Who We Are
At Bethany, worship is the very center of our life together. It is the dinner table of our community. We gather weekly around this table: a table of welcome where all are invited to take a seat. For some of us, this is our first time, for others we have lost count, but through the hospitality of Christ we each belong.
If you are a visitor, experiencing Bethany is not a one Sunday event. We encourage you to come a few times to get the feel for our community and imagine your place in it. Worship often takes similar form, but is never the same. A few things you can count on are: silence, singing, opportunities to pray aloud, a children’s message, a sermon, and communion on second and fourth Sundays.
Each Sunday at Bethany is unique. What we are doing is not a show put on by professionals. We are led in worship weekly by a different person from the community. These people are rarely official pastors; they are nurses, unemployed, lawyers, teachers, mothers, fathers, singles, students. The worship leader prayerfully prepares and leads the elements of the service. The worship ensemble and choir are comprised of musicians of all ages and skill levels, from high school on up. Preachers are from our pastoral team and beyond. The joy of worship at Bethany is very literally the work of the people.