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Bethel News

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Explore the Gospel of John this winter! Join us Sundays beginning Jan 8 for a study of one of the most inspiring gospels. This six part study is based on Adam Hamilton[Offsite Link]’s book John, The Gospel of Light.[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.

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Pastor Ben leads the evening with Bishop Mark Holmerud, the bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod, in the next First Wednesday Speaker Series, Feb 1. And enjoy a catered dinner! Read the details. If you plan to come, we really need to know. Please RSVP here[Offsite Link].

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Sign up for an Out and About trip! Next is the Charles Schultz Museum in Sonoma, Feb 4. More trips are scheduled in 2017. Watch for announcements and sign up in the Welcome Zone on Sunday or on the Out ’n About page.

We will have our next congregational meeting on Feb 5 at noon. We will be voting on various council positions and hearing several ministry updates. Please read the minutes from last August’s meeting in advance of the vote to approve them. Snacks will be served!

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Lois Brouillette has forwarded an email and video from Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. They want to thank Lois and Bethel for our participation in the program this year. The video includes the Welde family, whose home we helped build last July.

Bethel’s Young Adults group has published a new schedule of events for Dec–Apr. Courtney & Joel hope you will join them for some of them!

Llama

Learn about being a Jesus Loving Llama. Thanks to your Kid Connection offering and an anonymous matching gift, Amanda Laughlin reports purchasing two llamas for families in South America![Offsite Link] Read more on our Llama page!


What’s Been Happening

NBC Video on Quilters

Watch the NBC Bay Area news interview[Offsite Link] with Joann Weberg and Bethel’s quilters: Cupertino Retirees Make Quilts For Local And Global Communities. The video was published Jan 11.

Christmas Eve Service

Bethel’s Christmas Eve services included a candle-lit “Silent Night”.