Bethany Felton UMC is a small town church, whose vision of faith is that of action. We wish to serve those in need in our congregation and our community.
Pastor Mike Koplitz
May the grace and love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you and welcome to Bethany Felton church. We are a family oriented welcoming and loving community of disciples of Jesus Christ. I am Pastor Mike Koplitz and would love the opportunity to offer you a hardy welcome. Bethany Felton church is filled with warm, friendly and welcoming people who care about their community both inside and out. Whether you are a believer or if you are seeking to learn about God let us be your pathway. Either way please come visit us and allow us to share God's love with you. We look forward to meeting and sharing God with you.
FALL BANQUET ~ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH AT 6:00 PM: Our Fall Banquet will be held on Saturday November 18 at 6:00 pm at Lebanon Lutheran Social Hall. The menu will be stuffed chicken breast and the entertainment is Kerry White. The cost is $14 per person with children under 12 free. Please sign up at the Well.
MAKER FEST: On Saturday, November 4th we will hold a fall fest entitled Maker Fest 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Families tinker, invent, doodle, and create together as they learn how their creative Master Maker made them for a unique purpose. It will take approx. 1 hour to make your way through all the stations. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
TRUNK OR TREAT CANDY NEEDED: Trim Time Salon at 190 High Street is hosting a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28th. We are in need of candy / snack bag donations to hand out with information for Maker Fest. Please place your donations in the kitchen.
BLESSING BAGS FOR LIFE PATH CHRISITAN MINISTRIES: The Joel Committee is collecting the following items to be placed in Blessing Bags for Life Path Christian Ministries (formerly the York Rescue Mission). Please place the items in the baskets at the back of the sanctuary.
Wash clothes small soap
Tooth brush small tubes of toothpaste
Small bottles of water small hand sanitizers
Small shampoo small deodorant
Applesauce cups Granola bars
Individual packs of oatmeal
RADA CUTLERY SALE: The Joel Committee is selling Rada Cutlery to benefit the Helping Hands Fund. You may purchase displayed items or place an order. Please see Marcia Flinchbaugh if you have any questions. The items are set up on a table in the Well area.
FOOD FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN: The Joel Committee is partnering with the Red Lion Community Services by providing some food for the weekends for students that have none. Below is a list of food items we are asking for. Please drop off your donations in the baskets at the back of the church.
Sm Bowls of Cereal
Sm applesauce cups
Sm Jell-O cups
Sm Pudding Cups
Sm boxes of raisins
Microwavable items: ravioli, SpaghettiOs, mac & Cheese
BRANDON’S CLOSET: Brandon Closet is a mobile community closet started in memory of Brandon Hohenadel who lost his battle to Leukemia. They are in need of clothing donations, especially girls and boys clothing for 5 – 10 year olds. They are also collecting coats, shoes and toiletries. All donations can be put in the back room and questions should be addressed to Steph Crumling.
We offer many opportunities for worship, fellowship, service, and discipleship. Here are just a few:
Three to four times per year, the people of Bethany Felton gather donations to prepare a meal for the homeless of York, PA. Along with preparing and serving a hot meal, extra brown bag lunches are made to give to each person. Individuals from across the generations are invited to participate in this meaningful time of service. This ministry has been extended to giving out donations of clothing, blankets and toiletries.
Family Ministry Events
The Children and Family Ministry Team work very hard to provide a family friendly event once a month throughout the year. Please keep an eye on the calendar for these special events, which range from outdoor movie nights to game nights, to roller skating! Each event is planned with families of all shapes and sizes in mind.
Offering an important service to those in need within our community, the Bethany Felton Food Cupboard is always accepting donations of non-perishable items, such as cereal, canned goods, and boxed meals. Frozen turkeys or chickens are a much-appreciated extra blessing!
Bethany Felton Joel Committee supplies meals to needy families in the Red Lion Area School District 1 to 2 times per year, helps with Christmas Gifts, and support the local Servants program.
For more information on these and other ministries, please contact the church office.