What should I expect?

Attending a church for the first time can be intimidating. "Will they accept me?... I know very little about the Bible... I think God exists, but I have my doubts."  We, at Bethany, get that!  So, here are a few thoughts that might help break the ice.

At Bethany, we are all on a journey.  As we travel this road called life, most of us find an internal knowing that, "I have the potential to be more!"  With this idea as our focus, we strive for a come-as-you-are culture.  A place where people are authentic and accepting.  We welcome each individual wherever they are on their life journey.

Being real about ourselves, our lives, and even our "junk" (let's face it, we've all got it!) is where it starts.  Not only do we strive for acceptance, but we also desire Bethany to be a place of growth for each person.  Wherever "here" is on your journey, we hope to walk along side you to get to "there" and beyond!

God is for you.  In our world of job reviews, Monday morning quarterbacking, TV vote-to-win competitions, and talking heads, it's hard to believe that someone loves you simply because you're you.  Until we grasp that God is for us (He is good, loves us, wants only the best for us...), we will be very prone to running and hiding, never feeling like we measure up.

In a world filled with evil, suffering, pain and abandonment, it is hard to embrace a good God who is in control of life.  Doubt is okay and even welcome as a part of our  journey to know God.  Alfred, Lord Tennyson said it well, "There lives more faith in honest doubt... than in half creeds."  While affirming what we know, we will be honest about what we don't know.

frequently asked questions

  • Question: What should I wear?   
  • Answer: Clothes - come as you are - be who you are!  Shorts, flip flops, jeans, business casual, ties, t-shirts - you'll find it all here at Bethany!
  • Question: What time do services start?  
  • Answer: We have one worship services on Sunday mornings at 10:15AM.  Check out the Calendar tab of the website to see times for meetings and events held at the church.
  • Question: Where is your church? 
  • Answer: We are located at the crossroads of Route 625 and Union Grove Road, near Terre Hill, PA.  

  • Question: How long are the services?  
  • Answer: Our Sunday service is about 1 hour and 15 min. long.
  • Question: What do you do during the service? 
  • Answer: A typical service will have some singing and music lead by a band, some announcements, a greeting, giving of an offering, random video clips/media and relevant teaching from the Bible focused on Jesus, life and how to live life to the fullest.
  • Question: Where do I go?  
  • Answer: Enter using the Main Entrance, under the car port. Through the doors you will find a lobby and auditorium.
  • Question: What do you offer for kids?
  • Answer:  There are options for children, birth to 5th grade during the 9AM Christian Ed hour and during the 10:15AM Worship hour.