Congregational Life (Fellowship)

Fellowship Programs

Current Opportunities

Kid Connection Easter Musical
Sunday, April 2
This event is from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM at Torvend Hall
Contact Amanda Laughlin

Join the fun and see the Kid Connection Easter Musical "Happy Day" at 9:45am in Torvend Hall.

Fill Easter Eggs
Sunday, April 2
This event is from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Torvend Hall
Contact Patricia Myerholtz

Help fill 4000+ plastic eggs in the fireside room after the 10:45am service. These filled eggs will used at our annual egg hunt that will be held Saturday, April 15 at Bethel.

White Breakfast
Thursday, April 13
This event is from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Torvend Hall
Contact Eleanor Incerpi

Maundy Thursday white Breakfast at 9:30 in Torvand Hall. Please sign up or email Eleanor.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15
This event is from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at campus-wide
Contact Amanda Laughlin

Free Easter Egg Hunt! Crafts, snacks, and age-category egg hunts.
10:30am - 3yrs and younger,
11am - 4yr to 6 yr,
11:30am - 7yr olds and older.

Easter Breakfast
Sunday, April 16
This event is from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Torvend Hall
Contact Tom Hoegel

Come join us for a delicious breakfast that is a fund raiser to support Common Ground

ONA to Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 22
This event is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at offsite
Contact Joel Heimbuck

Take the Bethel Bus to Golden Gate Park to visit The DeYoung Museum, ride the segways, or do your own thing.

Young Adults (18-30s) Sunday Lunches
Sunday, April 23
This event is from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Sanctuary and Offsite
Contact Courtney & Joel Heimbuck

Join the Bethel community in worship at 10:45am and then come for lunch afterwards with fellow young adults. The scheduled lunches are:
Sunday, January 29 at DC Tap House in Cupertino Sunday,
February 26 at Oren's Hummus Shop in Cupertino Sunday,
March 12 at Viva Thai Bistro in Cupertino Sunday,
April 23 at Fish's Wild in Cupertino

Evergreens 55+
4th Thursday of each month until May 25
This event is from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Fireside Room All
Contact Shirley Gross

Please come for lunch, devotions, and fellowship. Contact Shirley Gross to RSVP.

First Wednesday Speaker Series led by Pr. Ben
Wednesday, May 3
This event is from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at Fireside Room All
Contact Pr. Ben Bergren

First Wednesday Speaker Series at 6:30pm, and continues each First Wednesday of the month. Enjoy a catered dinner and a speaker, hosted by Pr Ben.

Sundays until May 21 except 04/02/17, 04/09/17, 04/23/17, 04/16/17, 04/30/17, 05/14/17, 05/21/17
This event is from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Classroom 2
Contact Robyn Winegardner

Studying Luther's Catechism

Celebration of the Arts Dinner
Friday, May 19
This event is from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Campus wide
Contact Patricia Myerholtz

Come for a German dinner and performances. Bring your own beer.

ONA to Rowell Ranch Rodeo
Saturday, May 20
This event is from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM at offsite
Contact David Lofgren

Take the Bethel Bus to experience the Rodeo. Details TBS.

Celebration of the Arts 2017
Sunday, May 21
This event is from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Campus wide
Contact Patricia Myerholtz

The Celebration of the Arts 2017 theme is "Drawn to the Word."
This year’s events will be in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church, marking the beginning of the Reformation.
Art Gallery displays will be in Torvend Hall and campus-wide.

Fellowship Programs

Ministry Lead: Sue Jacobus
Ministry Lead: Open

Evergreens lunch Evergreens lunch
Evergreens luncheon, Bethel, March 2017

Celebration of the Arts
In the Spring
Contact Sue Jacobus

An annual art fair sponsored by Bethel Lutheran Church and School in the Spring that showcases works of the congregation and school along with art activities for the whole family. Look for details in the Sunday bulletin, weekly enewsletter and at the top of this web page.

