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this Sunday!

9:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.


Have you ever wondered how you can make a difference in our world?

We'd love to help you discover how you can!

Discovering My Ministry (S.H.A.P.E.)
Lead by Bruce Petersen and Pastor Doug Wilson
Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Anderson Hall

Isaiah 64:8 (LB) says, "…O Lord…we are the clay and you are the Potter.
We are all formed by your hand."

But HOW have you been formed?
The Bible says that God has been molding and shaping you
for ministry and service since before you were born!

In this class you'll discover that your life and ministry and even career
will be most effective and fulfilling when you are living
in a way that is aligned with your S.H.A.P.E.
that is, when you are using your Spiritual gifts…
in the area of your Heart's desire…
in keeping with your Abilities, talents and skills…
in a way that best expresses your Personality
and reflects your life Experiences!

Come discover how God has "shaped" you to make a difference in this world!

Join us on the lawn behind Anderson Hall this Friday, Sept. 19, for an All Church Movie Night!
The movie is FREE! Bring friends and family, chairs, blankets, money for snacks!
A separate Children's program will also be available.

It's now easier than ever to give online to support the work of the Lord through Bethany.

Simply click on the image below to make your charitable contribution safely and securely.

You may also want to consider automating your giving —
by making it a "recurring donation" instead of a "one-time donation" —
so that you can faithfully support our ongoing ministry even when you miss a service
or enjoy a well-deserved vacation.

Thank you for helping us share God's love with our community and our world.

Join on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. as we continue our investigation
of an extraordinary person of integrity and influence —

the Old Testament character Daniel, and his three adolescent friends,
who we often only hear about in Sunday School stories ...
and discover how you can cultivate the same qualities in your life!

"People are anxious to improve their circumstances,
but are unwilling to improve themselves;
they therefore remain bound."

But we think you are unique;
that you are interested in improving yourself,
and wanting to grow as a person.

So we would love to have you join us on Wednesday nights
to learn more about growing as a person,
and in your relationship with God.

Click on the graphic below for more info.

Every January Bethany celebrates the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
as we aim to "Start the New Year Without the Burden of Malice in Your Heart."

His words, deeply and profoundly shaped by Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. are worth reflecting on.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King: "


Click on the graphic for a celebration of the life and ministry of a hero in the life of our Senior Pastor,
Pastor Doug's father, Dr. Ralph L. Wilson.

A tribute to Dr. Ralph L. Wilson


Hot off the presses...

WCCS awarded Technology Grant!

Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-San Gabriel Valley) presents a check for $5,000 to Pastor Doug Wilson and Principal Chris Petersen at the WCCS Open House on Thursday, April 26, 2012.  The check represented an Education Grant awarded by the Barona Band of Mission Indians, which our Assemblymember had nominated West Covina Christian School for earlier this year.   Hernández commended our illustrious Principal for the hard work she invested in applying for and securing the grant to benefit our school and our students. Well done, Principal Petersen!

Our incredible school hits the papers!
Did you see our recent full-page ad in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune,
Pasadena Star-News
and Whittier Daily News!

(Or click on the graphic for a full-size copy.)

A followup resource from last year's series of messages on gratitude:
Recent scientific research has documented that the habit of expressing gratitude can give you more energy, deeper joy, decreased illness, and greater determination! Modern scientific evidence is verifying that the ancient habit of gratefulness commended to us over two thousand years ago in God's Word produces an enormous amount of positive benefits in our lives. Grateful people are less depressive, envious and anxious; they demonstrate clearer thinking, better resilience during tough times, higher immune response, less likelihood of being plagued by stress, longer lives and closer family ties. As one writer summarized these benefits, "along with thinner thighs and six-pack abs, this is a fairly comprehensive list of what most of us would wish for in life"!

One of the documented methods for increasing your level of gratitude is through the keeping of a "Gratitude Journal" -- through simply taking a few minutes every day to write down three things that happened that day for which you are grateful. Click on the picture below to download a pdf of a Gratitude Journal for your own use.

We reached our "Capture the Vision" goal
to build new buildings for the Junior High students at our K-8th school,
West Covina Christian School!

Click on the graphic below to see how gracious God has been,
and how generous you have been -
with your volunteer hours, your donations of materials,
your prayers, and your financial support -
even during tough economic times!

Thank you for donating so much money . . . in such a short amount of time!
It's amazing to see what God has done!

We passed
$268,000 in giving! Incredible!
Your generosity has been amazing!

Click here for our latest CTV update, or
click the graphic below for photos of the final product...
and of God's extraordinary grace to us through your generous giving!

Are you looking for a great school for your children?

West Covina Christian School,
a ministry of Bethany Church,
offers an outstanding - and affordable - educational experience
for preschool, kindergarden through eighth grade students.

Come visit us . . . we would love to get to know you!

The Refuge

Bethany - A Place of New Beginnings
763 N. Sunset Avenue (at Badillo)
West Covina, CA 91790-1298


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