Announcements & Events

 
 

Congregational Update, October 20, 2020

Dear Bethel Family & Friends: I want to communicate to you some items that are pertinent to our moving forward, as we continue to operate in this pandemic.
 
First, we will resume in-person worship and Sunday School this Sunday. We will resume all participant schedules for the lift, overhead, and the like. We will also hear a profession of faith. We encourage you to wear your mask.
 
Second, the annual congregational meeting is scheduled for November 8 after morning worship. This date is tentative. It could be pushed backed to later in November or early December. The Consistory is exploring a virtual meeting since we know that not all of you can, or will, attend an in-person meeting. We need to investigate how to vote on the budget if we have a virtual meeting. Stay tuned. This situation is very fluid.
 
Third, the community Thanksgiving service is canceled for this year. Therefore, Bethel will have her own Thanksgiving service on Wednesday evening, November 25 at 7 p.m. Pie and other refreshments will be served safely following the service in the basement. Our Thanksgiving offering will be taken on Sunday, November 22. If you do not plan to attend, but would like to give an offering, you are free to drop off your offering, donate online, or send it. The deacons have not finalized a destination of this offering as of this writing. 
 
That is all for now. Thank you for your patience and for being flexible.
 
-Pastor John

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Let’s Not Forget the Importance of Sunday School

Written by Renae Lind, Youth Director at Bethel
 
Is Sunday School still important? This is a question I have heard over the past few years. Here at Bethel, we value the time spent teaching and nurturing our children as they grow to know Jesus. Not only are they growing in their own faith, but they are building relationships with adults who live and model that faith. Children grow in their own Christian faith, when they are taught and shown the love God has for them, reminded often that Jesus died on the cross for their sins, and that the Holy Spirit lives within them when they accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
 
We as adults need to take away all the excuses for not wanting to attend Sunday School. If your child says, “I already know all of the stories being taught,” we should remind them that no matter how many times we read a book or watch a movie, there is almost always something new that we discover each time we read or hear it? If they say that “Sunday School is boring,” we could respond with, “It is only as boring or as fun as you make it.” It is amazing when we as adults respond with a positive attitude and take away excuses how much more willing our children will be to attend Sunday School with their peers and enjoy it.
 
So is Sunday School still important for students of ALL ages? Without a doubt, YES!
 
Sunday School classes resumes on September 13 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. (note new time).

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Would You Like to Be a Bethel Buddy?

We have almost two dozen people in our congregation that do not have access to email or the internet, so the Communications Team is looking for willing people to buddy up with those members to keep them informed of the goings on at Bethel. Here are some examples of what would be expected:
  • Call your buddy with prayer requests.
  • Call your buddy when services and/or activities are adjusted or cancelled.
  • Call your buddy to discuss the contents of the weekly email if there are any new updates.
  • Call your buddy just because you want to!
If you’d like to be a buddy, or if you know someone that would like to have a buddy, please contact Judi in the church office at (920) 346-5810 or secretary@bethelbrandon.org

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Virtual Worship Service Details

Thank you for bearing with our staff as we have quickly responded to the need for a virtual worship service! Not only do we offer a call-in number , but we also go live on Facebook at 9:30 a.m. You do not need to be on Facebook to be able to watch a live service as at is public to the world. If you can’t call in or watch via Facebook Live, we will be posting the full service in audio and video on our Publications/Sermons page of the website. If you’d like to get us a prayer request ahead of time, please use the prayer request form located on this website. We have posted the bulletin on the website already and you can access it by clicking here. Your regular church tithes and offerings can also be given via US Mail, the offering box now located near the secretary’s office at church or by using our online giving platform.
 
Virtual Service Access Information:
Dedicated Dial-in number (US): (508) 924-2160
Access code: No access code needed
Facebook Live: Bethel Brandon on Facebook
 
 
 
 

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Church Calendar of Events

Event Promotion Form

 
Please use the following form and give to Communications team for use in promoting your event:
 
 
If you would like to use the facility for an event, click here to fill out the online form.