Bethany Church updates for November 2018

Preaching will be:

November 4 - Rev. Judy Davis

November 11 - Jim Guida

November 18 - Rev. Judy Davis & Dr. Peter Baird

November 25 - Drew Wademan

Dec. 2 - Rev. Janice Kamikawa


Topics for Weekly Sermon Pre-Talk Discussion (9:45 a.m. in the Social Hall every Sunday):

Nov. 11 A Widow Helps Elijah; I Kings 17: 8-16 or A Faithful Offering; Mark 12: 38- 44

Nov. 18 A Prayer and a Promise; I Samuel 1:4-20 or Trust in God; Psalm 16

Nov. 25 A Wondrous Vision; Revelation 1: 4b-8


For your calendar:

Volunteers are needed for our annual Hot Cocoa Ministry on Saturday, November 17, starting 7 a.m. 

All-Church Thanksgiving Luncheon is Sunday, November 18 after the worship service.

Dec. 8 (Sunday) Annual Sing-Along Messiah Concert; free—donations will be accepted for the SSIP Food Closet (4 p.m. in the sanctuary) 

Dec. 13 (Thursday) Free “Write Christmas” writing workshop presented by The Gathering & led by Rev. Judy Davis (7-8:30 p.m. in the Social Hall) 

Dec. 24 (Monday) Christmas Eve service in the sanctuary (8 p.m.) followed by hot cocoa & cookies in the Social Hall

Jan. 6 (Sunday) Three Kings Day and Baptism of the Lord Sunday celebrated during the morning worship service


Mission focus:

The Presbyterian Church is at work in the world helping with relief efforts for victims of recent hurricanes, 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.

Bethany's two refugee families each have babies and toddlers, and both ages need diapers. We are collecting disposable diapers, size 4, each Sunday through Nov 11th.  Please bring diaper donations to Bethany’s narthex.  If you’d prefer to donate money for Bethany’s Good Neighbor Team to purchase diapers, please contact Trisha Uhrhammer or Marilee Keene. Both immigrant families, from Afghanistan, plan to attend our Thanksgiving dinner celebration on November 18th, when we will give them all the donated diapers.  Please support this mission outreach.

Know someone who could use a food basket for Christmas? Contact your deacon or Deacons Moderator Jim Carter to nominate an individual or family who might be in need of assistance. Please start bringing canned and packaged goods to church on Sundays so the deacons can prepare Christmas baskets for those in need.

Many thanks to those who pledged to Bethany’s CROP Hunger Walk team. Our five walkers (Jackie Sneed, Gary Gardner, Barbara Greene, Alex Medina and Cathy Sapunor) collectively turned in $500—surpassing their $350 fundraising target. Your financial support to the Church World Service hunger relief efforts will go a long way toward feeding in-need children and families locally and throughout the world.


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