A growing church in the heart of Dumfries…

 

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WELCOME TO BETHANY EVANGELICAL CHURCH!

 

We are a small, but friendly congregation in Dumfries that is seeking to understand, live and teach the message of the Bible…

Serve, Encourage & Empower people for THE GLORY OF GOD

Bethany Evangelical Church Mission Statement

Our Vision

God fearing, Jesus serving, Spirit Led and People Loving Church

Faithful Giving

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

(Proverbs 11:25)

Latest sermons

 

We usually record the sermons preached at each service.

You can listen to recent sermons here, browse our online sermon library, or search by book or topic of interest to you.

 

House Groups

Joining a house group is a great way to get to know people on a deeper level, ask questions, find answers and grow in faith…

EXPLORERS CHILDREN CLUB

 Closed for Now!

We are running our EXPLORERS CLUB  on a Friday evening fortnightly

7.00 – 8.30 pm

All children/young people 5 – 14 years old are welcome to attend!

All our volunteers are trained and members of the PVG scheme.
Register your interest by calling 01387-250053 or text EXPLORERS to 07713057427.

Daily Devotional – Our Dail​y Bread

Run Away

The introductory lesson on aikido, a traditional Japanese form of martial arts, was an eye-opener. The sensei, or teacher, told us that when faced with an attacker, our first response should be to “run away.” “Only if you can’t run away, then you fight,” he said seriously.

Run away? I was taken aback. Why was this highly-skilled self-defense instructor telling us to run away from a fight? It seemed counterintuitive—until he explained that the best form of self-defense is to avoid fighting in the first place. Of course!

When several men came to arrest Jesus, Peter responded as some of us might have by drawing his sword to attack one of them (John 18:10). But Jesus told him to put it away, saying, “How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” (Matthew 26:54).

While a sense of justice is important, so is understanding God’s purpose and kingdom—an “upside-down” kingdom that calls us to love our enemies and return evil with kindness (Matthew 5:44). It’s a stark contrast to how the world might react, yet it’s a response that God seeks to nurture in us.

Luke 22:51 even describes Jesus healing the ear of the man Peter had struck. May we learn to respond to difficult situations as He did, always seeking peace and restoration as God provides what we need.

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How to Find Us

How to find us

Bethany Evangelical Church – The Lukewarm Church

Bethany Evangelical Church – The Lukewarm Church

Bethany Evangelical Church – The Lukewarm Church by William Harrison (The Faith Mission)

Bible reading: Revelation 3:14-22

“So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:16)

Sunday 1 May 2022

Weekly Services

Weekly Services

  CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: SUNDAY SERVICES RESUME ON SUNDAY 28 MARCH 2021 @11.00 AM   Let's stay in touch and please don't hesitate to contact us. SUNDAY Communion Service  & Bible Message 11.00 am - 12.00 noon NO House Groups at this moment  TUESDAYOPEN DOORS PRAYER...

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Bethany Evangelical Church – Be Bold!

Bethany Evangelical Church – Be Bold!

Bethany Evangelical Church – Be Bold! by Paul Copeland (Open Doors)

Bible reading: Acts 4:13-32

“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” (Acts 4:31)

Sunday 24 April 2022

We are a small, but friendly congregation that is seeking to teach and understand the message of the Bible, which is just as relevant today as it ever was. Our aim is to glorify God and enjoy a real relationship with Him through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ.

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. 

(Psalm 145:18-19)

Please come in and have a look around. If there is anything else you would like to know about our church please contact us here, or call the phone number above.

May
25
Wed
Prayer & Bible Study
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

ALL THE MID-WEEK SERVICES ON WEDNESDAYS @ 7.00 PM ARE CURRENTLY ON ZOOM!

Please contact us for the access link, if you would like to join us for these midweek prayer and Bible study services

Why should we interact together and study the Bible? What is our goal? What are we after?

We lead Bible studies to learn about the Bible, to develop more theological insight or biblical understanding, to grow in faith as Christians, to get to know people better, to introduce others to Jesus (Acts 17:2-3), etc.

Above all, we attend Bible studies to find eternal life by getting to know God, His Son Jesus Christ (John 17:3) and comprehend the work of the Holy Spirit. God has revealed Himself through Jesus and we meet here in Bethany to study His word and have a personal encounter with the Living Word.

Come along every Wednesday evening from 7.15 to explore various books of the Bible and get better acquainted with the Author!

 

 

May
26
Thu
Men’s Meeting
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
Men's Meeting

The Men’s Meetings will be on ZOOM due to current

COVID restrictions

May
29
Sun
Communion & Bible Message
May 29 @ 11:00 am

SUNDAY SERVICES RESUME ON 28 MARCH 2021 @ 11.00 AM

The Lord’s Supper is found in the Gospels (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:17-25; Luke 22:7-22; and John 13:21-30). The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 : “Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself” (1 Corinthians 11:27-29). What really means to partake of the bread and the cup “in an unworthy manner.” It may mean to ignore the true meaning of the bread and wine and to forget the tremendous price our Savior has paid for our salvation. Or to allow the religious ritual to become a dead and formal habit, nothing more and to come to the Lord’s Supper with sin in your heart (gossip, malice, anger, etc.)

What Paul is clearly saying is that we should examine ourselves before eating the bread and drinking the cup, taking them with reverence and gratitude, not out of habit or as a religious ritual.

The Bible Message follows the Communion and will be delivered by the church pastor, elders and other visiting speakers on relevant & faith-building topics for the benefit of the congregation.

 

May
31
Tue
Open Doors – Personal Prayer
May 31 @ 10:00 am

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THESE INFORMAL MEETINGS RESUME ON 30 MARCH 2021 

TUESDAYS 10.00 – 11.00

Open Doors is our way of saying ‘Welcome to Bethany – you are important for us! ‘

This is just a relaxed time around a cup of tea/coffee for anyone who needs a break from the hustle and bustle of this life to think about their soul, pray and ponder on what really matters in life.

Come and go as you like, but do come back next week again!

 

Jun
1
Wed
Prayer & Bible Study
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

ALL THE MID-WEEK SERVICES ON WEDNESDAYS @ 7.00 PM ARE CURRENTLY ON ZOOM!

Please contact us for the access link, if you would like to join us for these midweek prayer and Bible study services

Why should we interact together and study the Bible? What is our goal? What are we after?

We lead Bible studies to learn about the Bible, to develop more theological insight or biblical understanding, to grow in faith as Christians, to get to know people better, to introduce others to Jesus (Acts 17:2-3), etc.

Above all, we attend Bible studies to find eternal life by getting to know God, His Son Jesus Christ (John 17:3) and comprehend the work of the Holy Spirit. God has revealed Himself through Jesus and we meet here in Bethany to study His word and have a personal encounter with the Living Word.

Come along every Wednesday evening from 7.15 to explore various books of the Bible and get better acquainted with the Author!

 

 

Bethany Evangelical Church is a Christian charity registered in Scotland.

Charity registration number is SC015761

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