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Summer Events!

Hey everyone!!! This is your list of fun events that you can attend for the next few weeks! 🏄  Also, congrats Common Ground on a fantastic Tour!!!

On Sunday, June 21st will be the outdoor worship kick off starting at 10:45 A.M. with a BBQ afterwards, hope to see all of you out there!

On Wednesday, June 24th the high school and college kids will be attending an event where you will create your own outing and dinner from 2-7 and you will meet in the youth room. You can decide where you want to go and where you want to eat dinner, bring around $20. At 7:15 P.M. there will be the final detroit meeting with your parents, meet in the youth room.

On Sunday, June 28th is the Gay Pride Parade in SanFrancisco. Here is a note from pastor Gabi about the parade: If you believe that God’s love extends to everyone, proclaim your faith and experience walking in the 2015 SF Pride Parade together with other people of faith. This is an opportunity to show God’s love to those who sadly associate Christians with hatred and prejudice. How? Hop on the Bethel Bus on Sunday, June 28 at 7:30am. We then will take BART between the Daly City and Embarcadero BART stations (bring around $25 for train fare and food with you). The day will include Scripture lesson, reflection, communion, coffee, and pastries on the bus. Around 10am, we will join other Lutheran congregations as part of the “Reconciling Works” (formerly “Lutherans Concerned) contingent at Beale Street. The bus will pick us up around 1pm and take us back to Bethel. For more information, contact Pr. Gabi. Also at 6:00 P.M. there will be a labor day retreat meeting! Contact Tom if you want to help!

On Wednesday, July 1st the junior high, high school, and college kids will be at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from 12-7:30. Bring money for food and attractions. Sign up outside of the youth room to save your spot!

As a reminder: from now until July 5th will be a diaper drive, where we will be collecting diapers to go and take to detroit. Please donate if you are able to!

On Sunday, July 5th at the 10:45 service will be the commissioning for the detroit youth gathering.

SEE ALL OF YOU LATER!!!!  ☺ ✌  🎆 ⛪

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!!!  ☺

*COMMON GROUND REMINDERS*

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.

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!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR COMMON GROUND-

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.

Second Harvest & Mexico

Hey everyone!

This Wednesday 4/8/15 we will be meeting in the youth room at 5:30 SHARP to head on over to Second Harvest Food Bank. Please fill out your health form if you have not done it in a while and your volunteer form if you want those community service hours. Make sure you wear closed toe shoes, long pants, and shirts with sleeves. (Tom will have to stay on the bus :P). Afterwards you can grab dinner at any of these restaurants such as five guys, chipotle, Panera, and more so bring $10-15 for food.

There will be no Senior High Fellowship next Wednesday on 4/15/15 because we will be on the Mission to Mexico Trip!!! If you are attending the event, please make sure to get your paperwork turned into Tom by this Wednesday 4/8/15. Make sure your passport is up to date!

Happy Holy Week :D

Hey all of you fun and outgoing members of the bethel youth! This week is holy week (HOORAY!) so there will not be a senior high fellowship this Wednesday 4/1/15. But don’t be sad, you can come to the Maundy Thursday and or the Good Friday services!  ☺ Next week, 4/8/15 we will be going to second harvest food bank. Bring 10$ for dinner after as well as long pants and closed toe shoes. Plus fill out the releases if you haven’t recently.

Easter for Common Ground at Bethel:

This Saturday April 4th from 10 a.m.-Noon will be Breakfast prep and rehearsal. Sunday, April 5th at 6:00am Arrive at Memorial Park for the Sunrise Service. 8:00-11:00am: Serve Easter Breakfast. 10:45am Service: Common Ground Sings

Hope you have a fantastic rest of your week!!!!  😊

Island Burger, Dr. Phil, & Compassion Girl

Hey all of you Bethelonians!

This Wednesday, 3/25/15 we will be meeting in the youth room at 5:30 and we will be heading on over to Island Burger for dinner. Bring around $15 for food. Then we will head back to the youth room for a Dr. Phil, Jesus, or Me discussion. If you cannot make it for food but would like to be there for the discussion, we will be back at the youth room around 7;00. Hope to see all of you there!

