devotional Study on the Names of God.” To know …

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Upward Football Wraps Up 5th Year

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

We concluded our fifth year of Upward Flag Football on Oct. 25 and this year we had 245 football players. We had 22 teams, ranging from kindergarten through sixth-graders and we were fortunate to be rain-free for seven of our eight weeks this year. Over 100 volunteers make this ministry so successful and that includes …

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