Operation Christmas Child 


Bethany Lutheran Church is sponsoring a special Christmas project called “Operation Christmas Child”.

Our goal is to have 50 full boxes and $500 collected by Sunday, November 6, 2022

It is a shoebox ministry organized by Samaritan’s Purse where special shoeboxes are filled by individuals based on age and gender and then shipped to underserved places in the world to children in need for Christmas. This ministry started in 1993 and has sent over 198 million shoeboxes to over 170 countries based on Jesus’s words of the “Great Commission”. Here is how members of Bethany can help support this ministry of outreach in Christ’s name.
1). Pick up one of the special shoeboxes on the table in the narthex along with a sheet based on age/gender as well as a “do not include” list of items and start filling with the items listed. (This is a great family project for families to learn the gift of giving!) Boxes are to be returned to the table when complete.
2). Each box costs $10 to ship abroad and we will need individuals to help support this effort. Our goal is $500 to support 50 boxes. You can designate monies in a “Designated Offering” envelope from your packet with the words “Operation Christmas Child”.  You can designate as much as you want.
3). You can bring items that you feel would be good for a shoebox and deposit them in a tub next to the table in the narthex. You might want to review the various suggested items listed for ages/genders as well as the “do not send items” and bring them in for distribution. 
4)  You can do all of the above or one of the above, but we need people to help in this well-known project that has benefited so many children over the years.
There is a sign-up sheet on the table.  Please put your name and number on it, along with the gender and age group you wish to sponsor.  If you choose to do more than one child, please list that separately.

Thank you for your support!
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CONTEMPORARY BAND

The contemporary band provides music at the 10:00 worship service once a month.

Practices are Wednesday at 7 pm (7:30) during Advent and Lent). We welcome anyone who enjoys singing, playing guitar, bass, drums, or keys.

Photo is of band performing at July 2022 outdoor worship service

Contact Roxey Megna.
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ALTAR GUILD

A group of men & women whose primary  mission is to prepare and maintain our sanctuary for use by God's Family.

They prepare for regular services and special times of the year such as Lent, Easter, Baptisms, Advent, and Christmas. Serving on the Altar Guild includes:
 
  • Care for the altar and its furnishings and linens.
  • Preparing for communion at each service.
Interested? Contact Church Office
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WORSHIP TEAM

It takes a team of people to help during services.  They assist in creating and maintaining a worshipful atmosphere during services.  We encourage people of all ages to share their talents.  Training is provided if needed

Types of roles are Elders, Ushers, Greeters, Money Counters, PowerPoint Assistants, Readers, Livestream Techs, and Snack Counter Hosts.

Interested? Contact Church Office
 
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MEN OF BETHANY

The Men of Bethany meet weekly for fellowship and Bible Study. They support the mission of Bethany and carry it out in their actions with multiple service projects such as a bread/egg distribution, Easter breakfast, and chili cook-off.

Interested, contact Bob Wendt 920.810.1329
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QUILTING GROUP

The Bethany Quilters create quilts for our community (ie, Harbor House Domestic Abuse Shelter, Red Cross, and  Salvation Army).

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.  We have blessed hundreds of people with our quilts.

All are welcome, quilting experience is not necessary.

Interested? Contact Church Office
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PRAYER SHAWL

The making of a prayer shawl is a spiritual practice that embodies our thoughts and prayers for the receiver. Made in prayer, as prayer, for prayer, the shawls are passed on hand-to-hand and heart-to-heart.
 
  • Experienced and new knitters/ crocheters alike are welcome to join as we make shawls.
  • If you know someone in need of a prayer shawl, please contact the church office or Joan Borg at 766.9792
  • Current meetings are listed on the monthly calendar