Events Guide


Baptism is a way for followers of Jesus to make a public declaration of their faith. If you’d like to get baptized, come attend two classes led by Patty, where we will learn more about the significance of baptism and also spend time going over testimonies.

Pre-baptizm classes:
When: Sun Jan 26 & Sun Feb 9 @ 12:15
Where: Room 115 at Bethany
Sign up: Patty Vandekamp 905-937-5300 (x203)

On Feb 22/23 we will be holding baptism services where people from our community will make an outward declaration of their faith. Come and celebrate with us at this time!
Sat: 6:45pm
Sun: 9:00am + 10:45am


At Bethany, Home Church is where we connect with a few other people building trust, sharing our lives together and taking our next steps in following Jesus more deeply in every area of our lives. Essentially, it’s the main way we want to grow as disciples of Jesus.

The winter Home Church season begins Jan 12, sign ups are now open!

Use the map to help you find a home church near you and reach out to the leaders about coming to check out their group. Most Home Churches will meet once a week for the full ten-week season in the home of one of the members.

If you can’t find a home church near you or have any other questions, feel free to email us at



Nov 2019-March 2020.
All children in SK to grade 9 are invited to Bethany’s Basketball & Cheerleading League. Have fun learning new skills and making new friends!
Where: Bethany Church (1388 Third St, St. Catharines)
When: Practices are Monday or Thursday evenings (first practice is week of Nov 25); games are Saturdays (first game is Sat Dec 14)
Cost: $120/child family discounts available for children in same household
Registration:  Click here

For more details visit or contact Tim, Director of Sports Ministry.

Interested in Volunteering? If you’d like to get involved in Bethany’s sports ministry, whether coaching, helping with set up, selling snacks or in any way, we’d love you to join in on the action. To find out more about volunteering, contact Tim.

Jan 2020

DivorceCare is a 13-week support group for those feeling the effects of a separation or divorce.
When: Mondays, starting Jan 6, 7-9 pm
Where: Room 115 at Bethany
Sign Up: Email Patty or 905-937-5300 x203

2 Corinthians is an intensely personal and autobiographical letter written by the Apostle Paul to the believers at Corinth. He describes himself as afflicted, burdened beyond his strength, despairing of life, having fears within and conflicts without! Yet he persevered! What were his struggles? How did he endure? What held him? Come and join us as we reason together through the pages of this timely letter.
Learn how to study the Bible slowly, simply, and confidently with the hands-on Bible Study tools taught in this course. Inductive Bible Study is an effective way to know God, become established in His Word and have your life transformed as you apply learned truth to your life.
When: Jan 7 – Apr 21
Time: Ladies 9:15-11am & co-ed 7-9pm
Where: Room 216 morning, co-ed offsite
Deadline: Mon Jan 6
Sign Up:

Mom’s group is an amazing chance to connect with other mothers, build relationships and connect with Jesus! We value realness with one another, prayer support together and encouraging each other. You can expect fantastic childcare, and meaningful times of refreshment with other moms.
We love doing life with one another and through all our struggles and our victories, it’s amazing to have this incredible and supportive group of women to do life with. Please contact Naomi for more information.

When: Starting Wed Jan 8
Where: At Bethany
Time: 9:30-11:00am
**Childcare available**


GriefShare is a 13-week support group for those struggling to find balance in their life after losing someone they love.
When: Fridays, starting Jan 10, 7-9 pm
Where: The Library at Bethany
Sign Up: Email Patty or 905-937-5300 x203


If you’re in grades 7-12 this is an opportunity to follow Jesus in Baptism during our January Encounter Night. Be baptised with your friends at BYN! Instead of sharing your story live, we’ll be filming your testimony ahead of time. Family and friends are invited to share in the moment with you. To sign up, contact Martin Nieuwets.
Who: Grades 7-12
When: Tue Jan 7 at 7-8:30pm
Where: Auditorium at Bethany
Deadline: Tue Dec 10

This events topic is, “Jesus is Powerful.” During a faith journey event, parents attend with their children instead of going to service. This gives families a chance to learn a new spiritual skill together and gather more tools to continue using this skill at home. Our hope is that this will strengthen your family and help you to grow spiritually together.
When: Sun Jan 19 during both services
Where: The gym at Bethany

A weekend for grade 7-8 students to connect, grow spiritually and have a ton of fun. Group times, great food & cozy rooms, awesome sessions and opportunity for spiritual learning & growth, plus outdoor activities like:

– 2 Rinks for Hockey & Skating (weather permitting)
– Tube Run
– Cross-country Skiing
– Snow Shoeing
– Giant Snow Fort
– Ice Fishing

In addition to some team building challenges such as the great arctic quest, fire building challenge, snowball launch and snow sculptures.

Event Date: Fri Jan 24 – Sun Jan 26
Bus Departure: Fri Jan 24 at 4:30pm (from Bethany)
Bus Return: Sun Jan 26 at 5pm
Where: Camp Crossroads (1224 East Bay Rd, Torrance, ON)
Cost: $110 (includes all travel, accommodations, meals and activities)
Deadline: Fri Jan 10

Important Links:
Sign up
Schedule and packing list
Student Information From (must be filled out)

Please note: Students should bring food or money for supper on Friday as we will be stopping at the ON-Route on Hwy 400 in Vaughan.

