Gifts for Homeless Teens
Thank you all so much for your generosity this season in purchasing items needed for the homeless teens. We had 20 bags full of items including warm clothing, socks, gloves, mittens, toiletries, gift certificates and much more! The gifts were beautifully wrapped and labeled so well, that I was able to pack up the bags very quickly. The bags were picked up today (Wednesday, December 13), by Leslie Bridson the coordinator for homeless youth in the Quincy Public School system who will distribute them to the youth who need them. Many, many thanks to you and may you all have a very happy holiday season! Jean Wilson
Bethany celebrated Scottish day on Sunday, November 26, 2017 by being treated to bagpipes during the service and by the congregation enjoying Scottish cuisine (including the ever delicious haggis) at fellowship after the service.
Jean Wilson, Bethany Sunday School Superintendent, presents plush animals to the Sunday School children in recognition of raising money for the World Wildlife Fund "Adopt an Animal" program.
The Lord's Prayer - Sung by Sung by Gisca Bonhomme, accompanied by Manoach Bonhomme
Gisca represents her father's ministry, the Primitive Baptist Church of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Gisca and Manoach performed for us on November 20, 2016 as a thank you for our congregation's support of her father's ministry.
7th Annual Church Yard Sale - May 6, 2017
Thank you to all who helped out at our 7th annual Yard/Craft Sale on Saturday, May 6th and/or donated items to sell. We had 34 vendors who rented tables, and Bethany had 18 tables full of donated items. Our final tally is $3593.13: $2097 from items sold at the sale; $982 from vendor admission; $140 from gold/silver jewelry from donations and sold to Hanover Coin & Jewelry; and $397 from leftover yard sale items sold to Savers, Inc. The total, minus expenses of about $400, will be added to our Benevolence account to help meet the needs of the Outreach Ministry's programs.
We also continue to attract visitors to our Church from this event, so please be sure to welcome any "new faces" you see at our Sunday service. Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Jean Wilson
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST - QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
Margit Tuokko, guest soloist, performs for Bethany Congregational Church, May 28, 2017.
Please enjoy these photographs of Reverend Harding's retirement service and celebration held Sunday, June 11, 2017.