Yumm! Bake Sale & Auction
May
5
11:30 AM11:30

Yumm! Bake Sale & Auction

Get ready for Presbyterian Women’s annual Bake Sale and Auction, coming Sunday, May 5, after the worship service. This event showcases culinary delights whipped up in the kitchens of some of Bethany’s best bakers. Donations of pies, cakes and other baked goodies will be gratefully accepted. Bidding is fast, furious and fun … and the proceeds benefit the works of Presbyterian Women.

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Free Mother's Day Tea & Boutique
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Free Mother's Day Tea & Boutique

Saturday, May 11, is Bethany’s annual Mother's Day Tea and Women's Bazaar. Mark your calendar and invite your family and friends. Men, please bring your favorite female relative or friend. No cost to attend! Ladies are encouraged to wear hats.

We will be collecting donated items of quality such as jewelry, vases, kitchen accessories and miscellaneous items (no clothing) every Sunday until the event. There will be a box in the kitchen clearly marked for your donations. Many thanks to our Fellowship Commission volunteers for organizing the fun event. See Kathy Kenny Frank if you would like to help.

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Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Egg Hunt

Bring the children to Bethany’s annual pre-church Easter Egg Hunt! Free fun for kids up to sixth grade. Special section reserved for toddlers and preschoolers! Easter Sunday, April 21, starting PROMPTLY at 10 a.m. Don’t be late or the children will miss out!

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Celebrate Easter at Bethany
Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

Celebrate Easter at Bethany

Rejoice! Easter—the observance of Jesus’s triumph over death—is a time to celebrate all that is new and promising in the world. Bethany is hosting several activities on Easter Sunday:

  • 9:30 a.m. free continental breakfast in the Social Hall

  • 9:55 a.m. — arrive for the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the church front lawn. The hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m.

  • 10:30 a.m.Easter service with special music featuring Justin Au on trumpet and the Bethany choir. An inspiring message by Rev. Bill McGuinness will round out the morning.

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Passover Supper
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Passover Supper

Jesus and his disciples met for Passover dinner the night before he was arrested and put to death. Christians call that last supper Maundy Thursday, a time to commemorate the Great Commandment Jesus gave us: to love one another. This year Bethany is celebrating Passover, the great Jewish celebration of deliverance from slavery, on Maundy Thursday, April 18, starting 6 p.m. with a roast lamb dinner and traditional Passover side dishes. We’ll learn about Passover from the perspective of both our Jewish roots and the new thing that came of it for those who see Jesus as the Messiah.

Dinner will be followed by an optional Christian communion service (with bread and grape juice). There will be a natural interlude for those wishing to take their leave before the communion service.

There is no cost to attend, and all ages are welcome. A freewill offering will be accepted for those wishing to contribute to the cost of the meal.

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Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion

For each of the Wednesday evenings in Lent, we’ve been enjoying a light bite to eat and some conversation together with Pastor Bill and Kathy McGuinness about the fullness of the gospel—including taking a closer look at what these things called “death” and “heaven” actually are.

Today is the last meeting of the seven-part series. All are welcome to attend, even if you missed some or all of the previous gatherings. Meet 6-7 p.m. at the church for a free supper and great conversation.

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"Funny You Should Ask" Series
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

"Funny You Should Ask" Series

Join us for a new weekly series that offers a chance to think together about God, ourselves, faith, scripture, life, death, creation, miracles, history, the past and the future!

Bring your questions and let's tackle them! We will hear and note your questions … organize them into categories … and—week by week—find answers through scripture and traditional Christian teaching. You can even e-mail your questions to Pastor Bill ahead of time!

The discussion series meets Sundays at 9 a.m. in Farrand Hall at the church (off the main hallway by the stairs).

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Be a Creek Clean-Up Volunteer
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Be a Creek Clean-Up Volunteer

In observance of Creek Week in Sacramento County, Bethany will again sponsor a team to help clean up the small creek that runs through Sheldon Park (near Florin Mall). Meet at Sheldon Park, 6000 Orange Avenue (about 10 minutes away from the church) at 8:55 a.m. Everyone who helps gets a Creek Week t-shirt to wear to church on Sunday morning! Wear clothes that can get dirty … bring yard gloves … and if you have a “trash grabber pole” please bring it. An optional outing to Carmichael Park for a free hot dog lunch and Creek Week Fair will follow our clean-up activity.

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Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion

Join us any or all of the Wednesday evenings in Lent (March 6-April 17) for a bite to eat and some great conversation. Rev. Bill and Kathy McGuinness will lead discussions about the fullness of the gospel—including taking a closer look at what these things called “death” and “heaven” actually are.

Meet 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. No need to RSVP and all are welcome, regarding of faith tradition. As always, there is no cost to participate.

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"Funny You Should Ask" Series
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

"Funny You Should Ask" Series

Join us for a new weekly series that offers a chance to think together about God, ourselves, faith, scripture, life, death, creation, miracles, history, the past and the future!

