Around Bethlehem

Christikon Confirmation Camp

Pastor Jean is taking five youth to the Christikon Confirmation Camp, June 18th - 24th. The total cost (excluding transportation) is about $2,400. So far we have a commitment of $2,100. Cole has decided not to go to the Youth Gathering in Huston, in order that those funds can be used for Christikon. Norma has agreed to putting the proceeds from the auctioning of her quilts toward Christikon also, and Jen will host an Indian Taco fundraiser. Any left over funds will be placed in a Memorial Fund for the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2021.

Saturday Evening Worship

At our Annual Meeting(s), we talked about adding a third service option. There seems to be some good energy around offering a Saturday Evening service at 6:30 pm. The Day of Pentecost, which is May 20th this year, is sometimes described as the birth of the church. Would that not be a fun time to launch this new service!?

Lutheran World Relief - Personal Care Kits

Please bring your dontations by Sunday, May 5th. NOTE: That which was lost has been found! The box of donated towels was hiding under toys in a storage area.

Adult Forums

Sunday, April 29th, immediately following the first service (9:30 am) we'll explore the "By Heart" series on the Small Catechism.

Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley

Shellie has volunteered to be our FPYV Coordinator. (Thanks, Shellie!) We do well finding volunteers to host meals, but struggle a bit to find overnight hosts. I understand. One never really gets a good night's rest away from home and the responsibilities of hosting overnight seem vague. On the other hand, a restless night seems like such a small sacrifice to provide shelter and safety to four homeless families. The Adult Forum on Sunday, May 13th will be an info-session dedicated to Family Promise.

Youth Faith Formation Formation

Wednesday, April 29, 2018 at 6:00, We'll continue our conversation about the Apostles Creed, through comparison with other Creeds. Currently, the dinner plan is Dominos.

Toward a Child-Friendly Environment

A number of parents of pre-schoolers have expresses a desire to attend services but wish we had a "cry room". Should we turn the first Sunday School room into a place where children can play and while adults can hear and see the service? Or perhaps we can create a space in the fellowship hall. Please bring your ideas to Johnna (Property Committee) or to Pastor Jean.

Christian Education

Looks like Sparkhouse has a new offering that might fit our needs even better next year. It's called All Kids, designed to engage all Kids in one room with built-in mentorship opportunities. 


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