Welcoming People!!

You just found a place to sit and there’s a new face in the crowd, a few pews away. After the service ends, you go over to introduce yourself and get to know them, but after a few welcoming words, everyone heads out. You hope they'll be back next week…

Starting in January 2020, we’ll have a dedicated time to visit right after: our worship service is moving to 9:30 a.m., with Sunday School to follow. Between the two, there’ll be a 15-minute time for coffee and donuts in the Fellowship Hall. After you introduce yourself at the end of service, why not invite the newcomer for a cup of joe and a donut so you can chat some more?

Who knows, maybe they’ll even join you for Sunday School.



VOICE OF THE MARTYRS ACTION PACK PROGRAM:

The 9-12th grade Sun. School class will once again be packing Action Packs to send to displaced Christians around the world.  Please join us for the month of Nov. as we collect the following items to send:

Blankets, towels, bed sheets, solid color T-shirts, knit hats, jacket/windbreakers, bars of soap, sweaters, socks, and gloves or mittens.  There will be a basket in the coat room to collect the items.

Thank you!



MACA Thanksgiving Service, November 24th

MACA Thanksgiving Service: November 24 @ 7:00PM Westfield Presbyterian. There will be a reception following in the
church social hall. Bethel is to bring 5 dozen cookies for the Thanksgiving Service at Westfield on the evening of Nov.24th.  Please let Betty Scott know if you can help. Thank you
 
There will be a community choir at the Thanksgiving Service on November 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Westfield.  Anyone interested in singing in the choir should arrive at 6:00 p.m. for  a brief rehearsal prior to the service.  Wear white top and black bottom. 
 
Also: Rehearsal at 2:00PM on November 17, 2019 at Westfield.  Music provided!


Calling All Children in 6th Grade and Under

Please consider participating in our children’s Christmas program this year! Our program will be during worship on Sunday, December 22nd. We will practice immediately after church, beginning on November 17th. Join us in spreading Christmas cheer to our congregation this season!


Congregation Participation Needed!!

We need YOU!!! On November 8 at 6pm the safety team will be doing an active shooter training at the church. We need your help to come and be “parishioners” so we can train in a realistic environment and circumstance.  FOOD will be provided! Sign up by contacting Russell Ponziani or on the signup sheet on back table.


BAZAAR

Mark your calendars for November 23, 9AM-3PM for our 10th Annual Bazaar! Gather up your treasures to sell, tables can be rented for $20. Profit from the sale of the items is yours to keep. Space is limited and tables are rented on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Cheri Ponziani for any questions! Crafters Welcome! Table rental and the sale of food and soup from kitchen benefit Project H.O.P.E.!
 
Phyllis needs pies for the Bazaar. Anyone who would like to make pies please talk with Phyllis Kuhn.


Moms in Prayer

Do you have a heart for praying for your kids and for Mohawk School?
 
Then please join our group called Moms In Prayer International.
 
We meet at Moco House on Mondays at 7 PM.
 
We are a group of moms that spend one hour lifting our kids and our school to the Lord in prayer.
 
For more information contact Janice Grim.


Lunch with Pastor Jerry

Pastor Dodds would like to invite our senior members ( those over 55) to a lunch with him in the church fellowship hall Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.


Grocery Bags for Project H.O.P.E.

Project H.O.P.E. food bank would appreciate donations of plastic grocery bags. There is a tall box inside H.O.P.E. room they can be placed in.


Deacon Emergency Fund

The Deacons Emergency Fund was established with generous donations from the Bethel congregation to help Bethel members and regular attendees in case of an unexpected emergency.  We are again asking the congregation for donations to replenish the fund to keep it available for those who find it necessary to use. There are envelopes stamped Emergency Fund Donation on the tables in the Narthex and the back of the Sanctuary.  Please use these envelopes for your donation and place it in the offering plate. If you find a need to use this fund, contact Pastor Jerry or one of the deacons. All information is kept in strict confidence.