November Announcements

CHRISTMAS GREENERY NOW ON SALE: Order forms and brochures are available on the table in the narthex. Orders are due no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 20. Proceeds will benefit our daycare.

WEEKLY PRAYER FOR OUR NATION continues to be held in the Conference Room at 6:00 PM every Monday.  Join us as we pray for God to work in powerful ways to heal our nation and our world.

THE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE is available on the table in the narthex. This issue focuses on the gift of marriage and has a number of excellent articles.

SERVING OUR CHURCH booklets for October 2019 – March 2020 are available on the table in the narthex.

GUITAR LESSONS WILL BE HELD ON THE 2ND & 4TH SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH immediately following Sunday School. 

NEEDED FOR OUR DAYCARE: Working electric clothes dryer. Please talk to Pastor Kathy or Director Ashley Blayer if you can help.

OUR DAYCARE IS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME STAFF: Especially needed are afternoon workers, who can help from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Please contact Ashley at the daycare if you’re interested.

OUR KUMLA DINNER AND HARVEST SALE will be here before you know it. Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 1, and start thinking about what you can contribute to the sale. Job assignments have been mailed. Please talk to Judy Ritland if you have questions.

Posters are available in the church office; please consider taking one or more to post in your office or on community bulletin boards.

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Offering income is not keeping up with expenses. Our General Fund is currently in the red. Please prayerfully consider your weekly contributions to help us bridge the gap in collections as compared to expenses.

Give because you trust God.

Ken Meimann and Board of Trustees

THANKSGIVING EVE ECUMENICAL WORSHIP SERVICE will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27, at Bethany. Joining us will be the congregations of Bethel United Methodist Church and the McCallsburg Presbyterian Church.

DECORATE THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS: 10:00 AM, Saturday, November 30. All are welcome to come and help.

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.

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY invites all women in the congregation 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.

WINGS OF REFUGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN continues; donations may be made payable to Bethany. Our goal is $4,000.00. To date, we have collected $3,180.00.

NOV. 3, SUNDAY, the day that we remember those brothers and sisters of the faith who have gone ahead of us to their eternal home.

CHRISTMAS GREENERY NOW ON SALE: Order forms and brochures are available on the table in the narthex. Orders are due no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 20.

WEEKLY PRAYER FOR OUR NATION will be held in the Conference Room at 6:00 PM every Monday beginning tomorrow.  Pizza or other food will be provided. Join us as we pray for God to work in powerful ways to heal our nation and our world.

PIE AUCTION has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 17.

SPECIAL MUSIC: Kirby Christensen and Bonnie Seydell will be providing a number of organ/piano duets during our worship service on Sunday, November 17.

ELECTION NIGHT SOUP SUPPER will be held from 4:30 – 7:00 PM at the American Legion Hall in McCallsburg. Free will offering, with all proceeds to the American Legion. Assorted soups, bars and beverages.

FISH & CHICKEN DINNER: Sunday, November 10, at the American Legion Hall in McCallsburg. Fish & Chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, bars, and beverages. Free will offering.

JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Sunday, November 3, at the Orpheum Theatre, 220 E. Main Street, Marshalltown. At 1:30 PM the film Gridshock: A documentary on Human Trafficking in Iowa will be shown, followed by a panel discussion featuring Vanessa McNeal, the writer, director and producer of the movie, along with the Marshalltown Police Department and ACCESS. The film will be shown again at 4:00 PM. The movie is rather graphic and not appropriate for children. There is no charge for the event.

OUR KUMLA DINNER AND HARVEST SALE will be here before you know it. Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 1, and start thinking about what you can contribute to the sale. Posters are available in the church office; please consider taking one or more to post in your office or other places

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: It’s time to begin packing shoeboxes for this important mission. Boxes and other materials are available in the upper hallway. Boxes will be dedicated on Sunday, November 10.

GUITAR LESSONS WILL BE HELD ON THE 2ND & 4TH SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH immediately following Sunday School. 

OUR DAYCARE IS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME STAFF: Especially needed are afternoon workers, who can help from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Please contact Ashley at the daycare if you’re interested.

SERVING OUR CHURCH booklets for October 2019 – March 2020 are now available on the table in the narthex.

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Offering income is not keeping up with expenses. Our General Fund is currently in the red. Please prayerfully consider your weekly contributions to help us bridge the gap in collections as compared to expenses.

Give because you trust God.

Ken Meimann and Board of Trustees

THANK YOU: To my Bethany Family,

A heartfelt thank you for all your thoughts, prayers, and cards. A special thank you to Pastor Kathy for her prayers, phone calls, and the prayer shawl made by the women of Bethany. I am so very blessed.       

Ken Meimann

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 FOR OUR DAYCARE: Working electric clothes dryer. Please talk to Pastor Kathy or Director Ashley Blayer if you can help.

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.

NEEDED: Several people to help plan funeral meals. If God is calling you to do this, please talk to Pastor Kathy.

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY invites all women in the congregation 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.

WINGS OF REFUGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN continues; donations may be made payable to Bethany. Our goal is $4,000.00. To date, we have collected $3,180.00.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.

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