Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The MOMents ministry at Bethany exists to glorify God by proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and preparing His people by encouraging, equipping, and developing all mothers of preschoolers to realize their potential in Jesus Christ (1 Thes. 2:8).

MOMents meets every other Friday from 9-11 AM during the school year at the church. Meetings consist of a creative activity, door prizes, an encouraging speaker, and small group discussion time, all oriented toward knowing and living out faith in Jesus Christ.

More information on MOMents can be found on our MOMents page: http://bethanycentral.org/connect/adults/moments/.

Handbell Rehearsals
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Bethany Baptist Hand Bell Choir exists to glorify God through the use of English Hand Bells. Interested adults and teenagers are encouraged to apply for open positions in the choir.

Two hand bell choirs: one rehearses every Tuesday night from 6:15-7:45 PM; the other rehearses every Friday from 12:00- 1:30 PM.

BEST: Legacy Grandparenting Conference 2018 (off-site)
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, February 24  from 9 am until 3pm  

Edgewood Baptist Church   Rock Island IL

It’s time to share a vision for Biblical grandparenting.  

Grandparents have an amazing potential to spiritually influence their grandchildren. Too, often grandparents can get caught up in the retirement culture and miss out on investing in the faith-life of their grandchildren.  

Legacy Coalition is launching a national movement to impact the youngest generations through their families. This new ministry intends to share their vision by encouraging and equipping Christian grandparents, and their churches, with the goal of building a legacy of faith.  

We invite you to join us as the Legacy Grandparenting Conference comes to the Quad Cities, with Larry Fowler and Josh Mulvihill, on Saturday, February 24th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The conference will be held at Edgewood Baptist Church in Rock Island, IL

The costs is $35 per person, optional Chick fil A box lunch for $5.

Transportation provided from Bethany departing at 7:30 am.

About Larry Fowler: Larry Fowler is the founder of the Legacy Coalition. His vision for a national Grandparenting Ministry brought together a gifted team of Family, Children’s, and Youth Ministry leaders to launch this movement of God. His 40 years plus of ministry include experience as youth pastor, part of the Awana staff as missionary, training staff, international director, and Executive Director of Training. More recently his role consisted of connecting with and coaching Children’s Ministry leaders from megachurches across America. He has extensive international experience, training children’s workers in 47 countries.  

Larry has authored books on children’s and family ministry, including the Rock Solid series and more recently, The Question Nobody Asks About Our Children. He is a regular main stage speaker and workshop presenter at conferences. In 2012, he was recognized for his lifetime of contribution to Children’s Ministry in America by the International Network of Children’s Ministry, with their national Legacy Award.  

About Josh Mulvihill, PhD: Josh Mulvihill is the Executive Director of Church and Family Ministry at Renewanation, has served as a pastor for nearly 20 years, is a founding member of the Legacy Coalition, and has a PhD in family ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is married to Jen, and they have five children.  

He is the author of Biblical Grandparenting, Rooted Kids curriculum, Preparing Children for Marriage, and editor of Equipping Grandparents.

8:15 am Sunday Morning Service
Feb 25 @ 8:15 am – 9:30 am

Worship with us at 8:15am!

Nursery service is available during the 8:15am worship service for all children ages 0-3yrs. Children in Preschool and above worship together with their families in the main worship service.

ABCs and Children’s Sunday School
Feb 25 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am


  • ABC’s (Adult Bible Communities) @ 9:45am

Children’s Ministry

Birth to Age 2:

  • Nursery @ 8:15, 9:45 & 11am

Age 2:

  • Nursery @ 8:15 & 11:00am
  • Sunday School @ 9:45am

3 year olds:

  • Nursery @ 8:15am
  • Sunday School @ 9:45am
  • Children’s Church @ 11am

4 year olds:

  • Nursery @ 8:15am
  • Sunday School @ 9:45am
  • Children’s Church @ 11am

Age 5 & Kindergarten:

  • Sunday School @ 9:45am
  • Children’s Church @ 11am

Grades 1-4:

  • Sunday School @ 9:45am

Grades 5-12:

  • Sunday School @ 9:45am
Discovering Church Membership Class
Feb 25 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

A Discovering Church Membership Class will be held for three Sundays on February 18, February 25, and March 4 in the Conference Room.  If you are interested in learning more about Bethany or joining the church,  make plans to join us for this class.  Sign up by contacting the office or on a communication card.  

11:00 am Sunday Morning Service
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Worship with us on Sundays at 11am!

Nursery service is available during this service for all children ages 0-2yrs. Additionally, Children’s Church is available during the 11am service for kids 3yrs through Kindergarten.

Women Helping Women Work Day
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Women Helping Women is a ministry providing resources for women and families experiencing the grief of infant loss. If you are interested in helping put resources together (no skills needed) at our work mornings, we would love you to join us. 

Grandparents at Prayer
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Discover the great blessing of praying with other grandparents for our grandchildren!

The Gospel Institute Class
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Systematic Theology II
Taught by Pastor Ritch

This course will examine what the Bible teaches in the following areas:
1) Salvation, with a continuation and coverage of topics not previously covered in Systematic Theology I*
2)Christ, an examination of the person and work of Christ
3) The Holy Spirit, an examination of His person and work
4) Christ’s Church, a study of the formation, nature and ministry of the church
5) Last Things, a treatment of future things, and God’s eternal kingdom.  A continual focus will be placed on how the student is to live, to the glory of God, as a result of a deepening understanding of these topics. 

*Systematic Theology I is not a prerequisite for Systematic Theology II. 

Textbook and Reading: This class uses the book Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem.  Books are available for $27 or they can be purchased online.

To sign up for the class contact Jan in the church office (309.692.1755 or jan@bethanycentral.org).