9:30am Women's First Friday Fellowship (Golden Corral)
Saturday, December 2
8:30am Men's Breakfast (Backseat Bar & Grill)
Sunday, December 3
9:30am Worship Service
1045am Sunday School
11am Adult Forum "The Gospel of Mark" (Library)
6pm Middle School Youth (Underground)
6:45pm Apple Valley Flute Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Monday, December 4
6pm TOPS (Library)
7pm Disciple 1 Bible Study (Zoom)
Tuesday, December 5
10am Staff Meeting
7pm Boy Scout Pack 10 (Shelter/Fellowship Hall)
In Our Prayers
Bethel's Ongoing Prayer List
John and Brenda Adair
Mel & Bert Poling
Melissa Siebert (ALS)
Paul Van Doren
Rob Weidner (friend of PD)
The people of Ukraine
The people of Israel & Palestine
Urve Crowder and family on the death of her sister Heli Collins.
WORSHIP ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE
SUPPORT FOR OUR SERVICE MEMBERS
Edie McGoff, Parish Nurse, has been asked to re-activate a "Support for our Service Members" for Bethel family members that are currently serving.
The purpose is to offer support (cards - gifts) to those in the service for holidays, birthdays, and in general "we are thinking about you" from our church family.
Please contact Kim Williams (email@example.com) with the name & address of your active service family member(s). We need these ASAP so we can start with Christmas.
Edie is looking for a Co-Chair to help with this project. Please speak with Edie or contact Nina Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are willing to help.
Thank you all. To be remembered by friends and family when you are in the service is a true "gift".
BETHEL BULLETIN BOARD
The new bulletin board outside the Office is where we are posting community events as well as handouts of interest from Edie McGoff, our Parish Nurse.
We also will be promoting our supply drives and the items needed for them. Collection bins are underneath the bulletin board.
Want to post something? Please contact the Office or Kim Williams.
Watch, Wait, and Wonder: A Midweek Series for Advent
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
In the spirit of “keeping vigil,” the first week centers upon watching for Christ’s coming again. The second week calls us to prayerful waiting in preparation for the coming of Jesus. Drawing upon the idea that “wisdom begins in wonder,” the third week invites us to embrace imaginative wonderment at the things of God. Our fourth week will be our Blue Christmas service especially for those for whom the holidays will be bittersweet.
November 29th "Watch" (message by Bruce Lothrop)
December 6th "Wait" (message by Mel Siebert)
December 13th "Wonder" (message by Michelle Young)
December 20th "Blue Christmas" (message by George Donovan, Jr.)
ADVENT/CHRISTMAS PERICOPE STUDY
Join Pastor Dave on Thursdays at 11am in the library during Advent as we explore the lessons for the season. All are welcome.
WHEELS FOR WELLNESS RAFFLE
November 26 & December 3
Wheels for Wellness is a local non-profit that provides free transportation to folks who have no other way of getting to their medical appointments and treatments. The organization, which is 20 years old in 2024, relies on fundraising activities to meet the yearly budget and keep our volunteer drivers on the road. The Fall fundraiser is a Gas Gift Card Raffle with first prize being a $500 gas gift card, second place is a $300 gas gift card and third prize is a $50 gas gift card.
Tickets are $5.00 each or $20.00 for 5 tickets. Karen Shipp will be selling tickets in the Narthex on Sunday November 26th & Sunday December 3rd.
Who is ready for some holiday shopping!?
GRACES coffee sales are officially open for the holidays! The coffee comes from the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala where the coffee farm is run by Mayan indigenous women. By purchasing the coffee, you are supporting Escuela Integrada school, which provides an education for children who experience extreme poverty.
The deadline to order coffee for guaranteed delivery before Christmas is December 9th. Beth Garner will be placing a group order so that we can get the discount of only $17 a bag (this includes shipping), but we need to order 30 bags.
Call Beth at 540-514-7022 or email (email@example.com) by December 7th to place your order for either whole bean or ground. Your coffee-loving friends and family will thank you!
ADVENT GROCERY GIFT CARD DRIVE
November 26 - December 17
In lieu of collecting food as we have in the past, this year we will be collecting Martin's and Walmart Gift Cards in any amount. Frederick County Social Services will use the gift cards to provide holiday food baskets for the elderly and needy who are often overlooked during the holidays. Gift cards will allow the Social Services team to buy hams and fresh fruit & vegetables for their clients who often have special diets.
We will collect gift cards from Sunday, November 26th through Sunday, December 17th. Please place your gift cards in the offering basket or bring them to the Office.
Any questions, please see Karen Shipp after church on Sundays or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-664-6465.
NEW BETHEL LOGO WEAR
By popular demand, we now have Bethel Logo Wear available! You can order directly from Logo Sportswear using the link below. There are multiple options for both men, women & children and includes hats, jackets, fleece & shirts.
For our 3rd Friday trivia on Dec. 15, join us for a Christmas Feast. We will be offering ham and a few sides. We will be charging $10 for each adult and $5 for each kid (under 12) that joins us for the feast. We will provide the food and non-alcoholic drinks. Doors will open at 6, and food will be available starting at 6:30 p.m.
After the feast, join us for our "3rd Friday Trivia" event. It will be free to play (but we do ask for freewill offerings) and there will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Trivia will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Invite your friends and family members.
We do ask that you limit the size of your trivia teams to no more than 6 players.
Everyone is welcome.
December 3rd and 10th at 11am in the Martin Luther Library or Fellowship Hall.
As we enter a new church year, the Gospel of Mark will serve as our guiding gospel for 2023-24. Pastor Dave will lead a two-week overview of Mark to best help us experience the prominent role it will play in the coming church year.
Calling all amateur photographers and social media posters:
We would like to be able to share your photos of Bethel activities. Are you:
Attending a Women's Ministry function?- send us a picture
Attending Men's Breakfast?-send us a picture
Quilting with friends at the Quilting Group?-send us a picture
Having fun with friends at Youth Ministry?- send us a picture
We would like to share all of these events as well as any trips or other "get togethers" on our social media and our website. So please take pictures (make sure that you ask permission to post them) and send them to email@example.com so that we can show everyone what a wonderful family we have at Bethel!
Thursdays 9am via ZOOM (Meeting ID 86309309339, Password Jesus4U)
Women's Book Club
November- We'll be reading both "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande and/or "The In-Between" by Hadley Vlahos. Some of us have already read one or the other of these books and the subjects are similar so we decided to tackle both of them together.