New Church Directory in Honor of 200th Anniversary 


Lifetouch Photography will be taking the pictures for the directory.


When? Monday, March 12, 2018


Time? 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Where? The Wilder House (Brick building next to church)


What is the sitting fee to get my pictures taken? Free


How much do the pictures cost? You will receive one free 8 X 10 and one free church directory, but Lifetouch will have other pictures available to purchase if you wish. (A pamphlet with exact prices is available on the front table in the sanctuary.)


Do I have to set up an appointment to schedule my picture? Yes! You may sign up on-line at




you may sign up on the front table in the sanctuary Sunday morning. (Keep in mind, that if you need a specific time slot and you wait until Sunday, it may be already taken.)


Lifetouch encourages creativity. They often photograph families and individuals with meaningful items: special keepsakes, sports equipment, favorite toys, etc; you can even bring your pets!


Feel free to contact Rob Dyer or Terry Lawrence, if you have any questions, or if you need us to help you walk through the process on your computer with you or want us to make the appointment for you before Sunday.



Commemorative 9oz. stemless wine glasses are available for $5.00.  Commemorative coasters are available for $3.50.  These are being sold to help offset the expenses associated with the 200th anniversary celebration to be held in 2018.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these items please contact Rob Dyer at 570-253-6316.



Per Capita for 2018 will be $33 per member.


Did you know that the Bethany Presbyterian Congregation in Bethany was organized on September 22, 1818?  And did you know that in 2018, the church will celebrate its 200 year anniversary of its organization?  Yes, that's right!!  200 years!!  The Bicentennial Celebration Steering Committee has met once to set some high level plans, but will soon be involving all of the committees of the church and anyone else who is eager to participate in planning a big celebration.  Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.  For now, though, mark your calendar for September 22, 2018 for a BIG CELEBRATION to honor the organzation of our church family.


 recycle  GOT SCRAP?

As part of a fundraising project plus being good stewards of the Earth by cleaning up the environment, Ron Lawrence and John Stepto will come to homes and collect scrap metal and take it to O'Connell's Junk Yard in Waymart and turn scrap metal into money for the church.  This fall, we'll be distributing flyers to the smaller area churches hoping to collect more metal.  If you have metal to be recycled, please call the church at 570-253-6316 to schedule a pick-up.


meetingminutes Extra copies of the session minutes are always available in the vestibule.  Take one home or contact our wonderful Clerk of Session, Judy Wells, and she will be glad to give you a copy of the notes.


The Updated Church Directory is now available.  They can be found in the vestibule.


cookbook A GIFT FOR ANYONE ANYTIME:  The church cookbooks make perfect gifts for anyone.  The book is $10 and recipes are wonderful.  Copies are found in the vestibule.


There is a Suggestion Box in the front of the church.  Please note any comments you may have whether it be praise or criticism. 











April 26, 2018




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