Upcoming Events @ Bethany Lutheran Church
*Dates listed in order of occurrence. Dates and times may be subject to change.
Informational Meeting for the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering:
We will have an informational meeting for any youth interested in attending the LCMS Youth Gathering. Youth and their parents are invited to come on Monday, August 13 at 6:30PM or Sunday, August 26th at 1:00PM in the Multipurpose Room to learn about attending the gathering. All participants need to have completed their 8th grade year by the summer of 2019. The 2019 Gathering is July 11-16, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A non-refundable deposit of $400 and an application will be due on October 7th. – Kayleigh Lopez ( )
Bethany Lutheran Music Academy:
The Music Academy was established in 1990 to provide extra-curricular music instruction to all children associated with Bethany Lutheran Church and School. This is an after school program with instruction taking place on the Bethany campus, Monday - Friday between 3:15 and 6:00PM. We have Christian instructors who are professionals in their field. There are twelve weekly lessons scheduled each semester; fall semester begins the week of September 17th. Tuition: $275 plus $25 annual registration fee. Students may select from the following instruments: piano (2nd grade and up), violin (2nd grade and up), and trumpet (4th and up).
Brochures and enrollment forms may be picked up in the school or church offices or you may click the links below to download. Enrollment is now open through Friday, September 7. Forms are due no later than Friday, September 7. Questions? Contact Academy Administrator, Mara Widmann at or 562-421-4711 ext. 55.
Share the Faith!
Save the date for a one day workshop to help strengthen your faith and help prepare you to intentionally share the story of salvation on Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00AM-12:30PM in the Youth Room. Lunch will be provided by the Taco Guy! Our theme will be announced soon. This event is totally FREE but please RSVP to Pastor Seth ( ) so we have enough food for lunch.
Men’s Retreat 2018
A five centuries-old man building a huge boat on the startling news of coming floodwaters - sounds like the makings of one remarkable story. It is! Jump in and get your feet wet with Noah: The Man, The Ark, The Flood, at the Men’s retreat the weekend of September 28-30 at the Luther Glen Retreat Center in Oak Glen CA. This weekend we will look at the biblical character of Noah, his life and times, and the remarkable vessel he built to escape the waters of the flood. The cost for this weekend event is $225 which includes two nights lodging (double or triple occupancy), four meals as well as snacks and program costs. $100 deposit will save your spot as space is limited. RSVP today by sending Pastor Seth an email ( ) or Karl Fink ( ).
Raise A Glass for Student Success
Our annual Raise A Glass event is planned for Saturday, September 29, 2018! RAG is the annual fund raising event for our Bethany Student Success Program! Please add this date to your calendar and plan to also extend an invitation to other friends and family to celebrate and support Student Success, RAG 2018 will be held again at the Gaslamp Restaurant in Long Beach. You will be able to spend a delightful afternoon to “raise your glass” with other Friends of Student Success, while enjoying great food, and discovering unique and amazing treasures offered at our Silent Auction. For information about SSP please contact Jill Moorman at . See you there!
Operation Christmas Child Kick Off Event:
Join us on Sunday, September 30th from 1:30 to 3:30 PM for the Regional Operation Christmas Child Kick Off Event at Bethany. Come and hear Christian recording artist Jana Ayala who will lead us in song and share the impact of and OCC trip to Mexico. Yves Dushime returns to Bethany to share his story of receiving a shoebox in Togo, Africa and the impact of Evangelism, Discipleship and Multiplication. All guests will be invited to see how OCC is organized and the yearlong impact that OCC has around the world. You can also find out more about what to pack in a box for greatest impact.
“Tools for the Soul” is planned for October 12-14 at Aldersgate Retreat Center in Pacific Palisades. Cost will be $250 per person, which includes two nights and 4 meals. A $40 check (payable to Bethany Lutheran Church) will save you a spot. Sign-ups will be in Friendship Square on Sunday, August 19 and August 26. We have room for 44 ladies this year. We’d love to have you join us!