We’re hosting the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) beginning February 16. Here is the online sign up. Hopefully you can join us in serving our neighbors in this special way.
Update: At our February 3, 2019 Congregational Meeting, the proposed and updated 2019 Ministry Spending Plan was voted down by a count of 96-31.
The Council has subsequently developed an Ad-hoc working group consisting of Rex Ritchie (Chair), Mike Stanfield, Dave Griffin, Rachel Carlson, John Gavitt, Donna Turrill, and John Fredericksen.
They are tasked with putting together a proposal for Council to consider regarding our Ministry Spending Plan. This should happen within 30 days, by the middle of March.
Please keep this Ad-hoc team and our Council in your prayers as we continue our prayerful discernment about next steps for Bethel.
Results from Bethel Reforming (2018)
Implementing God’s Mission for Bethel
Discern staffing needed to accomplish God’s ministry
Develop an organizational structure that is flexible and helpful for today’s world
Supporting God’s Mission for Bethel
Identify individual strengths for ministry within the congregation
Develop a strong sense of stewardship – financial and ministry
Sharing God’s Mission for Bethel
Develop logo/brand which reflects the mission of Bethel
Develop a plan for sharing that logo/brand and story with the congregation and community
February 3 One Service – 9:30am with our Congregational Meeting to follow
February 6 Executive Committee at 5:30; Confirmation at 7:00pm
February 9 Men’s Ministry Planning Meeting at 9:00am at Bethel; Women’s Outing at 1:00pm; LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING VALENTINES DINNER at 6:00pm
February 10 Worship at 8:30 and 11:00; BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS at 9:45; Women’s Informational Meeting at 10:00am (Sanctuary)
February 11 Disciple I Bible Study and Disciple III Bible Study at 6:30pm
February 13 F3 Family Night at 5:00pm (St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg); Bethel Council Meeting at 7:00pm
February 16-23 WATTS WEEK AT BETHEL
February 17 Worship at 8:30 and 11:00
February 18 Disciple I and Disciple III Bible Study at 6:30pm
February 19 Girls Night Out at 6:00pm
February 20 Confirmation at 7:00pm
February 23 Prayer Shawl Meeting at 10:00am
February 24 Worship at 8:30 and 11:00; BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS at 9:45; Youth Laser Tag at 3:30pm
February 25 Disciple I and Disciple III Bible Study at 6:30pm
March 1 WILD Women Friday Fellowship at 9:30am
March 2 Men’s Breakfast at 8:30 (Backseat Bar and Grill); 7TH DAY Youth Event Weekend (Saturday-Sunday)
March 3 Worship at 8:30 and 11:00