Category Archives: Youth Alumni

Cookies and Coco

Hi friends,

I want to invite you to check into Specialty Bakery next Thursday, December 21st from 2 to 4 pm to redeem your “post finals” cookie and coco on me 🙂  Come share your highs and lows of your last week of the fall semester and touch base one last time before Christmas.

Also, a reminder that we moved the San Francisco Walking Tour to Wednesday, December 27th from 8:30am to 6:30pm.  See the post below.

All alumni are invited to cookies and SF.  Looking forward to seeing you 🙂

Peace, Tom

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!!!!  ☺ ✌  🎆 ⛪

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!

Winter Events!

Hey Everyone! This Wednesday 12/17/14 is a Christmas Program at 5:30 P.M. and we are meeting in the youth room. Bring your own dinner.

Next Wednesday 12/24/14 there will not be a Wednesday night outing.

On Sunday 12/21/14 will be the skating, pizza, and caroling outing from 2-7 P.M.

On Tuesday 12/23/14 will be the San Francisco walking tour from 8:30-5:30 bring money for breakfast and lunch.

Also we have received a note from out International Compassion child that we have been supporting for a few years new:

Dear Bethel Lutheran Youth Group,

Hi! It’s such a joy for me as I take my pen to write you this letter. How are you, your family, your activities, and your health keeping? How is school going? My family and I are doing great thanks to God. I feel very glad to tell you that I passed from grade 7 into grade 8 at school. I’m trying harder so that I can pass the first term test. I love you very much. Please pray for me and my family.


If you have any questions call us at these numbers. Thank You!

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


Myriad of Events

Hi all!

This Wednesday, December 10, Bethel will be hosting a Scandinavian Dance at 6pm, however, you should here by 5:30 and bring your own dinner.

Congratulations to Bethel on electing a new lead pastor!

On Saturday, December 13, the a capella group, Grace Notes, will have a concert starting at 7pm. (Junior High welcome)

On Sunday, December 14, Bethel will be having its Christmas Concert at 6pm. (Junior High welcome)

On Sunday the 21st, we will be ice skating, having pizza, and caroling starting at 2pm until 6pm. (Junior High welcome)

The 23rd is the San Francisco walking tour.

If you have any questions please contact us at these phone numbers:

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



Cinema & Pumpkin Patch

Hello all of you people, this Wednesday 10/8 we will be meeting at Bethel at 5:30 to go watch the movie “God is Not Dead”.  🎥 Tom will have pizza for us upon arriving at his home so make sure to bring $5.  🍕  💵 Hope to see all of you there!  ☺

Also on Sunday 10/19 we will be heading to Livermore for a pumpkin patch and corn maze! We will be leaving at noon (after the second service) and we will be heading out to lunch. Admission is $10 and bring an extra $10-15 for food. We will be back at Bethel around 6:00 Hope to see all of you there! Feel free to invite all of your friends! 🎃

If you have any questions contact us!

Tom 408-309-9975  👓 Emilie 408-781-7386  🐯 Spencer 408-206-2343  🎶


Sr High/College Beach Bonfire

Hi Friends,

You are invited to join us for our “semi-end of the summer” Beach Bonfire event.  It is this coming Thursday, August 15th.  We will leave Bethel at 4pm for the beach to enjoy the sunset and a little beyond.  Bring $ for Togos Sandwiches and a stop at Marianne’s Ice Cream on the way back.  Of course we will have smores as well 🙂  This is always a great way to transition from the past into the future.  Come join us.

Make sure to let me know by email, or by cell (call or text) at 408-309-9975 to save your spot.

Peace, Tom

Drive In Tonight!

Hi friends,

Just a little reminder that we are heading over to Capitol Drive In tonight for our annual outdoor night at the movies.  We’ll meet at Bethel at 7:15pm, decide on a G, PG, or PG13 movie and head on our way.  We’ll stop at Lucky to buy snacks and then head into the Drive In.  $20 should be enough to cover your evening? Just a reminder that if you are planning on driving, or riding over with a youth, you need to have your parent’s ok 😕  (We will have adult drivers going as well :-).  If you have any questions, email me at or call me on my cell at 408-309-9975.  See ya then.

Peace, Tom

First week of February

Hello all you good folk,

I hope that not many of you are holding on to the Niners loss just as much as if not more than the Ravens defender was holding onto Crabtree.

To cheer everyone up, Monday, February 4th, is the FIRST COMMON GROUND OF THE YEAR!!!! Be at Bethel at 7:15 and let’s kick off the year strong.

This Wednesday, the youth will be heading to Chipotle for a delicious burrito dinner. We will then proceed back over to Bethel and make care packages for the gone college kids. Don’t worry Kevin Biehl, we even deliver to that middle of nowhere place you call Norman, Oklahoma.

Hope to see you all there.

Before I sign off, I have a big announcement…














That is all.

Signing off,

Jonathan, Josh, and Amber