Category Archives: Mission to Mexico

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

Peace, Tom

April 3rd, Common Ground Announcements (28.0 KiB)

Common Ground and Wednesday Night :)

Hey everyone!

Monday (today) the 13th is another meeting of Common Ground! We meet every Monday from 7:15 to 9 pm to have small discussions and sing awesome songs.

This Wednesday, the 15th, we’ll be putting together care packages for our college freshmen! Meet at the Youth Room at 5:30 for dinner at El Paseo and help us shop for them afterwards 🙂 We should wrap up around 8:30 back at Bethel, bring $ for food.

MISSION TO MEXICO (April 8-12) is also coming up!!!! If you’re interested there’s still time to sign up, ask Tom for more info 🙂

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 🙂

Peace, Tom

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

Mexico & Mexican

Hola amigos,

This Wednesday night at 5:30pm we will be meeting here at Bethel before going to eat a delicious meal at El Amigo Burrito.  Bring your parents, because when we get back around 7pm, we will have our Mission to Mexico annual meeting for both parents and yourselves. We will talk about the trip which will be from April 9th to the 13th.  We’ll do our best to answer all your questions and have a great time. Even if you do not think you will be able to go, you should still have stop by and have dinner with us.  Can’t wait to see you there!

Also a friendly reminder 🙂 that we have common ground tomorrow at 7:15pm.

Our kick off retreat for Common Ground is this coming weekend March 4-5th.  More info will be on the handout that you will receive at common ground tomorrow as well as on our website, but in short, you will need $35 to cover expenses.  We will meet at Bethel on Friday evening.

We cannot wait to see you at all of our events, and feel free to contact us if  you have any comments or concerns.

Lots of love,

your youth assistants <3


2015 Youth Kickoff BBQ

Calling all Bethel 4th – 12th Graders and Parents Thereof!

You are invited to a Bratwurst BBQ and Info Night lifting up our upper elementary, Middle School, Confirmation and Sr High Programs.  Be our guest on Wednesday, October 7th from 6:30 – 8:30pm as we enjoy each others company and learn about what Bethel has planned in the youth department this coming year.  

Just bring yourselves, your appetite, and a desire to have a good time to Torvend Hall.  We will spend time eating, playing and learning about what is going on.  We will also give you a heads up with plans for a new bus 🙂  Then, we’ll finish off the night with Ice Cream Sundaes.

Please RSVP to me at or text me at 408-309-9975 to save spots for you and your peeps.

Peace, Tom Hoegel

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.

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!

2015 Mission to Mexico Info

Hi Friends,

Here are 7 pdf’s that comprise the 2015 Mission to Mexico Info Packet as well as a pdf of the Donation Receipt Letter.  Please get all your forms back to me by the end of this month and let me know if you have any questions.

Peace, Tom

15 Mission to Mexico Fact Sheet (47.3 KiB) 15 Mission to Mexico Itinerary (42.7 KiB) 15 Mission to Mexico Checklist (28.2 KiB) 15 Mission to Mexico Legal Release (32.6 KiB) 15 Misson to Mexico Esperanza Waiver Form (584.2 KiB) 15 Mission to Mexico Esperanza Med Form (1.5 MiB) 15 Mission to Mexico Donation Receipt Form (45.4 KiB)

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!