Parent Child Dedication

Parent Child Dedication is a special time for parents to affirm their intention to raise their child in an environment where the child’s faith will flourish. In this act of consecration, we praise God and also bring the newborn/child into a relationship with the body of Christ.  In this service, parents commit themselves to this calling. 


Children are safe in the care of God.  When they are able to be accountable for their own actions, they are able to make the church's faith their own and declare their wish for baptism.


Plan to have your child dedicated May 13, 2018.

Baptism


Communion

We believe that the Lord's Supper is a sign by which the church remembers the new covenant which Jesus established by his death. The bread is a sign of Christ's body and the cup is a sign of the new covenant in his blood.  In this meal, the church renews its covenant to be the body of Christ in the world and to live the life of Christ on behalf of others.  In the communion meal, all are invited to the Lord's table to renew their covenant with God and with each other.

Potluck

On the last Sunday of every month, we get together to share a potluck meal in the Fellowship Hall.  Feel free to join us anytime - no need to bring a dish if you are not able.  Remember, we're Mennonites!  There is never a shortage of food!

Memorial Day Services

Memorial Day Services are held each year at the following cemeteries:

9:00 a.m. Friesen (West) Cemetery

10:00 a.m. Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery

11:00 a.m. Mennonite Cemetery

If the event of rain, a joint service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Bethesda Mennonite Church.

Henderson Garage Party

The churches in the Henderson community partner with one another to create a Christ-centered family friendly event which seeks to transform the evening of October 31 from a festival of fear and darkness to a celebration of God's blessing and faithfulness in the midst of harvest. 

School Kit Night

Every year in November, approximately 1,000 school kits are packed and sent to Mennonite Central Committee for children around the world.  Last year, 1,028 school kits were packed!  

Faith & Life Bookstore

Each year during the MCC Canner, the Faith & Life Bookstore from Newton, Kansas, brings out a large selection of books for purchase. 


Preorders are a great way to make sure you get the items you want.  You may email your order to info@faithandlifebookstore.com.  

MCC Canner Project

Every year MCC’s Mobile Meat Canner travels across the United States and Canada meeting volunteers who prepare cans of turkey, beef, chicken and pork to be sent around the world. 

Over 30,000 people a year volunteer to fill, weigh, wash and label every can. The finished cans are shipped to our partners, providing important nutrients when meat is hard to purchase. In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea), where meat is scarce, MCC shares canned meat with our partners to supplement meals for children as well as patients with tuberculosis or hepatitis. For more information go to https://mcc.org/get-involved/canning.

Bethesda Bible Series

Every year at the end of January, Bethesda hosts a Bible series, featuring speakers such as Shane Claiborne, Elizabeth Troyer-Miller, Nate Stuckey, Howard Wagler...  It's a great time for connecting with friends and community and connecting with God!


This year's event takes place January 27-28, 2018.  Dr. John D. Roth, Professor of History at Goshen College will be speaking on Encountering the Bible as an Anabaptist Community.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

5:00 p.m. Session 1: "Testing the Spirits: Why the Reformation Debate over the Bible Still Matters"

6:00 p.m. Meal

7:00 p.m. Session 2: "Discerning God's Will Today: Biblical Interpretation in the Anabaptist Tradition"


Sunday, January 28, 2018

9:30 a.m. Session 3: "By Whose Authority?: Witnessing to the Living Word in a Skeptical World"

10:45 a.m. Session 4: Storytelling from Anabaptist-Mennonite History

12:00 p.m. Potluck

12:30 p.m. Session 5: "Reading Scripture with the Global Church"

Lent Services

What is Lent and why does it last 40 days?

Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.  The 40 days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. 


Join us Wednesday's at 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in the sanctuary for Lent services.

Nebraska MCC Sale

Each year in Canada and the United States, thousands of volunteers come  together to raise money for  Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for the relief of suffering in the world. Annually over $5 million is raised at these events with an average of 85% sent to the field to help those in need.  The Nebraska MCC Sale is an annual event you wont want to miss! 


Next year, join us Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2018, at the Aurora Fairgrounds in Aurora, Nebraska, for the 39th Annual Nebraska MCC Sale. Go to the sale site for more information!