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Join us on Ash Wednesday, March 5, for a traditional service of confession and imposition of ashes. We will gather for a light dinner of soup and bread at 6:00 pm; the service begins at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. For all services during Lent and Holy Week, download our Lent 2014 brochure.
Bethel is supporting the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) in 2014 with an emphasis on donation of low-sugar cereals. We have set a goal of donating 365 boxes of cereal during 2014–and are off to an astonishing start! For the month of February we collected 63 boxes–more than double the pace of one box a day over the whole year to meet the goal. Combined with the 32 boxes we donated in January, our year-to-date total is already 95 boxes. We extend a sincere “thank you” not only to Bethel-ites but also to Children’s International School, which uses our building on weekdays, for donating so generously.
Over one-third of those in need whom AFAC serves are children, and a nutritious breakfast is vital for children to succeed in school. We invite anyone to help us help those in need. Donation boxes are just inside the church’s entrance each Sunday morning, and are located outside the church office weekdays.
Join us Saturday, March 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for an evening of fun and fellowship for all ages centered around the theme of St. Patrick’s Day and the “luck o’ the Irish.” Children will search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and enjoy other activities. Bethel Game Nights are always a delight to all!
Our Wednesday evening study group on theology world views continues until Lent. We all view the world through our own understanding of God, Christ, the Spirit, humanity and end times. There are five basic understandings of theology through which we see the world. Join us Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the library February 26 for this series.
Bethel had set a goal of donating 1,500 pounds of groceries to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) during 2013–and we are proud to announce we met the goal. AFAC aids Arlingtonians in need by providing supplemental, nutritious food. AFAC currently distributes groceries to over 1,500 families every week. Over one-third of recipients are children.
Bethel helped found Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH), a school in Uganda, nearly two decades ago. AAH Director John Wanda will be our guest preacher at our 10 a.m. Worship Sunday, January 12, to update us on the impressive progress that has occurred. All are welcome to this special service.
The Christmas season is hard for many of us. For people burdened by grief, broken relationships, loneliness, financial hardship, chaos and stress, it can be difficult to find joy in the lights, music, and celebrations of the Christmas season. You are not alone. Join us at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 21st, the longest night of the year, for a service of pain and remembrance, comfort and hope.
Join us for a candlelight service of carols and lessons as we contemplate the birth of Jesus 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 24th. Fellowship with cookies and cider immediately follows the service. Those looking for a Christmas Eve service and members’ relatives visiting for the holidays are all warmly welcomed.
Bethel is strong supporter of the Arlington Food Assistance Center, which provides groceries for our neighbors in need. Throughout the year, members and friends donate needed nonperishable food items, and we are close to meeting our 2013 goal of donating 1,500 pounds of food. Please help us during this season of giving. Donation baskets are in the church entrance on Sunday mornings and outside the church office weekdays. Monetary donations are also gratefully encouraged.
Please join Bethel on Saturday, December 14th at 4:00 p.m. at Mary Marshall House for Christmas Caroling in honor of Robert Woosley. Sign up is located in the church lobby and if you are able, please bring cookies to share with Mary Marshall residents.
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