Bethany Church Updates
for July 2019
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ON SUNDAY MORNINGS IN JULY:
10:30-11:30 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE in the sanctuary. Free nursery care for infants through preschoolers. (Sunday school program for kindergarten and up resumes in September.)
SUNDAY, JULY 14
Pastor Bill will talk on the topic “Step Up, Stand Up, Speak Up.” Scripture readings will be Amos 7:7-17 and Luke 10:25-37 (the story of the Good Samaritan). Stay after church for a free lunch and a chance to hear about legacy planning. See below for details about this AND about our “Sacramento Shakespeare Festival” outing that same afternoon.
For your July calendar:
June 11 (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.
July 14 (Sunday) Join us for a free lunch after the worship service as we hear about legacy planning. A special guest from the Presbyterian Church (USA) will be our speaker. Starts 11:30 a.m. in the Social Hall.
July 14 (Sunday) Enjoy seeing the classic comedy “Twelfth Night” with Bethany friends as we attend the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival. Meet at the performing arts center on the Sacramento City College campus (3835 Freeport Boulevard) by 1:45. Tickets are $15/seniors and $18 general admission; checks and cash accepted at the door. A refreshment stand will offer beverages and snacks for purchase. No reservations are required; just show up and see the show in air conditioned comfort!
July 17 (Wednesday) Annual Readers Theater presented by The Gathering ministry. Local actor Tim Sapunor will lead an evening of reading aloud short scenes from plays. You can participate as a reader or as an audience member—there’s no pressure to perform! Special this year: if you have a favorite poem or short piece (two minutes or less), bring it to read aloud—or have someone else read it—during the first half-hour. Original work is welcomed, but keep in mind the two-minute limit. Free! Refreshments (including popcorn) will be served. 7-8:30 p.m. in air conditioned Farrand Hall at the church,
July 21 (Sunday) Evensong contemplative worship service. 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
July 25 (Thursday) “Writing Your Life Story: Free Writing Workshop.”
Mission focus for July
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 August …
August 9-11 annual Friends & Family Retreat at Lake Tahoe
August 23-25 annual “Ladies at the Lake” camping trip yo Lassen Volcanic National Park for women. For details, e-mail Cathy Sapunor. An informational meeting will be held near the end of July. All ladies are welcome, whether or not you attend Bethany.
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