​Stephen Ministry
Mondays  6:30 a.m.
An exciting New Ministry at Bethany is Stephen Ministry

On Monday evenings  at 6:30 p.m. there is Stephen Ministry Training for Care Givers. The Stephen Ministry Candidates will be installed as Stephen Ministers on 

Sunday, September 16. Learn More.

Partnership with Grendview Middle School

Bethany is proud to be in partnership with Principal Dr. Jenifer Griffin and the  faculty, staff, students and families of  Grandview Middle School located at  
451 Catawba Valley Blvd.

 Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 328-2289

Some Special Assemblies  for Grandview

may be held in the Worship Space of Bethany


Quilting Ministry
4:00 p.m.
This group creates beautiful quilting projects including: bowl cozies, pillow, quilted bags for  our congregation and for the community. Many of the items are on sale at the May Days Fest in Longview in the spring and at the Oktoberfest in Hickory in the fall. The group is always willing to have those who would like to learn and who enjoy fellowship and creating new projects. The group meets in the "Quilting Room" in the Peeler Building.  For more information email Karen Russ Shaw.

Partnership with Hickory Public Schools

Bethany is proud to have a strong working relationship with Hickory Public Schools and with Dr. Robbie Adell, Superintendent and Dr. La'Ronda Whiteside, Assistant Superintendent and Ms. Angela Simmons , Director of Students Services. Throughout the year, Hickory Public Schools utilizes the Parish Center for forums and Faculty and Staff Assemblies. 


5:15 p.m. Midweek Eucharist

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:15 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday Together Meals are held each week September through April. Cost is $5/adults, $3/children, and $6/take-out. All are welcome!

Lenoir Rhyne University

The Rev. Dr. C. Pierson Shaw, Jr. is both Pastor at Bethany and an Adjunct Instructor in Religion at Lenoir Rhyne University. Amid the many opportunities for enrichment and ministry at Bethany, the Congregation welcomes students,  Faculty, and Staff of LRU and invites you to consider becoming actively involved in the ministries at Bethany. For students and staff on their first visit to Wednesdays Together  who present an ID card, we offer a meal free of charge on your first visit. Members of Bethany participate in the Annual Faith and Spiritual  Fair on Shaw Plaza in front of the Cromer Center Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Women of the ELCA

Group Ruth - 1st Sunday of each month 

Group Mary - 1st Monday of each month

Women of the ELCA (WELCA) General Meetings are held 3 times a year.

NC Synodical Women's Organization (NC WELCA)

Women of the ELCA


Sunday Church School Classes

9:30 a.m.

Children & Youth meet in the Peeler Building

Adults meet in the Margaret Pauline Deaton Classroom


Knitting & Crocheting Ministry

2:00 p.m.

This group creates beautiful prayer shawls and other handmade items for our congregation and for the community. Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn. The group meets in the "Fox Den" in the Peeler Building. 

Don't know how to knit or crochet? Someone will be glad to teach you. For more information email Karen at quiltlady@bethany.org 

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Golden Agers

2nd Thursday of each month

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018. 

Visit Bethany's Tent at Hickory Okterberfest

Oct 12, 13 and 14
Friday, Oct 12:  
                           food vendors serve at noon; festival opens 5:00pm-11:00pm
        Saturday, Oct 13:
        Sunday, Oct 14:

                           Noon-5:00 pm

Lutheran Men in Mission (LMIM)

2nd Sunday of each month, 7:30 a.m.

This group gathers at the Snack Bar in Hickory.

NC Lutheran Men in Mission

Handbells and Handchimes

Sunday Mornings 9:30 am - 10:30 am

We invite young people form Hickory Public Schools and adults as well

Inspired Learning 

21st Century Community Learning Center

 Is Funded by by a grant from the Federal Government and provides after-school tutoring, drop-out prevention assistance, and summer programming for students in grades 2-12 at no cost to students or parents.

Bethany is proud to host Inspired Learning at the Peeler Education Building at no charge to this vital  community program.

An orientation for parents will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 6:00 PM in the Parish Center

May Days Festival in Long View

Bethany participate annually in the May Days Festival in the Town of Longview. In 2018 the May Days Festival will be on May 11.

A New Bible Study from the NC Synod

Participate in a new online Bible Study from the NC Synod. Download the new study Remarkable Mark .

Advertising Supporter of the Hickory Choral Society

Bethany is proud to be an Advertising Supporter of the Hickory Choral Society  

​2019 Concerts

Sunday, October 28, 2018 3 PM    First Baptist Church

Friday, December 7, 2018 8 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 3 PM & 8 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2018 3 PM                Corinth Reformed Church
Saturday, December 8, 2018 11 AM

Children’s Christmas Concert                       Corinth Reformed Church

Sunday, March 31, 2019 3 PM                      Location TBD

Sunday, May 19, 2019 6 PM
Under the Sails, Union Square 
Rain Date, Sunday, June 2