Support Academia Menonita Betania in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Classes at Betania have resumed following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria over a month ago, but without water, power, or a roof. Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen invites you to join in raising funds to help students and staff at Betania in two ways:

1.) A Hacienda Day to benefit Betania will be held Thursday, November 9. Hacienda will donate 20% of purchases for food, gift certificates and carryouts all that day with presentation of a token. Note: tokens read to benefit Bethany, but 100% of the donation will be regifted by Bethany to Betania. Tokens may NOT be distributed inside or outside the restaurant that day. Tokens are available ____________ or may be printed online at bethanycs.net/HaciendaDay. (Please fill-in blank as applicable: in your mailbox, in the church office, on the literature table, in the newsletter, etc.).

2.) Attend Bethany’s first home basketball games: Bethany is donating all proceeds from the first home girls and boys basketball games, including admission, other fundraising activities, and donations. Support Betania by attending these games: girls host Elkhart Christian on Friday, November 10, at 6 p.m. (Varsity only contest) and boys host Westview on Tuesday, November 21, at 6 p.m. (JV and Varsity).

The Star On My Heart (by Angela Hansen) will be presented Nov. 17-19 at Bethany Christian Schools. The play is based on the true story of Inge Auerbacher. Around 15,000 children passed through Terezin, a Nazi transit camp, and Inge was part of the 1% who survived. The play follows Inge from young childhood in Germany through adulthood in America. While the play takes place in the 1930-50s, it brings to light many themes that are relevant in today’s world. Bethany is one of the first venues for this recently-written play to be staged. A talk-back, led by the playwright, will follow each performance. Additionally, a family guide, written by director Talashia Keim Yoder, is available online (bethanycs.net/star-on-my-heart-2017). The guide is designed for families with elementary-aged children, but  is appropriate for people of all ages as a way to come to the production better prepared to deal with the subject matter. Tickets, $9 for adults and $7 for students, may be reserved at bethanycs.net/tickets. Online sales will close at noon on Friday, Nov. 17.

Posted October 31, 2017 by Communications Coordinator