Bethany UMC Fellowship Center

$1,740 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 36 months
A bit of History....

Bethany United Methodist Church
was built in the summer of 1892 at a cost of $1,300.  On Oct. 5th of the same year, Bethany was dedicated to the worship of God. 

Fast forward--In 1980 a vote was held to relocate Bethany  to a location within a 5 mile range north of its present location.  The area surrounding Bethany was becoming more commercial, and a thorough study was made to determine whether Bethany should remain in its current location or relocate to an area farther north.  This proposal was voted down, and the church remained in its present location. 

In 2004 the Long Range Planning Committee began once again to talk about relocation.  Bethany was “hemmed in” in a commercial area, and access from Guess Rd. was difficult.  After considering a few properties but not having much luck, the committee had an epiphany of sorts, and decided to consider “blooming where we were planted.”  In 2010 we purchased the old Guess Rd. Veterinarian Clinic located one property over from the current location, and Bethany was able to expand its current campus.  The new building contains multiple office spaces and will eventually house a large multipurpose space and substantial kitchen that will be used for worship, Vacation Bible School, concerts, meals, and other events.  We also hope to one day have meditation paths and gardens between the two complexes.  With the purchase of this new space, Bethany likes to say that we are “a flowering oasis in a concrete jungle.”  Our hope is to nourish you on Sundays and every day in your journey of faith.  

Any donation of any amount is a huge blessing in our effort to create this center of fellowship, nourishment, refreshment, sustenance and worship.  

Thanks so much for your support! Please join us for worship at any time...and if you feel inclined to join us in membership, we welcome you to join the congregation of Bethany United Methodist Church:  "Learning to love as Jesus loves, and sharing that love with others."
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Hello Everyone,
I'm hoping you might be willing to support the Bethany Fellowship Center GofundMe site. Please read the gofundme description for our site and feel free to forward the link to your kids, cousins, friends, and acquaintances. Our goal is to create a center for the Durham community that will provide fellowship, nourishment, a sense of community, and worship. If you cannot support us financially, we would gratefully appreciate your prayers.

Kathy Mincey
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$1,740 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 36 months
Created July 1, 2015
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Carole Dickinson
35 months ago
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Bethany Fellowship Center

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35 months ago
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$250
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36 months ago
BL
$100
Barbara Long
36 months ago

Bethany is a wonderful church. This is a big step but have faith that we will move forward.

$100
Anonymous
36 months ago
KM
$50
Kathryn Mincey
36 months ago (Offline Donation)
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