The annual RIVER FLOAT!!!!!

BETHEL YOUTH RIVER FLOAT (Out & About Certified)
What?  The annual River Float Trip
When?  Wednesday, August 6th from 7 am to 7pm
Where?  The floaty part of the American River in Sacramento (Ranco Cordova)
Who Should Go?  This has traditionally been a Youth event but we are opening it up to the entire congregation :-)
How Much Does It Cost?  This event costs $30 per person which includes bus transportation, a shuttle bus ride, parking fee in Sacramento, and the cost of the raft.
What Do I Bring?   The $30 (cash or check made out to Bethel Lutheran), a sack lunch to eat along the way on the river, plus $ for snacks on the way up and way back.  Also, bring clothes that can get wet during the day, some river shoes or sandals (Teva’s are really good), a towel to use at the end of the float, a medical release (if you are under 18 and don’t already have one on file with Tom), and a great attitude and smile :-)
When Do I Need To Let Tom Know That I’m Going? Sunday, August 3rd at church or via email at to----@------.net" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">to----@------.net.
This has been a really fun tradition and I look forward to having you all join me :-)
Peace,
   Tom

Special Middle School – Sr High Special Summer Events :-)

Hello Parents and Friends,

I’m excited to tell you all of some Bethel Youth Activities this coming summer.  To start it off, I want to include an email from Tyler Freckmann who will be helping lead six events this summer:  3 for Middle Schoolers and 3 that will include Sr High youth as well.  Here’s info about the event tomorrow:
Hi!

 
Just some info and a reminder about our Middle School-High School Beach Bonfire Night tomorrow from 4pm-9pm:
 
We’ll be meeting at Bethel at 4pm, and we’ll head down to Santa Cruz soon afterward (Molly Schrey, Chris Freckmann, and I are the drivers).
 
We’ll grab dinner at Togo’s so bring $$ for that. Then we’ll head down to the beach and hang out around a bonfire, making s’mores and doing some fun activities.
 
Looking forward to it - 
- Tyler
Here is an excerpt from Robyn’s email yesterday with general info for the other events:
We at Bethel want to support you and your Confirmation age youth with some summer opportunities to help with community building.


Tyler Freckmann, college student at University of California at Berkeley and Bethel Youth and Mt Cross alum and amazing leader will be spending dedicated time this summer with your 7th and 8th graders -  (I will too because I go through serious kid withdrawal during our break from “classes”).

Here is what is happening – and some are coming up very quickly …

Sunday activities for 7th and 8th Graders – Friends ARE
Welcome - we will meet at Bethel at noon and include lunch.

June 29th       Laser Tag

July 20           Lego

August 2        Pool Party

August 31      a special Sunday emphasis time at Mt Cross Labor Day Weekend

Activities with the High School Youth …
YOUR YOUTH ARE INVITED and FRIENDS ARE WELCOME

June 24th (Tuesday)      Beach Bon Fire: From 4pm-9pm   Cars leave from Bethel

July 10th (Thursday)      Boardwalk:  Noon (after VBS)   Youth Bus leaves from Bethel

August 6 (Wednesday)  River Rafting: All day  Youth Bus leaves from Bethel

Check this website as we get closer to each of these events for details :-)

So, as you can see, lots to do and lots of opportunities to become a part of this awesome community.  Feel free to contact Robyn (bt----@------.com), Tyler (ty----@------.com), or myself (to----@------.net) with any questions or comments.  Encourage your youth to come and catch the excitement.
Peace,
Tom Hoegel

Four Morsels for You :-)

Happy Summer to all of you!

Here are some tidbits to help get you up to speed as we head into summer (a full summer schedule will be out soon).  Please make sure you respond to secure your spots.

1.)  WSYG Meeting:  Wednesday, June 18th at 6pm in the Fireside Room.  We’ll hand out detailed schedules as well as $’s due as we head into the event.

2.)  Annual Drive In Movie Night:  Wednesday, June 18th meeting at 7:15 pm in the parking lot.  Bring $ for the movie and snack.  We will see a PG13 or lower movie together as a group and there will be students driving.  If you need to ride with an adult, please let us know.

3.)  Beach Bonfire Night:  Tuesday, June 24th meeting at 4pm at Bethel.  This will be a joint Middle School/High School event led by Tyler Freckmann.  Let’s welcome our new Middle Schoolers as we kickoff the summer.

4.) VBS (Vacation Bible School):  Mornings starting Monday, July 7th – Friday, July 11th.  The success of this awesome week depends on volunteers and we definitely need you. Please let me know if you are interested.

Questions or responses?  You can call or text me on my cell at 408-309-9975 or email me at to----@------.net.

Peace, Tom

Ice Skating Fun

Hello wonderful people!
Just a reminder that we shall be ice skating, caroling, and pizza tomorrow, 12/22 at 2:00 pm. Hope to see everyone there!
Your lovely youth assistants,
Charlotte, Rachel, Mel

This upcoming week…

Hi Friends!
This next Wednesday, 9/18 at 6:00, we will have a BBQ and ice cream sundaes with the youth and parents, you don’t need to bring any money, it’s our treat! We will discuss this upcoming year, and we will learn critical information for the Western States Youth Gathering. Make sure to come, it will be tons of fun! If anyone is interested in helping make food, that will begin at 5:00.
Next Wednesday, the 25th at 5:30, everyone is invited to bring their own dinner and we will have the Dr. Phil, Jesus, or me discussion. This event is super fun so don’t miss out!
As always, the youth room will be open at 3:00 for anyone who wants to work on homework before youth group!
Lots of Love,
Mel, Charlotte, and Rachel