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)

2015 Youth Kickoff BBQ

Calling all Bethel 4th – 12th Graders and Parents Thereof!

You are invited to a Bratwurst BBQ and Info Night lifting up our upper elementary, Middle School, Confirmation and Sr High Programs.  Be our guest on Wednesday, October 7th from 6:30 – 8:30pm as we enjoy each others company and learn about what Bethel has planned in the youth department this coming year.  

Just bring yourselves, your appetite, and a desire to have a good time to Torvend Hall.  We will spend time eating, playing and learning about what is going on.  We will also give you a heads up with plans for a new bus :-)  Then, we’ll finish off the night with Ice Cream Sundaes.

Please RSVP to me at or text me at 408-309-9975 to save spots for you and your peeps.

Peace, Tom Hoegel

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!!!!  ☺ ✌  🎆 ⛪

Scary Movie & Creepy Pasta :) Detroit Reminder & Harvest Fair

Hello all of you fine youth members! This Wednesday 10/22/14 we will be watching a scary movie. Also make sure to bring a scary food to share with everyone. We will be meeting in the youth room at 5:30 P.M. hope to see all of you there!

Also next Wednesday 10/29/14 we will be joining the fun with faith for the Harvest Fair. Afterwards we will be going to the ICE BOX for desert. Bring a total of 10$, 5$ for Fun with Faith and the other $5 for desert. Hope to see everyone there!

REMINDER!!! Your Detroit deposit of $150.00 is due this Wednesday. If you cannot get the deposit in on Wednesday, you can still get it in, just be sure to make arrangements with Tom.

If you have any questions contact us at these numbers:

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