A More Light Congregation

Bethany Presbyterian Church

Pastor's Note

Reverend Kathryn Pyke


Summer, 2017

The Rainbow flag was raised for the first time at Bethany on Sunday, June 25, following worship.  We gathered at 10:00 AM for a service entitled “Shining More Light on Diversity.”  Annanda Barclay from More Light Presbyterians was our guest speaker.  Annanda will be ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church on July 9th.

More Light Presbyterians are working for full inclusion of the LGBTQ community.  Bethany has the same commitment.  We believe we are all children of the same God, no matter our age, race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation.

The Rainbow flag we dedicated and raised at the entrance of our property will stand for our commitment to welcome all

people into the midst of our church community. It will also stand as our commitment to continue to work for justice for all people.  

Whoever you are, wherever you are on this journey of life, we invite you to come celebrate with us.



Rev. Kathryn Pyke