The Women’s Ministry Fundraiser is offering “The Taste” coupon book, which are available in the bookstore and foyer table through the month of November. They’ll also be available at the Christmas Fair sponsored by the Gift & Good Taste Ministry. Stop by the Christmas Fair on November 16 & 17, from 9am – 3pm both days, and pick up a coupon book, as well as some great Christmas gifts.
BETHANY ASSEMBLY OF GOD
2018 SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE SPECTACULAR
Bethany Assembly of God in Agawam, Massachusetts will present their 44th annual Singing Christmas Tree Spectacular in eight presentations over the first two weekends of December. The 60 voice Bethany Choir, under the direction of Minister of Music Ken Bryars, becomes the focal point of the Spectacular, arrayed as ornaments on a towering 25 foot steel tree, and are joined by the 18 piece Bethany Orchestra to present the timeless story of the Advent of the Christ in uplifting and inspiring music. Complementing the music and message of the coming of the Christ-child are members of the Bethany Drama Department, bringing a visual re-enactment of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus, with the angels, shepherds, and the Magi.
The musical, entitled “Ring the Bells, Emmanuel Has Come”, begins with Movement 1 with The Carols of Christmas, a trio of musical numbers including a medley of Christmas favorites, followed by a Celtic-flavored Madrigal medley, and ending with the Christmas favorite “The Little Drummer Boy”. Movement 2 brings The Christ of Christmas, with the title song “Ring the Bells”, a brand-new Christmas lullaby, followed by “Hallelujah, Light Has Come” (written by Barlow Girl), and ending with the thought-provoking “How Many Kings”. Movement 3 brings The Celebration of Christmaswith “Mary, Did You Know”, followed by the pure Southern Gospel “God Came Down”, and ending with a reprise of “Ring The Bells”.
Throughout the musical, the multi-colored lights on the tree dance to the beat of the music, producing a dazzling addition to the music. Adding to that the Environmental Projection on the walls, the Singing Christmas Tree Spectacular becomes a sight and sound extravaganza for the whole family. Presentations are Friday, December 7 at 7 pm, Saturday, December 8 at 6 pm, and Sunday, December 9 at 3 pm and again at 6 pm the first weekend. The second weekend is the same, with presentations on Friday, December 14 at 7 pm, Saturday, December 15 at 6 pm, and Sunday, December 16 at 3 pm and again at 6 pm.
All seats are free with no individual reserved seating. Seating for large groups can be arranged by contacting the church. Bethany Assembly of God is located at the corner of Rt. 57 and Main Street in Agawam, MA. Join us for “Bethany’s Christmas gift to the Pioneer Valley” as we celebrate the reason for the season.
Nursery is available for children ages 3 and under during all performances. If you are visiting for the first time and have questions regarding our nursery and our policies or procedures, please contact Laurie Lange at LLange@Bethany-ag.org.
Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service will be on Monday, December 24 at 6pm and is one of the most attended services of the year. We encourage you to arrive early as the seats fill up fast. The Pastoral Staff will share the Christmas story and we will share in communion.
Give the gift of life this Christmas. On December 26, Bethany Assembly and Faith Community Nurses will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive in the fireplace Room from 1-7 p.m. Please sign up in the foyer on the 16th or online at redcrossblood.org or you can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make your reservation.
It is always a blessing to have the New England Teen Challenge Choir come and share the amazing testimonies of God’s amazing grace on Sunday, December 30 during the 9am and 11am services. Several of the men will share from their heart how the Lord set them free from the bondage off addiction. If you have a friend or family member who struggles with addiction, these men can encourage them to seek help from the Lord to overcome their struggles as the enter a New Year.
Do you eat when you aren’t hungry?
Is your weight controlling your life?
Are you tired of dieting?
Is food a problem?
Overeaters anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope are recovering from compulsive eating.
We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.
We are offering the group here in Bethany on Monday evenings starting on January 7, 2019 from 6:30 to 8 pm. This is a 12 step, loving, accepting group that will help you to overcome this very addictive behavior and find freedom!
If you are struggling, please join us and explore the reasons why so many of us have this addiction!
For more information, please take the Overeaters Anonymous brochure, and fill out a card at the Hospitality Counter.