Bible Study meets each Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with some exceptions during Advent and Lent. Books of the Bible or topics related to discipleship are explored. Faith on Tap meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 6:00pm at Marzoni's (1830 E Pleasant Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602) for a time of fellowship and study. Sunday School for All Ages takes place at 10:30am, following Sunday Worship. All are welcome.
Congregation members use their musical gifts to provide anthems, solos, and ensembles during worship. We have rehearsal every Wednesday evening, excluding the summer months. All and any musical talents are welcome.
Congregation members use their gifts in a variety of ways to support the worship life of Bethany. Ushers (those who collect weekly offering & those who bring forward the bread and wine during service), Lectors (those who read the lessons for the day), Bell Ringers (those who ring the bell to signal that worship will soon begin), Worship Assistants (those who assist the pastor during worship with the reading of the prayers and distribution of Communion) Anyone who desires to use their gifts is welcome.
We, along other area churches, provide food and drinks to the community that are hungry and in need at Simpson Temple United Parish.
It is a no-cost meal to the participants and a time to socialize and come together and be nourished at the same time. If you feel this is something that you would like to participate it please contact the church for further information.
The Quilters meet each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level fellowship hall. They make tied quilts to send overseas through Lutheran World Federation as well as donations to the local shelters, nursing homes, and community projects. The Quilters host Bethany’s annual bazaar each November. Anyone who sews or would like to learn is welcome.
Boy Scouts of America
Bethany supports both a cub scout pack and a boy scout troop through Boy Scouts of America. Troop and Pack 3015 is one of the oldest troops/packs in the Laurel Highlands Conference and just added an official girls troop and pack in 2018. Our packs and troops have respective dens and units for boys and girls. Any boy or girl aged 5 and over is welcome to join. Scouts builds leadership, fitness, and survival skills. For more information, contact Don Irvin at 946-3808.
Breakfast with Santa
The first Saturday in December, community children and their families are invited to breakfast with Santa. Crafts, stories, and pictures make it a fun morning for all.
Clothing & School Supply Giveaway
Each year in the fall members of Bethany collect gently used clothing to give away to anyone in need. We also support and raise supplies for students at our local school district. . Any person with need is welcome to come.
Bethany also supports local food bank and Backpack program through various food drives, held at various times throughout the year.
Family Movie Nights
On the 3rd Sunday of the month (at 4:00 pm), Bethany host a movie night for individuals in the community to come and enjoy a movie with snacks and fellowship. Movies range from religious themed to family friendly.