Our Nursery is staffed throughout the morning worship service and the Sunday School hour to allow parents an uninterrupted time of worship and study.
Our Toddler program includes a structured playtime during the morning worship service.
The nurseries are located in the West Educational Wing.
Children's Sunday School
Our children's study period takes place during the second half of the worship service when the children will be dismissed to the West Educational Wing for a time of age appropriate activities and snacks.
Adult Sunday School
Join Pastor Terwilliger in the Bennink Social Hall. The class begins at 11:30 after a fellowship time in the Centennial Room following the morning worship service. Contact Pastor Terwilliger at Terwilliger@bethany-kalamazoo.org for more information.
A parish nurse is a professional nurse who is called and committed to the healing ministry of the church. The parish nurse helps to meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the members. For more information contact Bethany.
Loaves And Fishes Food Pantry
Bethany sponsors a Loves And Fishes Food Pantry at the Friendship House. This ministry provides food assistance to those in need.
In addition to the food pantry, once each month on the fourth Wednesday, Bethany, in cooperation with the Salvation Army and Loves and Fishes, sponsors a food distribution to all in need at the Salvation Army facility on South Burdick Street.
Bethany sponsors the Restore ministry, a ministry to assist people who are incarcerated or are coming out of incarceration. Restore seeks to provide Christian support and role models as they re-enter society. Contact Sebastion deCastro for more information.
Backpack Buddies is a ministry of Bethany to the students at Washington Writer's Academy, a part of the Kalamazoo Public Schools. Over 90% of the students at Washington receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch. This program helps to meet the nutritional needs of the children at school, but there is no lunch program on weekends. The Backpack Buddies program provides easy to prepare meals and nutritious snacks for the weekend to 100 children selected by the staff as the most needy.
Kid's Hope is a mentoring ministry carried out at Washington Writer's Academy. One adult is paired with one child as a mentor, not a tutor. They spend time talking, working on craft projects, puzzles or reading. They help the student form a positive relationship with an adult and help to provide a consistent influence in a child's life that is often filled with inconsistencies. For more information on the Kid's Hope program, see http://kidshopeusa.org/what_we_do/.
The Bible Studies provide a time of Bible study, prayer and sharing for women. Bible studies meet Thursday evening providing an opportunity for nearly every schedule. Contact Info@bethany-kalamazoo.org for more information.
Bethany's Prayer Chain
Bethany's Prayer Chain plays an important role in times of crisis. As urgent needs for prayer are made known, members of the Prayer Chain contact each member of the church allowing all of God's people to pray as one. The power of prayer is awesome!
Adult Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir takes part in worship each Sunday and meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for rehearsal. Musical training is not required and everyone with a love for singing is invited to join. The ability to read music is helpful but not necessary. Contact Info@bethany-kalamazoo for more information.
Contemporary Worship Praise Team
The Praise Connection team helps to present the Praise Connection service on Wednesdays and leads the praise songs in the traditional service on Sunday. The emphasis is on contemporary Christian music and is led by Tim Meisling. For more information contact Tim@bethany-kalamazoo.org.
Through the Reformed Church, Bethany supports missionaries in Mexico, Niger and Italy.
Bethany supports a variety of local ministries including the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, the Reformed Church Campus Ministry, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantries, Restore, the Christian Resource Center and the Shepherds' Center.