Common Ground Work Weekend

Hi Friends,

I’m looking forward to spending the upcoming 21 hours with you on our retreat.  In all the excitement of practice and the Parent’s Meeting last Monday, I forgot to include a list of things to bring tonight.  So, here it is:

Sleeping Bag, Pad & Pillow – Toiletries – Comfy Clothes – Homework or Study Materials you might have for end of the year school stuff – Your props/instruments – $25 check made out to Bethel – and a great attitude.

We are starting tonight at 7:15pm and you’ll be done tomorrow at 4pm :-)

Peace, Tom

May 18th Common Ground Announcements

Hi Friends,

Just a reminder that tonight is the CG Tour Night for all parents to get the scoop on what is going on with this year’s tour.  You’ll get the up to date itinerary as well as the schedule for the end of the year, plus some $ info as well.  See ya at 7:15pm.

Peace, Tom

Oh yea, here’s the updated CG Announcement Sheet for tonight (Thanks Cindy) :-)  Updated May 18th Common Ground Announcements (28.4 KiB)

Men’s Shelter

Hello everyone of the youth variety!

This Wednesday 5/13/15 we will be meeting in the youth room at 5:30 to shop for food, cook it, and then head to Stelling to serve the gents. The only thing you will need to bring is money for a stop at Yogurtland on the way back to Bethel. We should be back by 9:00 at the latest.

Next Wednesday 5/20/15 is the Senior recognition BBQ at Tom’s house for Emilie, Spencer, and Carl! They will be coming up with the menu so don’t miss out!

VBS: If you are interested in being apart of Vacation Bible School, this coming Saturday, May 16th from 10am-2pm will be a VBS set build, if you are interested, contact Tom and he will hook you up! Also you don’t want to miss out on help staff this great week.

Out & About to Big Basin is this coming Saturday, May 16th from 8am-4pm. Come eat some BBQ, hike around Big Basin, and just chill in God’s creation a bit.

Storied Streets

Hello everyone of the youth variety!

This Wednesday 5/6/15 we will be meeting in the youth room at 6:00 P.M. to watch a movie called “Storied Streets” which is about homelessness to prep us for serving dinner at the men’s shelter the following week.  We will not be going out to dinner so it will be a bring your own dinner. Leah thomas will lead us in a discussion. Hope to see all of you there!

Next Week May 13th, we will meet in the youth room at 5:30 to shop for food, cook it, and then head to Stelling to serve the gents.

Don’t remember that this Sunday is Mother’s Day so get busy!!!  ☺


On May 18th at 7:15 p.m. there will be a parent meeting that will give your parents the scoop about this year’s tour to the pacific northwest.

Common Ground Work Weekend is Friday, May 22nd starting at 7:15 P.M. until Saturday May 23rd at 4:30 P.M.

Sunday, May 3rd

Hello Friends,

Tomorrow, May 3rd is going to be a huge Sunday for our Youth Group here at Bethel. We are supporting the services with our Mission to Mexico Team as well as Common Ground, plus we are singing at the Art Fair and selling baked goods to raise money for our Tour.  Here’s the scoop:

Mission to Mexico peeps meet at 8:15am to get the low down on what we will do at each service.  This will include greeting, passing offering buckets, communion and also lesson reading.  Make sure to wear one of your Mission to Mexico Shirts.

Common Ground will meet at 10:00am to warm up for singing at the service as well as at the Art Fair.  Our Art Fair slot will be at 12:20pm and we will sing for about 20 minutes.  Make sure to wear blue jean bottoms and a solid color shirt on top.

Bake Sale will be happening all morning long into the early afternoon.  Please bring your goods with you when you arrive and we’ll get a table out to display them.  Also, bring $ so you can buy some snacks to hold you over until Common Ground sings.  We will probably keep the sale going until early afternoon so try and stick around if you can :-)

Questions or Comments:  Call me on my cell at 408-309-9975 or email me at

See ya tomorrow :-)  Tom

What does it all mean discussion

Hey every youth member out there!

This Wednesday 4/29/15 we will be meeting in the youth room at 5:30 and we will be heading to dinner at Red Robin make sure to bring around $20 for food. If you cannot make it for dinner, we will be back at the youth room at 7:00 so you could join us then. Once we have arrived back at the youth room we will have a “What does it all mean?” discussion. We will be talking about current events including the Baltimore riots, earthquake in Nepal, and Bruce Jenner’s big announcement. Hope to see all of you there!

Also next week 5/6/15 we will be meeting in the youth room at 6:00 and we will be watching a movie called “Storied Streets”. We will not be going out for dinner so bring your own food :-). Hope to see you all there!


This Sunday 5/3/15 we will be having our bake sale during the art fair! Please bring your baked goods to the kitchen at 10am when you come to warm up for CG because we will be singing in church that day in church and at the art fair. Mission to Mexico people meet at 8:15am.

Game Night

Hey all!

This wednesday, 4/22, we will be having a game night in the youth room that begins at 6 pm. Please bring your own food and snacks as well as your favorite board game! We should be done by 8:30pm. Next week we will go out to dinner and have a discussion.

The BASH for Detroit folks will be April 25th in Sacramento. It is required that Gathering people attend this.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at:

Emilie (408)-781-7386, Spencer (408) 206-2343, Tom (408)-309-9975