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October 22: Thursdays Together - Show Your Thanks!

Posted by Jacob Nielsen on

Thursdays Together

Pastor Jacob shares how YOU can be a part of our very special Thanksgiving service. 

Here's how... 

What are you thankful for!?!? During this season, gratitude may have taken on a different tone. But there is so much for which to be grateful.

We are creating a Bethany Church Thanksgiving Video and want you to be a part of it! Using your phone, tablet, computer or smart device, film a short video (less than 30 seconds long) of you sharing how you have seen God at work and/or what you are thankful for in this crazy year that is 2020. We will then include as many of these videos as we can to be a part of our special Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 22.

Send the file by November 1 to   

Here are some helpful hints for filming your Thanksgiving Video 

  • Choose a location with good natural lighting and that is quiet. 
  • Record yourself smiling before and after the speaking part for a good 3 seconds. This allows us to fade in and out. 
  • Record Horizontally/Landscape (not vertically/portrait). 
  • Use a digital camera or smartphone camera and use the better camera on the phone, the one facing outward (not the one facing inward for selfies).  
  • Have someone hold the camera, making it a close up shot. Don’t zoom in, but have the camera be close so you are big on the screen. 
  • Once you have recorded and are happy with the take, share or send it to us using google drive or another file sharing app (Dropbox, OneDrive, etc). Send the full file to   by November 1st

Make sure you email or send the full file. If you just try to email it, some email programs may compress it into a smaller version. Some emails will allow you to share the full version. E.g., Gmail emails usually allow you to send it via google drive if you have a google drive account. You may have to sign up for Google Drive or a related service although a free account will definitely suffice. If you are having any trouble getting the full size video emailed, let us know and we can help. Sometimes this can be tricky depending on what email you use.