VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are getting ready to start the holiday season, which means Bethany is very busy hosting community events. Below is a list of community sponsored events currently on the calendar. None of these events can happen without many volunteers. If you are interested in being a part of any of these events or know someone in the community that may have an interest, please contact the church office or Robin Sampson.
December 9th, Celebrate the Seasons: Rachel Kurtz along with The Voice
December 16th, Pick and Pass Party: Christmas event for families in need of Christmas gifts
December 25th, Community Christmas Meal
“Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer.” | Hebrews 10:24-25
J.A.M. CLUB: our after-school program will be starting on Thursday, September 27th. We pick the children up from school and the program runs until 5:00 pm. If you have a child that would like to attend Jam Club please let the office know and we can get you a registration form. Grades K-2 will attend at Bethany and grades 3-5 attend at United Methodist Church. The cost for the semester is $35.00. Scholarships are available as needed. If you are interested in helping with J.A.M. Club please contact Lisa Robison at 641-373-6444.
FREE MEAL: The first Wednesday of the month is our volunteer week at the Methodist Church Wednesday meal. Reminder that packing deliveries is at 4:30 and serving in the dining room is at 5:30. Please see Robin Sampson if any questions.
MENTOR MEETING: Mentor’s for 7th & 8th Graders will meet November 11 during Sunday School hour.
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING: For Sunday School offering we are collecting items for our local MICA this semester. If you would like to contribute to our “Mount MICA” here is what we are collecting:
Dec 9 – Pudding cups
Dec 16 – Favorite Christmas Day food (non-perishable)
BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS! We will be hosting special treats the second Sunday of November to honor that month’s Birthdays and Anniversaries. Please join us in remembering your special day! We hope to see you there.
THE LADIES CIRCLES: In November. Any woman in the church is invited to join. The Ruth Circle is at 7:00 pm. on Wednesday, November 7. Rebekah Circle is at 9:30 am. on Thursday, November 1.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: will be discussing “How Lutherans Interpret the Bible” from now till November 11th. We meet at 10:15 on Sunday in the Friendship Room.
MY CUP RUNNETH OVER: To all the ladies of the ELCA (that is any female of any age in the congregation). If you have been looking for the “my cup runneth over” cup it is in the Friendship Room. The thank offering from the cup goes to education for future woman pastors and other causes in the
Synod. A bit each week from all our ladies would be a blessing throughout the Synod. Thank you for what you can give.
BOOK STUDY: Join us this fall to pray and discuss Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. We will go for 6 weeks, but not meet October 15th, starting Monday, September 10th from 7-8 at Kathy Stockdale’s house. Please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you want her to order you a book. We would love to have you!
December 9 Celebrate the Season at Bethany Lutheran Church 5:00-8:00 food with
entertainment Rachel Kurtz and lThe Voice.
Free will donation or bring a toy or gift for the Pass-Along-Party.
December 16 Bethany Lutheran Church Community Pass-Along-Party
December 24 Bethany Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Candlelight services 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.
December 25 Bethany Lutheran Church Christmas Day service 10:45 a.m.
December 25 Community Christmas Dinner at Bethany Lutheran Church - Noon
December 29 Readings & Christmas Carols Sing 5:30 p.m.
December 30 Readings & Christmas Carols Sing 9:30 a.m.