Become part of our community, be active and grow
We want to make it easy for you to feel welcome. Come and visit us we are open every day Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Throughout the week we meet in all kinds of ways - and for all kinds of reasons. From the youngest to the oldest we have something for everyone. If you want to become part of the things we that run during the week either speak to the welcome team on a Sunday or give us a call.
Friends that seek God, study the bible and support each other throughout the week.
We meet across the city in small groups each week at various times & days, there are a variety of different groups that meet each week.
We think meeting up regularly with others to look at God's word and pray together is a really important part of developing a healthy Christian life. We'd love it if everyone in Bethany City Church was part of a home group or similar gathering.
If you want to be part of a home group, let us know and we can put you in touch with one of the many groups that run throughout the city. Click here to see a video about home groups.
Soul Kitchen is a drop in cafe for people who may be lonely or are in need of a meal. We offer a free 3 course lunch every Friday from 11.30am - 12.30
Our food bank runs 4pm - 5pm each day where we provide emergency food parcels to people in need. We not only tend to their hunger we look to provide support spiritually, mentally and socially. We signpost people to other volunteer organisation that can help where we can’t.
We are always looking for donations of toiletries and non perishable food.
If you would like to bring your donation to us we have a yellow wheelie bin at our reception, if you prefer to offer a monetary donation we can do the shopping and purchase toiletries and non perishable foods. We also have collection points at Sainsburys (Silksworth) and Morrisons (Doxford Park) if you prefer to pop something into the collection point at your local store while you are doing your weekly shop.
Globe Cafe is a drop in cafe for Asylum Seekers and Refugees each Thursday between 7pm & 9pm. This is an opportunity to relax, use the sports hall, play board games and use the wifi to access the internet or call home, and develop your English speaking skills. food is provided for free!.
Fresh start is a place where you can meet as a group to turn some wood and up-cycle furniture. Whether you are new to woodwork or a gifted carpenter you are welcome to join us. We meet at 9am - 12pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. We have a break during this and have fellowship over a cuppa and biscuit!
Studying the bible is something that enables you to grow in faith, whether you are a new or long serving Christian you are welcome to join one of our bible study groups. This is similar to our home groups but they meet at here at church during the week.
- Women Bible Study
Monday evening monthly 7pm - 9pm
- Mums Bible Study
Bi-Weekly on a Thursday morning
9.30 - 11.30
- Bible Study in Farsi
every Tuesday evening 7pm - 9pm
- Soul Bible Study
every Friday afternoon after the Soul Lunch 12.30 - 2pm
The Ark Toddlers group meets term time on a Monday between 9.30am - 11.30am with loads of interactive play and stories, its a chance for kids to meet in a safe place whilst parent/carers can catch up have a cuppa and share in conversation.
The Chinese fellowship runs each week, exploring the bible. Most of the fellowship is made up of students studying in Sunderland.