We are an evangelical congregation, with deeply committed to our individual faith and to one another, with three convenient locations throughout the Lehigh Valley, in Wescosville, Macungie, and Catasauqua. We strive to pursue God-glorifying worship, faithful teaching of the Bible, and loving witness and outreach to our community and the world.
Bethany's history can be traced from the early 1800's when seven local churches on the Lehigh Circuit of the Evangelical Association were served by one pastor and one assistant. In 1968 Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church of Wescosville, PA, Salem Evangelical United Brethren of East Texas, PA, and Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church of Emmaus, PA combined to form the Bethany United Methodist Church of today.
As listed and briefly described, Bethany's Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, Bible based programs and activities are embodied by more than 70 ministries.
As blessed as Bethany's past and present have been, the future promises even richer opportunities to serve Jesus. An expanded Children's Ministry will have innovative teaching and learning centers. A weekly coffee house ministry has been started to communicate the Gospel to our community youth, and we are training our youth to be the Church leaders of tomorrow. New initiatives for adults include a small group program for personal spiritual growth and seminar events to strengthen marriages and families. To accommodate these, as well as many other examples of growth, plans are underway for significant expansions to our facilities.