Bethany Church updates for May 2019
9:15-10 a.m. Show up in the Social Hall for coffee and an informal discussion of that Sunday’s scripture.
10:30-11:30 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE in the sanctuary. Sunday School for kids ages 5 and up. Free nursery care for younger children.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SOCIAL TIME in the Social Hall. Free coffee and goodies prepared by Fellowship Commission volunteers!
For your calendar:
No choir rehearsals this month. Special music will be performed on Church Musician Appreciation Sunday, coming in June, when we will celebrate the contributions of all who help make Bethany’s music ministry possible.
May 9 (Thursday) “Writing Your Life Story: Free Writing Workshop” held the second/fourth Thursdays of the month. Presented by Rev. Judy Davis, director of The Gathering. No cost to attend! Meet 10-11:30 a.m. in the church library.
May 11 (Saturday)
May 17-19 (Friday-Sunday) “Sprucing Up in the Pines” at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center. Volunteer with us for a fun, fulfilling weekend helping with building and grounds work at Lake Tahoe. Download the flyer for more details.
May 19 (Sunday) Deadline to reserve your space for Bethany’s annual Friends & Family Retreat, happening August 9-11 at Lake Tahoe. Parish Associate Judy Davis will again lead this inspiring and relaxing weekend, which this year focuses on the theme “Facets of Faith.” Sign-up forms are available at the church.
May 19 (Sunday) Evensong contemplative worship service. 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
May 21 (Tuesday) Presbyterian Women meet for Bible study and fellowship. 10 a.m. in Fisherman’s House (building behind the church).
May 23 (Thursday) “Writing Your Life Story: Free Writing Workshop.”
Mission focus for May
Bethany continues to collect personal care items for those in our community who are homeless. Your donation of the following will help clients of the nonprofit organization Loaves & Fishes: underwear and socks, sunscreen, re-usable water bottles, feminine hygiene products, non-prescription reading glasses plastic baby bottles and toddler sippy cups, baby food and juices, gas cards and daily bus passes. Please see Mary Harbison-Sindle, chair of the church’s Mission & Social Action Commission if you have questions or need donated items picked up.
The Presbyterian Church is at work in the world helping with relief efforts for victims of recent hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, floods and typhoons. You can partner with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance by praying and by donating online or giving a check (made payable to PDA) to Bethany. Special giving efforts are still underway to assist those affected by the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, CA. Click here for ways you can help.
Coming in June …
Church potluck picnic … Pentecost Sunday (June 9), where we encourage you to wear RED in honor of the “birthday” of the Christian church … Church Musician and Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Sunday … Graduate Recognition Sunday. Please let the church office know of those in your family who are graduating from high school, college, or a vocational program so they can be honored.
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