Chili Cookoff
Contact Patricia Myerholtz

Great chili tasting from Bethel’s best chili cooks who compete to win the “Best Chili” award. Look for details in the Sunday bulletin, weekly enewsletter and at the top of this web page.

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday before Easter
Contact Patricia Myerholtz

Open to everyone! This energetic event brings together church members, school families, and our neighborhood at large. Snacks, fun games, and egg hunt for children of all ages. Saturday before Easter, 10am - noon.

Evergreens (55+)
4th Thursday of the month
This event is at Fireside Room
Contact Shirley Gross, Patricia Myerholtz

Moving from aging to saging, the Evergreens are part of the Senior Ministry at Bethel. We seek to enrich the second half of life by making deeper spiritual connections through opportunities which provide service to others, self-expression, meaningful work, and close friendships. We hope to be good stewards of this wonderful gift of life God has given us in all of its dimensions, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Interactive programs emphasize the art of faithful aging by encouraging persons to share life wisdom by teaching each other from the lifetime of experiences they have gained. We provide tools to leave a spiritual legacy by writing or telling life stories through audio/visual recordings and writing an ethical will, as well as the more traditional legal legacy of wills and trust. We also raise questions about life's meaning as we face life changes, personal growth and developing skills to handle the changes that occur. These include a variety of health-education and preventive healthcare programs.
Evergreens celebrate these gifts of extra years by recognizing the deeper meanings in later life events. Come join us each month.
If you are interested in presenting a program, providing a lunch, or attending Evergreens, contact Patricia Myerholtz.
Look for details in the Sunday bulletin, weekly eNewsletter and at the top of this web page.

Labor Day Retreat
Labor Day Weekend
This event is at Mt. Cross[Offsite Link]
Contact Molly Schrey, Holly Lofgren, Tom Hoegel

Bethel’s Labor Day Retreat is held annually every September at Mt. Cross[Offsite Link] Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is a weekend for all ages to enjoy the great outdoors alongside one another. Activities include guest speakers, a variety show, campfire, the infamous Bethel Olympics, and much more. Watch the bulletin, newsletter and the top of this web page for information at the beginning of summer and make sure to reserve your spot. And don’t miss the video on our Labor Day Retreat page!
Chardonnay Cruise
Out ’n About Chardonnay Cruise, Santa Cruz, September 2016

Out and About Adventures
This event is at offsite locations
Contact Molly Schrey, Jules Kurtz

Monthly outings for the congregation to enjoy using the Bethel bus. Recent events have included trips to sports games, regional attractions, beer or wine tastings. museums, etc. Look for details under Current Opportunities, above, or the Out And About page, or look for sign-up sheets in the church’s narthex/entry.
Pet Blessing
Pet Blessing, Summer 2016

Pet Blessing
In Summer
Contact Pastor Ben Bergren

A blessing of furry, scaly, and feathered pets is held on one Saturday during the Summer. The format is informal. Invite friends and neighbors to drop in! A BBQ and raffle round out the event.
Readers Anonymous

Readers Anonymous
Contact Kathy Arnold

Readers Anonymous is a fun group that gets together once a month to discuss a great book they are reading. Look for details in the Sunday bulletin, weekly enewsletter and at the top of this web page.

Supper Clubs
Approximately once a month
This event is at Member Homes
Contact Jan Martinson

Small groups are formed twice a year. These groups meet at each others’ homes, restaurants, parks, etc. to enjoy fellowship and a meal with one another at least once a month. There are two kinds of supper clubs: with and without children. A truly wonderful opportunity to have time and to get to know one another over food and beverages—even those which we don’t serve on the Bethel campus. Look for details in the Sunday bulletin, weekly enewsletter and at the top of this web page.

Young Adults Group
Contact Courtney Heimbuck, Joel Heimbuck

A new group has formed at Bethel: the Young Adults Group open to anyone between the age of 21 to around 30 years old. The group will meet about once a month or so and will gather throughout the year for fellowship, study and service. Look for details on the Young Adults page, in the Sunday bulletin, weekly enewsletter and under Current Opportunities at the top of this page.