Monthly, Weekly and Biweekly Ministries
View the “Contact Us” page here for contact information for the church office, the pastor, and the individuals involved in these ministries.
The Weekly Ministries Calendar reflects weekly changes to days, times or locations.
- 1st or 2nd Sunday: Deacon Board (Al Bump, Chairman), 12:30 p.m., 2nd floor lounge
- 3rd Sunday: Missions Board (Bob Laperriere, Chairman), 12:15 p.m., 2nd floor lounge
- 2nd Tuesday (Bimonthly): Deaconess Board (Patty Driscoll, Chairperson), 4:00 p.m., 2nd floor lounge
- 2nd Wednesday: Christian Education Board (Jessica Walters, Chairman), 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor lounge
- 2nd Thursday: Trustee Board (Penny Hebert, Chairperson), 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor lounge
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, 2:30 p.m., Hubbardston and Gardner: Led by Mrs. Susan Meiners, the group is studying “The Bait of Satan,” by John Bevere (they resumed meeting on September 11, 2017). Contact the church office for more information (978-632-5097) on joining the group or for location information.
YOUTH GROUP, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 3rd floor youth lounge: Led by Mr. Brendon MacKay, Next Generation Youth Ministries Director, assisted by Sam and Mandi Williams. Ministering to young people in grades 6-12 with fun activities and Bible studies to strengthen their moral and spiritual foundation and inspire them in the joy of knowing the Lord. Read more here. View the Youth Ministries Monthly Activity Schedule here.
BABY STEPS PROGRAM, 12:00-1:45 p.m., aims to help young moms in recovery from substance abuse and their infants who live in the Gardner area. This program is run by Mrs. Carrie Powers, a Bethany member who is also a local social worker. It offers a free space for these moms to share, learn and grow. Pregnant mothers are welcome, as are babies up to 18 months of age. The program is held in the recently renovated nursery room at Bethany. Preregistration is required. Anyone wishing more information can call Mrs. Powers (978) 571-9505.
PRAYER FELLOWSHIP, 7:00 p.m., 2nd floor lounge: Church members come together each week to share concerns and needs and uplift them in intercessory prayer, led alternate weeks by Deacons Al Bump and Tom Elbourn.
LIFE ADVISOR SESSIONS, 7:00 p.m.: These are private, one-on-one sessions for young people in the community who are searching for answers to their life questions and would like to talk to others their own age or older in a private setting. They are held in the 3rd floor lounge on Thursday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m., and are led by Mr. Brendon MacKay, Next Generation Youth Ministries Director, and members of the Anchor Group. Please contact Mr. MacKay by phone or text for more information and to schedule your session: (617) 548-5359.
ANCHOR YOUNG ADULT GROUP, 7:00 p.m. Led by Brendon MacKay, assisted by Sam and Mandi Williams, this group meets for fellowship and Bible study at the Williams’ home in Gardner. Member ages: post-high school to 40. Contact Mr. MacKay by phone or text at (617) 548-5359.
Wednesday (1st & 3rd): CHOIR REHEARSAL: Ted Cushing, Choir Director, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary (with the summer off): Praising the Lord in song, supporting one another and sharing fellowship with our seasonal extended members (Gardner Community Choir, other choirs) with special music presentations throughout the church year and during church holidays (Lent/Easter, Advent/Christmas). Extra rehearsals may be added on Sundays during Advent and Lent.
Friday (1st and 3rd): WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: Led by the members, 1:00 p.m., 2nd floor lounge. Starting on September 15, 2017, the group began using “The Dangerous Duty of Delight” by John Piper. Call or email the church office for more information (978) 632-5097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.