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2016 Theme Verse

2016 Banner

Our theme verse for 2016 comes from the gospel story about Jesus as told by a follower of Jesus named Matthew. It is specifically found in Matthew 6:33. Jesus reminds us to seek God’s righteousness (a relationship with God offered by Jesus) and strive to advance God’s Kingdom instead of worrying about life. You can find the sermon that relates to this verse at: http://www.bethelcupertino.org/worship/sermons/sermon20160207.mp3. Bethel will use this verse as a reference point throughout the year as we seek to sharpen our own ministries and purpose.

2016 Core Value Report

In August 2015, members, guests and friends of Bethel Lutheran Church were invited to gather at one of two gatherings to offer feedback regarding the Core Values and Personality Traits of the Bethel Lutheran Church body. Together with those gathered we engaged in a process of discerning the question, “Who are we, really?”

With this report as our roadmap, how will we make disciples, and help ourselves and others with spiritual growth and transformation? How will we help people to know and follow Jesus our Lord? What will we do to build and continue to strengthen the Kingdom of God? God has given us opportunity to accomplish even greater things in the years ahead. Let us take that opportunity to build up Bethel and our community!

Annual Report

Congregational Meeting

  • Read the minutes[PDF Document] of the February 2016 meeting.
  • Read the minutes[PDF Document] of the August 2016 meeting.

Financial Reports

Church Financial Activity

Last fiscal year (FY16), September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016:

General Fund Contributions: $645,000 3.2% above budget Envelopes, stock and loose offerings
Total Income: $812,000 12.6% above budget Includes Other Receipts
Total Expenses: $754,000 2.6% above budget Excludes Depreciation
Net Income—Cash Basis: $40,000 $72,000 above budget Excludes Depreciation

This fiscal year (FY17), September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017:

General Fund Contributions: $564,000 2% above budget Envelopes, stock and loose offerings
Total Income: $654,000 4% above budget Includes Other Receipts
Total Expenses: $618,000 1% under budget Excludes Depreciation
Payments on Long Term Debt: $26,000 Balance sheet transfers Principal payments on mortgage, bus loan, and copier lease
Net Income—Cash Basis: $10,000 $26,000 above budget Excludes Depreciation

This fiscal year (FY17), September 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017:

General Fund Contributions: $625,000 4% above budget Envelopes, stock and loose offerings
Total Income: $729,000 4% above budget Includes Other Receipts
Total Expenses: $682,000 2% under budget Excludes Depreciation
Payments on Long Term Debt: $27,000 Balance sheet transfers Principal payments on mortgage, bus loan, and copier lease
Net Income—Cash Basis: $20,000 $40,000 above budget Excludes Depreciation

Benevolence & Outreach

June 2017

$1500Help One Child
$628Sierra Pacific Synod for Churchwide Mission Support
$500West Valley CSA
$500Habitat for Humanity
$185Second Harvest Food Bank (Special Designated)
$160Homeless Shelter Meals
$38Compassion International (Youth)
$3511Total

July 2017

$2562Sierra Pacific Synod for Churchwide Mission Support
$2000Mt. Cross
$1106Living Water International (VBS)
$205West Valley Community Services (Special Designated)
$50Walk for Water
$38Compassion International (Youth)
$5961Total

Other Documents

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