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Upcoming Events & Activities

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!

Catlin Elementary Starsgiving Meal

Friday, November 16th

As a way to serve our neighbors in need, and in partnership with Catlin Elementary, we are continuing our tradition of Catlin’s Starsgiving – A meal the week before Thanksgiving for those who may not have a holiday meal otherwise.  There is a sign up for food donations in the narthex and we need volunteers to help cook & serve the meal.  See Pastor for more info.

Thanksgiving Worship Service

The Lower Columbia Conference of ELCA churches will be gathering at Bethany Lutheran on Sunday, November 18th at 3:00 for worship and a pie social.   Join us as we give thanks and praise to our Lord!

The Garden

“The Garden” is a once monthly Wednesday evening worship service of word and music and we are looking for help with ushers, readers, soloists, and a mini-coffee hour.  There is a sign-up sheet on the blue bulletin board in the hallway.  Contact Pastor Megan or musician Susan Johnson for more information!  Our next Garden service is Wednesday, November 21st at 6:45.

*Join us at 6pm for a potluck dinner before worship!*

Sharing the Bounty with Families

As we show our gratefulness for what the Lord has given us, please consider making a donation of food or money to the Youth/Service committee for our Thanksgiving baskets for the two Catlin and Columbia Heights school families. (As you know, we get the family names from the school principals and ask for two large families are in the most need of food for this holiday.) The Youth/Service Committee gathers the donations and delivers the baskets.  (Note: If you are making a financial donation, please mark it “Youth/Service” and it will be used to purchase turkeys, pies, etc.)

A Place Where People Care
Lay Pastoral Care Training: November 28th @ 5pm

We are looking for additional ways to bolster that caring ministry with one another. Working alongside Pastor, an important part of care ministry is reaching out to members and friends of our church with listening, prayers, and care.

This will be a small 2 hour training for those who are interested in learning more about care ministry through lay pastoral care. If you are interested in learning more, let Pastor know!

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Every time you donate blood you help save a life. Sound extreme?  Not to the patients whose lives have been saved through the efforts of blood donors.  The need for blood during the holiday season increases.  To help Bethany Lutheran is hosting a blood drive on Friday, November 30th from 10-3.  Juice, cookies and a light lunch will be provided to donors.  Can’t donate blood?  How about volunteering by baking cookies, donating hotdogs, buns, juice or chips?  Invite your friends and neighbors?  There are many ways to be a hero.  If you need information call Kim.  Schedule your appointment at  https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive or call the church office and Kim will sign you up.

Bethany Lutheran Book Club!

Reading is fundamental! And it’s an important part of our growing as disciples of Christ.  Through September we read “Grateful” by Christian author Diana Butler Bass!  Join us on December 1st at 1pm at Bethany for a Book Club potluck as we discuss the book! Contact Pastor Megan for more information!

2018-2019 Reading list available and signup on the blue & purple bulletin board in the church hallway.

Smorgasbord is Coming!

Sunday, December 2nd at 5pm. We need you!  There’s a real need for kitchen helpers after the dinner!! We need three cooked Turkey breasts & three cooked boneless ham, and three large mashed potatoes and gravy.   There will be a sign-up sheet for food in the narthex. The Castle Rock Men’s choir will provide entertainment.

Breakfast Group

Our Breakfast Group will not meet until January 2019.  Need more info?  Contact Bill Zimmerman or Roger Lee.