Two Wednesdays for You!


Hi there youth group!

This upcoming Wednesday, the 27th, we will be meeting at Bethel at 5:30 to have a potluck and brainstorm session. Bring your own food and maybe a little to share as well as your brilliant ideas.  We are going to come up with new things that we can  discuss throughout the year.

 Also, the next Wednesday, September 3rd, we will meet at Bethel to go to Shoreline at 5:30. Bring $10.00 – $15.00 for Togos. Once at Shoreline we will talk about what we have done over the summer and what our plans are for the coming school year.

Please let Spencer, Emilie, or Tom know if you will be attending these events.  See Ya on Wednesday!

Emilie and Spencer

{Emilie: 408 781 7386  -  Spencer: 408 206 2343  -  Tom: 408 309 9975}



Hello there people of bethel youth! As you all know, summer is coming to an end and school is starting up again. To take a break from the stresses of school, your new youth assistants, Emilie and Spencer, have decided to throw a BBQ this coming Wednesday 8/20/14 or all of you! The BBQ will take place at Tom’s house. We will leave Bethel at 5:30pm and take the Bethel Bus to his house. Spencer will be preparing a wonderful tri-tip for all of us and Emilie will be making a superb vegetable dish for all you who do not prefer meat. After your 5 star meal, we will be watching the movie, “I AM”, which is about how we can change the world for the better. We are excited to be your youth assistants this year and to get to know all of you better. All you need to bring is a positive attitude :)

Here are three things about each of your new youth assistants:

Spencer: I was the accompanist for the children’s choir at Bethel, I taught at a cooking academy in Sunnyvale, and I like to cook during my free time.

Emilie: I am an animal lover, I enjoy archery and the outdoors, and I like video games.

Hope to see you all there! :D

~Emilie and Spencer

Fentons – Oh Yea!

Hi there Sr High and College Peeps,

Come join us this coming Wednesday, August 11th at 4pm as we head up to East Bay for a little Fenton’s Fun.  If you have had the opportunity to partake of this legendary Creamery, you know how cool it is.  If not, come and find out.  Bring $20 -$25 to cover dinner and some Ice Cream.

On the way back, we’ll come west across the Bay Bridge (almost one year old now) and head back to Bethel.  Please let me know if you can join us by text (408-309-9975) or email (  We will be back between 9 and 10 pm.

See ya Wednesday, Tom

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" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
This has been a really fun tradition and I look forward to having you all join me :-)

Mid July Sr High Check In

Happy July Friends,

I want to invite you to join us for a create your own night event this coming Wednesday, July 16th.  We’ll meet at our usual 5:30 pm time in the youth room and then head out to grab some dinner, and then make it back to Bethel to chat (you pick the topics).  To finish off, we’ll jump in the bus again and roll over to Yogurtland.  So, bring $’s for food stuff.  Should be fun :-)  Try and let me know via text (408-309-9975) or email ( if you can make it.

Peace, Tom