Wednesday, February 1, 2017

AARP Tax Aide Service

Good day!

The AARP FREE tax aide service has started up again here at Bethany Lutheran. 
You do not have to be a senior to have your taxes done. AARP does all taxes for all ages and incomes for free. If you would like to make an appointment please call 607-542-9303. You will be prompted to leave a message. *note, it may take up to a week to hear back from AARP.

For more information check out: AARP Elmira Tax Aide
Make sure the zip code is for the Elmira area and then select Bethany Lutheran in the left hand column.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Services

On Saturday, December 24th at Bethany Lutheran we will hold a Candle light Christmas Eve Service. There will be special pre-service music beginning at 6:30pm with Worship beginning at 7:00pm. 

On Sunday, December 25th at Bethany Lutheran we will have an informal worship service in the Fellowship Hall. We will with breakfast at 10:00am followed by worship at 10:30am. Enjoy this family friendly joyful service on Christmas morning!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

St. Lucia Festival, December 11th, 7pm

Lucia by Virpi Pekkala
It is the 60th anniversary of the St. Lucia Festival here at Bethany Lutheran Church! Come enjoy the pageant at 7pm on Sunday, December 11th (Snow date: December 18th). Following the program join in the festivities and enjoy Swedish treats and decorations in the Fellowship Hall. This is a FREE event open to the public. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Crosslights Festival - Dec. 3rd, 5pm

Saturday Evening, December 3 ~ 5pm

A German Renaissance festival with beer, wassail, and a roasted pig will bring in the festive season of Christmas with Martin & Katie Luther providing cheer and welcoming the evergreen tradition of the season. The Women’s Choir, Bell Choir, Choristers and musicians will provide inspiring and joyful music between courses of a traditional Christmas Feast!  Tickets are $10 a person or $30 for a family with small children. please call the church office for details! 607-734-8669

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Baskets: If your family is in need of some assistance with food for the Thanksgiving Holiday, please give our office a call 607-734-8669. We have several Thanksgiving food baskets available to the community. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

World Communion Sunday

Remember, there will be no services at Bethany on this day. We look forward to seeing you at New Beginnings on Sunday, October 2nd, 11am! 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Churchwide Assembly 2016!

It is time for the National Churchwide Assembly of the ELCA! Representatives from around the country will be converging in New Orleans in a couple weeks. Pastor Krista Mendoza and Mr. Jim Osborne have both been elected to serve as voting delegates as this year's Assembly! Please hold them in prayer as they go to part of this important church gathering. If you would like to know more about the gathering please check out:


Want to know more about who the ELCA is and what it means to be Lutheran. Watch this: