Council and staff met last Friday and have taken several actions including sending an email from Pastor Dave concerning the suspension of worship services, in-person meetings and activities, alternative communication methods and options for continued financial giving. All members received a paper copy of this email by mail this week.
Our active members and friends have been divided into nine groups each being assigned to a "Shepherding" Council member, who is to be a point of contact for communication, needs, concerns, etc. They have or will be in touch with you. Please feel free to contact them. The groups and shepherds are as follows:
Traci Shoberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Beginning of Alphabet to Braham
Julie Shanabrook (email@example.com) - Brondos to Facwett
Rose Pierce (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Fisher to Grooms
Lee Braithwaite (email@example.com) - Grove to Jackson
John Fredericksen (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Jenkins to McAllister
Michael Asmussen (email@example.com) - McCaughy to Nallen
Vonda Wilt (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Nerangis to Ritchie
Beth Garner (email@example.com) - Robinson to Sikora
Mike McKiernan (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Simmons to End of alphabet
Bethel Worship and Bible Study During Covid-19
Each Sunday, Pastor Dave will offer a worship experience on Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. This will be able to be seen as well on our website afterwards under a new tab, "Worship". This is a fluid situation. Curt Grymala, our website administrator, and Pastor Dave are working on updating the website during this time to be a "go to" place for information, worship, etc.
Pastor Dave has also planned a weekly Bible study gathering via Zoom which will be open to everyone. We will gather each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Simply use
to join the Bible Study.
Bethel Service Opportunities during Covid-19
At this time, WATTS is remaining open for the homeless. However, they are in need of meals.
If you and your family are available to offer a meal during this time, please call Robyn the executive director at (540)514-7218.
Also, please consider a donation to Bright Futures. Here is a link to their
. Their biggest need right now is food donations.
Stay tuned...there will be other service opportunities coming soon to help those in our own Bethel community.