At the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ held earlier this month in Baltimore, Rev. Jean Doane was appointed to serve on the board of directors for the Common Global Ministries Board (CGMB). CGMB is a joint ministry between the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ denominations. The news was shared with Jean by Rev. Jim Moos, Executive Minister, UCC Wider Church Ministries and Co-Executive, Global Ministries...
Come meet with Bethel’s Social Justice Advocacy Team on Sunday, July 23, 11:30-12:30 in the Narthex Room to help plan this fall’s Social Justice Forums. Past forums have provided information on homelessness, affordable housing, the 2016 ballot measures, The New Jim Crow, and immigration. So far, suggested topics for our fall forums include health care, disability discrimination, housing/evictions, sexual assault prevention, and Israel/Palestine.
Bethel's Rummage Sale
Bethel’s Rummage Sale this year will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7. As in the past, proceeds from this sale will benefit our music program. Donated items may be brought to the church Monday and Tuesday, (October 2 and 3) between the hours of NOON and 8 PM. If you need assistance with your donations, please contact George Patch at email@example.com or (503) 625-0910.
PLEASE NOTE: The Monday and Tuesday hours are a departure from previous years. Volunteers will start working at noon, rather than 9 AM, so that donations can be received later in the evening. We are hoping that the later evening hours (to accommodate those working during the day) will also mean more volunteers to help with this enormous undertaking of sorting and pricing, or to help during the actual sale, on Friday and Saturday. Last year during the sale, at times, we were swamped with customers and there weren’t enough workers (critical to the success of the rummage sale).
If you can volunteer for any amount of time, please contact our volunteer coordinators, Carolyn Rundorff at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy Thoma at email@example.com. Thank you for your contributions to Bethel’s Music Program!