Current Announcements

  • nullJoin us for our Summer Splash! All kids age 3-5th grade are invited to come on Wednesday August 8 from 6:30-8:00pm and Saturday, August 11 from 9am-2pm for a fun Summer Splash learning about God's promises. See this page for more details.

 

  • nullBack to School Blessing: Bethel will be joining the T2C2 Network once again this year in hosting a special Back to School Blessing and providing school supplies for families at our partner school Highland Meadows. Our goal is to provide supplies for at least 100 students.

You can help in the following ways:

1. Donate cash to help cover the cost of the specific supplies needed. About $20 is needed per student. 
 
2. Volunteer to pack individual supply bags for students at a special "packing party" on Sunday, August 12.
 
3. Volunteer to help at the special Back to School Blessing Service on Friday, August 17,  Volunteers will be needed from 6:00-8:30pm to help with greeting, supply distribution, hospitality, and refreshments. 

 

  • nullHave you ever wondered what happened to the early church during the first three centuries after Christ's resurrection and ascension? This was the period during which Christianity grew from a tiny, persecuted sect, into a faith and a force that would change the world forevermore. This was when the doctrines were formulated, the creeds were written, the canon (which books would be included in the Bible) was developed and congregational structures and traditions were formed. Join us, beginning on Sunday, June 24 at 9:45 a.m., in Room 3, for a fascinating study, "From Christ to Constantine," an eight-part video and discussion series featuring Lutheran historian Dr. Paul L. Maier. 

 

  • nullWhite Rock Center of Hope Donations: Don't forget that we accept donations for WRCoH on the first Sunday of every month. See this page for more information.
  • Pastor Chris Studying for Doctor of Ministry Degree: The summer of 2018 marks Pastor Chris Holder's 20th year in ministry.  In celebration of that milestone he has started a Doctor of Ministry (DMIN) program through Gordon-Cromwell Theological Seminary with a focus on “Pastoral Ministry in Practice.” His major thesis project will be on the subject of pastors and churches as catalysts for community transformation through strategic partnerships. Read more about his experience on the Bethel Blog. Bethel has established a fund to help support Pastor Chris in his D-MIN studies, for more information on how you can help support his studies contact him directly at pastorholder@betheldallas.org.
 
 
  • Belize Mission Trip: We will be sending several disciples on a mission trip to Belize. The dates for the trip will be November 10-17, 2018. 

 

  • nullHelp in Saving Postage Stamps for the “Stamporee”:  Thanks go to all who have been donating your used/new postage stamps  to the “Project Stamporee”. “Project Stamporee” is Texas LWML’s program that allows us to gather postage stamps (U.S. and foreign) and prepare them so that stamp dealers are interested in the purchase of them.  THUS, we are able to have funding for shipping costs for Lutheran World Relief. Please place your stamps in the collection box on top of the greeting card counter near the drink machine.  Stamps should go in an envelope or plastic bag, or just placed loosely in the collection box. PLEASE leave at least 1/4” of paper around all 4 sides.  If stamps are torn, bent, or damaged in any way, they cannot be used at all. Contact Catherine Burkhard if there are questions or more information is needed. (There is also a brochure available on the LWML Display in the Narthex!) 
  • nullLWML Mite Box in Narthex: Please don't forget to drop your change in the large mite box on the small LWML display along the wall in the Narthex. Completion of LWML Mission Grants depends on what's gathered via Mite Boxes.  Thank you!

 

  • nullLaPaz Soccer at Highland Meadows: Soccer for ages 8-14 meets on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Highland Meadows Elementary School. If you would like to volunteer, please contact pastoralzate@betheldallas.org.
  • nullSummer Sermon Series: Join us this summer beginning on June 3 for "God and Us." The series will continue through Sunday, September 2. See this page for more details.

 

  • nullBlood Drive: Bethel is hosting the American Red Cross blood drive on Sunday August 19 in the Gym from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and using sponsor code bethellc. Please bring a photo ID and eat a good meal prior to donating.

 

  • nullNarthex Coffee on Sundays: We are now accepting volunteers to set up and clean up coffee in the Narthex on Sunday mornings. This could be a group of people who alternate duties and weeks. If you are interested or for more information, contact the church office or sign up on the sheet by the coffee.

 

  • nullMen's Bible Study: The “On Tap” Bible study will take a break for the summer. For more information, contact Pastor Chris Holder at 214-535-1894 or at pastorholder@betheldallas.org.

 

  • Plastic Grocery Bags and Coats: Please continue saving your plastic grocery bags for Millie Gomoll and her team who make the sleeping mats for the homeless. Bags may be taken to the Music Suite or the Narthex. This group is also collecting used coats of any size to give to the homeless. 

 

  • Box Tops for Highland Meadows Elementary: There is now a box in the narthex for you to deposit box tops for education for the PTA of Highland Meadows Elementary. Thank you for collecting.
     

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