Community Groups

At Bethany, we believe that life is better together.

Our community groups provide a place to belong, grow and serve. Whether you’re new to church or have been coming for a while, we invite you to join us as we journey together.

Bethany Brunch Club

We are a group of men who get together to enjoy good conversation and a laugh while eating bacon butties, toast and jam. Then we focus on a chapter from a book of the Bible and read and discuss what it means for us in our everyday lives. We aim to discover more about Jesus and his love.

Where – Harpenden

When – Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm (Weekly)

Main Activities – Eating brunch together, reading and discussing the Bible

Food and Faith

“We come together to worship and tune into God’s voice, inspiring one another to share His encouragements. On alternate Sunday afternoons, we cherish the simple joy of spending time in each other’s company. Join us for spiritual nourishment and genuine connections.

Where – Harpenden

When – Fortnightly on Thursdays at 8pm Sunday afternoon socials on alternate Sundays

Main Activities – Worshipping Jesus, listening and responding to the Holy Spirit, teaching from the Bible, sharing examples of other Christian pioneers, hanging out/socialising together and laughing a lot.

Rooted

At our gatherings, we enjoy light-hearted conversations about our weeks, followed by creative and ever-changing worship experiences. We delve into the Sunday sermon, discovering how it applies to our lives. Through prayer and shared experiences, we build meaningful connections and embrace the joy of laughter. Our group is a delightful mix of singles and couples spanning various ages, and a great sense of humour is always a cherished asset!

Where – Luton or Markyate

When – Fortnightly on Wednesday and Alternate Saturdays at 8pm

Main Activities – Laughter, deep relationship, doing life together and prayer

Victorious Living

Join us for a warm and welcoming gathering where we share updates over refreshments, immerse ourselves in worship, and occasionally enjoy live music. Our discussions revolve around diving deep into God’s Word, exploring Sunday sermon questions, and fostering a rich prayer life.

Where – Harpenden

When – Weekly on Thursdays at 7.45pm

Main Activities – Catching up with each other’s lives, worship and prayer, reflecting on questions based on the previous Sunday’s sermon

Worship + Intercession

Come and join us for a welcoming fellowship, filled with singing, shared snacks, heartfelt prayers, and meaningful reflections on God’s Word. This is a safe space for sharing your deepest prayer needs, mirroring the spirit of Acts 2:42-47.

Where – Harpenden

When – Weekly on Wednesdays at 8pm

Main Activities – Sharing snacks/food, singing, reflecting on God’s Word, praying for one another and for the Church.

The Real Deal

Join us for a warm gathering filled with sharing highlights, worship, reflections on God’s Word based on the Sunday sermon, and discussions on reaching out to our community. We also love hosting social events brimming with fun and laughter.

Where – Harpenden

When – Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 8pm

Main Activities – Prayer and worship, discussion of Sunday’s sermon, with regular socials often held at the weekend or on other evenings.

Practicing the Way

We meet weekly on Wednesdays in Batford, Harpenden and occasionally for weekend meals and socials. Our aim is to practice following Jesus in a life-giving way. We use a modular approach of themed videos and discussion in small groups, interspersed with times of worship, to support each other in our daily walk with Jesus. The group is currently at capacity, but please Sign-up to join the waiting list or speak to Natalie if you are interested.

Where – Harpenden

When – Weekly on Wednesdays at 8pm

Main Activities – Focus on Spiritual Practices, Prayer and Community

Ladies’ Bible Study

Join us for weekly lunches at rotating homes, where lively conversations about life and family take center stage. We offer support and prayers throughout the week. Following lunch, we delve into Bible passages, encouraging questions and meaningful contributions. Sometimes, we explore popular and relevant studies penned by renowned authors.

Where – Harpenden

When – Weekly on Wednesdays at 1-3pm

Main Activities – Lunch together followed by Bible Study.

Beyond Alpha – Bible Bites

Join us for friendly catch-up conversations over drinks and uplifting encouragement. We then dive into video clips and teachings on our selected book of the Bible, followed by enriching discussions, deeper insights, and practical applications to our daily lives.

Where – Harpenden

When – Weekly on Wednesdays at 7-9pm

Main Activities – Enjoy drinks, catch-up time, and video-guided Bible exploration, followed by enriching discussions and practical life application

Come Share With Me

We will be meeting, from time to time, to share food, friendship and fellowship over a meal or snacks/drinks. Come and join us to make new friendships within the church family and to have some opportunities to reach out and invite neighbours and friends too.

Where – Various Locations

When – Arranged to Suit Members

Main Activities – Eating Together and Having Fun

Come Share With Me

Creative Activities

The group is open to all who are interested in and enjoy artistic expression. Members have a variety of skill-levels and enjoy working with a range of mediums. Meetings are seen as an opportunity to develop personal creative ability and support other artists’ journeys, whilst making new friends along the way.

Where – Various Locations in Harpenden

When – Half Termly (Arranged by Word of Mouth and Group Chat)

Main Activities – Creative ones, based around the people in the group.

Creation Through the Lens

Join our community of photography enthusiasts capturing the wonder of God’s creation. Share photos, enjoy wildlife shots, and explore scenic locations with expert guidance. Each month, embrace a thematic focus. All you need is a smartphone with a good camera to join!

Where – Various Locations and Online

When – Sunday Afternoons

Main Activities – Regular field trips – Posting online – Photographing God’s Creation

Events

We create events that foster community, from conferences to social gatherings. Stay up-to-date on our calendar or social media.

Alpha Course - Bethany Community Church Harpenden
17 Apr 24

Explore your questions and the basics of the Christian faith in an open, friendly environment.