Bring your questions and let's tackle them! We will hear and note your questions … organize them into categories … and—week by week—find answers through scripture and traditional Christian teaching. You can even e-mail your questions to Pastor Bill ahead of time!

The discussion series meets Sundays at 9 a.m. in Farrand Hall at the church (off the main hallway by the stairs).

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Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion

Join us any or all of the Wednesday evenings in Lent (March 6-April 17) for a bite to eat and some great conversation. Rev. Bill and Kathy McGuinness will lead discussions about the fullness of the gospel—including taking a closer look at what these things called “death” and “heaven” actually are.

Meet 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. No need to RSVP and all are welcome, regarding of faith tradition. As always, there is no cost to participate.

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"Funny You Should Ask" Series
Mar
31
9:00 AM09:00

"Funny You Should Ask" Series

Join us for a new weekly series that offers a chance to think together about God, ourselves, faith, scripture, life, death, creation, miracles, history, the past and the future!

Bring your questions and let's tackle them! We will hear and note your questions … organize them into categories … and—week by week—find answers through scripture and traditional Christian teaching. You can even e-mail your questions to Pastor Bill ahead of time!

The discussion series meets Sundays at 9 a.m. in Farrand Hall at the church (off the main hallway by the stairs).

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Haltn Gezang! Songs & Stories of Jewish America
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Haltn Gezang! Songs & Stories of Jewish America

The Gathering ministry presents Haltn Gezang! (Keep Singing!) Songs & stories of Jewish America” Thursday, March 28 at Bethany Church. Featuring Michael Hersher, this free event will include live music and an overview of how music is central to Jewish worship and life events such as weddings. A free dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 7-8:30 p.m. More details are available from The Gathering. There is no need to RSVP or pre-register, and all are welcome to attend this joyous and interesting evening of song.

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Writing Your Life Story: Free Workshop
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Writing Your Life Story: Free Workshop

Rev. Judy Davis, director of The Gathering, leads a free “writing your life story” workshop on second and fourth Thursday mornings at Bethany. Through group discussions, writing exercises and individual reflection, we will remember the stories of our lives and discover our spiritual journey. No cost to attend, and ALL are welcome. Bring your own writing materials (paper, pen/pencil, laptop … however you like to write). No RSVP required! Meet in the church library 10-11:30 a.m.

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Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion

Join us any or all of the Wednesday evenings in Lent (March 6-April 17) for a bite to eat and some great conversation. Rev. Bill and Kathy McGuinness will lead discussions about the fullness of the gospel—including taking a closer look at what these things called “death” and “heaven” actually are.

Meet 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. No need to RSVP and all are welcome, regarding of faith tradition. As always, there is no cost to participate.

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"Funny You Should Ask" Series
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

"Funny You Should Ask" Series

Join us for a new weekly series that offers a chance to think together about God, ourselves, faith, scripture, life, death, creation, miracles, history, the past and the future!

Bring your questions and let's tackle them! We will hear and note your questions … organize them into categories … and—week by week—find answers through scripture and traditional Christian teaching. You can even e-mail your questions to Pastor Bill ahead of time!

The discussion series meets Sundays at 9 a.m. in Farrand Hall at the church (off the main hallway by the stairs).

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Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion

Join us any or all of the Wednesday evenings in Lent (March 6-April 17) for a bite to eat and some great conversation. Rev. Bill and Kathy McGuinness will lead discussions about the fullness of the gospel—including taking a closer look at what these things called “death” and “heaven” actually are.

Meet 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. No need to RSVP and all are welcome, regarding of faith tradition. As always, there is no cost to participate.

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"Funny You Should Ask" Series
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

"Funny You Should Ask" Series

Join us for a new weekly series that offers a chance to think together about God, ourselves, faith, scripture, life, death, creation, miracles, history, the past and the future!

Bring your questions and let's tackle them! We will hear and note your questions … organize them into categories … and—week by week—find answers through scripture and traditional Christian teaching. You can even e-mail your questions to Pastor Bill ahead of time!

The discussion series meets Sundays at 9 a.m. in Farrand Hall at the church (off the main hallway by the stairs).

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Writing Your Life Story: Free Workshop
Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

Writing Your Life Story: Free Workshop

Rev. Judy Davis, director of The Gathering, leads a free “writing your life story” workshop on second and fourth Thursday mornings at Bethany. Through group discussions, writing exercises and individual reflection, we will remember the stories of our lives and discover our spiritual journey. No cost to attend, and ALL are welcome. Bring your own writing materials (paper, pen/pencil, laptop … however you like to write). No RSVP required! Meet in the church library 10-11:30 a.m.

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Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion

Jesus died for our sins, lives in our hearts and so we’re going to heaven someday. Well, yes. And hallelujah! But hat’s pretty much the sum of the gospel for too many Christian church-goers (and non-goers). Isn’t there so much more though? Heck, yeah. As we approach Easter, let’s take a closer look together:

“The Gospel in the gospels”

For seven Wednesdays in Lent, we will have a light bite to eat and some conversation together with Pastor Bill and Kathy McGuinness about the fullness of the gospel—including taking a closer look at what these things called “death” and “heaven” actually are.

