Education for All
Education is a life-long process, and Bethany offers opportunities for education in the Christian faith for all ages.
The women's home Bible study group meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at a member's home. A men's Bible study group meets around breakfast the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 a.m., concluding in time to make the 7:55 ferry to Seattle.
Several groups also include regular Bible study with their programs, including Altar Guild, Rachel Circle, and the Bethany Men Visitors. Watch the calendar for meetings of these groups.
Bethany Conversation Project
It seems these days we're all busy interacting with one another through digital social media. Although it makes connections with people far away very easy for us, we seem to actually be increasing the distance between ourselves and our neighbor, or even those living in the same house. In-person conversations have become more rare as has their ability to lead us into deeper relationships and understandings.
We would like to help revive the art of conversation here at Bethany with The Conversation Project. The simple goal of Bethany's Conversation Project: to openly address and discuss the concerns, challenges, and ideas which are important to individuals in their daily lives. Several times throughout the year, we offer topics that we hope will encourage conversations among friends and family. It is through conversatons "over the kitchen table" where one can share hard-earned wisdom, differing understandings of our culture, differing needs and desires, differing faith journeys, a good joke, to laugh and sometimes cry.
Join the conversation Sundays at 10 a.m.
We welcome all students preschool through sixth grade to our Sunday school, which is integrated with the 10 a.m. worship service each Sunday morning during the school year. Children's sermons during worship including teaching moments for both children and their parents. In the classroom our curriculum focuses on Jesus's parables, tying into the weekly scripture readings. Once a month children will have a large group lesson or activity, as well as return to the worship service to receive communion or a blessing.
Confirmation classes are held for 7th and 8th graders and are integrated with other programs for youth. Read more about confirmation at Bethany on the Confirmation page in the Youth section of this web site.