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Bethany Church

Maundy Thursday Service - April 17 at 7pm

“Which Basin Do You Choose”
A time to mediate on the meaning of Holy Communion, the final meal Jesus ate with his disciples before his betrayal, arrest, & crucifixion.

Maundy Thursday


Good Friday Movie - April 18 at 6pm

Q&A to follow. The powerful & moving representation of God’s love to the world through Jesus Life, Death & Resurrection. Pastor Paul will facilitate a time of questions following the movie. Movie snacks will be made available

Easter Sunday

“Named & Claimed”
John 20:1-18
Meet Jesus in His full Glory.


Egg hunt

Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 19 at 10 am

The Bethany Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday April 19, 2014 from 10am until noon, for children up to 5th grade. We will have a craft, snack, game, story & a surprise guest in addition to hunting for eggs.

 Sign-up near Grand Central where you may take stickers for donations. All donations are needed at church by April 13th. Invite all the kids you know to come and have a great time!

Detroit Tigers Baseball Game - July 18

Join in on the fun with your Bethany Pals and watch the 2013 American League Central Division Champion Detroit Tigers play the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park.

We have a limited number of tickets for Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:08 PM. Tickets are $30 each. See Bill Maxfield to purchase your tickets today.



Men’s Breakfast - Saturday April 12 at 10am

The Men’s Breakfast will at the Green Apple Restaurant, 7156 Cooley Lake Rd in Waterford. Make plans to be there with the men of Bethany for a good breakfast, good fellowship, & an inspirational devotional from Bill Maxfield.

Welcome Rev. Paul Prochazka!

Bethany welcomes Rev. Paul Prochazka as our Interim Pastor!

Pastor Paul is currently the Hospice Spiritual and Bereavement Care Coordinator for the Michigan Community Visiting Nurses Association. For the past 12 years he has successfully served congregations in transition (Morenci, Walled Lake, Quincy and Dearborn) as Intentional Interim Pastor. He also had the privilege of serving as Associate Director of Friendship House in Hamtramck, where he launched the Financial Literacy Education program. He is a big supporter of Camp Lael, serving as Camp Pastor for Junior High and Senior High Camps, as well as Family Camp and Father/Son weekend retreats. Also, he has been newly elected to the Leadership Ministries Team for the American Baptist Churches of Michigan.

Pastor Paul


Worship Start Time Remains at 10 AM - Fellowship at 9:30 AM

After input to Council members from many congregational members and lengthy discussion the Bethany Council voted to maintain the 10:00 AM start time for our worship service. Fellowship time will continue from 9:30 to 10:00 AM.

Youth Group Meetings - Every Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

First Wed. of each month is Movie Night
Second Wed. is a regular meeting
Third Wed. is a regular meeting
Fourth Wed. is Game Night
Fifth Wed. (when they occur) is Special Outing Night



Bethany now has a SCRIP program as a fundraiser to earn money to support our budget. You purchase the items you normally would – and Bethany gets a percentage.  This is an ongoing fundraiser with the potential of raising several thousand dollars this year.

Visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com to register your Kroger Plus Card online and start earning money for our church.    Registering on-line or at the store takes only about 5 minutes.  See Amy Nelson for assistance.

Deacons Offering Healing Prayers

Our Deacons offer listening ears & prayer each Sunday after the conclusion of Worship.  The Deacon of the Day will meet with anyone desiring prayer IN THE CHURCH LIBRARY (which is located at the west end of the building across from the Women’s Restroom.) 

On the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month, the Pastor and Deacons will be available IN THE SANCTUARY to offer healing prayers for anyone who desires prayer for any reason.  An anointing with oil will be available if desired. Our Deacons are: Nona Bos, Bob Hunt & Rodger Zeller.



 Food for Open Door

Thank you for your generous contributions during the year! The need is still great!  Please bring canned goods or dry goods for Open Door every Sunday. 

Please take one our our reusable bags, drop off your food, and pick up an empty bag each week. A display and containers are in the vestibule.

Other notable items on Bethanywaterford.org:

The April LINC (Newsletter) is here. Download it today!

Download a pamphlet about Bethany Church here!

Worship - Sunday 10:00 AM
Sunday School - 9:30 AM
Church Office Hours - 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM  (Monday - Thursday)
Pastor - Rev. Paul Prochazka

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