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Family Ministries

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Click on the images above to learn more about each ministry.

 
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Bethesda Children
Children's Ministries at Bethesda
Ages 4 through 4th grade

The Children's Ministry at Bethesda is centered on the gospel, focuses at Scripture and strives for fun and excitement in the midst of leaders showing students how to serve others by being the hands and feet of Christ. This Christ-like approach to children's ministry creates a caring and gentle environment; it is displaying unconditional love to those whom we connect. 

For a calendar of upcoming events click HERE.

Kidz Klub

Kidz Klub is part of our Wednesday Night Ministries and is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm during each of our Wednesday night activity semesters. For more information on each semesters topic click HERE. You can pre-register your child/grandchild for the next session of Kidz Klub on Wednesday evenings or at the Welcome Counter on Sunday morning. If you have any questions, please contact the church offices at 570-739-2241 or via email

Sunday Morning Offerings

Sunday School - On Sunday Mornings we have Sunday School for ages 4 - 4th grade during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15 am) This is located in our Common Ground Area. During this hour the kids will take part in games, songs and activities that all build on the lesson presented in Jr. Church.

Jr. Church - During our 10:30 am service Jr. Church is provided for ages 4-4th grade. This is located in our Common Ground area. During the Jr. Church service kids will take part in Songs, a bible story and a lesson that corresponds with what they learned in Sunday School. 

 
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Bethesda Youth Ministries
Grades 5 - 12

Bethesda Youth Ministries exist to help students  KNOW, GROW, SHOW

  • to KNOW Christ as Lord and Savior, and transformer of all areas of life.

  • to GROW in Christ by being disciples intentionally involved with Scripture, prayer and fellowship with other Christ followers.

  • to SHOW Christ to others through actions, attitudes, and words - to be the hands and feet of Christ wherever our paths lead us.

For a calendar of upcoming events for BYM Click HERE

Sunday Night Youth Group 

On Sunday nights during the school year our teens will meet from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Common Ground area at church. During this time there will be games, a lesson and a time for discussion and asking questions. 

Sunday Morning Offerings

On Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour (9:15 - 10:15 am) Students can attend Sunday School. Jr. High (grades 5- 7) meet in the Cinema Room and Sr. High (grades 8-12) meet in the Surfer Room.

 
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"Under [Christ's] direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love."

Ephesians 4:16 [NLT]

Women of Bethesda began with a call for women to gather to pray about women's ministry at Bethesda in January 2002. Our purpose is to glorify God through Spirit led acts of service and meeting Women's needs. Our goals are to minister to the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of women and to provide opportunities for women to serve with our priorities being to encourage women to pursue a deeper personal walk with God through the study of His Word, personal prayer life, and a purposeful connection with others. 

For more information about any Women's Ministry Event, please e-mail or call the office at 570-739-2241.

Women's Bible Studies

Women's Bible Studies are held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Library at the church during our fall and spring semesters. Click HERE for more information on Wednesday Night Ministries. 

Life to Life Groups

Join together with one or two other women, journeying deeper into a relationship with God as well as with each other. Foundational aspects of these groups are learning about and having a personal quiet time. and sharing and praying together about what God has said through those times. Other study books may be used as the Spirit leads. These groups are on-going. Email the church office to learn more and get connected. 

Ladies Monthly Brunch 

On the third Saturday of every month the ladies meet at the Long Run Diner at the corner of 183 & 443 at 12:30 pm. This will start on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Breakfast and lunch are available. For more information contact Cherie at 570-292-6917.

Ladies Annual Retreat

March 18-20, 2022 at Kenbrook Bible Camp in Lebanon, PA. The topic is "When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Grown Up" by Jessica Whittemore, based on 1 Corinthians 13:11:

                        "When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I

            grew up, I put away childish things." 

No matter our age or our positions in life, we still find ourselves waiting for a permission slip to live life. As women, we are often trapped by the desire for people's approval, lacking the wisdom to stand confidently, and kindly, as grown-up women of God. 

If you would like to come for the whole weekend (Friday night - Sunday morning) the cost is: $190 for a shared room or $215 for a single room

If you would like to come just for Saturday the cost is: $25

For more information or to sign up 

 
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Men of Bethesda

All men 18+ are invited to join this group

For more information on Men's Ministry e-mail the church office or call at 570-739-2241.

Men's Bible Study

Men's bible studies are held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Cinema Room at the church during our fall and spring semesters. CLICK HERE for more information on Wednesday Night Ministries.

Men's Monthly Breakfast - Currently not meeting due to COVID 

On the second Saturday of every month the men meet at the Friedensburg Country Restaurant at 8 am for breakfast and fellowship.

Life to Life Groups

Join together with one or two other men, journeying deeper into a relationship with God as well as with each other. Foundational aspects of these groups are learning about and having a personal quiet time. and sharing and praying together about what God has said through those times. Other study books may be used as the Spirit leads. These groups are on-going. Email the church office to learn more and get connected. 

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Let your roots grow down into Christ and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught...
-Colossians 2:7 NLT

Bethesda EC Church wants to help you GROW deeper in your faith and connect better with each other. Listed below are some of the opportunities that we offer to assist you.

Small Groups

Small Groups are seasonal gatherings of 8 to 12 individuals focused on a topic or study, where life in Christ is discovered together and we learn to care better for each other and the world around us. 

Life to Life Groups 

Life to life groups are when you join together with one or two other people, journeying deeper into a relationship with God as well as each other. New friendships that will last a lifetime often develop from this setting. 

Dates and times for these events vary, please contact the office by e-mail or calling us at 570-739-2241 for more information or to express your interest in getting involved.