Welcome to Bethel!

Welcome to Bethel!

Bethel News

Ash Wednesday

Be marked with an ashen cross on your forehead as a symbol of human repentance and God’s forgiveness. You have 3 opportunities on Feb 10:

  • 8–9am on the sidewalk
  • Noon at the mid-day worship service
  • 7pm at the evening worship service
But seek first the kingdom of God

Our theme verse for 2016 comes from the gospel story about Jesus as told by a follower of Jesus named Matthew. Bethel will use this verse as a reference point throughout the year as we seek to sharpen our own ministries and purpose. Read more.

The Core Value Meeting Final Report was distributed Sunday Feb 7. If you missed it, read it online[PDF Document].

The Call series

Join us for Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings! The new series is The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul[Offsite Link], by Adam Hamilton. This video study is led by Pastor Gabi. Get the weekly handouts & read more detail.

The Way series

On Feb 21 we begin a new series in Sunday Adult Bible Study, The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus[Offsite Link], by Adam Hamilton. This video study is led by Pastor Gabi. Get the weekly handouts & read more detail.

It’s time for Supper Club sign up! Groups will start in March and run through June (or possibly July)! Sign up now through Mar 13 in the Entry. Get to know Bethel folks through a Supper Club—usually 8 people with a commitment of 4 meals together over 4 months. Think small potluck where the host provides main dish and the rest of the group provides salad, vegetable or dessert to share. By the end of the first meal together, you set up the next gathering. If you need more information or want to chat, contact Janice Martinson.


Sign up for an Out and About trip! The Disneyland trip is sold out but more events are scheduled for 2016. Read the details or sign up in the Welcome Zone on Sunday. Contact Jules Kurtz for more info.

What’s Been Happening

Pastor’s Report

Bethel’s Winter Congregational Meeting was held Feb 7. Pastor Gabi presented her report in the form of a video, which you can watch here. You can also read our new Annual Report online.

Kathy Arnold & King Cake

Thank you to Pastor Gabi and Kathy Arnold for their dedication to Fun with Faith! The last session was Feb 3 with a Mardi Gras themed dinner. Kathy provided the most yummy and beautiful King Cake!

Trish and Rachel Chili Cook Off Over 100 people enjoyed Bethel’s first Annual Chili Cook Off on Jan 29. Congratulate Trish Cunningham (left), receiving the plaque from Rachel Bergren. Trish’s chili won this year’s contest!

We are rolling out a new web design, starting with this home page. The new pages are designed to be mobile-friendly. If you have any problems or comments, please send an email to Dave Arnold.