Weeping and Laughter
Pastor Dan Baumgartner
I arrived home on a Friday night after spending two weeks in Kenya, 30 hours on planes and in airports and moving across 16 hours worth of time changes...
Meeting My Sponsored Child
I remember seeing Margaret for the first time, in person, on our first mission trip to Kenya in June os 2004. World Vision had asked all of the families of sponsored children to bring them to a school yard in the Soweto slum where they live. Many walked for hours just to get there...
Kelly Pearson, Elder of Group Life
God has always worked in my life through small groups. I remember the first small group Bible study I participated in in middle school. I loved the way our adult leader led us in searching the Bible for truth...
Loving a Neighbor / Janet Moore, Social Services Coordinator and Director of WND
Rodney was born and raised in Seattle. He became homeless in 1997, and lived out of various cars until they would break down and get towed because he was unable to move them...
A Soaking Fleece / Jill Bell
About 10 years ago, God called me to the ministry of healing prayer in a way I couldn't deny, though I've spent the last 10 years trying to avoid it. During a women's Bible study, I had my hands raised in praise as we sang and began to feel an unaccountable tingling in them. I lowered my hands, but the tingling didn't go away as we continued to sing. Through my mind flashed the words, "I'm giving you the gift of healing."
Good Shepherd Balcony Window Repair
Steve Jones, Elder for Administration
Repairs were recently completed on the sanctuary's "Good Shepherd" stained glass window located above the balcony. The window was given by William Fisher (1873-1952) in memory of his wife, Eva D. Fisher (1868-1951), and was dedicated in 1954...
Sermon Audio Now Online
Bethany sermons are now online as streaming audio and as downloadable podcasts. New sermons (in print and audio) will be available midweek at www.bethanypc.org/sermons. Copies can still be requested on CD from the church office.
The website also has information on events, classes and ministries as well as an online version of the Bethany Briefs.
Wednesday Night Dinner: Thanksgiving
In the fall, Wednesday Night Dinner gives raincoats and toiletries to our dinner guests. If you have a spare, clean, warm raincoat or items such as travel size soaps, shampoos, razors and toothbrushes to donate, please contact Janet Moore at email@example.com. These are a holiday tradition that our WND guests look forward to each year.
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Sunday, October 1
6 pm, Mondays beginning October 2 in the Fellowship Hall
Fri-Sat, Oct 6-7 at Northshore Baptist Church and Eastside Fourquare Church
The purpose of MissionsFest is to raise awareness of mission activity within Christ's body of believers and to unite and empower members of local congregations to work together in obedience to the Great Commission. Bethany is among 80+ area congregations sponsoring this free event, which includes over 100 workshops, youth and children's sessions and more. For more information, see www.missionsfestseattle.org.
College Age Fellowship
Sundays beginning October 8
6:30-8:30 pm 7 Howe
You are invited to join us for Sunday dinner and fellowship at 7 Howe (located between the church office and youth house) beginning October 8. For more information, please contact John Chase (284-2222, ext 18 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Have You Not Heard?
Experiencing Scripture in the Oral Tradition
Sundays, 10:45 am in the Parlor
October dates include: Oct 8, 15, 22
Someone famous once wrote, "Words written are dead words." Many generations of our biblical ancestors believed and obeyed and worshipped God without a script. For them, the Word of God came by way of oral tradition. It was spoken with the lips, and listened to with the ears.
All are invited to this interactive encounter with the spoken word of Scripture. Each week we will follow theological threads and listen for thematic echoes, as we wind our way through the Torah, Prophets, Wisdom Literature, Gospels, Epistles and Revelation. Themes include "Creation," "Theophanies," "The Holy Spirit" and "Meals." Each session stands on its own and will include listening to a speaker read through a number of biblical passages, followed by a time of reflection and response.
Led by John Chase (284-2222, ext 18 or email@example.com).
Prayer for Honduras
12 pm Sun, Oct 8 in the Youth House
Soup & Bread
12:15 pm Sun, Oct 8 in the Fellowship Hall
Bethany 101 Luncheon
12:30 pm Sun, Oct 8 in the Parlor
Bethany's Housing Ministry Task Force
3:30 pm Sun, Oct 8 at 7 Howe
Baptism at Bethany
5:00 pm Wed, Oct 11 in the Parlor
Here at Bethany we celebrate the sacrament of Baptism on the second Sundays of the month, at any of our three services.
Prior to having a child baptized, parents need to attend a one time class taught by Pastor Dan Baumgartner. These classes are taught once a quarter.
If you are interested in attending, please reserve a spot with Dianne Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sun, Oct 8. Also let her know if you will be bringing your child or not, so she can arrange adequate childcare.
Godly Play Orientation
12:00 am Sun, Oct 14 in Room 202
This is for new 9:00 am kindergarteners or 10:45 am 4-year-olds (and a parent) who weren't able to make the late summer orientations.
Hurricane Relief in Mississippi
Bethany Cares Day
8:30 am Sat, Oct 21
Participate in a service project to help elderly Bethany members or local outreach ministries. Contact Lynne Faris Blessing (284-2222, ext 12) or Gene Williams (789-0622).
Read Good Books Discussion
12:15 pm Sun, Oct 15 in the Parlor
Our book is Blood Done Sign My Name, by Timothy B. Tyson. Tyson is a professor of African American Studies at Wisconsin (Madison), and the book title comes from an old Negro spiritual.
The story is a true one from 1970. In a small town in North Carolina (where Tyson was an 11-year-old boy), a young black man is murdered by a white father and two sons, who are then acquitted by an all-white jury...in a county that is 2/3 African American.
Tyson's father was a socially conscious Methodist pastor in the town at the time. The combination of insight into the racially-charged 60's, Tyson's own story, his father's convictions and the repercussions for today are extremely powerful.
Mission Trip: Agros Uno in Honduras
October 27-November 5
9 am Sat, Nov 11 at Bethany
9 am Sun, Dec 17 in the Fellowship Hall
Urbana Missions Trip
Wed-Sun, Dec 27-31 in St Louis, MO
We are exploring the possibility of a trip to Urbana this winter. Urbana is an InterVarsity sponsored conference held in St Louis. The focus is HIV/AIDS in Africa. If you are of college age and are interested, please contact John Chase (284-2222, ext 18 or email@example.com).
That the world might flourish
Fully Living In the Love of God
6:45 pm Mon, Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, March 5, 12 at Bethany
An inspiring Christian commitment series taught by Rev. Tim Dearborn, Bethany member and Director of Christian Commitment for World Vision International.
News & Notes
- Adeline Eleanor Edwards September 15 to parents Janine & Mark Edwards
- Lawton James Ballbach September 15 to parents Kate & Brett Ballbach
- Sophie Joy Mansfield September 18 to parents Christy and Bryce Mansfield
- Charlie Leonard Chin September 20 to parents Patty & Johann Chin