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Maker Fun Factory VBS

Mark your calendars! Vacation Bible School Maker Fun Factory is July 10–14. Registration is open! Sign up by Apr 17 for a discount.

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Join us Sundays for an Adult Bible Study of “What We Believe.” This ten part study is based on Part I of Randy Frazee’s book Believe.[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. Read more! Note: there is no class on Apr 2.

Come to Lent Soup Suppers & Vespers, Wednesdays, beginning at 6:30pm in the Fireside Room.

  • Mar 22: Chicken Vegetable Rice from Erik’s DeliCafé
  • Mar 29: Butternut Squash from Erik’s DeliCafé
  • Apr 5: Vegetarian Soup from Erik’s DeliCafé

Sign up online![Offsite Link]


Sign up for an Out and About trip! Next is the Micro Brewery Outing[Offsite Link] in Santa Cruz, Mar 18. 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.

Help the WELCA (Blanket Making) ministry in the making of 8 baby blankets, 15 blankets for foster kids, and 15 blankets for men’s rotating shelter. If you are available Mar 19 after last service, join in the fun of making this happen, in the Fireside Room. Light snacks are provided and material are always appreciated.

Walk MS

Come to a MS Fundraiser Family Game Night. Hear stories from our own Bethel members struggling with MS and learn more about how you can help, 7pm Mar 24.

Palestinian Photos

For the month of March we are blessed to display a collection of photographs from Bethlehem. The installation is called: “Palestine: Unlimited.” It is a photographic exhibit by 10 Finalists from the 1st annual Karimeh Abboud Award Competition. This exhibit is sponsored by Bright Stars of Bethlehem[Offsite Link]. Stop by the Fireside Room and see for yourself!

Easter Eggs

Join the Bethel Easter Egg Hunt 10am to noon Apr 15 on the School Lawn.

  • 10:30am egg hunt for 3 yr olds and under
  • 11:00am egg hunt for 4–6 yr olds
  • 11:30am egg hunt for 7 yr olds and up

Plus free snacks and craft activities!

Bethel’s Young Adults group has published a new schedule of events for Apr–Oct. Travel with Out ’n About to Golden Gate Park Apr 22. Courtney & Joel hope you will join them for some of them!


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

Bethel Out ’n About went to Mission San Juan Bautista, queen of the musical missions, for a lecture and tour Mar 11. Thanks to David Herberg for sending the photos in this slide show.

2017 Ministry Guide

Bethel’s 2017 Ministry Guide[PDF Document] is available online and in print in the Entry/Narthex. Did you know that there are nearly 100 different ministry opportunities for you to participate in at Bethel?