My parents joined Bethany when we moved to Reynoldsburg from Albuquerque, NM in 1963. I was 13 years old. Many of the big events in our lives centered around our church. My 3 brothers and I were all confirmed at Bethany. My parents counseled the youth group. My 4 children were baptized and confirmed at Bethany. My son attended the newly formed Bethany Preschool. My one daughter was married at Bethany. My 6 grandchildren were all baptized at Bethany and just last fall my two oldest grandchildren were confirmed. At one point in my life I thought about changing churches because my children stopped attending, my father had passed away and my mom was prevented from attending because of ill health. But, I missed Bethany and realized that my church was more than just my own family. I thank God that since I made the decision not to leave Bethany my children have returned to church. Four of my grandchildren attended the preschool. It is truly a family affair.
- Connie S.
The Blessing of Bethany
When Sandy and I moved to Columbus in 1981, we found Bethany to be a friendly, sincere community of worshippers who welcomed us with open arms. We were a young family “on our own”; having no other family members within several hundred miles and the people at Bethany soon became a second family to us. Over the years, our Bethany family has helped us celebrate both the good times, such as weddings, births, baptisms & confirmations as well shared in our grief’s as family members passed away. We feel very blessed that God has led us to this place of worship. We hope that you too will discover the blessing of Bethany.