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~ Upcoming Events ~
Sunday April 20 - 7am Easter Sunday Sunrise Service
Join us for our joint Sunrise Service with "Now Faith Community Church."! Service
will be at Bethany on Sunday Apr 20 at 7am with a free breakfast following!
ALL are welcome!!
The regular Sunday Morning Assembly (9:30am) and Sunday Small Groups (9:45am) will follow..
and the Easter Service will continue as we celebrate the "Resurrection of the King" at the 10:40am Service!
40 Days of Fasting: Wed March 12 thru Easter Sunday
On Sunday 3/9, Pastor Phil presented a challenge of a 40 day fast which will begin on March 12 and
end on Easter Sunday (April 20)!
Your personal/private fast can be anything that will require a sacrifice in some way...
You may want to consider giving up sweets, drinks, coffee, etc - OR, you may want to ADD something
during this time, such as forty days of exercise, etc...
The focus points of the fast are as follows:
To reflect on the price that Jesus, the Son of God paid to redeem you and I on Calvary's cross...
During the forty days read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John's accounts of Jesus final week as they provide
different insight to the event...
(Matthew 26:1-Matt 28:20, Mark 11:1-Mark 16:20, Luke 19:28-Luke 24:53, John 12-12-John 21-25)
Application: As a result of all that He was willing do that none should perish,
how we should LIVE our lives NOW?!?
Throughout the forty days pray for our nation and its leaders as we are challenged on every front
to abandon Biblical principles.
Pray for unsaved family, friends and co-workers....Pray for open doors to share with the gospel with them.
Finally pray for our church fellowship and one another.
Saturday May 3 - CELEBRATION BRUNCH
The Men's & Women's Ministries are hosting a Celebration Brunch from 10-noon on
Saturday May 3 in the FLC to recognize Cancer Survivors who are members of
Bethany, and to build awareness. The brunch is open to Bethany members as well as
those in the commnity! Space is limited, please signup in the foyer or call the
church office at 919-266-3273.
Deadline to signup is April 20.
Financial PEACE University - NOW IN SESSION!
A new session of FPU (Financial Peace University) started Monday 3/10 & will continue meeting on
Monday evenings at 7pm.
The theme for this session
is "March "NO" Madness"!
The cost of the class is $100 for new members (no cost for those who already have the material
from a privious session).
Open to all – tell friends, family and coworkers!
click for more info, or
conact Daryl Puryear at 919-985-1938.
Celebrate Recovery - Mondays at 7pm!
If you are struggling with an addiction, anger, or dangerous life patterns (or if you
know someone who is), please join us for Celebrate Recovery on Monday
evenings at 7pm!
* More info here: bethanybaptist-wendell.com/recovery
* contact Pastor Phil for additional details or questions
Summer Events - Mark Your Calendars!
Here are some of the activities being planned for summer! Mark your calendars and more details will
be announced as the events draw near.
June 15-20: VBS!
June 22: Refuge Summer Hours Begin (Sundays 6-9pm)
June 22: Move-up Sunday (Grade 6 promoting to 7th officially join Refuge)
June 22: Refuge FEAR FACTOR!
July: The Jerusalem Project (dates TBD)
Aug 29 - Sept 1 (Labor Day Weekend): Refuge Retreat
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN THE CHURCH??
There's always room for volunteers and assistants! GET PLUGGED IN!
- AWANAS: There is currently a need for Council Time leaders for the T&T Girls and T&T Boys, and there's
always room to volunteers in other areas of AWANAs. Please see Doug Watson for more information.
- NURSERY: Substitute workers also needed. See Beth Smith for more info.
- SUNDAY SMALL GROUPS: There are groups for all ages & life stages meetings at 9:45 on Sunday
mornings. See Shane or Terri Ballard for more info!
- To learn more about serving in YOUTH (grades 7-12) see Christian Bonham.