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I would like to express on behalf of the entire family our great appreciation for all the kindnesses and prayers extended during the illness, passing and memorial service for Rick. Also, personally, a big thanks for the occasional calls, shared meals, conversations and continued support from my Bethany family. Nothing could really fill the void left by Rick's passing, but these things do help.
Thanks for taking some time out of your busy lives.
~ Kathy Keough

Our reservation for the Bethany Beach retreat in 2019 is fully reserved for Friday, September 13, 2019 through Sunday, September 15, 2019. You can also sign up for Thursday, September 12 (without meals). Sign-up sheets are on the welcome desk in the lobby – please sign up by March 3. No signups will be accepted after that date.

Sarah requests a $50 deposit for every attendee so we can pay our initial deposits. If she has not received your deposit check by the end of March – or if you have not contacted her directed about your deposit – she will assume you are not really attending. The Camp & Conference Program is becoming much stricter about how retreats are organized. Our final headcount and full deposit are due by the end of March. Final payment is due in August.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Swett.

The Adult class will begin John Ortberg’s DVD series “THE ME I WANT TO BE” in March. Join us at 10:00 a.m. in the History Room to grow into God’s best you.

Start the New Year off by joining us for our weekly share & prayer time every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.

If you have a desire to pray for our nation, church, community, or for the needs of our church members, this is the place for you!

 Junior Disciples is back! This group is for elementary school aged children.

They will meet once a month.

In the month of March we will be meeting on March 10th to fly kites! If it rains, we will be indoors and watch the film "How to Train your Dragon."

Please wear tennis shoes for kite flying.

We served a spaghetti dinner to 41 homeless and 20 helpers at the Warm Nights program on Saturday, February 9 at First Baptist Church. Thanks to DeMarr & Martinson families, Donna Lindsay, Monique & Isaiah Wynne & 'Laine Emanuel for their assistance.
~ Chris & Charlene McGinity

Band of Brothers

Sixteen Bethany members and friends attended the Valentine’s Dinner at Mama Stella's on February 16. A wonderful fellowship and good conversations were had by all.

We will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at the Golden Corral in Waldorf and on Tuesday, March 26 at Texas Rib in Clinton.


People of the Covenant (POC) Bible Study Group continues to meet Mondays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship hall. Both men and women are welcome. Please join us as we study God’s word!

Souper Bowl of Caring

We collected $148.27 on Souper Bowl Sunday. Donations were given to the Oxon Hill Food Bank.


Christian Action continues to collect nonperishable canned food for the Oxon Hill Food Pantry.  There is a special need for the following: peanut butter & jelly, soup, cereal, evaporated milk, tuna, and other canned meats and pasta.  A collection box is in the church lobby.  Please check the expiration dates.

The Oxon Hill Food Pantry could use canned soups, paper products and toothpaste in addition to peanut butter & jelly, cereal, evaporated milk, canned meats, pasta and any other non-perishable food. The collection tub is in the foyer near the office.

Ash Wednesday Service

Join us at 7:00 p.m. on March 6 for a short Ash Wednesday service here at Bethany. All are welcome.

The distribution of ashes will be available.

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 10. Therefore, spring forward and set your clocks ahead 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

St. Patrick's Day Potluck

On Sunday, March 17, we will have a St. Patrick's Day Potluck after worship. Please bring a main dish, a side dish, and a dessert to share.

This is an event that you don't want to miss, so come join in the fellowship.

Camp Sunday

We will have a Camp-themed Sunday on March 31. It is being led by Marina Overby and Beth Hindsley. Come and witness a bit of the camp experience.

Woman's Retreat

The CCCA Women's Retreat will take place May 31-June 2, 2019 at Christian Church Conference Center at Bethany Beach.

General Assembly

The General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will take place July 20-24 in Des Moines, Iowa.

We have started an electronic supplement to the weekly Bethany Prayer Journal. Anyone who would like to be e-mailed prayer requests as we receive them midweek, can give their e-mail address to Frank Shirer.  When you notify the church office of prayer needs, please let them know if it is OK to put the request on the e-mail prayer chain as well as the Prayer Journal.  Also let us know if the request is confidential. If you have any questions, contact Frank Shirer or Becky Minetto.

The Weekly Prayer List

The weekly prayer list found in your bulletin keeps us mindful of those in need of prayer. However, the list continues to grow. Please help us keep the prayer list up-to-date by calling the church office to let us know when a name may be removed.

The Sick and Shut-in

Members who are sick and shut-in are also listed on the weekly prayer list. Please continue to pray for them. Consider mailing them a card or giving them a call from time-to-time to let them know you’re thinking about them.

Day  Date   Event 

Sunday3rdTransfiguration Sunday

10:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Share & Prayer Time
11:00 AM Worship Service
Monday4th10:30 AM POC Bible Study
Wednesday6th7:00 PM Ash Wednesday Service
Thursday7th7:30 PM Choir Practice
Saturday9thMaryland Choral Society Fruit Sale
Sunday10thFirst Sunday in Lent

Daylight Savings Time Begins
10:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Share & Prayer Time
11:00 AM Worship Service
Jr. Disciples Kite Flying
Monday11th10:30 AM POC Bible Study
Tuesday12th7:00 PM BoB @ Golden Corral, Waldorf
Thursday14th7:30 PM Choir Practice

Sunday17thSecond Sunday in Lent

8:30 AM Stewardship/Finance Meeting
9:00 AM Board Meeting
10:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Share & Prayer Time
11:00 AM Worship Service
12:30 PM St. Patrick's Day Potluck
Monday18th10:30 AM POC Bible Study
Thursday21st7:30 PM Choir Practice
Sunday24thThird Sunday in Lent

10:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Share & Prayer Time
11:00 AM Worship Service
Monday25th10:30 AM POC Bible Study
Tuesday26th7:00 PM BoB meet at Texas Ribs, Clinton
Thursday28th7:30 PM Choir Practice
Sunday31stFourth Sunday is Lent

10:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Share & Prayer Time
11:00 AM Worship Service/Camp Sunday

You can dedicate the flowers for a given Sunday service.  The cost is $15 for a standard arrangement.  Larger arrangements or specific flowers (roses or carnations), is an additional charge.

Forms are now available on the Welcome desk for your use. Please complete the form and leave it in the “red folder” on the Secretary’s desk. Please do not submit your request, no more than thirty days prior to your dedication Sunday.

You can also call the office by Wednesday if you wish to dedicate flowers for a Sunday.

We have formed a "Green Team" to increase recycling at Bethany.  If you would like to be on the team, please contact Darlene DeMarr or Charlene McGinity.

Also, in our efforts of going 'green', Tower Notes are now available via e-mail.  If you would like to receive the Tower Notes via e-mail, please send an e-mail to: bethany7128@verizon.net (the Church e-mail).  Receiving the Tower Notes via e-mail will save the church both time and money.  Thank you!