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2009-12-06 December 6 Bulletin

Our Church Family

Please keep our family of the week, Joanne van Gyssel in your prayers.

Dear Bethel Church Family, our departure date of December 10th is fast approaching! We plan to spend two months in Tennessee with Mark’s family and then return to China the first week of February. It has been wonderful being among you for the past few months! You have welcomed, supported and encouraged us during our time here. We are truly blessed to be able to call you our brothers and sisters in the Lord! Thank you for your continuing love and support! If you would like to receive our newsletters, pick up a response card from the back table, fill it out and mail it in. Mark, Selina, Luke and Levi Patterson

Do remember our seniors and shut ins in prayer: Tilly Biel, Lea Dykstra, Wigger Meindersma, Theresa Salomons and Ruth Sluys.

Remember our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Next Sunday, December 13th

W continue the Advent theme “Who is Jesus?” with the claim that this infant child is the “Mighty God,” truly divine.  We also have the privilege of witnessing the baptism of Tori McKerrow, daughter of Steve and Carmen. In the afternoon we have our special Sunday School Christmas program at 4:00 p.m.

Christmas Program Practices:

It's that time of year again when we are working on putting together the annual Christmas Program. This year it will be on December 13th at 4:00 pm. It involves a wide range of church members, ranging in age from infants through goldens! Church school aged children are all asked to be there, if they have lines or not. If you have not received any information yet, please talk to your children’s church school teachers. We are having two practices -- one TODAY and one on December 13th, both are right after the morning services. Please do your best to attend!

Attention All Parents of Sunday School Children:

We are asking all parents of the Sunday School children to please take a dozen or two of baked goodies to be shared with the congregation after the Christmas Program on December 13th.

Seniors' club

Will NOT meet this coming week. We will get together for our Christmas Lunch social on Tuesday, December 15th between 11:00 & 11:30 a.m.

The Mr. and Mrs. Club

Meeting and Christmas social will be held on Saturday, December 12th at 2 p.m. at the home of Tom and Ginger Morin.

Council Christmas Dinner

We plan to meet as Full Council members and spouses on Wednesday, December 16th at 6:00 p.m. here at the church for a tasty and fun evening of Christmas celebration. Everything is organized so just come with good appetites and good humor.

Our next Cadet meeting

Will be on December 9th this will be our banana split night and also our last meeting before Christmas. Our next meeting will be on January 6th and the bottle drive will be on Jan.9 If anyone has bottles you need cleaned up please let any cadet counselor know and we will be happy to arrange for them to be picked up or if you are so inclined you may bring them to church and ay cadets or counselor’s would be happy to assist you in unloading them for you Cadets appreciate your support of this worthwhile cause.

Bethel Youth

Tuesday Nite Youth

Will meet on Tuesday, December 8th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Junior, Senior Youth & Young Adults

Keep Friday, December 18th open for a Hay Ride at Marvin & Jeanne Ebens’ home. The fun will start at 7:30 p.m. and you are asked to bring a snack to share with everyone. We will also be collecting food items for the Lacombe Food Bank. You can bring non-perishable or perishable items – they are all needed at this time of year. For more information call Marvin or Jeanne Ebens at 403-782-7872 or Phil Tenbrinke at 403-782-7951.


Central Alberta Christian High School’s Fall Debt Drive

Is underway. We would ask that you prayerfully consider to what extent you can support CACHS through this year’s drive. Please contact Wendy Barnes (Business Administrator) 403-782-4535 or Pete Walls (Board Treasurer) 403-588-0856 if you have any questions or need assistance. Your may also mail your donations directly to CACHS at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G7 Attn. Wendy Barnes.

CACHS Alumni Volleyball Tournament 

Have you ever wondered which former CACHS Men’s and Lady’s volleyball team was the best? Perhaps you’ll find out at the CACHS Alumni Tournament. Teams must consist of 75% alumni. Please spread the news to those alumni not living locally. For more information or to enter your men’s or lady’s team phone, Mel Brandsma, 782-1855 or Colleen VanderSchee, 885-4388. Deadline for registration is December 10, 2009

Sing Along:

On December 15th - 3:00 p.m. at First CRC in Red Deer, 16 McVicar Street, there will be a Dutch/Afrikaans Christmas Carol Sing. A free will offering goes to the Salvation Army. Dr. Hielema will be officiating.