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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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Bethany’s 45th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Sunday, October 5th marked 45 years of ministry at Bethany Baptist Church. In the morning service, Pastor Tim shared our 2020 Vision, reflecting on the past and focusing on the next five years of ministry at Bethany. The celebration in the evening included a dessert extravaganza, Bethany trivia door prizes, and the announcement of our …

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Fall Sunday Morning Growth Groups begin Sept. 7th

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Fall Sunday Morning Adult Growth Groups
The Gospel of Luke
taught by Jim Hills – Heritage Hall – Beginning September 7
The book of Luke provides us with a compelling historical account of the life of Jesus, so that we “may have certainty concerning the things [we] have been taught” about him (Luke 1:4). This class will …

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Pastor Tim’s 20th Anniversary at Bethany

Posted on: August 5th, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

Sunday, August 3rd, marked 20 years for Pastor Tim & Marcy at Bethany. The blessings of long-term ministry are great, and we have been blessed to serve at Bethany these past two decades, to raise our sons and grow in our faith together with the people of this congregation. The morning service included a video …

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Jason Nightingale’s Global Ministry of the Word

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

April 20, 2014 was Easter Sunday, which is always a highlight in our ministry year at Bethany. This year, there was something a little extra special to add to our celebration. That morning, most of Salem woke up to their holiday morning paper, and found a great full page article on our own Jason Nightingale …

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God in the Movie Theater

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

There’s been a rush of movies released in theaters in recent months that presented biblical or Christian themes. Marcy and I enjoyed seeing the “Son of God’ film a few months back, and I took my boys to see “God’s Not Dead” over the recent spring break. I haven’t seen the Noah movie that was …

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A Vision for Biblical Manhood

Posted on: September 16th, 2013 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | No Comments

To complement my Mother’s Day message at Bethany last spring, I addressed the biblical role of men on Father’s Day in June. You don’t have to look far in the Bible to find the role distinctions between men and women. Try these verses as examples:
“Now I want you to realize that the head of every …

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A Vision for Biblical Womanhood

Posted on: September 14th, 2013 by Tim Baker | Bethany Blog | 1 Comment

I’m doing some catch up on posts to the blog this week, and want to return to a series of messages I presented in May and June on the issue of manhood and womanhood.  There is great confusion in our society today on gender issues. How are husbands and wives to relate to one another? …

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