Welcome to Bethel!

Welcome to Bethel!

Bethel News

Learn about Topics in Judaism in the next First Wednesday Speaker Series, Dec 7, with speaker Rabbi Dana Magat, hosted by Pastor Ben. Enjoy a catered dinner by Maggiano’s[Offsite Link]: Rigatoni w/meat sauce, Chicken piccata, Maggiano’s Salad, Assorted desserts. If you plan to come, we really need to know. Please RSVP here[Offsite Link].

Bethel has a modified worship schedule for a few weeks:

  • Three services Christmas Eve: 4:30, 8:30, 10pm
  • No service Christmas Day, Sunday Dec 25
  • One service New Year’s Day: 10am
  • Regular schedule resumes Jan 8
The Reason for God cover

Join us for Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings!
Class is cancelled Dec 11 for the Madrigals Concert. The final class this year is Dec 18.
In this six-session small group Bible study, The Reason for God, captures live and unscripted conversations between Tim Keller and a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. This video study is led by Pastor Ben. Read more!

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Bethel has been certified by Cupertino as a Green Business and is featured in this month’s Cupertino Business Newsletter! Read Tom’s letter and the article.

Standing Rock Tribe

Pastor Ben has forwarded a statement from ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton on the issues around the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe[Offsite Link]. Read what she has to say[Offsite Link].

King’s Brass

Sign up for an Out and About trip! The Christmas Train trip is sold out! Next is The King’s Brass concert on Dec 17.
More trips are scheduled this year. Read more details. Sign up in the Welcome Zone on Sunday or online[Offsite Link]. Contact Molly Schrey for more info.

Bethel’s Young Adults group has published a new schedule of events. Courtney & Joel hope you will join them for some of them!


Take part in our Pay it Forward—Weekly Challenges. Learn about being a Jesus Loving Llama. Sponsor a llama through Heifer International. Read more on our Llama page!

What’s Been Happening

iServe Sunday

Bethel celebrated an iServe Sunday on Oct 30, including several service projects. Watch a short slideshow of the activities.

Bethel held a Trunk or Treat event Oct 28 in our parking lot. Kids & adults in costume enjoyed trick-or-treating, snacks and fun events. Then, Bethel’s 4th & 5th Grade youth group met Oct 30 for pumpkin carving.

Bethel’s Out ‘n About went to Santa Cruz for a Chardonnay Cruise Sep 17 and San Francisco for Fleet Week Oct 8. Sign up for the next trip!
You can see more of David Lofgren’s Fleet Week photos here[Offsite Link].

Llama fortune cookie

Watch Bethel’s Jesus Loving Llama video[Offsite Link] from Sep 30 and see Where we have been this summer, taking Jesus with us wherever we go, and our little llamas too.