The series continues every Wednesday 6-7 p.m. leading up to Easter. A light supper will be served each week. No need to RSVP and all are welcome, regardless of faith tradition. And you can come to any or all of the gatherings.

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"Funny You Should Ask" Series
Mar
10
7:00 AM07:00

"Funny You Should Ask" Series

Join us for a new weekly series that offers a chance to think together about God, ourselves, faith, scripture, life, death, creation, miracles, history, the past and the future!

Bring your questions and let's tackle them! We will hear and note your questions … organize them into categories … and—week by week—find answers through scripture and traditional Christian teaching. You can even e-mail your questions to Pastor Bill ahead of time!

The discussion series meets Sundays at 9 a.m. in Farrand Hall at the church (off the main hallway by the stairs).

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Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesdays in Lent - Weekly Dinner & Discussion

Jesus died for our sins, lives in our hearts and so we’re going to heaven someday. Well, yes. And hallelujah! But hat’s pretty much the sum of the gospel for too many Christian church-goers (and non-goers). Isn’t there so much more though? Heck, yeah. As we approach Easter, let’s take a closer look together:

“The Gospel in the gospels”

For seven Wednesdays in Lent, we will have a light bite to eat and some conversation together with Pastor Bill and Kathy McGuinness about the fullness of the gospel—including taking a closer look at what these things called “death” and “heaven” actually are.

On the first evening March 6 (Ash Wednesday), we will gather at 6 o’clock with a brief service of scripture, song and the application of ashes. A light supper will follow. The series continues every Wednesday 6-7 p.m. leading up to Easter. No need to RSVP and all are welcome, regarding of faith tradition.

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Walking the Johnny Cash Trail
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Walking the Johnny Cash Trail

Walk Folsom’s new Johnny Cash Trail with Bethany friends! A carpool from Bethany leaves at 8:15 a.m. Meet at starting point (200 Stafford Street, near the Folsom Zoo) at 9 a.m. We'll have cocoa, coffee and treats waiting for everyone after the walk! Your choice of distance: 5K or 10K. Celebrate the musical legacy of Johnny Cash while you enjoy God’s great outdoors. Rain or shine! E-mail cathy.bethpres@yahoo.com or call or text (916) 832-3373 if you have questions.

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Writing Your Life Story: Free Workshop
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Writing Your Life Story: Free Workshop

Rev. Judy Davis, director of The Gathering, leads a free “writing your life story” workshop on second and fourth Thursday mornings at Bethany. Through group discussions, writing exercises and individual reflection, we will remember the stories of our lives and discover our spiritual journey. No cost to attend, and ALL are welcome. Bring your own writing materials (paper, pen/pencil, laptop … however you like to write). No RSVP required! Meet in the church library 10-11:30 a.m.

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Annual Congregational Meeting
Feb
24
11:30 AM11:30

Annual Congregational Meeting

Bethany members, please plan on attending the annual meeting of the congregation. You'll hear about plans for 2019 and beyond, plus have an opportunity to ask questions and see the church's 2019 budget. New officers will be elected as well. The meeting will take place in the sanctuary immediately following the Sunday morning worship service on February 24.

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Third Sunday Evensong Service
Feb
17
5:30 PM17:30

Third Sunday Evensong Service

Join us for a brief meditative service presented by The Gathering each “third Sunday” at 5:30 p.m. in the Bethany sanctuary. The service—called “Evensong”—offers a special time for reflection and worship to prepare for the week ahead. Everyone is invited to the Social Hall after the service for refreshments and fellowship.

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Theater Outing: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Theater Outing: "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

See the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” with Bethany friends! We’ll be meeting Friday, February 15, at 7:45 p.m., at the the theater, located at 5051 47th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets—available at the door—are $15 (general public) and $10 (students, seniors, DDSO clients and those with disabilities). Bethany’s Director of Music Ministries, Dr. May Tuan Tucker, is music director of this charming production, which is based on the beloved characters created by Charles Schultz. Ticket proceeds benefit the Developmental Disabilities Service Organization.

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Writing Your Life Story: Free Workshop
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Writing Your Life Story: Free Workshop

Rev. Judy Davis, director of The Gathering, leads a free “writing your life story” workshop on second and fourth Thursday mornings at Bethany. Through group discussions, writing exercises and individual reflection, we will remember the stories of our lives and discover our spiritual journey. No cost to attend, and ALL are welcome. Bring your own writing materials (paper, pen/pencil, laptop … however you like to write). No RSVP required! Meet in the church library 10-11:30 a.m.

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Annual "Winter Wander" Nature Walk
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Annual "Winter Wander" Nature Walk

Join us for a nature walk at the Cosumnes River preserve (off I-5 at Twin Cities Road). A carpool will leave the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m., or you can meet us at the parking lot near the nature center at 9. The walk will end around 11 a.m., and we'll return to the church by 11:30. Coffee, tea and cocoa will be served in a tailgate party at the nature preserve.

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