A More Light Congregation

Bethany Presbyterian Church

February 13, 2021

"Swashby and the Sea"

Written by Beth Ferry and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Read by Craig B.

February 20, 2021

"The Keeper of Wild Words"

Written by Brooke Smith and illustrated by Madeline Kloepper

Read by John M.

February 6, 2021


Written and illustrated by Aura Parker

Read by Kathryn S.

January 30, 2021

"The Story of And"

Written by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and illustrated by Joani Keller Rothenberg

Read by Pastor Deb

December 19, 2020

"Home by Another Way"

Written by Barbara Brown Taylor and illustrated by Melanie Cataldo

Read by Pastor Deb

December 12, 2020

"Wild Symphony"

Written by Dan Brown and illustrated by Susan Batori

Read by Pastor Deb

December 5, 2020

"The Night of His Birth"

Written by Katherine Paterson and illustrated by Lisa Aisato

Read by Pastor Deb

Books for kids everyone!

Saturdays just got a little more fun!  Join us for storytime, Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Deb & friends will read a children's book and post it on Bethany's Facebook page. Unlike Sunday worship, the videos will not be live, but pre-recorded.

Tune in each week, and please invite your young relatives, friends, and neighbors to join us for Story Time!  If you or someone you know does not have access to Facebook, see the videos here!

February 27, 2021

"Extra Yarn"

Written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Read by Pastor Deb

March 6, 2021

"Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel"

Written by Virginia Lee Burton

Read by Dave W.

March 13, 2021

"Scribble Stones"

Written and illustrated by Diane Alber

Read by Roxane W.

March 20, 2021

"Red: A Crayon's Story"

Written and illustrated by Michael Hall

Read by Kathy Q.

March 27, 2021

"Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back?"

Written byJory John, illustrated by Liz Climo

Read by Tamra H.

April 3, 2021

"When I Pray for You"

Written by Matthew Paul Turner, with illustrations by Kimberley Barnes

Read by Pastor Deb

April 10, 2021

"A Quiet Girl"

by Peter Carnavas

Read by Tamra H

May 15, 2021

"On the Night You Were Born"

by Nancy Tillman

Read by Roxane W.

May 8, 2021

"Lucy's Picture "

by Nicola Moon, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe

Read by Kathleen M.

May 1, 2021

"Who Is My Neighbor?"

by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illustrated by Denise Turu

Read by Kathleen M

April 24, 2021

"The Curious Garden"

by Peter Brown

Read by Roxane W

May 22, 2021

"The Story Blanket"

by Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz; illustrated by Elena Odriozola

Read by Kathryn S.

May 29, 2021

"Animals, Animals"

by Eric Carle

Read by Chris & Steve

June 5, 2021

"Big Sarah's Little Boots"

by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark

Read by Nancy

June 12, 2021

"I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home"

by Kathryn Cristaldi and Kristyna Litten

Read by Pastor Deb and her animal buddies

June 19, 2021

Story Time this week is dedicated to the story of Juneteenth.  Made a national holiday this week, we are happy to mark this day with two books.  One book cannot tell the whole story, and cannot complete the entire conversation.  We hope you enjoy our stories.

Part 1: "All Different Now"

Written by Angela Johnson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis

Read by Tamra

Part 2: "Juneteenth for Mazie"

Written and illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Read by Tamra

June 26, 2021

"What Matters Most"

by Emma Dodd

Read by Pastor Deb


July 3, 2021

"All the World"

by Liz Garton Scanlan

Illustrations by Caldecott Honor medalist Marla Frazee

Read by Roxane W.

July 10, 2021

"Sarah's Heavy Heart"

Written and illustrated by Peter Carnavas

Read by Pastor Deb

July 24, 2021

"The World Needs More Purple People"

Written and illustrated by Peter Carnavas

Read by Kathy Q