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Welcome to BethanyNazchurch.com, our home on the World Wide Web. We’re really glad you stopped by. At Bethany Church, you’ll find a community of various ages and cultural backgrounds gathered to worship, grow in Christ and serve our world in love. Our webpage is an extension of our mission. Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore several of our ministries, meet our staff, and learn more about what makes Bethany Church a great place to love and serve. We hope you’ll enjoy your time here, and we look forward to any opportunity to meet you. We gather at 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings at 1275 Pawtucket Avenue in Rumford, RI. We’d love for you to join us and experience Bethany Church for yourself.
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Food Pantry News
We are seeking additional volunteers to sort and inspect food donations, bag produce and stock the Pantry shelves on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please contact Janet Bache at 401-965-1378 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
During the summer months, the Pantry would appreciate donations of vegetables from your home gardens. Donations can be dropped off at the Pantry at Newman Church on the day of the Pantry openings (July 9, July 23, August 13, August 27, September 10, September 24) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We can only accept produce on the day of the Pantry openings due to limited storage and to assure the produce is at its freshest. Refrigeration will be available for items that require it.
Food donations: Items especially needed over the summer months are cereal, canned pasta, and macaroni and cheese.
Mathewson St. Church Homeless Breakfast Update
Dear Bethany Church Family,
Lent this year has been more than a season of reflection. It has become a season of unknowns, anxiety, and isolation, yet a season of rest, bonding, and growth. While it may seem like our world is falling apart, I think we may come out of this finding ourselves richer than before.
It is in the middle of the storm that the disciples cry out to Jesus, “Lord save us!” It would be easy to identify with the disciples right now, to say that we are the ones crying out, “Lord save us!” but in fact, I think it is the marginalized who are sending this cry to heaven. We are blessed to have a roof over our heads and enough food on the table, but not everyone does.
Typically, the Mathewson Street Church in downtown Providence makes breakfast and opens their doors to the “least of these” every Sunday. Given current shelter-in-place regulations, the church has been forced to close their doors, but they have not stopped being the hands and feet of Christ. Rather than cooking a breakfast, the church is offering bagged lunches to those in need. Though the lunches may feel inferior to the homecooked meal served up on Sunday mornings, they are more expensive. Therefore, the church is in need of donations to be bagged up and distribute, specifically:
- Granola bars
- Peanut butter
- Juice boxes
- Water bottles
- Ziploc and brown paper bags into which the food is placed.
I am hoping we can join Mathewson Street Church in their endeavor to provide for the “least of these.” If you are willing to pick up an extra box of granola bars, some apple sauce, or something else from the list above, you can either leave them in the labeled receptacle at the church or call me if you need to have your donations picked up. I can be reached by calling or texting (401) 644-3031 or by emailing me at email@example.com. So, I leave you with this “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in” – Matthew 25:35
Stay healthy and God bless,
We believe in the Trinity:
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
“… Encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”
“To answer before listening — that is folly and shame.”
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”