Holy Smokers

bbqThe Holy Smokers are a group of men, women, and children and families with an interest in cooking or working around bar-be-cue pits.  The group uses their God given gifts of cooking and/or other skills to prepare and cook food to support a variety of Bethany activities.  Funds raised by the group have been used to buy Bibles, hymnals, TV and video equipment used throughout the church and support youth programs at Bethany. The Holy Smokers do most of their cooking at the Bar-be-cue pits located on the Bethany grounds. We encourage anyone interested in this type of ministry to join us. We especially like it when the entire family gets involved. This enables us to pass on our cooking knowledge to the next generation of Holy Smokers, so they can continue providing this type of ministry support to the Bethany family.

Bethany Gardeners

Calling all gardening enthusiasts! Our goal is to help keep the grounds of our church beautiful and welcoming.  We plan several work days each year for church members to help with planting, weeding, and general maintenance of the flower beds.  This is a great opportunity to meet and work with fellow gardening enthusiasts while helping to beautify the church property. 

Flower beds can be "adopted" by GIFT Groups, Sunday School classes, youth groups, or families.  Several areas have been adopted by GIFT groups or families but we have more that need to be adopted.  By adopting a flower bed or specific area within a large bed you would help maintain it throughout the year on your schedule.


Camping Trips

campingOur current pattern is to offer at least two Bethany camping trips each year, one in spring and one in fall. These are open to anyone choosing to associate with Bethany, the larger Bethany family, if you will. Our purpose: to enjoy being in touch with God’s creation in the company of like-minded friends, to spend a little time speaking and singing His praises, and to help build and strengthen friendships. At times we also may plan additional trips. Contact Mark Boerger with questions about any of these, or to express your interest. Our upcoming trips:

Fall 2015 Family Campout - Join the group for another fall time camping trip. 

Spring 2015 Spring Campout - Join the group for another spring time camping trip.


September 9 - An Immigrant in the Sanctuary
September 16 - A Day in the Life of Hidden Homeless

Join us on Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30AM to gather to explore life and faith, in a coffee cafe setting.  The hour-long experience features real stories of real people, friendly conversation, time to build relationships with new and old friends, laughter, fun, spiritual insights, and opportunities to serve in the local community.   Open to all and free admission...doors open for coffee and other refreshments 1/2 hour prior to program start.  Follow the green signs! For more information, please contact Mark Boerger .

Other Social Groups

SCAT - Seasoned Christians Are Terrific - If you are 45 years young, or if you are retired, and enjoy getting out together with friends during the day for Bingo, day trips, fun, food and fellowship, check out SCAT.  Our activities are usually in the daytime on the first Tuesday (BINGO), second Tuesday (dominoes), third Tuesday (outing), and fourth Tuesday (Movie and more).  Check out the schedule at the SCAT table in the lobby. 

Pinochle (1st and 3rd Friday of the month) – Join the group for a game of pinochle the 1st and 3rd Friday from 12:30-3:30PM in the lobby.  

Bethany Bridge Bunch - Do you enjoy playing bridge?  Come and join the group on the first Tuesdays of each month from 7-10PM in the CLC Fellowship Hall. Contact Carol Stuewe for more information.

Golf Fellowship - Are you a golfer (men, women, and teens) who would like to meet with your fellow Bethany members for a round of Golf?  Bethany is starting a new Golf Fellowship that will meet once a month, beginning this June for a day of fun and fellowship.  It will give us all a chance to join with friends and meet other members.  If you are interested in playing, whether every month or whenever you wish, you’re invited to send an E-mail to  Please provide your Name, E-mail address, and Phone Number so that we can contact you with the time and date. 

Sports Are Back at Bethany

After an 11-year absence, we’re having a great time being able to use our new gym for some fun adult competition.  Enjoy a good mix of competitive and wanna-be players.  Feel free to bring a friend. Please contact Mark Boerger if you have any questions.

Volleyball, Open Gym - Monday evenings, 6-9PM, weekly

Pickleball, Open Gym - Thursday evenings, 6-9PM, weekly