Bethany's Activities


Bethany's Activities

Upcoming Events @ Bethany Lutheran Church

*Dates listed in order of occurrence. Dates and times may be subject to change.  


Raise A Glass - Buy Your Tickets Now!

Our annual even is planned for Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12 Noon-4:00PM! RAG is the annual fund raising event for Bethany’s Student Success Program! Please add this date to you calendar and plan to also extend an invitation to other friends and family to celebrate and support Student Success. We will have a great new venue at the Gaslamp Restaurant in Long Beach, an amazing assortment of unique auction items, and a delightful afternoon to “raise a glass” with other “Friends of Student Success”! Ticket may now be purchased in the school office - $50/person! For information about SSP or to purchase a ticket to our event, please contact Jill Moorman at . See you there! 



Join us from 4:00PM to 7:00PM on Sunday October 29th for an Oktoberfest celebration. Our Kinderfeier at the Pumpkin Patch will be open between 4:00 to 6:00PM on the east side of the parking lot of Bethany. This will   include fun and games for the whole family. Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween costume to collect candy and have a great time, but nothing too scary or gory please. Our Bier Garten will be open between 4:30 and 7:00PM on the grassy field. 

You won’t want to miss the traditional German musical entertainment as well as our Oktoberfest feast. Food  will be available for purchase pre-sale and at the event which includes bratwurst, bun, potato salad, sauerkraut,  apple sauce, and a pretzel. 

A kids meal of hot dog, chips and a drink will also be available. Wristbands for beer will be sold before the event ONLY, with a limit of two beers per adult (21 years or older with ID). There will be NO beer sales at the event itself. 

As we have done for our annual Thanksgiving feast, we encourage you to bring your best dessert to share with all those who attend. 

Food and beer presale will begin on Sunday mornings in October. Check out the weekly Chimes, the Bethany Bullet, and our Facebook page for more details in the days and weeks to come. You won’t want to miss this celebration of the Reformation! 

Our Parking will be limited on our campus but we have secured additional parking at LBCC Child Studies Lot (next door to Bethany), Mark Twain Elementary (northeast corner of Clark and Centralia), St. Cyprian’s Church, and at Lyuben’s Morturay (both across Arbor Rd.) if needed.  Please save the closest parking on our campus for those who need it.


Bethany on the go…Travel Group Day Trip

Join Pastor Kevin and fellow Bethany member on a tour to view The Reformation exhibit  on display at The Huntington Library in Pasadena. Exhibit runs through February. 

On October 31, 1517, German priest Martin Luther, who believed church doctrines created an ever-growing gap between believers and God, is said to have posted a document of what today are called the “95 theses”—his specific disputes—to the door of a church in Wittenberg to contest recent practices of the Catholic Church. What followed was a flurry of written arguments and ideas put forward by scholars, clerics, statesmen, and lay believers to fuel a movement called the Reformation. On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s famous act, The Huntington presents an exhibition of about 50 rare manuscripts, books, and prints made between the 1400s and 1648 (the end of the Thirty Years' War) to address the power of the written word and the relationship between it and radical change within a specific historical moment and geographical region. The exhibition will also pose the question: What is so important to you that you would nail a statement about it in a public place for all to see? 

Tour is Saturday, January 20 with bus departure from Bethany at 8:30am returning at 5:00pm. Price includes ticket to the exhibit and round trip bus ride from Bethany with beverages and snacks for the road trip. This is not a docent lead tour so you can view at your leisure. Cost: Adult $55.00; Youth $45.00.  There are several Dining options while at the Library: Red Car Coffee Shop, Patio Grill, 1919 Café & Bar, and Freshwater Dumpling & Noodle Shop

 Tickets available for purchase November 5 & 12 in Friendship Square. Contact Lucy Smith for further information. 


Petal Pushers

Save the date for December 30, 2017 and help decorate floats for the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade.  We have 30 spaces for the day shift (8:00AM to 4:00PM) on Saturday the 30th. This is a prime decorating day!  We will be serving at a new location this year.  More details to come. All volunteers must be 14 years old to participate. Reserve your spot today by sending an email to Pastor Seth ( ).



Brianna Esswein Memorial Golf Tournament:

It is time to Save the Date for our tourney in the spring! We plan to golf on Friday afternoon, March 16, 2018 at the Lakewood Country Club. Our shot-gun start will be at 1:00PM with a dinner and raffle to follow.  Cost remains $125/golfer.  Should you have any questions at this point, please let me know. As always, thanks for your support of the event! Kindly get this on your calendars NOW so we can fill the course. - Karl Fink (


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