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Retrace the life of Moses—from his rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, his exodus out of Egypt, to his gazing on the Promised Land. Combining historical insights, archaeological data, and the biblical text, Hamilton explores how this reluctant prophet grew in his relationship with God, and how anyone can overcome hesitancy to act boldly for the Lord. Join us Sundays beginning Nov 12 for a study of this fascinating life story. This six part study is based on Adam Hamilton’s[Offsite Link] book Moses, In the footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet.[Offsite Link] It is not necessary to buy the book; however, feel free to bring a Bible. This video study is led by Pastor Ben.

Bethel is making an Advent Donation to West Valley Community Services[Offsite Link] in Cupertino, as we did last year. The project benefits low-income & homeless clients of WVCS. We will collect a specific item each Sunday in Advent. Please bring your donation to the Narthex on Sunday.

Dec 3 Adult sized socks (mens/womens — standard sizes)
Dec 10 Pop-top canned items — soups, stews
Dec 17 Toothpaste
Dec 24 Lentils, rice, barley

Contact Mark Evashenk for more information.

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There is no First Wednesday Speaker scheduled for Dec 6. The next event will be Jan 3.

Bethlehem Event

Sign up for an Out ’n About trip! A “Trip to Bethlehem” and our annual Skating Extravaganza are planned for Dec 9 & 10. Read the details and sign up in the Welcome Zone on Sunday or on the Out ’n About page.

Christmas Eve at Bethel

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Bethel!

  • 4pm Christmas Eve Family Worship
  • 8pm Christmas Eve Traditional Worship
  • 10pm Christmas Eve Meditative Worship with Holy Communion

Please note: there is no 8:45am service on Sunday, Dec 24

What’s Been Happening

Hike Mt Umunhum

Nov 25 was a beautiful day to view the South Bay from the recently opened Mt Umunhum park. See more photos[Offsite Link] from this Out ‘n About trip, thanks to David Lofgren.

60 Years

As Bethel celebrates our 60th year, here is a a look back at the past decade[PDF Document]. This is the document handed out Nov 5.

Donations for Houston

Thank you to all who donated cleaning supplies and shoes on Oct 29! Tom Hoegel delivered these 80+ buckets of cleaning supplies, donated by Bethel members, to the San Antonio, Texas Disaster Response Multi-Agency Warehouse, to help with flood cleanup efforts; and also delivered 3,000 pairs of shoes to the Catholic Charities in Houston.