Our church is planning to roll out a new ministry this Fall.
Lord-willing, beginning in September, Monday nights will be dedicated to providing Christ-centered, Scripture-based support groups for the church family and our local community. One of the first groups offered will be a recovery group for addictions.
Our prayer is that the Lord grows “Refuge” to provide more groups addressing more life concerns such as prison release/transition; finance management/stewardship; divorce recovery; and the list could go on.
Many Bethel volunteers ready to serve will be a vital part of “Refuge” in order to carry out the Monday night activities which we hope will include a meal and worship time prior to the group time.
Mike Clark is leading “Refuge” and would like to talk with you about serving or participating in a group. You can reach him at 812-632-8867. Please pray for Mike as he leads.
Pray for laborers to serve in the ministry. Pray for God’s unrivaled greatness & love to be known in our community as He changes our lives through His ministry work.
This event will be on Saturday, March 8, in the gym and is open to all adults. Appetizers are at 6:00 and the meal will be served at 6:30. Purchase your ticket for this event no later than this Wednesday. Tickets are $10.00 each.
We will meet in the multipurpose room at 7:00 am on every second Saturday of the month. Please be prepared to visit your care receiver after a time of fellowship with doughnuts and coffee, encouragement, and sharing how the ministry is helping us to grow in Christ’s love. Any men that are interested in checking into this ministry are welcome to join. Please see Pastor Kyle or Rick Birch (480-3771) if you have any questions.
There are currently several small groups (3-7 men in a group) studying God’s Word and learning from each other. Several Groups are starting a new study. If you are interested in joining one of our small group Bible studies, check out the additional information on the sign up sheet in the south foyer of the church.
College Students who would like someone to support you in prayer, please pick up a form today at the Information Center. A Prayer Partner will faithfully remember you in prayer during the school year. Fill out a form as soon as possible for this ministry to begin. Please contact Cindy Beadles at 386-7269 or 677-0298 if you have questions or need additional information.
BETHEL MEMORIAL CHURCH offers Sunday School Classes for ages 2 years through Senior Saints.
Time is 9:30 to 10:25 am.
Mark your calendar for Sunday thru Thursdy, July 28-August 1st.
VBS will meet at the church in the evenings from 6:00-8:00 for children 2 years old through the 6th grade.
BETHEL MEMORIAL CHURCH
NURSERY AND CHILDCARE MINISTRY
INFECTIOUS DISEASES POLICY
It is the desire of this church to meet the spiritual needs of each individual who comes to the church seeking worship, fellowship and spiritual growth. While all persons who wish to participate will be welcomed, we have instituted precautions as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to minimize the risk of spread of communicable diseases.
Enacting this policy will take the cooperation of the Church, Children’s ministry workers and the parents. Below are the parent’s guidelines as stated in the policy.
Children’s ministry workers consider the welll-being of your child a sacred trust. In the best interest of children and workers, we request that individuals with contagious illnesses or potentially contagious illnesses, whether they are children or ministry workers, refrain from participating in children’s ministry areas at the church.
- Fever above 100 degrees taken orally (must be normal for 24 hours before participating).
- Discharge from ears or eyes.
- Discolored mucous from the nose (not caused by teething).
- Skin lesions that blister.
- Undiagnosed rashes.
- Vomiting or diarrhea lasting several hours during the past 24 hours.
- Excessive signs of cold, tiredness, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, or coughing – any highly contagious disease such as chicken pox or pink eye.
As an additional precaution, we also ask that children refrain from bringing personal items such as stuffed animals, blankets, dolls, etc. into the classrooms.
A copy of the Infectious Diseases Policy in its entirety is available at the Information Center.
I find great resources from time to time through the different publications I receive. Here are a few websites that were recommended for parents of Teenagers in an article by youthworktalk.com I have not looked through all the pages of each website and, as a result, cannot endorse every single thing they say. Below is the list.
- The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding- cpyu.org
- Parentzilla – Taming the Teenage Years
- Homeword Center for Youth and Family - http://www.homeword.com/
- Orange Parents
- Parent Ministry - http://www.parentministry.net/
- Focus on the Family
- Plugged In
- Biblical Parenting
- The Youth Culture Report
Feel free to check these out for yourself.
Justin Hight, Youth Director
Wednesday – 7:30 am
Sunday AM Prayer – We welcome you to join this group who prays specifically for the Pastor’s prayer requests each Sunday morning. A list is maintained for three months in advance. You can sign up and if enough individuals sign up, you may only be asked to serve once during the 3-month period.
Contact Donna Whitehead or the church office for more information.