Our Vision:

PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL, LIVE LIKE JESUS, SEEK THE SPIRIT

As a body of Christ which gathers here at Bethel we believe that: God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as a community of grace, joy, and peace, so that God’s healing and hope flow through us to the world

THE BETHEL MENNO-NOTES      Vol. 31, No. 16 - April 18, 2021

Church Council Series Of Meetings

Church Council continues to hold a series of meetings about the vision and mission of our church and how it relates to all areas of our church life; Worship, Sunday School/Small Group, Missions, Staffing, and our Building. These meetings will help us decide the future direction of our congregational life together. The council would like to invite interested people to attend these meetings to give input and hear the discussion. As we continue our discernment process on the sustainability of Bethel Church, the third of these meetings will be held, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. where we will discuss our “Missions” together. The fourth of these meetings will be held, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. where we will discuss our “Staffing” together. We will observe social distancing and other measures to assure safety for all attendees.

Mennonite Central Committee News

MCC dignity kit informational webinar, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. Yes, MCC has a new kit that has been in development for years and now we’re ready to teach you how to help us bring dignity to young women around the world! The dignity kit includes hygiene items and a reusable menstruation pad system. Join Kate Mast for this webinar to learn about the kit and how to sew the base units for the reusable system. Email katemast@mcc.org for the zoom link.

Responding to disaster: MCC's response to hurricanes Eta & Iota webinar April 21 & 22 at 7:00 p.m. MCC is pleased to bring you, via zoom, the people and stories directly impacted by this disaster response that you generously supported. Register here for this two night webinar to hear directly from MCC partner organizations and church partners in Honduras and Nicaragua. They will share about MCC’s disaster response as well as how climate change impacts migration and poverty in Central America.

Delegates Are Needed 

Volunteers are needed to become delegates from Bethel Church for the 2021 Central Plains Mennonite Conference. Youth and adult delegates are also needed for the 2021 Mennonite Church USA Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. If you are interested in representing our congregation at either of these conferences, call the church office at 427-3075.

In conversation with the Board and Staff, Central Plains Mennonite Conference Annual Meeting Task Group has decided that this years CPMC Annual Meeting will take place in a virtual format on June 18 & 19, culminating in a conference-wide worship service on June 20. More information can be found on our website as it becomes available at: centralplainsmc.org/annual-meeting-2021

Mennonite Church USA - The 2021 Delegate Assembly will be a shortened virtual event with a limited agenda. Whether you travel to Cincinnati or connect from the comfort of your own home, we hope to see you participate in the delegate process. We will still host our Delegate Assembly July 10, 1:00-3:30 p.m. EDT. The Delegate Assembly is your opportunity to not only speak to the establishment of general policies and the development of programs to carry out those policies, but it is also an opportunity for you to connect with and listen to the various members in our great and diverse denomination.

Mennonite Mission Network News

Mennonite Mission Network requests prayer for a two-day Sent Network conference. Pray that all who participate in this virtual church-planting summit will be inspired, energized, and given the tools necessary for encouraging the growth of Jesus’ church.

Church Family / News & Notes

Congratulations! Kyra Jane was born on April 9 to Nik & Cady K. We extend best wishes to big brother Emmett, grandparents Kevin & Loretta K and great grandparents Loyal & Bertha K.

Do you have a graduate in your family this spring? The church office would like the names of anyone graduating from high school and college. These people will be listed in an upcoming Menno-Notes.

Bethel Mennonite Church is currently underfunded by $8,500 at the end of March.

Trustees are looking for a fridge that someone is not using, for the fireside room. It is a smaller fridge, 64 3/4 inches high by 30 1/2 inches wide or smaller. For more information, contact a Trustee.

You are invited to continue Bethel’s mission by helping tie quilts, and put together school, health, and infant kits on Tuesday, April 27 anytime from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Week ending April 11:  Attendance  53

Total offering     Earmarked offering     Budget offering 

     $965.50      -              -0-              =       $965.50

Church Secretary Office Hours: Monday-Thursday ~ 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.