Faithful and Spectacular / Pastor Dan Baumgartner
Every day I receive several advertisements by email, and several more in the mailbox for programs and products that promise SPECTACULAR!!! results...
Caring for Our Extended Family Affected by AIDS / Cindy Herter
In 2003 Bethany’s Session discerned that God was leading our congregation to respond to the devastating crisis caused by HIV/AIDS. The session made it a priority for us to take action, particularly in Africa...
Wednesday Night Dinners / Janet Moore
A big “thank you” to all of you who assisted with a Wednesday Night Dinner (WND) with Families in Service. I look forward to these summers, partly because I know how important community service was for my girls. But mostly I am excited because I’ve witnessed great moments while watching families assist at the dinners...
Who Has God Called You to Invite to Alpha? / Claudia Heiden
The Bethany Alpha course begins next February. Although that may seem like a long way off, now is the time to begin thinking of someone you may like to invite.
Grabbing Advent Before It Comes and Goes... Again
Pastor Dan Baumgartner
Saturday, October 17, was one of those crazy fall days in Seattle when the weather was extraordinary. Extraordinarily wet and blowy. I know because I was out for a very long training run at 6:30am...
Holiday Grief / Linda Cutshall
The holidays are coming. For some these are the toughest days of grief...
Meet Bethany's New Interns!
As many of you know, offering great leadership opportunities, and specifically internship opportunities are key priorities at Bethany. We have a great lineup of interns right now, and wanted to introduce them to you...
Never Say Never / Sarah 'Hanson' Kennedy
As I sit here today looking back over the last four years I find myself chuckling. If there is one thing I’ve learned in my time at Fuller, it is to never tell God what you will not be doing in life!...
Holiday Magic On Its Way!
Want a unique, fun opportunity to serve our neighbors and welcome our community into the doors of Bethany? Well Queen Anne Avenue’s “Holiday Magic” is on its way --- and our church takes part in this neighborhood celebration every year.
On Fri, December 4, 6-8:00 pm, Bethany will kick off this special evening with our annual tree-lighting on the front lawn --- and then will open the doors to our Fellowship Hall with activities for everyone: cookie-decorating, card-making, assembling goodie bags for our WND guests, Advent wreath-making, story-telling, live music, and more!
For many , this is the only time of year that they set foot into a church. But we need your help to welcome these neighbors and make it all happen! There are many opportunities to serve, so stay tuned for more details in the Sunday bulletins!
Contact Michelle McFarland to sign up for a volunteer shift:
Sylvia Lidell Celebrates 20 Years at Bethany!
Bethany's staff gathered on October 1 in the church office with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, toasting Sylvia Lidell with coffee and tasty food treats to celebrate her 20th anniversary employed at Bethany.
A top 20 list of "Best Things About Sylvia" was compiled and presented by Janet Moore from the entire staff. Sylvia was given an updated model of her beloved boom box so she can listen to many Seattle Storm championships to come.
Sylvia has supported 3 head Pastors, Children's & Youth Ministry Directors, and much much more. Thank you, Sylvia!
Welcome David Sarciciolli!
Our Children’s Ministry Winter intern is David Salciciolli, a senior Educational Ministries Major at SPU. David will work 10 hours a week, mainly with elementary age children from November through February. Please pray for him in his ministry, and introduce yourselves. Watch for his “bio” and photo in next month’s Briefs.
Parenting Course coming in 2010!
Mark your calendars now for a four week “Love and Logic” course, taught by our favorite pro, Amy Wilson. The class will meet on Monday nights, January 25, February 1, 8 & 22 from 7-8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is just $10.00 a person for all four weeks! Pray about inviting a neighbor or school friend to this non-threatening, fun, and very helpful parenting course. Though helpful for all ages, Amy will be especially targeting toddlers through 6 year olds.
ADVENT is coming...
Advent begins on Sunday, November 29…so beginning Sunday, November 22, Children/Family Ministries will have a table in the lobby where every child can choose one “advent resource: (advent calendar, chain, devotional) to use during the days leading up to Christmas.are encouraged to come make an Advent Wreath to use in your home…this year these can be made here at Bethany at Holiday magic (December 4)
MILESTONES at Bethany
Our First Graders are having their special “Milestones in Worship Education” class November 1, 8 &15 during their normal 9:00 am Sunday School Hour. Their topic is “The Lords’ Prayer,” and the unit will be taught by their regular Sunday school teachers. Our first, second and third grade milestone curriculum is written by Children’s Ministry Elder Christy Mansfield, and the purpose is to help the children learn various parts of corporate worship, so they can more fully participate in worship here at Bethany.
On the Calendar
see interactive calendar for complete listing
Wednesday Night Dinner
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
Sun, November 1, after the 10:45 service in the Sanctuary
Sun, November 15, after the 5 pm service in the Sanctuary
Bethany Women's Summer Bible Study
Tuesday, November 3 & 17, 9:30 am and 7:00 pm in the Parlor
The Bethany Women's Bible Study studies a 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.
Singleness Series: Growing in our Sense of Purposefulness and Availability to God and Others
Sundays, November 8, 15 & 22, 10:30 am in the Parlor
A gathering for singles (late 30's+) to explore and reflect on being single, relationships, and intimacy with God. Led by Julie Anderton.
- November 8 - The Challenge of Being Single
- November 15 - Finding the Love that We Need
- November 22 - Going Deeper: Intimacy with Self, God and Others
Sat, November 14, 8:00 am in the Fellowship Hall
Young Adults Brunch
Sun, November 15, 12:00 pm in 7 Howe
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Sun, November 15, 5:00 pm at varying locations
World Vision staff hosts a "sponsorship appreciation" event
Sun, November 22, 10:45 am & 12:15 pm at Bethany
Thursday, November 26 in the Sanctuary
Advent Season Begins
Sunday, November 29
The Bethany Elders gather monthly for a Session meeting to discuss the business of the church, make decisions about future direction fellowship and grow spiritually.
Once per year these meetings take on the form of an annual retreat and, this year, similar to the last several our retreat
followed the format of meeting in small groups for dinner on Friday night and congregating as a larger group on Saturday.
We read and discussed, sang, shared embarrassing nick names, prayed, ate, walked the Ave. and worshipped. This meeting took place 10/2 at various restaurants and 10/3 at Queen Anne Presbyterian Church and on Queen Anne Avenue.
News & Notes
- Kai Eliot Moore September 16
- Flora Emelia Compton October 10
- Alexandria Sunah Pak Kim October 10
- Lewis James Nettleton October 11