Event Calendar

November 2019





Christmas Break for Kids & Youth

Please note the changes in the following kids programs that are off on break over the Christmas holidays:

BYN Christmas Break
Tue Dec 3 – Last Night for BYN in 2019
Tue Jan 7 – BYN Begins

JR Youth Sunday School Christmas Break
Sun Dec. 15 – Last Jr. Youth Sunday School in 2019
Sun Jan 5 – Jr. Youth Sunday School Begins

KidZone Christmas Break
Sun Dec 15 – Last week of KidZone before Christmas
Sun Jan 5 – KidZone Resumes

BLAST Christmas Break
Wed Dec 11 – Last night of BLAST before Christmas
Wed Jan 8 – BLAST Resumes


PromiseKeepers “IMPACT” Men’s Conference:
Fri Nov 15 & Sat Nov 16

Who: All men
Where: Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto
Speakers: The Skit Guys, Dwayne Cline and others
Contact:JakeThere will be a kiosk on Oct 19 & 20 to give you more information and allow you to purchase discounted tickets for the event. We also hope to carpool and have a tailgate lunch on that Saturday. It’s all about faith, fellowship, & friends.


EUCHRE IN THE BARN: Sat Nov 16 at 7:30 pm

You are invited to join us for the Annual Euchre in the Barn fundraiser for Guatemala in the Vrolijk’s barn/Peninsula Flowers (2724 Honsberger Rd Jordan Station). Cost is $25/person. Bring a sweet or savory snack to share. Hot drinks and water provided. RSVP to Helena at  jhleyen@gmail.com.


Alpha Day Away: Sat Nov 23, 9-4 pm

BYN is running through the Alpha Youth series on Tuesday evenings. All BYN students in grades 7-11 are invited to our Alpha Day Away where students will experience four additional lessons about the Holy Spirit, Prayer and Healing. This day away is the heart of Alpha! So many awesome things happen during this time focused on the Holy Spirit’s work!
Who: Grade 7-11
Where: Bethany Community Church @ Fireside Room
Click here for full details and to register.


Membership Class: Mon Nov 25, 7-9pm
Our membership class is a one-time event for anyone interested in either knowing more about becoming a member at Bethany or in taking the first step toward becoming a member.
This two-hour event will involve teaching from Andrew Mills as well as Jamie Reimer, two of our Bethany pastors, and a chance for Q&R. At the end of our time, anyone wanting to become a member will have the chance to sign up to meet with one of our deacons for a friendly interview and connection time.
When: Mon Nov 25, 7-9pm
Where: Bethany, Fireside Room
Contact:  karen@bethanycc.ca to register


Neighbourhood Connection Meals:
Want to meet other Bethany attenders near you? Our hope is that you’ll be able to connect with other Bethany families over a potluck meal and get to know others that live right in your neighbourhood! Who knows what amazing things might happen?
Who: Anyone
When: Nov. 27 – Dec. 1
RSVP: sign up at the kiosk or online.

Basketball & Cheerleading League for Kids: 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 bethanycc.ca/youthsports 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.


Winter Coat Drive

Help others in our church and community stay warm this winter! Please bring your donation of used coats, mittens, hats and boots (no clothes or shoes, please) to the coat racks outside the kitchen until Sun Dec 1.

Need a coat? Items will be available for those in need to come and pick up until Sun Dec  1. All leftovers will go to Southridge Shelter and Community Care.

Questions? Contact Carol Lotz at 905-329-5689


Breakfast at Bethany: Sun Dec 1 & 8 starts at 9 am
In the East Cafe. Warm up with us for breakfast! Come have a great breakfast of bacon, eggs and pancakes (plus coffee, tea and juice!) served up by our Support & Recovery team. Open to everyone! Donations welcome! All proceeds going to our Support & Recovery Ministries. We hope to see you there! Details available from Laura Humphreys at lhumphreys@bethanycc.ca or 905-937-5300.


Forever Young: Fri Dec 6, 10am

Located in the gym. Our Christmas Luncheon!! Come enjoy wonderful Christmas music presented by ‘Grace Notes’ then enjoy a full roast turkey dinner catered by Taste of Niagara. Buy your ticket to reserve your seat at our kiosks Sat, Nov 23, Sun Nov 24, Sat Nov 30 or Sun Dec 1.

If you have a question please call Paul Seymour at 905 646 5251.

Cost: $25/person


Blue Christmas: Sun Dec 8, 2-4 pm

In the Fireside Room. This is a special service offered for those who struggle through Christmas with loss, deep sadness, anxiety and/or isolation. Join us as we acknowledge our sadness, pay respect to past relationships and learn that we are not alone in our healing journey. Details available from Patty Vandekamp at patty@bethanycc.ca or 905-937-5300 x203.


Pizza with the Pastors: Sun Dec 15, 12:15-2 pm

In the Fireside Room. Are you new to Bethany? You’re invited to attend an informal get together we call Pizza with the Pastor. Bring a friend, or bring the whole family! You’ll have a chance to find out more about Bethany, meet other new people, plus meet Bethany’s lead pastor, Andrew Mills and a few other Bethany staff members. Please RSVP to Suzanne Hilsden or 905-937-5300 x211. Sign up will be located at the kiosk on Dec 7/8.