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Upcoming Events & Activities

Table Catechism

Join us in deepening our faith and fellowship together as we dive into Luther’s Small Catechism over food and refreshments in this bi-weekly evening education series!

We will be discussing Luther’s Small Catechism (10 Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, and Communion), growing in our understanding of our faith tradition and our own discipleship journeys.


900 Triangle Shopping Center

Vernie’s has delicious pizza, salad, wings, sandwiches, fritters, & wedges, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.


Sept 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5



Sunday Adult Education Returns – “All Are Welcome”

Returning from our summer vacation, Sunday Adult Education will be coming back after coffee hour on September 15th with a new series, “All are Welcome.” This series will look at different stories from scripture where God extends welcome to those we might not expect. From Ruth to the Samaritan woman at the well, join us as we explore the ways God calls us to extend welcome and grace to all people.  September 15th, 22nd, 29th, October 6th, 13th, & 20th

Quarterly Visioning Meeting & Potluck

Members of our church get together to discuss  upcoming events and exchanged ideas on needs, expansion and growth for Bethany Lutheran Church. Agenda for this quarter’s visioning:

  • Calendar of events for September, October, November, December
  • Review of upcoming church policies on emergency procedures, sale of church items, and kitchen procedures
  • Discussion of ideas around updating our mission, vision, and goals statements.

Our next meeting will be a potluck to be held September 19th at 6:30


Annual Women of Bethany Salad Supper

September 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm

A treat for the women…the men will be in the kitchen.

Bring your favorite salad; dessert will be provided.  A “count” sheet will soon be available in the narthex; please sign up and also include any guests you may be enjoying this evening with.

You will begin to see rocks accumulating in a basket in the narthex.  I hope you will bring one of a similar size, you may put your initials (very small) on one side and place it in the basket provided.  We will be using the rocks during our time together on Sept. 26th.

“And he (David) said: The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer” 2 Samuel 22:2

Family Promise

 We have agreed to be a support congregation for Family Promise of Cowlitz County. This means we will be working with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rose Valley Friends Church, and Renewal City Church to provide a hand-up to families who are experiencing homelessness. Our hosting dates are Sept 29-Oct 6, Oct 13-20, Nov 24-Dec 1. We are asking for you to volunteer your time, gifts, and funds to help provide a reasonable stay for the families. If you would like to help, or would like more information about Family Promise, contact Greg Filer in person or via email:   Thank you all for all that you do.

Oktoberfest & Silent Auction

This fall we be having another Octoberfest on October 19. As part of our event, we will be hosting a silent auction. We hope to include some wonderful donations as well as some themed baskets as part of our silent auction. Examples of themed baskets might be a “movie night” basket with movie tickets, candy, and popcorn; “spa day” basket with soaps, lotions, and face masks; “game night” basket with cards, a board game, etc. If you would be interested in donating items or sponsoring a basket, please contact Carol Lane at church or 360-431-3564 or Barb Wilson. Thank you.

Walking Group

Our walking group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2:30 pm.  We leave from Bethany and get outside for some light physical activity, and sometimes a light workout.  A great way to exercise and get a little fellowship at the same time.  Contact Pastor Megan for more information.

Breakfast Group

Our Breakfast Group meet Tuesday mornings at 8:00am at The Elks, 900 Ash Street in Kelso.   You need not be an Elk’s member to attend and if you arrive before 8, you get free coffee.  Women are encouraged to attend.  Need more info?  Contact Bill Zimmerman or Roger Lee.