What’s happening at Bethania

REMEMBRANCE 100

As well as marking 150 years in the village, this year Bethania joins many others in the UK in marking the centenary of the end of World War 1. On Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 2018, people around the Commonwealth will be reflecting on the lives that were changed irrevocably, and those that were lost. Here at Bethania we will be holding a service of thought, prayer and reflection at 10:15 and then joining others from the village at the Cenotaph at 12 noon.
 
Bethania is an evangelical church community in the village of Leeswood in north east Wales.
 
The name of our church comes from the village of Bethania in Israel – a place Jesus often stayed. In Hebrew, the name means ‘house of the poor’.
 
That’s appropriate for us. By global economic standards we are well off. But Jesus spoke of people being poor on many different levels, spiritually as well as as economically. We need to learn to become rich in the things Jesus valued: forgiveness, compassion, justice and the love of God.
 
He said:
“Blessed are you who are poor for yours is the Kingdom of God” (Luke 6:20)
 
Here in Bethania Leeswood, we are seeking to be a community centred on Jesus and the things that make us truly rich.