What To Expect


What is worship like at Bethany?

Worship at Bethany is fun, reverent, joyful, and friendly. We love music of all kinds: blue grass, old hymns, world music, praise songs, and everything in between. We have a strong focus on scripture and prayer.

How do I get there? What time is it? How long does it last?

Bethany is located at the corner of N. 41st and Stevens. There is plenty of parking available in the neighborhood. Worship is at 9:00am and 11:00am tends to last about an hour.

How will I know what to do?

Greeters will meet you at the door and help you find your way around. They’ll give you a bulletin that describes everything that will happen in worship that morning. And, your neighbors are bound to be friendly and willing to help.

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you’re comfortable in. Some people enjoy dressing up as a spiritual practice. Others enjoy coming in jeans and t-shirts. There’s a wide range of clothing on any given Sunday. Whatever you’re wearing will be just fine.

What do I do with my kids during worship?

Children are always welcome at Bethany–even if they can’t sit still! If your children are under 2 years old, we have nursery care for the entire length of worship. If your children are between 2 years and 5th grade, they start the service with the adults. About a third of the way through, they are dismissed to go to children’s church. They are, of course, welcome to stay throughout the service if that works best for your family. Middle and high school youth worship with adults. We believe that provides them the best opportunity to learn the practices of worship. They have an opportunity on Sunday evenings for fellowship and fun with each other.

Do I need to bring money?

No. As a visitor there is no expectation that you give. You are our guest. There is an offering collected at every worship service. It provides a way for Bethany members to practice the spiritual disciplines of generosity and giving back. The money collected helps us do ministry more effectively.

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