2016 Youth Kickoff!!


I (Skyler) am super excited to serve as your youth assistant this year!! I can’t wait to start Wednesday night events up again, as well as Sunday school and eventually Common Ground! We’ll be focusing our discussions toward topics that are relevant and #relatable, and I look forward to sharing opinions and collaborating with everyone. I’m sure this year will be great :)

Next week we’ll be having a picnic at Shoreline so bring your own food and a super rad attitude. Meet us at Bethel at 5:30 and we’ll take the Bethel Bus to Shoreline!

Hope to see all of you soon,

Skyler (the prettiest youth assistant)

Youth Kickoff BBQ

Hey Friends,

This coming Wednesday night is a “don’t miss” night here at Bethel.  Our Youth Ministry will be hosting a BBQ & Ice Cream Sundae night including some fun mixers and the scoop for the coming year.  We will gather on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30pm and be all wrapped up at 8:30pm.  All Jr High – Sr High Youth, Parents and friends are invited.  Some info highlights include info on next year’s Western States Youth Gathering, weekly events, our stellar confirmation program, and much more.  Please let me know via email at to----@------.net or text me at 408-309-9975 to let me know how many you are bringing.

See ya in a few,  Tom Hoegel – Youth Director

End of the Summer Pizza Night

Hi all Sr High Friends!

Come join us tomorrow night, August 17th for an end of the year Pizza Night.  We’ll meet at Bethel at 5:30pm, head over to my house and return to Bethel by 8:30pm.  We’ll eat, drink, chat and finish the eve with some Ice Cream Sundaes.  Please let me know if you can make it by shooting me a text at 408-309-9975.  All friends are welcome :-)

Peace, Tom

Youth Assistant Application

Hi Friends,
So, for the past 32 years, Bethel has hired one to four seniors in high school as Youth Assistants to serve Christ through our youth program. I am excited to tell you that we are taking applications for this position this coming week and hope to have the selection(s) made very soon. If you are a senior and are interested, here is what I need from you:
1. A letter telling me why you would like to serve as a youth assistant, what gifts you would bring to the position, a specific event or activity you would like to see us do, a topic you think we should discuss, and a suggestion as to how we can improve our ministry.
2. I would like to see an example of your creativity. This can be in writing, a video, drawing, song, food, or you tell me :-)
3. A letter from one of your parents saying that they would support you in this position.

No pressure! Remember, you have been applying all along :-)

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River Float Trip

Hi Friends,

We made a bit of an adjustment to the Tahoe/River Float Trip.  It is now the River Float Trip.  It will be on Thursday, August 11th from 7am to 7pm.  Check out the attached pdf for all the details.  Make sure to get ahold of me at 408-309-9975 or at to----@------.net to save your spot.

Peace, Tom

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Hi Friends,

Check out the attached pdf.  Very cool events for all Sr High Youth and Friends to join in with us.  Make sure to let me know if you have questions and are interested in attending.

Peace, Tom

2016 Bethel Youth Summer Events (32.6 KiB)

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Create a Youth Night!

Hi Friends,

Tonight, July 6th, is our “Create a Youth Night” Night!  Come at 6pm and we’ll vote were to go, what to eat, and what to do.  Bring $15 for food and your creativity cap :-)  We will be back to Bethel by 10pm.

Next week, July 13th, we will head off to boardwalk at noon (after VBS).  We’ll return in the evening.  More details to come in a day or so.

Peace, Tom

Sr High Summer Fun Begins!

Hello Bethel Youth – Yes that includes all incoming 9th graders :-)

Please kick off the summer by joining your friends for a little Biological Fun!  This will include 3 parts:

1.)  A little time at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga

2.)  We’ll check out the cool artwork in the Biology Lab at West Valley College.  Our very own Teague Shattuck helped paint the murals :-)

3.)  A good old fashioned BBQ at Molly’s House

We will meet this coming Wednesday, June 29th at Bethel at 3:30pm.  Bring $5 for the meal and some extra for an ice cream stop after the park.  Please remember to invite your friends and we hope to see a strong turnout from out new members as well :-)  Text (408-309-9975) or email me at to----@------.net to save your spot.

Peace, Tom

May 23rd Common Ground Announcements

Hey There CG Peeps!

Here is a pdf of tonight’s announcement page.  It has the schedule for the rest of the 16 CG season as well as some other tidbits.  If you are a parent and have not gotten the tour packet yet, make sure your student gets one for you.  Also, a reminder about the Work Weekend starting this Friday, May 27th at 7:15pm through Saturday the 28th at 4:30pm.  This is a SUPER important time and we hope you will be able to join in.  Questions?  Call me at 408-309-9975 or email me at to----@------.net

Peace, Tom

May 23rd Common Ground Announcements (28.3 KiB)

May 16th Common Ground Announcements

Hello Parental Units of CGers :-)

Tonight is the Tour Meeting for this year’s tour.  Please join us at 7:15pm in the Fireside Room to get the scoop on the rest of the year plus tour.  I’ll have a packet for you as well as the status of how much your kids have earned and the balance due amount.

I’ve attached the announcement page for you as well. 

Peace, Tom

May 16th Common Ground Announcements (28.0 KiB)