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2015-11-08 November 8 Bulletin


Please remember our church family in your daily prayers, at mealtimes and during your personal devotions. Continue to remember those young and old with ongoing physical, spiritual, and emotional struggles.

Do remember those who are unable to worship regularly with us: please keep Jenny Bajema, Albert & Tilly Biel, Klaas Boskers, Gerry Doornenbal, Lea Dykstra, Lillian Mercier, Ernie Stebner and Grace Vander Veen in your prayers.

Pray for our missionaries around the world.

Bethel News

Second Service Questionnaire: These papers are due today. 

Please take the time to fill it out and return it to your District Elder or place it in the Clerk’s mailbox. Council appreciates your input as it discusses these matters and seeks to encourage everyone in growing in faith together.

Bethel GEMS 

are doing a Dutch cheese fundraiser again this year. The order forms are in your church mailboxes and can be returned to Gaylene Tenbrinke today, November 8th. Our sincere apologies for the late notice and thank you for your support!

The next WE event will take place on Sunday, November 22nd 

at 4:00 p.m. This Sunday’s event is “Expectations”. We will explore what it means to wait with expectation for Jesus, the Son of God and son of David, who will bring in God’s eternal kingdom. We will end the event with a potluck soup and bun supper.

The Worship Ministry Leadership team 

asks for your help to decorate! This year as part of our "Coming Home" Advent theme, we are asking the congregation to bring in one tree ornament (either per family or per person) from your own collection at home for us to borrow! Then, as you come into church on Sunday, November 29th, hang them on the big Christmas tree in the front of the sanctuary. Please don't bring in glass ornaments as the tree is often looked at and we don't want anything to break. The ornaments will be returned at the end of the Christmas season. Thanks for your help!!

From the General Administration Leadership team:

Just a reminder that the area in front of the Fire Exit door in the Fellowship hall must be kept clear. This means no tables or chairs should be stored in this area. The foosball table is near this area but can be moved quickly if needed. The rectangular tables should be stacked against the North wall under the GEMS banner and the chairs should be stacked between the tables and the piano. The brown plastic chairs should be stacked on the stage. Thank you from the GALT!


On Tuesday, November 10th, Tuesday Nite youth will be putting shoe boxes together for Operation Christmas Child. All the students and leaders are going to bring stuff to fill the boxes. We would like to ask you to help out and provide some items so we can reach our goal of 30 shoe boxes. This is a great opportunity for you to be part of Operation Christmas Child. There will be a box under the mail boxes for your donations. Donation ideas: short sleeve t shirts (no text or pictures is best) socks, small toys, good quality pens. Pencils crayons, sharpeners, tooth brush in a case, bar of soap in a case and hair accessories. NO FOOD PRODUCTS INCLUDING CANDY!! Have fun picking things out for children who would not otherwise get gifts. If you have new Christmas cards or shoe boxes that would be great too. We also need to cover the $7 cost of shipping each box. Cash donations to cover this expense will be gratefully accepted! We look forward to letting you know how may shoe boxes we can put together.

Coffee Break and Story Hour: 

due to Remembrance Day holiday there will be NO coffee Break

and Story Hour this week. We will start up again next week with a new study, Fruits of the Spirit.

Book Club: 

Ladies, our monthly meeting is coming up again. We are reading and discussing "The Fight For Our Lives". Meeting is on November 12th, at 7:30 pm. at the home of Margaret Roolker. See you there!

Plan to Protect® 

I’m very happy to report that 53 people have attended the 3 Orientation Training classes that were offered over the month of October. There are still a number of volunteers who need to attend a meeting so I will continue with hosting them. Due to my work schedule, I will not be having multiple classes/month but one per month in November and in January. Wednesday, November 25th at 7 p.m. is the next class and the signup sheet is on the table in the foyer. Hope to see you then. Dana van Gyssel

Anyone volunteering here at Bethel needs to have their criminal record check completed. As of now only 1/3 of all volunteers have completed their reports. I’m hoping to have these done by the end of the year. To those who have handed them in quickly, I thank you. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dana as soon as possible.

Still looking for a few child/youth registration/consent forms. If you have lost yours please let me know. Dana


Tuesday Nite Youth 

will meet on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

There will be a Fund raiser

moving chickens on Wednesday, November 11th at the Van Stryland farm. The day will start at 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.


Introducing the Gerry Segger Heritage Collection at The King’s University. This is an archives and research collection whose mission is to collect, preserve, and share historical materials related to the Dutch-Canadian experience, to the traditions of Dutch and German Reformed Christianity in Canada, and to the institutional history of King’s. Boxes of old documents, letters, and photos may not have much apparent value, but they are invaluable for future historians and for preserving the memory of past generations. If any members of Bethel have materials that might be appropriate for preservation, please feel free to contact Bonita Schalk Bjornson, Archivist at 780-465-3500, ext. 8054 or email at bonita.bjornson@kingsu.ca for more information.


Neighbourhood Life's

discipleship training continues this Sunday, November 8th at 7 p.m. at Wolfcreek Community Church. The focus will be on the creative disciplines that anyone can use in their neighbourhood to help open doors in which we can see God at work. Imagine the impact your neighbourhood can have on the greater community. Hear the stories that help cast the vision of what is possible in our own backyard. Join us! For more info text/call 403-505-9897.

The Central Alberta Christian High School

is seeking an enthusiastic, organized and well connected individual to promote our school. If you are interested in becoming our new Development Director and would like a detailed job description, visit our website at www.cachs.ca. This position is 8 hours per week, preferably spread over 2 days. Send resume or further inquiries to either Dean Den Oudsten (ddenoudsten@gmail.com) or Mel Brandsma (mbrandsma@cachs.ca).

Central Alberta Christian High School 

is having their annual fall drive from November 8th to December 13th. You should be receiving an information sheet today and you will be contacted by phone by a canvasser in your area. If you are not contacted please call Wendy at the school at 403-782-4535 or you may send your donation directly to the school at 22 Eagle Road, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1G7, Attention: Wendy Barnes. Please consider this fall drive prayerfully. Thank you!

Please join us at the Red Deer & District Pro-Life Annual General Meeting 

On Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7 pm at Liberty Christian Assembly, 6315 Horn Street, east of Taylor Drive, Red Deer. Hear Guest Speaker : Denise Mountenay, Founder/President of "Canada Silent No More" and Author of “Forgiven of Murder…a True Story” about her abortions. Free refreshments to follow. Denise has experienced the lies and harm of legal abortions. Her passionate message encourages and inspires to change hearts and minds and ultimately to bring value and honor to motherhood and all humanity, giving God the Glory. For more information see http://www.denisemountenay.ca/ or http://canadasilentnomore.com/the-team/2015/01/25/denise-mountenay/

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