Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel!

Happy Advent from Bethany Lutheran Church!  Our Thanksgiving Service with the Green Valley Area Churches last week went well and was well attended - the church was packed!  Thanks so much to everyone who helped!  We collected a lot of canned goods for the Hunger Coalition, as well as monetary offerings for the Hunger Coalition and the Hospitality House.

We are now in the season of Advent and have a lot of events coming up for the month of December, including:
  • Christmas Caroling December 12, beginning at 2:30 - an event for all ages!  We will be caroling in the neighborhood around Bethany, spreading some Christmas cheer.  Afterwards we will come back to the church for hot drinks and finger food.  Please join us!
  • Christmas Eve Service, December 24 at 7pm.  There will be special music by the adult choir and special music and a program by the children.  Join us on this holy day as we celebrate the birth of Christ!
  • New Year's Eve Party, beginning at 8pm.  Bring snacks, games, knitting - whatever!  We will welcome in the New Year together with a devotion.  Bring the whole family and invite your friends!

There's a lot coming up in January as well, so stay tuned for events in Epiphany, the time we celebrate the light of Christ coming into the world and explore ways in which we can better let our lights shine!  Blessed Advent, and we hope to see you in church!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Last week Bethany celebrated Homecoming in a big way.  Bishop Bolick was our preacher, we had a great big meal and lots of people turned out.  Here are some snapshots of that day.

Stay tuned for more events coming up, including the community Thanksgiving service, which will be held at Bethany!