River Float this Thursday :-)

Hi there Water Lovers,

In this time of drought, I know that I am searching for some water.  Well, come join me this coming Thursday, August 6th as we embark at our 42nd annual River Float Trip.  We’ll meet at Bethel at 7:00am and be back around 7pm.

Our trip is on the American River in Sacramento and you’ll join 5 other peeps in a raft as we float the day away.  Bring a sack lunch and money for snacks on the way up and dinner on the way back home.  Also, bring a $40 check made out to Bethel Lutheran Church.

Want to go?  This trip is open to all Jr Highers, Sr Highers, College Age peeps, and friends.  Make sure to email me at to----@------.net or call/text me by Tuesday at 408-309-9975 to save your spot.

Peace, Tom

Change for tomorrow:

Hi Friends,

Well, the bus finally made it home and seems to be running well.  The bummer is that my body hasn’t been running that well.  I had a pretty good adventure with Vertigo last weekend and while I’m doing quite a bit better, I’m still a bit too dizzy to take the bus out.

So, we will postpone our “Create your own Outing” to a future date :-(

We will still have our Detroit Gathering Mtg tomorrow, June 24th at 7:15pm in the Youth Room.  Make sure to come for final details and to figure out how much you still owe.

Next week, July 1st at noon, we’ll head to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  Bring $ for food and rides.  We’ll return at 7:30pm.  Make sure to sign up outside the youth room to save your spot :-)

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!!!!  ☺ ✌  🎆 ⛪

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 to----@------.net

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.