Category Archives: Ski Trip

So many new fun things are happening! Put all these dates in your calendar


Sunday Jan 21: We’re having a meeting with Marianne about the National Youth Gathering and selling Super Bowl Pizzas for our annual fundraiser! Meet at the youth room at 9:45am.

Wednesday Jan 24: We’ll head over to Pieology at 5:30 and start revamping the youth room around 7:15. Bring printed out photos of past youth events to give our room some flare! Bring $15 for dinner 🙂

Sunday Jan 28: We’ll meet at 9:45am to discuss the church of the future with Pastor Ben, and continue selling our Superbowl pizzas!

Wednesday Jan 31: We’ll meet 5:30-8:30 to grab dinner and create care packages for our college folks!


Wednesday Feb 7: At 6:30 a member of the Sikh religion come discuss with us! Bring $5 for donation to the food.

Save the date! The Winter Retreat will be February 23rd-25th at bear valley, no matter the weather! Snow boarding, skiing, sledding, watching movies, and studying are just a few of our retreat activity options. It will be super fun, can’t wait to see you!


  • Love, Teague and Lindsey (but mostly Teague)

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)

Fresh Choice & Care Packages

Hey youth!

This Wednesday, we will be meeting here at Bethel at 5:30 for an exciting evening. We’ll drive over to Fresh Choice to have some dinner, and then we’re going to go shopping for things to put in care packages for our recently-departed youth who are now freshmen in college. It’s going to be loads of fun and we can’t wait to have you come on our little shopping spree with us!

Just a reminder- there is no Common Ground this Monday.

There are still three spots left for our ski trip next weekend!! We’ll be meeting at Bethel at 3 on Friday and we should be back late Sunday afternoon. The trip will cost just $50. We hope you can come! Sign ups are in the youth room, or feel free to contact a youth assistant if you want to go or need more information.

Thanks so much! We hope to see you all soon!

Lots of Love,

the assistants


Howdy Youth!

TOMORROW (Monday) IS THE FIRST COMMON GROUND PRACTICE :):):):):) arrive at 7:15 to kick off a great year. Practice will end at 9pm. Hope to see you all there, we’re super excited for this year’s theme. We will also have more info on the upcoming ski trip and sign ups for the trip at practice.

This Wednesday we will have a game night at Bethel. Bring food to share for our potluck at 5:30. We’ll probably play pictionary and maybe some disney trivia. Hope everyone can make it 🙂

See you tomorrow!

-the assistants of the youth

Monterey Outing! :D

Hey everyone! Unfortunately due to the lack of snow, the winter retreat has been cancelled :(. So instead, This Friday 2/20/15 we will be going to Monterey for the day!!! 😀 We will meet in the youth room at 10:30 A.M. and we will get back whenever we decide. WE will be going to cannery row and having a 17 mile drive. Bring around $30.00-$40.00 for food and fun. Hope to see all of you there!

Lets talk about love ;)

Hey lovelies,

As we approach the season of love what better way to remind us about the people we love in our lives than talk about love…. Did i say love enough times yet? lol This wednesday we will be meeting at 5:30 and heading over to Safeway to pick up our favorite comfort food and chow down at bethel. Later that night we’ll be discussing different aspects of love so definitely stop by  for that. The week after that we’ll be going to movies so stay tuned for those deets. The same week we’ll be going on the skii trip to bear valley (we leave on the 20th and come back the 23rd).  Hope to see you all soon!!!!!


Charlotte, Rachel, and Mel

Into the February

Helloooooooooooooo everybody! (That references Chris Rose on Intentional Talk, a great show on MLB Network.)

The month of February is JAM PACKED with tons of FUN AND EXCITING EVENTS.

Sunday School is this Sunday as usual at 9:30. Be there because it’s so cool to go there!

On Monday, it is the next COMMON GROUND. We had such a good time seeing you all there and we want to see so many more of you there. It starts at 7:15 and goes to 9:00. COme on down and see what all the fuss is about.

Wednesday, the 13th, Bethel will be having the Ash Wednesday service and we will join them. Before all of that though, we’ll head on out to dinner at the Safeway complex. There you have the options of McDonald’s, that disgusting place called Panda Express (or Panda meat as Tom calls it), the Sandwich Spot, and El Pollo Loco to name a few. Bring $10 for dinner and join us for a great night at Bethel!

High Schoolers, don’t forget to sign up for the ski trip! We’ll head out to Bear Valley on the 21st and return the night of the 24th. The total cost is $95 plus money for lift tickets and food on the road and/or the resort if you so choose. It’s going to be a dashingly good time and you should join us.

Don’t miss out on anything coming up this month. You might regret it so come down and have a good time!

From the youth assistants,

Jonathan, Josh, and Amber

UpCoMiNg EvEnTs

Hello All!

This upcoming Wednesday we will be taking part in Fun With Faith. We will be leading the kids program for the evening and it’s going to be a blast. 🙂 Everyone should be here at 615 to enjoy a lovely meal and be ready to hep out with the adorable little bethelites 🙂

This Sunday, we will continue exploring the novel Love Wins with Mike Lorenzen to help guide us. It’s a really thought provoking book and last week we got some great discussions out of it, so come come come for more!

ALSO, the ski week/hike in the snow trip is coming up. There will be sign up sheets at Common Ground practices and in the youth room Wednesday nights. If you have any questions about details, contact one of the youth assitants :)!

<3 your <3ly youth assitants,

Megan Michael Tyler Hannah

This Upcoming Wednesday & Sunday

Dear Friends,

This upcoming Wednesday it will be our turn to cook for Fun With Faith! (yayyyy). Please arrive at 5:30 to help cook a lovely brinner dinner. (brinner= breakfast for dinner :], including papas a la Molly, blueberry & chocolate chip panqueques a la personas hermosas(lovely youth assistants), juevos de Tomas, meat of mystery ( also known as egasuas)). Following this lovely meal, we will be having a discussion about our upcoming National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. Please bring a parental to get some information :).

Then Sunday 1/22, join us at 9 oclock for worship. After worship we will be a part of Socks and Sandwiches. We will be making lunches and serving them to the homeless in San Jose in Saint James Park. We will be done around noon. Also, starting this Sunday we will begin sign ups for Superbowl Pizzas. Everyone should get one because who doesn’t love the epic combination of pizza and football?! The proceeds will help support the winter retreat.

the FOLLOWing Wednesday, 1/25 we shall be venturing to la casa de Tom for dinner and discussion. Should be good. There will be chairs.

COMMON GROUND IS STARTING SOON :D. This is going to be a year you won’t want to miss. The lovely Katlynn Hoegel will be taking over the music aspect of this tour. It’s going to be good! Also, anyone and everyone should bring people :). The more the merrier. OUR THEME IS NOW. It’s going to be a great idea to explore and find ways to apply it to our lives and our upcoming show.

That’s all folks!

Love your lovely youth assitants,

hannah, tyler, michael, megan