October 11, 2020
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture:
1 Peter 5:1-4

Sermon:
Exilic Living, Part 4: "A Trip Down Memory Lane"


Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones,
Senior Pastor

Thank you for worshipping with us this week! Above is a replay of yesterday's service. The sermon begins at 51:38 (51 minutes and 38 seconds).
VIRTUAL WORSHIP CONTINUES

Join us LIVE on Sunday mornings at 8 A.M. and 11 A.M. for our weekly worship services. You can watch us on YouTube or on our website. Visit bethany-newark.org/liveservice/.
YOUTH AND ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

There are two Adult Sunday School classes. The Contemporary Sunday School class is taught by Deacon Linda Caldwell Epps at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. The Traditional Sunday School class is taught by Brother Ronnie Walker via conference call immediately following the 8 a.m. service. Please contact the church office for login information.

There are also two Youth Sunday School classes. Children ages 11 and younger meet at 9:30 a.m. and youth between the ages of 12 and 18 meet at 10:00 a.m. Please contact the church office for login information.
HOMECOMING 2020
🎶 It's our anniversary! 🎶

Bethany family and friends, join us as we celebrate 149 years of recruiting, equipping, and deploying witnesses for Christ. As always, the week leading up to Homecoming Sunday will be eventful, starting with our Virtual Deacon Ordination Service, followed by our Homecoming Revival, and finally culminating with Homecoming Sunday, October 25, during which a word will be preached at both 8:00 and 11:00 from Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones and Dr. Amey V. Adkins-Jones.

Be sure to mark your calendars because you certainly don't want to miss this, even as we anticipate celebrating 150 years of ministry in the year ahead.
Prayer Requests

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." --Matt. 5:4

Please keep the following members of our extended community in prayer:

Sister Florence Johnson, who is now in Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

Rudolph Davis would like to THANK the deacons and his entire Bethany Family for the many gifts, cards and prayers during his recent illness. Please keep him in your prayers.

Sister Janet James, who is now home and requests prayer.

Sister Shirley Way, who is recovering at home from a recent hospitalization.

"If you have any personal prayer requests, please know that you are always welcome to submit them to the church office or at our website: bethany-newark.org/resources/request-prayer.

We continue to keep in prayer all individuals and communities that have been affected by the Coronavirus. We pray for caregivers, individuals who are waiting for test results, and all who have lost loved ones in this season. We also pray that all leaders will seek wisdom as they prepare to reopen their communities.

Rev. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones, Ph.D., Senior Pastor
PRAYER CALL LINE -- NOW ON SUNDAY MORNINGS, TOO!
Join the Matthew 6:9 Daily Prayer Call every weekday, Monday-Friday at 6:09 p.m.

Dial 1 (425) 436-6372 and type in the Access Code: 146003.

UPDATE: You can now call in to listen to Sunday morning services at 8 AM and 11 AM!

"In this manner, therefore, pray: "Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name." -- Matt. 6:9, NKJV
BIBLE STUDY: BECOMING A THEOLOGICALLY WELL-INFORMED FELLOWSHIP

Join us live on YouTube on Wednesday evenings at 7 for Bethany Bible Institute. We resume our study with the series “Becoming a Theologically Well-Informed Fellowship.” Together, we will be exploring, from a theological perspective, some of the hot-button issues leading up to one of the most consequential elections of our time.
THE LITERACY WHISPERER PRESENTS:
10 STEPS TO READING SUCCESS ONLINE COURSE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020 AT 7PM
Learn fundamental ways to boost your child's reading comprehension skills, how to improve their oral reading fluency, how to increase your child's reading stamina, and more!

For parents with children between the ages of 8 and 12

To register please visit https://www.kpcarterwrites.com/book-online NO LATER THAN 10/23/20
BETHANY CARES IN SEARCH OF VOLUNTEERS

Bethany Cares is looking for volunteers with grant writing experience to assist in seeking funding as BCI will soon celebrate its 20th year of operation. For more information, contact Bill Lee or the church office.
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
GET ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE WHILE DEVELOPING ARTISTIC SKILLS
Youth Entrepreneurship

GlassRoots' academic-year-long business and entrepreneurship programs are now collectively known as YES! Youth Entrepreneurial Spirit, and are offered either during the school day in our FLAME program, or as an after-school program. GlassRoots'...

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www.glassroots.org
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Employment Opportunities: Executive Director and...

https://wallstreetbound.org/ JOB DESCRIPTION Wall Street Bound, Inc. Is a 501(c)3, IRS recognized finance education, training and mentoring "workforce development" nonprofit org with a core mission to increase diversity on Wall Street and raise...

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BBC BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE PRESENTS:
THE INVESTIGATION OF INDIVIDUALS OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN BIBLICAL ANTIQUITY


This mini-course will investigate the substantial presence of people of African descent in the Bible. The journey of the children of Israel can be thought of as coterminous with the life and culture of the Ancient Africans. This view has been denied and ignored in biblical translations and scholarship of the Bible. This course will inquire, explore, and re-discover our fore bearers who became the icon of hope for Ancient Israel in the Bible. This mini-course will be held in six sessions* via Zoom.

The final session will take place on Thursday, October 15.

Contact the church office to gain access to the Zoom call login credentials.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has instituted a federal order establishing a moratorium on evictions for the remainder of this year. 
 
In order for tenants to qualify for eviction moratorium protection, they must submit this form to their landlords. The renter must attest in the form that they cannot pay rent or find government assistance and that an eviction would likely render them homeless.
 
