Restraint as a Virtue / Pastor Dan Baumgartner
Restraint. It seems to be the latest causality of the pendulum swings that American culture embraces so regularly. Yesterday’s taboo is today’s favorite behavior, and vice versa...
A Weekend with Jerry Sittser / Kimberlee Conway-Ireton
Jerry Sittser, author of this quarter’s Good Book, A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss, will be coming to Bethany October 30 - November 1. Join us throughout the weekend as Jerry talks about experiencing God’s presence, hope, and transforming grace in the midst of life’s circumstances...
Interviews with New Elders, Part Two / Dave Andersen
Every year, a new class of elders is elected to assist in leading the church. We thought you might enjoy reading a short “introduction” for more of our new elders, continued from the July 2009 Briefs...
Caring for Our Extended Family Affected by AIDS
As the next World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 approaches, the Bethany community is invited to participate in a number of events designed to update us on our child sponsorships and partnerships...
A Walk of Faith / Abbie Berry
I stood on the sidewalk looking at the expanse of the Bethany lawn this summer, imagining a new installation with the theme of this scripture. What could we possibly put up this time?...
Families in Service "Wrap Up" Results! / Dianne Ross
It was a fabulous summer in Families in Service...
New Children's Ministries Intern / Jenny Cade
Hello! My name is Jenny Cade and I am finishing up my career at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) with two more quarters of student teaching at Adams Elementary in Ballard...
Yasmin Ravard-Andresen, InterVarsity / Yasmin Ravard-Andresen
This month, college students are traveling from all over the world to venture into our circles of influence. No matter what their spiritual hunger, the Master Gardener is preparing places for them to grow in love and pursue the kingdom alongside a family of believers...
1st Sunday Gatherings
On the First Sunday of every month, our elementary age children (present 1st-5th graders) come out of the 9:00 am worship service after Children's Time and go directly to Fellowship Hall. They are greeted by their teachers and Mary Steele, Lara Kutz and Adam Loeffler, who lead them in lively singing. Each month we have a different person share what God is doing around the world, inviting the children to grow in their understanding of God’s love for the whole world. The children then go to their respective classes for the remainder of the hour.
Special Godly Play Workshop
Dr. Jerome Berryman, founder of Godly Play will be coming to Seattle on Saturday, November 21, to lead a special all-day workshop. All Bethany Godly Play leaders are strongly encouraged to save that date and attend this workshop.
To help you attend, partial scholarships are available for all past and present Godly Play leaders (there are over 40 of you!)
Please contact Dianne Ross or Jenny Cade if you need a registration form, and let them know if you’d like to join in a carpool!
On the Calendar
see interactive calendar for complete listing
Wednesday Night Dinner
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
Sun, October 4 & 18, after the 5 pm service in the Sanctuary.
Bethany Singles (30's-50's)
Sun, October 4, 7:00 pm at the GARAGE on Capital Hill
Bethany Women's Summer Bible Study
Tuesday, begins October 6, 9:30 am and 7:00 pm in the Parlor
The Bethany Women's Bible Study begins a new series on 1 & 2 Corinthians: Living Together in Community. Two groups are offered for this Bible Study. One group meets in the morning from 9:30-11:00 am. The other group meets from 7:00-8:30 pm. Childcare is available only for the morning session.
Creation Care Tour
Sun, October 11, 12:57-2:30 pm
Tour Olympic Sculpture park and see University of Washington's visual representation of sea level rise at the park. Catch the 12:57 bus #13 across from the church. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Singleness Series: October 8, 15 & 22
Growing in our Sense of Purposefulness and Availability to God and Others
A gathering for singles (late 30's+) to explore and reflect on being single, relationships, and intimacy with God. Led by Julie Anderton.
- October 8 - The Challenge of Being Single
- October 15 - Finding the Love that We Need
- October 22 - Going Deeper: Intimacy with Self, God and Others
Read Good Books: A Grace Disguised
Sun, October 25, 12:15 pm in the Parlor
Elders gathered in the Parlor for the monthly Session meeting. Our group was blessed with guests Jenny Cade, our new Youth Intern, and Monica McIntosh from Rancho el Milagro (the location of one of the Families in Service projects this summer).
We spent time catching up on praises and prayer requests from the summer and were pointed toward Christ by LauraLeigh Young.
Time was spent discussing how our church is aligning with the Bethany Statement of Direction which includes the following points:
- Model, teach and encourage our community in pursuing a Sabbath lifestyle, intentionally choosing to reduce the busyness of life in order to free up space for God and people.
- Live proactively as responsible stewards of God’s good creation, teaching and giving our community tools to care for our environment
- Build bridges between our Sunday congregation and our WND community
- Care compassionately for those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa, particularly in Kenya
- Pursue loving relationships across racial barriers, particularly in our Seattle community
The rest of the time was spent in fellowship and worship.
News & Notes
- Jacob "Jake" Robert-Douglas Merton September 7
- Henry James Craig September 13
- Siena Nicole Black September 13
- William Faris Blessing September 13
- Serafena Jolene Wickline September 13