May 2019 Church Announcements




THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR MAY FELLOWSHIP DINNER: $1,336.00 was raised to benefit the Tartu Academy of Theology’s Home of Hope Capital Campaign.

THANK YOU TO all who participated in our clean-up day last Sunday.

MEMORIAL DAY DINNER planning is underway. You can expect to receive your job assignments in the next few days.

OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS for June – August are now available on the table in the narthex.

BETHANY LIFE ANNUAL REPORT for 2018 is available on the table in the narthex.

THIS MORNING we are be honoring our 2019 High School graduates during our morning worship service and will be holding a special reception in their honor in the Fellowship Hall following the service.  This year’s graduates are Maggie Barten, daughter of Chris Barten and Mary O’Connor; Kaylee Dunlap, daughter of Dan & Angie Dunlap; Kelly Dean Gray, son of Shane & Finny Gray; Claire Skinner, daughter of Dave & Christine Skinner.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THIS YEAR’S CONFIRMANDS SUNDAY, MAY 12 AT 6:00 PM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL FOR DESSERT AND PUBLIC EXAMINATION. This year’s confirmands are Parker Becker, son of Brad & Tonya Becker, and Kaleb Gray, son of Shane & Finny Gray.

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY IS MAY 19. A special reception will be held in honor of our confirmands in the Fellowship Hall following our morning worship service.

GRADUATION OPEN HOUSE: You’re invited to celebrate with Maggie Barten on Saturday, May 18, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the McCallsburg American Legion Hall.

BACCALAUREATE will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, May 15, at the Colo-NESCO High School in Colo.


SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER MINISTRY in the Fellowship Room is  again available to all. We encourage everyone to bring their prayer needs to our prayer team.

WINGS OF REFUGE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: They’re looking for In-Home Volunteers, In-Home Mentors, people to serve on their Development Team, and Board members. All volunteers are required to attend volunteer training. If you’re interested, please talk to Pastor Kathy for more information.

APRIL-SEPTEMBER 2019 SERVING OUR CHURCH booklets are available on the table in the narthex.

GUITAR LESSONS will be held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month in the conference room. Adults will meet at 10:45 and children at 11:45.

CONFERENCE ROOM SIGN-UP: Our Conference Room is in high demand on Sunday mornings, so we’re asking you to sign up in the church office if you plan to use that room for a meeting or class to avoid conflicts. Reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis.

NEEDED: One or two volunteers are needed to oversee the church library. If God is calling you to do this, please talk to Pastor Kathy.

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY is currently doing a DVD study based on John Ortberg’s book Soul Keeping.  All women in the congregation are welcome and encouraged to join us at 10:00 AM on Thursday mornings. Come and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another.

SUNDAY NIGHT MEN would also welcome additional men to join them at 7:00 PM.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER MINISTERS will gather in the Fellowship Room for a time of prayer following our worship service this morning. If you are presently involved in our prayer ministry, or if you would like to be, join us. Anyone in need of prayer is encouraged to come and receive.

“LOOSE CHANGE TO LOOSEN CHAINS: Our 8th grade confirmands are collecting loose change to benefit victims of human trafficking. All proceeds go toward the work of the International Justice Mission. They have set a goal of $3000.00. So far they have collected $2,387.65.

WINGS OF REFUGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN continues; donations may be made payable to Bethany. Our goal is $4,000.00. To date, we have collected $3,080.00.

ALUMINUM CAN TABS continue to be collected. Tabs go to the Rochester, Minnesota, Ronald McDonald House, where they benefit the families of seriously ill children hospitalized at Mayo.