Giving is a spiritual discipline, a way we respond to God’s goodness and provision in our lives. Giving is also a part of our membership vows as United Methodists. Upon joining Bethany, each of us pledged to uphold the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. We depend on the whole church body to continue the ministry of the church. Whether large or small, every gift makes a difference.
Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. - Colossians 2:6-7
A 47th Birthday Party, plus other family get-togethers like Chili Cookoff, Pancake Supper, Easter Brunch, and Fall Kickoff
Family fun like our annual Party Boat, Movie Nights, Back to School Bash, and the first-ever Valentine’s Dance!
NEW things we tried: Story Night, co-preaching, and combined special music on 5th Sundays
Women's Ministry continued growth with intergenerational Easter Tea, Day by the Lake, Women’s Retreat, Yoga Classes, and Monthly Dinners
Student fun days with movies, Schlitterbahn, Summer Lock-in, and more.
Trained 5 new Stephen Ministers and 65 people found healing through care classes and support groups
17 third graders received Bibles and 16 fourth & fifth graders served as acolytes
512 people grew in faith in Discipleship Classes, Sunday School, or Grow Groups
42 new members and 5 baptisms
Students: 11 confirmed, 34 attended Disciple Now & Camp Eagle, and 12 participate in the new weekly High School Grow Group
2,000+ prayer requests prayed over during Trunk or Treat at the Blessing Trunk
51 people served directly by House of Friends, 122 received education & support, and 137 student nurses from UT Austin helped and learned about the program
152 kids attended VBS and 28 students attended Surviving & Thriving (137 total not from Bethany)
2,078 people attended Trunk or Treat, Breakfast with Santa, & Easter Egg Hunt
115 Bethany Preschool students from 90 families, 26 teachers (8 new!), new floors, new handwashing station & new Fun Friday programming
400 people assisted so far in 2023 through Benevolence Ministry and City of Austin Plus 1 Program, plus monthly Fresh Food for All events
51 students & families served on the Mission by the Sea trip
5 team members went on Malawi Mission Trip & $7,000 raised for World Vision with 53 participants during Global 6k for World Vision clean water wells
2,253 food items & many school supplies including 127 backpacks collected during summer drives
280 Thanksgiving bags delivered by 50 drivers for 1395 people in need
There are many ways to give: credit card, check, cash, etc. With today’s busy schedules, we recommend automating your giving through our online giving portal or your bank.
To avoid part of your gift covering credit card fees, we recommend Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) as are liable, convenient, and environmentally-friendly option.(Attach a voided check.) *Please remember to RENEW for 2024.
Jane Herbst, our Finance Manager, is available to answer any questions.