Welcome to Bethel!
Please plan to attend the Summer Congregational Meeting on Sun, Aug 21, noon–1pm in the Sanctuary. Please read the Budget Handout and minutes from last February’s meeting in advance of the vote to approve them. The primary focus of the meeting will be to present the 2017 budget for approval.
Register online to attend Bethel’s annual Labor Day Retreat Sep 3–5. The retreat is for the Bethel Community—activities for all ages. The weekend will focus on the theme of Grace Wins. Contact Tom Hoegel for more information. Read more details.
Join us for Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings! On Jul 31 we began a new series, God’s Story, Your Story, by Max Lucado. Join us for an unforgettable six session DVD/discussion of New Testament stories woven with contemporary examples of God’s beautiful story-making skills. This video study is led by Pastor Ben. Read more!
Sign up for an Out and About trip!
Next is the Chardonnay-Brewmaster Cruise in Santa Cruz, Sep 17.
You must sign-up and pay by Sep 11!
More trips are scheduled this fall. Read the details or sign up in the Welcome Zone on Sunday. Contact Molly Schrey for more info.
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
Bethel’s Work Day and Pet Blessing were held Aug 20. View a collection of photos in DropBox, thanks to David Lofgren.
On Aug 13 Bethel joined the Habitat for Humanity crew at Delmas Ave in San Jose. Thanks to Hella & David for providing the photos. (Click the small images for a larger version.)
Vacation Bible School Cave Quest completed a successful session July 11–15. View a collection of photos in Shutterfly.