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Welcome to Bethel!

Bethel News

We will have our next congregational meeting on Feb 4 at noon. You can read the minutes[PDF Document] from last August’s meeting in advance of the vote to approve them.

Hole in our Gospel cover

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.

Escape from the Werewolf Village

Sign up for an Out ’n About trip! The first trip in 2018 is an Escape Room[Offsite Link] adventure, Escape from the Werewolf Village—Holiday Edition on Jan 14. Sign up[Offsite Link] early— there are only 11 spots! Read the details and sign up in the Welcome Zone on Sunday or on the Out ’n About page.

It is time to crown a new chili champ at Bethel! Do you have what it takes to be the next winner of our chili competition? Enter and find out! We will be having our 3rd annual Chili Cook-off Friday, Jan 26 6:30–8pm. Sign up online[Offsite Link] and have some fun with us! You don’t need to bring chili to come, but the more the merrier!

What’s Been Happening

Christmas Concert

Watch Pastor Ben’s Christmas story, The Other Animal in the Stable[Offsite Link]. This story was part of the Children’s Message at the 4pm Christmas Eve service.

Christmas Concert

Bethel’s annual Christmas Concert was Dec 17. You can find more photos on our Facebook page[Offsite Link], thanks to Joel Heimbuck.

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 our first 50 years[PDF Document] and at the past decade[PDF Document]. These are the documents handed out Nov 5.