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.
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
Children & Youth meet in the Peeler Building
Adults meet in the Margaret Pauline Deaton Classroom
Wednesday Together Meals are held each week September through April. Cost is $5/adults, $3/children, and $6/take-out. All are welcome!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Some Special Assemblies for Grandview
may be held in the Worship Space of Bethany
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
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.
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.
We invite young people form Hickory Public Schools and adults as well
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.
Bethany participate annually in the May Days Festival in the Town of Longview. In 2018 the May Days Festival will be on May 11.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
Evangelical Lutheran Church
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:
Participate in a new online Bible Study from the NC Synod. Download the new study Remarkable Mark .