The Men’s Sunday Morning Study is back – new and improved! We invite all men out to give this fun and engaging study a try. We will continue studying a book of the Bible, 1 Timothy and how it applies to us as men in our various stages of life in 2019.
When: Sun starting Jan 12
Time: 9-10am
Where: Room 115 at Bethany
Sign Up: Walter Hawkins at 905-933-3250 or Jake Allcock at 905-328-8446.

Men’s Tuesday Morning Study: All men are welcome to join us! Both men’s Tuesday morning study groups meet for breakfast the first Tuesday of each month and the other Tuesdays are the study days.
Led by Ross Klager, this study is about Isaiah-Part 1, the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle that completes the picture of our salvation.
When: Tues starting Jan 14
Time: 9-11am
Where: Room 115 at Bethany
Sign Up:

All men are welcome to join us! Both men’s Tuesday morning study groups meet for breakfast the first Tuesday of each month and the other Tuesdays are the study days.
Led by Larry Shantz and Bruce Redding, this study will focus on various people whose lives were dramatically changed when they met Jesus, such as: Nicodemus, the woman at the well, Saul of Tarsus and more!
When: Tue Jan 14
Time: 9-11am
Where: Room 118 at Bethany
Sign Up:


Join us for the Thursday Men’s Bible Study – a great way for men of all ages to learn and connect with one another. We also gather for social times together including hockey games and pizza/wing nights!
The study will focus on the first book in the Bible, Genesis.

When: Thus starting Jan 9
Time: 7-9 pm
Where: Room 203 at Bethany
Sign Up: Harvey

Our Plan to Prevent Training reviews Bethany’s policies and procedures for working with vulnerable individuals. If you serve in Kids or Youth Ministry and haven’t attended the updated Plan to Prevent Training since Jan 2018, you need to complete this mandatory training.
When: Thu Jan 16
Where: Room 204 at Bethany
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Sign Up: Form

Do you have questions about Christianity? Then Alpha is for you! The Alpha Course offers a safe setting for participants to ask real questions about God. This program uses video presentations and small group discussions to explore different topics each week.
Open to all!
When: Thursdays starting Jan 23
Where: Fireside room at Bethany
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Contact: Jamie

This monthly gathering is a great starting point to find connection at Bethany. Meet other young adults over a catered meal, time of discussion and worship.
When: Sun Jan 26 & last Sunday of each month
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Missions Cafe at Bethany
Contact: Martin

In a society where money has a profound impact on everyone’s lives and the majority of people worry about their finances, it is vital for everyone to have a basic understanding of money management. The Bethany Financial Health Workshop is a 3-session revolutionary money management course that gives participants the opportunity to learn skills that have a lasting impact on their finances.

When: Sun Jan 26 / Sun Feb 2 / Sun Feb 9
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Where: Room 117 at Bethany
Kiosk: Sun Jan 12 & 19
Sign Up: Online

To find out more, please visit us at the kiosk Jan 12 & 19 or email Jamie.

Our first semester of TAG Teams is coming to a close. We want to celebrate all the amazing things our JR Youth groups have been doing these past few months! Parents and friends are welcome to join us for our TAG Team Celebration Night.
When: Tue Jan 28
Where: At Bethany
Time: 7:00-8:30pm


feb 2020

Come enjoy a Pot Luck Breakfast. Bring a breakfast dish to share and enjoy the fellowship of friends around the table. Please sign up at our kiosks so we can prepare for you. Should you have a question please call Gayle Stewart 905 934 0646.
When: Fri Feb 7
Where: Fireside room at Bethany
Time: 10:00am
Sign Up: At the kiosk Feb 1 & 2

Students get to experience games, skating, laser tag, Nerf wars, movies, late night pizza and more! 12 hours of fun!
Breakfast is served in the morning.
Who: Grade 7-12
When: Fri Feb 14 – Sat Feb 15 (8pm – 8am)
Where: At Bethany
Cost: $12
Sign Up:
Contact: Martin

Looking for a great activity for Family Day? Our annual Family Day Skate is on again this year. Bring your family, friends, neighbours, coworkers – everyone is welcome. Concessions (coffee, hot chocolate, pizza, pop, etc.) available. All proceeds go to support Upward Sports.

When: Mon Feb 17, 11am-1pm
Where: Ridley Arena (2 Ridley Rd., St. Catharines)
Cost: $2/person or $5/family

In Need of Skates/Helmets? We have some available! Contact Tim Tulloch or 905-937-5300.

There will be a panel
When: Sat Feb 22
Where: At Bethany
Time: 8-10am
Cost: $10

If you are looking for a tool to help you get to know God better through His Word, then this workshop is for you!! It will introduce you to the 3 most essential skills for Inductive Bible Study: Observation, interpretation and application of Biblical text. You will be able to practice observation skills in this workshop with the benefit of a greater understanding of the Bible.
When: Sat Feb 29
Time: 9am- 12pm
Where: At Bethany
Cost: Free
Sign Up: Call 877-234-2030 or email