There will be no Senior High Fellowship next week because it is holy weed so come attend the Good Fridays services!

Also, we just received a letter from our compassion girl, Occius Marie Kechelove from Haiti and she writes:

Dear Friends,

I greet you in the precious name of our Savior and Lord Jesus. My name is Orelus Clermilus. I have been pastoring at my church and the Torbeck Child Development Center; which supports and cares for Occius Marie Kechelove, or the last 17 years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your prayers, support, and love for Kechelove and our Center in Haiti. Our Center has been and is a valuable tool for development in the area of Mahot. It is a ay of evangelization and an instrument of social and economical transformation. The relationship developed by it with the members of the community and the various programs it implements in favor of children makes it is a very important institution in the community. Mahot is located in the first section of the town of Torbeck. The main economic activities of the area are farming, agriculture and fishing. However, the lack of economic resources and technical training to operate these sectors prevents people from taking full advantage of their work. Secondly, these challenges are compounded by the fact that Mahot is very vulnerable and exposed to climate hazards. Almost every year we are hit by a natural disaster, such as flooding, drought or hurricane. This causes enormous loss of flock and harvesting, no need to mention post-disaster epidemics like typhoid, cholera and the latest, Chikungunya. Facing a situation like this, many people fled the area to looking for a better life elsewehre. Others engage in excessive cutting of wood to make charcoal to feed their families. These behaviors, instead of easing the pain of the population, make the situation worse by causing very serious environmental problems. It is in this context that the Center’s support to the children and their families are important. Through the various programs that are implemented, young people have not only financial means to pay school fees and health care, but they also receive all sorts of training to enable them to become leaders, models, and agents of social and spiritual transformation. Clubs and classes are available for young people to enable them to exercise a profession for generating income. For example, the youth band of the Center started earning some money thanks to the music course they have attended at the Center. By different training that we organize for parents, they can plan their family life. They know better how to educate their children and how to set up small businesses etc. Thanks to all these works there has been a significant increase in the standard of living of the population and also the number of people who accepted Christ in the community. However; many challenges are still ahead, such as the renovation and rehabilitation of school facilities at the Center; the construction of a computer center; and the construction of a rehearsal room for the band. We remain convinced that our God will pour abundantly on you all His graces and blessings for your love and support of Kechelove and this program. Be assured that we will never cease to pray you and your family.

I thank you with all my heart.

May God Bless You!

In Christ,

Pastor Orelus Clermilus

 

 

Tom’s House

Hey everyone!

This Wednesday 3/18/15 we will be meeting in the youth room at 5:30. We will be heading to Tom’s House for a BBQ and a discussion on gender roles/expectations. Bring $5.00 for food. Hope to see all of you there!

Also next Wednesday 3/25/15 we will be heading to Island Burger for food and then we will be going back to the youth room for a discussion.

Don’t forget about Sunday school at 9:45 A.M.

The Quest of the Lasers!

Hello, it is I, Spencer Choate.

This Wednesday 3/11/15 we will be meeting in the youth room at 5:30. We will be heading on over to Togos to grab some Sandwiches before our amazing quest! After dinner we will be heading on over to dominate Laser Quest! Bring around $20-$25 for Food and Laser Fun, Hope to see all of you there!

Also next Wednesday 3/18/15 we will be heading over to Tom’s house for BBQ and a discussion on Gender roles/expectations.

Don’t forget that we have Sunday school in the youth room at 9:45 A.M.!

Mexico & Laser Quest!!!

Hey everyone!

This Wednesday 3/4/15 we will be meeting at 5:30 in the youth room. Then we will be heading to Freebirds for dinner so bring around $10. Then at 7:00 we will be back at the youth room and we will be talking about the Mission to Mexico Trip! Make sure to bring at least one of your parents so they can get the scoop about Mexico!

Also, next WEdnesday 3/11/15 we will be meeting at 5:30 in the youth room. Then we will be heading out to Togos for Dinner and then we will head out and play some Laser Quest! *pew* *pew* Bring around $20 for Food and Fun!

Don’t Forget about this Friday and Saturday 3/6,7/15 will be our kick-off retreat, hope to see all of you there!!!

Also be sure to come to Sunday School at 9:45 in the youth room. There will be donut holes!