Movie and Pizza Night!!!

Hey everyone,

This Wednesday the 12th we’ll be watching a movie and eating pizza at Bethel at 5:30! I’m bringing the pizza, so don’t worry about money for dinner but maybe bring a drink if you want. If you have a movie you want to watch, bring it and we’ll vote on one!! I’ll also bring a few DVDs so we’ll have a bunch to choose from. Also, people expressed interest in making blankets (the kind where you tie knots around the edges and they’re very soft n nice) so you’ll have the option to do that!! If you want to make a blanket, stop by Joann Fabrics and check out the fleece, which is SUPER SOFT! It’s not too expensive but try to print out some coupons before you go, you can almost always find coupons online. I would suggest one patterned sheet for the top and a solid for the bottom, but you can make it one layer or do something else if you want. Dimension-wise, I would also suggest 2 yards of each fabric you want to use, just make sure your two pieces are the same size and that the width is the same (it’ll say on the cardboard piece the fabric is on). Bring your own fabric and maybe a pair of scissors, and we’ll make our blankets together!!! If you don’t want to make a blanket that’s totally fine, come hang out with us anyway :) I hope you’re as excited as I am!!!

Sunday, the Luther movie continues.

Next Wednesday, we’ll be going to dinner (so bring $) and to Second Harvest to volunteer. Make sure to wear long pants and sleeves, as well as closed-toe shoes. Come to Bethel at 5:15, and we’ll be back by 9 pm! Hope to see you there!!!

Skyler (the  youth assistant)

WSYG Info and Dinner This Wednesday!! (the 28th)

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a good week so far.

At 5:30 this Wednesday, September 28th, we’ll be taking the Bethel Bus to the El Paseo shopping center in Saratoga for dinner. After dinner, we’ll come back to bethel around 7:15 to talk about the Western States Youth Gathering (bring parents at 7:15 if possible!) WSYG is a super fun event during which Lutheran high schoolers from different churches around the west coast and pacific northwest will come together for about five days at Cal Lutheran and hang out. There will be guest speakers, probably concerts and other live performances, and more stuff we’ll talk about on Wednesday! It’s awesome and if you’re available to attend, I would HIGHLY recommend it :)

Next Wednesday, on October 5th at 5:30, we’ll be getting dinner at Pieology and then going to Cream for dessert, around Main Street Cupertino. That night, we’ll be doing a “Share Your Story” thing, where you can bring any form of media (a song, a picture or painting, a video, etc) to share something meaningful about yourself or your life.

On Saturday October 8th, Bethel Out and About is going to the Fleet Week event in San Francisco. You can hang out at the pier, see the Blue Angels fly and have fun in the city for a day! If you’re interested in going, let Tom know so he can save you a spot.

Hope to see you guys soon!!

Skyler (the funkiest youth assistant)

Western States Youth Gathering – Sign up Countdown

Hello Bethel Peeps,

I want to let you know that on Wednesday, September 28th we will give the scoop and get the ball rolling for the Western States Youth Gathering.  At 5:30pm we will head to dinner at the El Paseo Shopping Center (can you say, Panda, Rubio’s, Melt, Veggie Grill …).  We will be back at Bethel at 7:15 to talk about this coming year’s Western States Youth Gathering

We will share details about the event, talk about fundraising, and sign you up.  The theme is “Dream Big” which came out of a brainstorm session where I lifted up many of the things we do here at Bethel :-)  Check out the event website at  All 9th – 12th graders are encouraged to attend.  You won’t be sorry :-)

Please bring your parents and a check for $100 to get the ball rolling.  Registration opens on Monday, October 3rd and the earlier we sign up, the better rooming we get.  If you can’t make it that night, please let me know so I can hook you up!  My email is and you can always call/text me at 408-309-9975.

Peace, Tom

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


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