Tenants will still be required to pay the rent owed and owners may collect fees as a result of the failure to pay rent although residents will be allowed to stay in their residence through the end of the year.
TRUSTEES' CORNER
REMINDER FROM THE EXAMPLE YOUTH MINISTRY
Parents and youth, please email theexample@bethany-newark.org and provide your name, child's name, Date of Birth, phone numbers for parent and youth, address, and email address. Thank you!
SEASONAL DEVOTION BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

The fall Adult Sunday School books, "Our Daily Bread," and "The Secret Place" devotionals are now available. You may pick up a copy at the church.
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS CHARTER SCHOOL
VIRTUAL JOB FAIR

Anyone interested in pursuing a career in education should email jsurgeon@uhcs-newark.org for more information. Applications for 3rd-6th grade Science teachers are especially encouraged.
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS CHARTER SCHOOL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

University Heights Charter School is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications can be found at www.newarkenrolls.org . Visit www.uhcs-newark.org for more information.
BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH IS BACK TO REGULAR HOURS

As of September, the church office hours are now 10:00 - 5:00 on Mondays - Fridays.
BETHANY MEMBERS’ PICTURE BOOK DIRECTORY

The Directory is available to purchase for $10.00. It can be purchased by mailing your payment to the Church Office, "Attn: Suzette Jones," or pay online by selecting "other" and indicating "Directory" in the note section. Once the order is received we will mail the directory to the address provided. The Committee responsible for overseeing the production of the Directory is composed of Deacons Patricia Fullilove, Dorita Newsome-Dobbins, Carl Watson, Richard Roper, and production manager, Sister Nicole Jean Baptiste. See any one of this group if you have questions about the document. 
DON'T FORGET TO RESPOND TO THE 2020 CENSUS

A census is a method by which a particular geographic jurisdiction is able to get an (ideally) accurate count of its residents. Responding to the census allows your government to allocate funds and other resources towards infrastructure, education, employment, political representation and other needs in your community. If you have not responded yet, please visit my2020census.gov to do so online. You may also complete the paper questionnaire that was mailed to you. If you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, please call toll-free 1-844-330-2020.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VOTING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
VOTING INFORMATION FOR BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBERS |...

WE ARE ASKING ALL BETHANY MEMBERS TO PLEASE VOTE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION , TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE EXERCISE OUR CIVIC DUTY. VOTER REGISTRATION If you are not registered to vote, the last date to register is...

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ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
[TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER IN NJ]

As the election is less than three months away, we want to encourage you to ensure that you are registered to vote in your state. Because of the restrictions surrounding COVID-19, it is likely that many people will receive mail-in ballots. The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot in New Jersey is October 27, however, it may be wise to apply earlier if you can to ensure that you receive your ballot.
HOW TO VOTE IN THIS YEAR'S ELECTION
We are now two months away from the 2020 presidential election, which is why you must ensure that you are registered to vote and request a mail-in ballot as soon as possible. You can visit vote.org or your local board of elections to find out how to register for the first time, or how to check your registration status.

This year, all registered voters in New Jersey should receive a ballot with prepaid postage to vote by mail. You may submit your ballot to a designated dropbox, drop it off at a polling place, or send it by mail, postmarked with a date of November 3rd or earlier. You may also vote in person with a provisional ballot. Please make sure to check the voting regulations for your state and county.


Visit the following websites for more information:

Everything You Need to Vote - Vote.org

"For this Nation to remain true to its principles, we cannot allow any American's vote to be denied, diluted, or defiled. The right to vote is the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished."

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www.vote.org
PLAN YOUR VOTE: How to vote by mail and register to vote ...

Source: NBC News Decision Desk and NBC News Data Graphics. Information was collected by contacting state and local election officials, monitoring official websites, executive orders from governors, announcements from government officials and...

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www.nbcnews.com
Welcome to the Essex County NJ Board of Elections -...

"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves, and the only way they could do this is by not voting." -Franklin D. Roosevelt Here in Essex County, we want to make voting as easy and fair...

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essexboardofelections.com
NJ DOS - Division of Elections

Governor Phil Murphy * Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver

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voter.svrs.nj.gov
ADDRESSING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Dear Bethany family,

As the COVID-19 strain of the Coronavirus spreads, it is in our interest to keep you informed and protected. We encourage you to practice proper hygiene habits and be careful when interacting with others. Here are some precautions to take:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Instead of shaking hands, greet others with a fist bump, elbow bump, "Wakanda Forever," or anything that does not require direct physical contact.
  • Do not use your fingertips to touch shared surfaces. For example, you may use paper towels to open doors, press elevator buttons, etc.
  • Keep hand sanitizer and disinfectants within reach and in locations you frequently access, such as the entrance to your home, your car, and any personal bags that you carry.
  • Stock up on medications and other essentials you may need in the event of quarantine, such as nonperishable food items.

We especially encourage our Seniors to take extra precautions, as data has proven that they are most at risk of catching the Coronavirus.

In addition, we as a church have taken steps to increase the availability of hand sanitizers in common spaces.

Although we are no longer having in-person meetings, please join us live in worship on our YouTube channel and at bethany-newark.org. You may also give securely online through our website. In the midst of these uncertain times, we want you to be able to worship with us as you always do, except from the comfort of your own home. Please be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and click the icon that looks like a bell in order to receive all notifications in real time.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We pray for your protection during this time, and for a safe and full recovery for anyone who has been infected.

For more information, see the following publication from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf
NEWARK URGES RESIDENTS WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS TO CALL NEW JERSEY HOTLINE AT 1-800-222-1222. Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day. More information at https://www.njpies.org/