Monday, September 30, 2019

2019—2020 Bethany Youth Group Calendar

October 13th – Honor God Event – Dixon Corn Maze 5 pm – 9 pm

The month of November – Fundraiser - Sell Christmas Wreaths

November 2nd – Help the Body – Craft Fair Pictures (LWML)

November 10th – Help the Body Event – Build Ga Ga Ball Pit at School 1 pm – 5 pm

December 3rd - Help the Body - Merriment on Main - 4:30 – 8:30 pm, Youth Group will help out hand out cookies, set-up and breakdown.

December 8th – Honor God Event – Volley Ball / Games at Fellowship hall w/ another Youth Group 1 pm – 5 pm

December 15th – Children’s Sermon - Puppets

January 19th – Honor God Event - Locked-In - 6:00 pm – 2:00 am

February 8th – Help the Body Event - Bethany School Crab Feed 5 pm – 9 pm

February 22nd – Help the Body Event – Solano Food Bank TBD

March 8th – Honor God Event – Ga Ga Ball / Bonfire at Hestermans w/another Youth Group TBD

April 12th – Fundraiser - Easter Breakfast – 6:30 am – 11 am

April or May – Help the Body - Church Picnic – Dunk Tank, Games, Food, Puppets

May 2nd – Drama Play with LWML (Humans and Puppets)

May 10th – Fellowship Event – Movie & Game Night at TBD 1 pm – 5 pm

May 31st – Children’s Sermon – Puppets

June 14th – Fellowship Event – Outdoor Rec (Zip lining/Tubing/Camping/Survivor Course) TBD

July 12th – Fellowship Event – Water Balloons / Water Fights at Hestermans’ TBD

August 9th – Fellowship Event – Pool Party at Brownes’ 1 pm – 5 pm

August 30th – Children’s Sermon – Puppets

After School Events at Bethany School Every 1st and 3rd Week from 3:00 – 4 pm
Additional fundraiser opportunities and other events like puppet ministry may arise during the year.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Youth Group News

In September the Youth Group re-visited the National Youth Gathering and Psalm 46. It was a great service and we were very excited to bring the flavor and our experiences of the youth gathering to the Bethany Congregation. We sang some songs from the youth gathering. We showed some videos from the gathering. We showed the congregation what we did as a servant event. We did a skit on the importance of a Real. Present. God. Even the Bethany Puppets were a part of the service. The puppet stage looked awesome and looked like the stage from the youth gathering. We hoped everyone enjoyed the youth service and we are hoping that maybe there were elements that we can use in future services.

The youth want to thank everyone in the congregation for helping us attend the youth gathering. Without your support, we could have never attended. We also want to thank the Praise Team for singing the songs, Jim Witt for videotaping the service for us; we can’t wait to see it! Thank You to Pastor Russ and the elders for letting us do the service. Thank You also goes out to our great group of adult volunteers Hew Hesterman, Janine Bowne and Kevin Shaw. With September over we are going to have fun at our next youth event and look to our annual Christmas Wreath fundraiser. Finally, don’t forget that in 2022 is the next youth gathering in Houston Texas….

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Extended Care Workers Needed

We currently have an ad on for positions in our Extended Care. We would like to hire a person(s) to add to our roster of after-school care employees.

The hours are: M-F, 2:30pm to 4:30 or 6pm and also on minimum days from Noon to 4:30 or 6pm.

We are interested in responsible people who are at least 18 years old. Come in the office or go onto

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Let's Go Fishing!

Sermon presented by Pastor Dann Ettner on February 10, 2019 at Bethany Lutheran Church Vacaville, CA

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Please Remember...

If you come to pick your child up AFTER school dismissal you will need to enter Bldg. A (this building is the building with Preschoolers—3rd grade and Extended Care) from the preschool playground—gate unlocked—and ring the doorbell for entrance. The preschool playground is the small playground on the West side of the property. Thank you for your cooperation.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

Bethany PTO Facebook

Did you know we have a “closed” Facebook page for our school and its families? You are welcome to join. Just search Bethany PTO from your Facebook (we may change the name in the future) and ask the Admin for membership.

This Facebook page is for posting wonderful feel-good event photos and the like. W also post upcoming event notices, etc. This page is not to post grievances of any kind. Our Admin will delete anything that does not conform to our Christian values and the support of our school.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

From Our Pastor

Dear Parents of Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers at Bethany, 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make adjustments to facility usages in reaction to last year’s fire and destruction to our pre-school. Our progress toward a new pre-school facility continues. It’s been like a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride as Bethany Ministries has been working laboriously with insurance companies to finally settle the finances on the burned-out structure. It is hoped the matter will be settled soon. Our plans for a new pre-school at the Ulatis campus have been submitted to the city and upon their, and congregational approval, a new chapter in Bethany’s Toddler and Preschool will begin!

Again, thank you for your prayers and patience during this trying year of recovery.

In Christ,

Pastor Russ

Dr. Chris Smith

Cindy Miller