8:30am Sunday Morning Service (Elevated Precaution)
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Join us for worship at 8:30am!

Bethany’s church building is an elevated precaution facility status each Sunday from 7:00-9:45am (except for designated areas).

What does elevated precaution mean?


  • Sanctuary: Every other row marked off and 2 seats expected between groups.
  • Gym: The gym is designated as a mild precaution area, with masks or distancing encouraged but observance of these are left to individual family’s discretion. Masks and distancing are expected at all times in the rest of the building during elevated precaution (8:00-9:45am, Sundays).


  • The 8:30am worship service will be slightly shorter than normal (60 minutes, ending at 9:30am).


  • Masks are expected to be worn while singing (except in the gym, see “Seating,” above). When seated or after congregational singing concludes, masks can be removed if desired.


  • The Nursery is not available during the 8:30am service at this time.

Children’s Ministry:

  • Children’s Church and Children’s Sunday School programs are not available during the 8:30am service at this time.
10:00am Sunday Morning Worship (Mild Precaution)
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Join us for worship at 10:00am!

Bethany’s church building is a mild precaution facility beginning at 9:45am Sunday and beyond (except for designated areas).

What does mild precaution mean?


  • ­Sanctuary: Every other row marked off and family groups sit as space allows.
  • Overflow areas will be available as needed in the gym, Sr High room, and additional meeting spaces.


  • The 10:00am worship service is planned for the traditional length of time (75min, ending at 11:15am).


  • Masks and/or distancing is left up to household discretion.


  • Nursery is available for crawlers through age 2. We do limit the number of children per room.
  • NOTE: The nursery will be an Elevated precaution area.

Sunday School:

  • We are offering Children’s Sunday School for kids ages 3 through 6th grade during the 10:00am worship service. Please click here to signup online (pre-registration is required).
  • All Sunday School volunteers will wear masks when serving in Sunday School areas; children will not be required to wear masks.
Night of Worship
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Make plans to gather with your church family for our next Night of Worship!

You can attend in-person or tune in to the livestream as we gather to sing, read Scripture and pray together. After the service concludes, we will have a time of fellowship in the café. Childcare will not be provided, but your entire family is encouraged to join as we worship together.

Join us in-person, or tune in LIVE at live.bethanycentral.org

This service will be mild precaution, which means masks and social distancing are encouraged, and each family can practice their own discretion.

Ladies’ Bible Study – God of Covenant @ Room 805
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

God of Covenant | Genesis 12-50
Teachers: Kendra Showalter & Katie Robbins
Cost of book: $16
Dates: February 1-April 5 (10 Week Study)
Location: Bethany Baptist Church, Room 805

In Jen Wilkin’s 10-week God of Covenant Bible study, we will discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Beginning with Genesis 12, we will walk alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of His people.

Register on your mybethany account or call the church office at 309-692-1755.

G@P (Grandparents at Prayer)
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

We gather at 11:00am, in the Prayer Room at Bethany on the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month. No need to RSVP, just join us as we pray together.

Ladies’ Bible Study – Be Heroic @ Senior High Room
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Be Heroic (Minor Prophets) by Warren Wiersbe
Teacher: Kimberly Boerckel
Cost of book : $10
Dates: February 1-April 26 (10 week study with a couple of breaks)
Location: Bethany Baptist Church, Senior High Room

Register on your mybethany account or call the church office at 309-692-1755.

The Gospel Institute – Survey of the Bible @ Bethany Baptist Church
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Gospel Institute | Survey of the Bible

While comprised of 66 individual books written by many authors, the Bible is one Book written by one Author.  Every believer will benefit from studying the big picture of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  It is common for believers to read individual parts of the Bible without understanding how those parts fit into the whole.  This class is designed to encourage believers who are at all levels of Bible knowledge to know God through His Word.  Come and learn more about the whole message God gave to us through His Book!
Cost of materials is $30. Sign up on your mybethany or call the church office at 309-692-1755.
Men’s Bible Study @ Bethany Cafe
Mar 2 @ 6:45 am – 7:45 am
Time: 6:45am
Frequency: Every Tuesday
Location: Meeting in the cafe at the church
Plan: We are currently studying the Book of Jeremiah verse by verse
Jimmy Houck or Kyler Bell will be leading discussions.
Would you like to be on our contact list? Email Jimmy Houck at jimmy@bethanycentral.org or text him at 517-262-4461. Those on our contact list will be notified of cancellations.
Ladies’ Bible Study – 2 Corinthians (Precepts) @ Room 807
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Precepts Upon Precepts | 2 Corinthians
Teacher: Nicole Habeger
Cost of book: $23
Dates: February 2 – April 13
Location: Bethany Baptist Church, Room 807

Register on your mybethany account or call the church office at 309-692-1755.

Men’s Bible Study @ Room 809
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am