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Bethel News

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Our new Sunday morning study is The Hole in our Gospel[Offsite Link]. Is our faith only about going to church, studying the Bible, and avoiding the most serious sins—or does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it? Fifteen years ago Rich Stearns came face-to-face with that question as he sat in a mud hut in Rakai, Uganda, listening to the heartbreaking story of an orphaned child. In this study we will explore the ways that sharing the gospel is more than just converting people. Rich Stearns[Offsite Link] is the president of World Vision a Christian organization that helps people in crisis throughout the world. Pastor Ben leads this 6-week video study beginning Jan 14, in the Fireside Room.

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve breakfast at San Jose Family Shelter, starting Feb 18. Read the details[PDF Document] and contact Patrice Sera for more information or to sign up! Your help, heart and hands are needed!

Come to the Fireside Room for a bowl of soup on Wednesdays in Lent, then stay for mid-week Lenten Vespers service. Soup is at 6:30pm and Service is at 7pm, Feb 21–Mar 21.
Catered soups are:
2/21 Rotisserie Chicken Soup from Boston Market[Offsite Link]
2/28 Butternut Squash Soup from Erik’s DeliCaf√©[Offsite Link]
3/7 Chicken Vegetable Rice Soup from Erik’s DeliCaf√©[Offsite Link]
3/14 Tomato Soup from The Melt[Offsite Link]
3/21 Split Pea Soup from Sandi’s Cobbler Cups

Lagunitas Beer Sampler

Sign up for an Out ’n About trip! The next trip is Bethel’s 7th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Microbrewery Tour on Mar 17. Read the details and sign up in the Welcome Zone on Sunday or on the Out ’n About page.

What’s Been Happening

Bethel held its Congregational Meeting on Feb 4.

2017 Year in Review

Watch Pastor Ben’s 2017 Year in Review[Offsite Link] video.

The new Annual Report[PDF Document] and Ministry Guide[PDF Document] are also online.

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Congratulate Rachel Sudarsanam, the winner of Bethel’s 3rd Annual Chili Cook- Off on Jan 26. Pastor Ben and Sue Jacobus finished second and third.

On Jan 14 the Out ‘n About team attempted to escape from Werewolf Village. Fun was had by all!