Bethany's Activities


Bethany's Activities

Upcoming Events @ Bethany Lutheran Church

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


75 FOR 75

We have officially launched our 75 FOR 75 campaign. We have had a fantastic response by so many members willing to participate in events. As a reminder, 75 FOR 75 is a goal created by Bethany leadership, including senior staff and board chairs, in celebration of Bethany’s 75th year. We have set a lofty congregational goal of participating in 75 service projects in 2019. The idea has been named “75 FOR 75.” These are all opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in our community. These events are fulfilling a portion of the Bethany Blueprint, serving passionately. You will have many opportunities to serve in 2019 as 75 FOR 75 continues. If you have ideas and would like to lead a service project let a member of Bethany leadership know. We still have spots available for our upcoming community prayer walk. You can sign up electronically for events using this link, (make sure you capitalize FOR). Keep an eye out for the events being planned for February.  Thank you for serving!



Worship is in the GYM! Your Help is NEEDED

Starting NOW and for the foreseeable future, we will worship in our Gym.  Our sanctuary has begun to receive its Renaissance updates.  Worship times will remain the same: 8:00AM, 9:30AM, and 10:55AM.  Fellowship, connections, coffee and donuts will still be available in our courtyard.  Ushers will usher, lectors will lector, choirs will sing, pastors will preach, worshippers will rejoice and all will be as it has been before, the people of God gathered in an unlikely venue to celebrate and glorify Him.

We are scheduling our volunteers electronically.  By doing this you will also receive a reminder email prior to the day(s) you selected.   Use this link and schedule your assistance: If you do NOT wish to use this method but would still like to serve you can also call or email Pr. Kritzer. 




What is MOPS?  MOPS stands for Mothers Of Preschoolers.  Are you currently pregnant or have a child/children age 6 or younger? Then you’ve got your hands full, and we know just how you feel. Today, it is harder than ever to raise children and take care of yourself. MOPS is here to encourage and equip you as you navigate this season of life.  Meetings include a meal, speakers, crafts, service projects, fellowship and more. Childcare is also available.  Meetings are held 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 6:00-7:30PM, at Bethany Lutheran Church. Come fellowship with other moms as we grow in Christ together. For questions and registration please email: . *Dates:  March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, and May 2 & 16. 

Mentor Moms Wanted for MOPS - Click HERE for more information on becoming a Mentor Mom. 



Upcoming Cook's Night Out: 

Instead of cooking at home, take your family out for a bite to eat and support one of these groups from Bethany? Click on the restaurant name below to download the flyer for that date. Please present flyer to your server so that the group will get a percentage of the sale. 

  • Tuesday, March 14 @ Super Mex - support Mission Alaska
  • Tuesday, March 19 @ California Pizza Kitchen - support our LCMS Youth Gathering participants
  • Tuesday, April 2 @ Stacked - support Mission Alaska 


Lenten Soup Supper - Host Needed:

It's that time of year again...if any group is considering hosting a Soup Supper during the Lenten season, please contact Cindy Morrison ( ) in the church office. Available date is March 27. Thank you. 



Annual Golf Tournament:

The Brianna Esswein Memorial golf tourney is fast approaching! This will also be the 20th year that many of us have been running this event and participating in it, so the committee is excited for some new giveaways and happenings at the tourney! Fliers are out after services, will be available on the website, and at various other locations around the campus. We really want to fill the tourney this year, so get your teams together now. Cost remains at $125/golfer. We will again be offering those who wish to join us for the buffet dinner a chance to do so. Cost for that is $25. Please add that amount when you fill out the flier (see BELOW for link to the flier) for those who will be golfing. Date is Friday, March 22 at Lakewood Country Club. Shotgun start is 1:00PM for those golfing and 6:00PM for those joining us for the dinner and raffle. Should you have any questions, please contact Karl Fink! *Last date to register to be a golfer is Sunday, March 10th!



Youth Gathering Dinner & Auction

Enjoy an amazing dinner in a fun and exciting “Minnesota State Fair” environment; all while bidding on fun live and silent auction items. Proceeds will go towards supporting those attending the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Tickets cost $20 per person.

  • Sunday morning ticket sales will be March 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st in Hensley Square.
  • Weekday ticket sales can be made in both the church and school offices and upstairs in the Youth Office.
  • Purchasing a ticket online...If you wish to buy your auction event ticket(s) online, please click HERE



National Day of Prayer:

Join us on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00PM. We will gather to pray for our nation's leaders, our families, schools, judges, military,  and first responders. Pray also for this to be a community outreach, and for Chaplain Ayers as he prepares words for us to hear. 



Father Daughter Dance – Save the Date!

Be sure to save the date for the Annual Bethany Father Daughter Dance! The Father Daughter Dance will be on Saturday, May 4, from 5:00-7:00PM in Hensley Square. All ages of fathers and daughters are welcome!



Vacation Bible School 2019!

Our annual VBS program is set for June 24-28, 2019. With a Work Day planned for Saturday, June 22nd. Mark your calendars now; you won't want to miss it. Our theme will be announce soon, and it's going to be wild!



Save the Date – Raise A Glass:

We are excited to announce a new location for Raise A Glass 2019!  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 8, 12:30-4:30PM at the L.A. County Fire Museum in Bellflower.  Our event will start with a cocktail and appetizers in the Fire Museum, with time to check out the fire engines and equipment, including world famous Engine 51!  The party continues upstairs in a bright, open room ready for your silent auction/shopping pleasure to support our Student Success Program.  Questions about Student Success, contact Jill Moorman 562-307-6123 or




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