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July Is a Joyous Month!

July 10, 2023, 5:00 AM

We've got a lot going on this month! Pastor Fred & I felt a post detailing them all was in order.

Bethel Work Days 🚧

We've scheduled two work days to give our wonderful church building the tender loving care it needs. The fellowship hall at the back of the church has many historical pictures of the church buildings, as well as portraits of families who have decades-long histories with our church. Many of these pictures are starting to fade or fall off the walls -- we'd like to preserve these photos and keep them in good shape for the generations to come. With these pictures falling off, we also discovered that the exposed paint has yellowed severely; many of you know that the hall and kitchen have not been painted for quite some time.

This Friday (7/14), we will be gathering at the church around 5PM to place the photos into storage, and prepare the fellowship hall for painting. As most of us will be getting off work at this time, a small dinner has been planned.

On Saturday (7/15), we'll gather at 8AM to begin the process of painting and soundproofing the fellowship hall. We anticipate the painting to take quite a large chunk of time of the day, so a lunch has been planned.

Anyone who would like to lend tools, provide materials, or otherwise help out is welcome to come.


Bethel Movie Night 📽🎞🍿

The date for our next movie night has been scheduled! On July 21st at 7PM, we'll be showing the 2017 Affirm Films movie, All Saints. The plot synopsis reads below:


All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael's first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.

But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen refugees from Burma--former farmers striving for a fresh start in America--Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church's bills and feed its newest people.

Jeopardizing his family's future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do--close the church and sell the property--or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.


As usual, we will have our standard gathering before the movie. Feel free to bring any foods, snacks, or desserts you'd like. Popcorn and drink will be provided. Bring a friend or a family member, everyone is welcome!


Communion & Potluck Dinner ✝🍽

We'll be observing Communion on July 30th. It is not a requirement for guests to partake.

As usual, we'll also be having our monthly potluck dinner on July 30th! Come join us at 11AM for church service, and stay for dinner afterwards. There is no theme, so feel free to bring anything you'd like! It is not a requirement to bring a dish to eat, but we do encourage everyone to bring something, whether big or small.

Bring a friend or family member, everyone is welcome!


God has been doing so many wonderful things to bless us lately. Nobody knows what His plan is, but I think He's trying to telling us "Get ready, I've got great things planned in the future."

- Nathaniel

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