Author Archives: Tom

April 17th Common Ground Announcements

Hey CG and CG Parentals!

What a great weekend.  Thanks to all of you for your efforts to make yesterday yummy and meaningful!!  A special Shout Out to Matt Santos for taking the lead on the Breakfast!  So many compliments from the congregation 🙂

Here is a pdf of tonight’s CG Announcements.  Please check them out and add them to your calendars as there are some important dates coming up.  Also, I’m still looking for some bookings in Central and Northern Oregon.  Please let me know ASAP if you have a suggestion.  Now, check it out!

Peace, Tom

April 17th Common Ground Announcements (27.7 KiB)

April 3rd Common Ground Announcements

Jesus is Coming my Friends – We better get ready!

In the attempt to do that, I’m giving you the latest and greatest from the youth department, including Common Ground.  Please check out the announcements and get ready to dig in and help 😆   Any questions or comments, please call me at 40-309-9975 or email me at to----@------.net.

Peace, Tom

April 3rd, Common Ground Announcements (28.0 KiB)

March 6th Common Ground & Announcements

Hey CG peeps,

Tonight is a special Common Ground night in that parents are invited to come and check out what we do and get the scoop for the 2017 CG Season.  I’ll be handing out Info Packets and answering lots of questions.  Also, here’s the announcement sheet for tonight.  Lots of important stuff 🙂  Feel free to call me at 408-309-9975 or email me at to----@------.net with any questions.

Peace, Tom

March 6th CG Announcements (28.0 KiB)

February 13th Common Ground Announcements

Hi Friends,

We’ll, Common Ground kicked off last Monday and we are excited about this season 🙂  Each week, I will post a pdf of the announcements that I hand out to CG’ers.  This is an important sheet with the latest up to date info on all things Sr High Youth related.  I am also attaching a pdf of the 2017 CG Schedule for you.  If you got one last week, there is already one date change :-/  The first time CG sings in church is Sunday, March 19th (not the 12th).  The new schedule already has that update.

Please feel free to call or email with comments and questions.  My cell is 408-309-9975 and my email is to----@------.net 🙂

Peace, Tom

Feb 13, 2017 CG Announcements (28.7 KiB) 2017 Common Ground Schedule (298.6 KiB)

Update for Wed the 11th

Great Post Skyler!

This Wednesday, we’ll meet at Bethel at 5:30 and take the Bethel Bus to the El Paseo shopping center for dinner. Afterward, we’ll come back to Bethel for a discussion. We should wrap up around 8:30. Bring money for dinner, hope to see you there!!

I have one cool addition:  Our Bethel School Principal, Dawn and her boys will be joining us for dinner at El Paseo 🙂  Dawn will also be with us for our discussion and share what it is like to transplant from Chicago and to be a bi-racial leader in our community.  She is a wonderful person with a great heart and story.  Make sure to join us this Wednesday.

Peace, Tom

Western States Youth Gathering – Sign up Countdown

Hello Bethel Peeps,

I want to let you know that on Wednesday, September 28th we will give the scoop and get the ball rolling for the Western States Youth Gathering.  At 5:30pm we will head to dinner at the El Paseo Shopping Center (can you say, Panda, Rubio’s, Melt, Veggie Grill …).  We will be back at Bethel at 7:15 to talk about this coming year’s Western States Youth Gathering

We will share details about the event, talk about fundraising, and sign you up.  The theme is “Dream Big” which came out of a brainstorm session where I lifted up many of the things we do here at Bethel 🙂  Check out the event website at wsyg.com.  All 9th – 12th graders are encouraged to attend.  You won’t be sorry 🙂

Please bring your parents and a check for $100 to get the ball rolling.  Registration opens on Monday, October 3rd and the earlier we sign up, the better rooming we get.  If you can’t make it that night, please let me know so I can hook you up!  My email is to----@------.net and you can always call/text me at 408-309-9975.

Peace, Tom

Sunday School & Game Night

Hi Friends,

Well, normally Skyler would be writing you, but she is still hitting the big apple (NYC) and will be back tomorrow 🙂  Here are some upcoming things for you to check out:

Sunday School kicks off tomorrow, Sunday the 11th at 9:45am in the Youth Room.  We’ll get a glimpse of our plan for this coming year.  Come check in and check it out!  Oh yeah, donut holes too 🙂

This coming Wednesday the 14th it is one of our favorites:  Game Night!  Come at 5:30pm with some dinner you snagged from home and a few $’s for a walk over to Cream after we game it up.  We will be all wrapped up by 8:30pm.

Looking forward to seeing you.  Have a super week!!!

Peace, Tom