For many decades, Bethany has enjoyed a lively and active music ministry. Our choirs serve as the “backbone” of this ministry, providing worship leadership in service both to God and to our spiritual community. Our aim is to prepare ourselves for inspiring leadership of our congregational worship of God, nourishing a tradition of congregational singing, and deepening the connection between what we sing and who we are. In a postmodern age that so often isolates the individual, our choir remains an important source of community - by singing together and working together to achieve musical excellence, we begin to understand and deepen our care for one other.
We welcome all teens and adults to join us for rehearsal, Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:45pm, from September to May. The choir prepares music for weekly participation in worship. Bethany Choir explores a great variety of music in the Christian tradition from all times and places.
Bell Choirs - directed by Jean Coniber
Join us as we lift our bells up to God. Our bell choirs provide an instrumental ministry that adds to the depth of worship services. We are also fun and caring groups who enjoy spending time together as we make music.
Celebration Ringers – 7:30 pm Wednesdays
Although it helps to have some music-reading skills and bell experience in this group, beginning ringers are also welcome to grow with us. This group plays about once a month in our worship services.
Belles and Beaux – 10:00 am Tuesdays
For people who prefer a daytime rehearsal, this fun and dedicated group is perfect. Our main ministry is preparing for Christmas and Spring concerts at area adult/nursing homes, though we occasionally play some of our favorite tunes in Sunday worship.
Stephen Ministry is an expansion of Bethany's ministry program. Trained lay people provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Those who are hurting receive the love and care they need through compassionate listening, exploring feelings, praying, and sharing Christ's love. If you desire to know more about our Stephen Ministry; whether as a care receiver or a care giver, contact the church office.
Pastoral Care Deacons
Our deacons visit or call and send cards to our home-bound and nursing home patients. They support a program where the congregation sends Valentine, Easter, and Christmas cards. There is a Heart to Heart table that offers all types of cards for members of the congregation.
We have an email prayer chain. You can either submit a request or join the prayer chain by contacting the church office.
Leave your food donations in the grocery cart located inside the church doors. Bethany volunteers participate as board members, shoppers, drivers, callers, shopping assistants, box packers and more.
Family Promise of Greater Rochester (RAIHN)
Bethany assists homeless families to achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with temporary shelter and food or rent assistance.
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Bethany volunteers help with building and fundraising for SAWS2 Women Build and Greece Coalition of Churches home building teams.
Each Spring and Fall we clean up the Lake Ontario State Parkway between Dewey and Lake Ave.
Spirituality & Social Justice
This group meets every other week for learning and action on social justice issues.
Childcare during the Worship Service
During the worship service, babies may be cared for in our staffed Nursery.
Roots & Wings: This enrichment activity time is offered for children during the sermon portion of the worship service.
Children & Young Adult Sunday School
Sundays 11:15 am - noon
K-5th Grade: Meet in the lower level of the Church in Room B5 for various activities based from the Spark Rotation Curriculum.
Middle School: Experience a mix of lessons from the Spark Rotation Curriculum and discussion based from the Bible. Meet in Room 24 on the third floor of the Church.
Young Adult: Students in 9th through 12th grade will participate in a group discussion based on current events and faith in Room 26 on the third floor of the Church. Please stay in touch with the Buri Family to know dates when classes are held, but the time will be the same as K through 8th Grade.
Confirmation Class: For registered confirmands
Camp Whitman: Located on Seneca Lake, owned and operated by the Presbytery of Geneva, in partnership with the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Offers summer camps and group rentals.
The Present Word
Adult Bible study curriculum that studies the Bible over a six-year period. Each quarter works its way through different books of the Bible and focuses on a different theme. As you study each passage of scripture, discover it's deeper meaning and how it is relevant to our world today. Meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 from September through May.
Serendipity Life Group
Discuss passages from the Serendipity Bible. Meetings are relaxed and discussions are relatable to our everyday lives and experiences. Meets Monday afternoons at 3:00.
Casual Friday Life Group
This group meets on Fridays at 3:00 for a light, casual Bible study.
WonderFull World is an imaginative journey around the world...and an exploration of the "I wonders" in a woman's heart. It's an in-depth Bible study...and an unforgettable worship experience. To be held in the Large Hall. Date TBD.
Afghan Knitters knit squares for afghans donated to various organizations
Bethany Swingers are golfers from beginner to experienced meet at 4pm on Friday afternoons at Buttonwood Golf Course May-Aug followed by optional dinner.
B.U.G.S (Bethany's Unbelievable Gardening Squad) beautify Bethany's grounds and flower beds.
BYF (Bethany Youth Fellowship) meets one to two times a month for fun events, special activity planning, mission work and topical discussions. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome.
Men's Club meets the first Saturday of the month at 9am for breakfast.
Presbyterian Women meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10am to hear guest speakers sharing meaningful and relevant topics. They also meet the 4th Saturday of the month at 10am for brunch.
Library Volunteers meet every Monday at 10am to maintain our church library.
Shepherding meets once a month for social gatherings such as hikes and picnics.
Shipmates meet the 2nd Saturday of the month for educational, fun and interesting events.
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