Friday, August 27, 2010

Touching Base! Part 95

Ramping Up
26 August 2010
(This article can also we found on our website at under the tab called “Blog”)

This Touching Base is a useful tool for small group discussion, personal reflection or in a one-on-one conversation. We believe that if the Sunday teaching is discussed outside of the morning services, it will be an opportunity to go deeper and build healthy community because God’s Word needs to be discussed in community.

[This week’s post is written by Carmen, the Church Administrator…
because Mark was going on holidays…. not that’s she’s envious or anything.]

As August winds down, most of us are getting ready to go, to coin a catch-phrase I like to use, “back to work, back to work!” Of course this can mean jobs or school.

At our staff meeting on Wednesday, Fred being away at Constance Lake, Mark, Jamie and I decided to take a look at the upcoming calendar, fleshing it out and nailing some dates down for the fall months. Here’s what we came up with, for your edification (and planning!) Please note that Youth events are not yet in here but we will advise you of them as soon as they are all scheduled.


10 Queens Sidewalk Fair – staff and volunteers will be manning a booth to inform Queens students about Bethel.

12 Back to two services!

12 (and 19) (Two Sundays) Ministry Fair @ Bethel – between services, come find out more about ministry opportunities at Bethel and in Kingston!

17 Primetime 50+ and Friends @ Mark and Rhonda’s for potluck lunch

19 - Worship Team Auditions – in the afternoon. Details to follow.
- Meet ‘n Eat Potluck! @ 5 pm, for newcomers and “old comers” alike – come fellowship and learn more about your church home.

26 Together Again! 6 to 8 pm – bringing together all our ministry workers for prayer, leadership development and dessert!

3 Family Experience – A new monthly program for all families of children up to grade 6, in the newly-renovated upstairs Gym!

10 Communion Sunday, now taking place on the SECOND Sunday of each month.

20 Membership class – 7-9 pm. Interested in being a member or learning more about what Bethel believes? Then this one-time session is for you!

31 “BabyD” Sunday (Tentative) – We will set up a couple of Sundays per year for families to dedicate themselves and their newborns during the service. If you are interested, please contact the office.

As you can see, and if you’ve been here any length of time, it will come as no surprise to you, things are really moving along here at Bethel.

But even as we all start to plan our calendars, let’s continue to be prayerful that we become, not just a busy church (since many dying churches are “busy”), but a spirit-filled church, humbly walking in hand-in-hand with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.


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