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Bethany's Activities

Upcoming Events @ Bethany Lutheran Church

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

 

Church Office Hours:
  • Monday-Thursday from 7:30AM - 12:00PM noon.  Closed Fridays.  

 

Giving Tuesday - November 29, 2022

Giving Tuesday is a Global Day of Generosity takes place on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. The day serves as a wonderful opportunity for people around the world to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. Over the past ten years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.   

Even in times of economic uncertainty, we each have a deep reserve of generosity and the ability to make a difference with our time, kindness, skills, and voices in addition to charitable donations. We are encouraging anyone who can to consider contributing on November 29⁠⁠—whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes—every act of generosity counts.  

Bethany Lutheran is a generous community and this year we are participating in Giving Tuesday in order to raise funds to enhance our Sound Equipment for our Gym, to improve the experience of events that Gather and Connect our community on our campus.   Our gym is more than a gym: it is a performance space, a gathering space, and has even served as a worship space! We hope to make this space even more functional by adding a ceiling-mounted projector, a remote controlled screen and enhanced "surround-sound" capability so that even our littlest performers can be heard in the back of the gym. Our Giving Tuesday goal for this project is $5000.  If you are so inclined, you can help up us reach our goal on November 29, 2022 with a donation of any amount.  No gift is too small. Use the direct link below to contribute: https://bit.ly/2022givingtues.

  

1st Saturday of the Month:

First Saturday Prayer Walk:  The Board of Evangelism will be hosting a monthly Saturday morning prayer walk from 9:00-10:00AM the first Saturday every month. The prayer walk will take place in a different part of the region, including the nine Long Beach Council District, Signal Hill, Lakewood, and Los Alamitos.   For the first prayer walk, we will be meeting at Bethany and prayer walking the surrounding community.  If you have any questions, or if you would like to host a future prayer walk, please contact Pastor Kyle: .  

1st Saturday Dates (date change will be published in advance):

  • In 2022...October 1, November 5, December 3
  • In 2023...January 7, February 4, March 4,  April 1, May 6, June 3

 

Cook's Night Out (CNO)

This year there will be no home cooking on Wednesdays! Proceeds from these CNO's will towards helping our school's 8th grade class with the Washington DC trip expenses. Save the date for these upcoming  CNO's. Flyers for these are forthcoming, check back the week of the event for a link to a flyer:

  • 12/7 - The Flame Broiler (on Lakewood Blvd by LBX)
  • 12/14 - Panda Express

    

Women's Retreat - Registration is open!

It is with great joy that we announce the new dates for the Women's Retreat at Bethany.  Please save the dates of Friday and Saturday, January 13 and 14, 2023, when the women at Bethany, The Gathering and Holy Cross are invited to join us for study, fellowship, food, and fun.  We will meet on campus on Friday evening. Check-in begins at 6:00PM, and the program will start at 7:00 PM.  Saturday's event will begin at 8:30AM, with a Continental Breakfast.  Lunch will be provided and served at noon.  The final program will conclude with a Communion Service at 3:30PM.  We give thanks for Dr. Carol McDaniel's willingness to be our guest speaker and to lead our group in study over the weekend.  Click HERE to Register!   - The Women's Retreat Committee of Bethany, The Gathering, and Holy Cross. 

 

 

Bethany’s Christmas Concerts on December 4th!

On Sunday, December 4, a 51 year community Christmas tradition will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church of Long Beach, as it has since 1969.  The public is invited to attend one of two candlelight Christmas concerts, “Peace to the World is Given,” at 3:00 pm or 7:00 p.m.  Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.  There is no admission fee.  A freewill offering will be received to benefit the Music Ministry and Music Scholarship Fund.  

Jordan Kirby, Interim Choral Director, will lead this year’s concerts and has selected a variety of sacred choral and orchestral music.  Sure to delight concert attendees is an array of uplifting anthems including “Rejoice!” by Tom Fettke.  Bethany’s adult choir will present anthems by Dan Forrest, Molly Ijames, Gustaf Nordquist, and Mark Sheppard. The advanced handbell choir will present “Bright and Glorious is the Sky” and “On this Day Earth Shall Ring”.  Children’s choirs will also be featured singing anthems which tell of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.  Guest organist is Robert Bottoms.

 

High School Youth sponsored  Book Fair is coming to Bethany!

SAVE THE DATES...Sunday, December 4 to Sunday, December 11 in the Parish Lounge - Start checking off gifts from your Christmas lists and give the gift of reading! Proceeds from this fair help support our High School Youth Ministry. The Book Fair Hours:

  • Sunday, December 4th: 7:30-11:00AM PLUS after each of the Christmas Concerts
  • Monday, December 5th: 8:00-9:00AM, 12:00-1:00PM & 3:00-4:30PM
  • Tuesday, December 6th: 8:00-9:00AM, 12:00-1:00PM & 3:00-4:30PM
  • Wednesday, December 7th: 8:00-9:00AM, 12:00-1:00PM & 3:00-5:00PM, PLUSE a Special Family Night from 5:00-6:30PM
  • Thursday, December 8th: 8:00-9:00AM, 12:00-1:00PM & 3:00-4:30PM
  • Friday, December 9th: 8:00-9:00AM, 12:00-1:00PM & 3:00-4:30PM
  • Sunday, December 11th: 7:30-11:00AM

 

 

   

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- Ruth Lopez, Scrip Coordinator,  562-420-7783 ext. 58

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