Newborn through 4th grade
The Children's Ministry at Bethesda is centered on the gospel, focuses on Scripture, and strives for fun and excitement amid 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 displays unconditional love to those with whom we connect. For a calendar of upcoming events click HERE.
Kidz Klub is part of our Wednesday Night Ministries and is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm during each Wednesday night activity semester. For more information on each semester's topic click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact the church offices at 570-739-2241 or via email.
Sunday Morning Offerings
Sunday School & Jr Church - On Sunday Mornings we have Sunday School for ages newborn thru 4th grade during the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15 am) and during the second service (10:30-11:30 am).
Ages Newborn to 2 have a play and prayer time in Room 104.
Ages 3 to 4th grade meet in the Common Ground focusing on the “Star Stomp” Christmas program. Activities include a lesson, crafts, singing, games, prayer, and a snack.
Bethesda Youth Ministries
Grades 5 - 12
Bethesda Youth Ministries exists 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 CLICK HERE.
Sunday Morning Offerings
On Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour (9:15 - 10:15 am) Students can attend Sunday School. Grades 5-7 meet in the Common Ground and are a part of the "Star Stump" Christmas program and grades 8-12 meet in Room 101. Lily Henry is teaching this class in Room 101 and she focuses on finding God’s will for our life, through experiencing Him.
Each month our youth ministry team strives to provide fun and exciting ways for our youth to gather and learn about Jesus. Upcoming events include:
November 24th - Roller Roost & Strike Zone
December 27th - Cookie & Game Day
January date TBA - Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
February 16th to 18th - Winter Thaw Retreat at Twin Pines
For more information on these and other upcoming events, CLICK HERE.
Teens are invited to join another teen and an adult leader to meet as their schedule allows to dive deeper into His word. More details about this new opportunity will be coming soon!
Young Adult Ministries
Ages 18 to 30ish
The Mountain - Young Adult Group
Every Tuesday from 6:30-8:00 pm in Room 101. Current hot topics are chosen by the group each week for an open dialogue to occur, bringing a Biblical view point into the reality of today. Contact Dallas Henry for more details.
"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 6:30-7:30 pm at 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 with God and sharing and praying together about what God has said through those times. Other study books may be used as the Holy Spirit leads. These groups are on-going. Email the church office to learn more and get connected.
Ladies Monthly Brunch
On the second Saturday of every month the ladies meet at the Long Run Diner at the corner of 183 & 443 at 12:30 pm. Breakfast and lunch are available. For more information contact Cherie.
Ladies Annual Retreat
The Ladies Annual Retreat is held every Spring in March at Kenbrook Bible Camp in Lebanon, PA. Stay tuned for more information in 2024!
Women of Bethesda Leadership
The Women of Bethesda Leadership team meets the first Thursday for every month at 6:30 pm at 23 Meadowbrook Center. We are always looking for Women with a passion to help other women connect with each other and with God. Contact the church office if you would like more information.
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 6:30-7:30 pm at church during our fall and spring semesters. CLICK HERE for more information on Wednesday Night Ministries.
Men's Monthly Breakfast -
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 with God and sharing and praying together about what God has said through those times. Other study books may be used as the Holy Spirit leads. These groups are on-going. Email the church office to learn more and get connected.
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 are 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
In Life to Life Groups 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.