2019 offering envelopes are now available in the Narthex. Pick yours up today!
Youth Night and Confirmation Sunday, December 16 from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. (this will include a Christmas party for all middle school students!)
College/High School Christmas Party Lock-In: Calling all High School & College Students to join us for some holiday fun on December 21st. We will meet in the gym at 6:00. Dinner will be Mexican catered in and bring your favorite Christmas themed snacks to share. We will play games, watch Christmas movies & have some good old fashion fellowship. Also, bring a $10 wrapped gift for our Christmas gift exchange.
Bethel's music ministry is always looking for new voices to add to our adult Voices of Praise choir, which practices each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and sings twice a month in the 8:30 service. A subset of Voices of Praise is the Tenoba (tenor bass) choir, which sings once a month and practices on the Wednesday prior. The Bells of Praise bell choir is also seeking new ringers. They practice on Wednesdays at 6:30 and play once a month and on festivals. Contact Gil Abbott, director of these choirs, or Katie Jarrett, Director of Music Ministries, for more information.
Kids Hope USA: If you want to be a mentor to a local child at Highland Meadows Elementary School, contact Gil Abbott or the church office for more information.
White 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.
LaPaz 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Gifts for Highland Meadows School: The teachers and counselors at Highland Meadows School in our neighborhood compiled a list of a number of families with children in need not only of Christmas gifts, but also necessary items like coats and shoes. We need the wrapped gifts returned by Sunday, December 16.
Pastor Chris Studying for Doctor of Ministry Degree: The summer of 2018 marked 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 email@example.com
Help 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!)
Narthex 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.
The Tuesday Theology on tap group meets at 6:30 p.m. at Old Chicago at 635 and Centerville in Garland. We will be starting our new study going through the book of Mark. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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
LWML 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!