Sunday, December 9, 2018

Snow cancellation

Today is my last Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church. As much as i would love to see everyone, I would feel terrible if they injured themselves or damaged vehicles, battling the snow to come to church. So all services are cancelled today. Two deacons have already reminded me that on the weekend that I interviewed with the pastor search committee, it snowed so much that I had to spend the night at a deacon's house. And the weekend that I leave, it snows like this. How fitting. I will miss everyone at Bethel, but will definitely stay in touch. Yesterday's exchange of vows was beautiful--we will post pictures soon. Please pray for Christina and me as we finish packing and prepare for the move, which will be on Tuesday. Many blessings.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Our Pastor is Such a Chicken!

The children at Bethel challenged the members to donate 50 shoeboxes to Samaritan's Purse.  If the church could donate that many boxes, Pastor Greg agreed to dress like a chicken, announce the end of Sunday school by going through the hallways clucking.

Challenge accepted!

Look what happened!

Thanks to everyone at Bethel who made history, and thanks to our kids for this amazing challenge.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Youth Sunday 2018

We are so proud of our youth at Bethel!  What a wonderful job each one did, leading us in worship on Youth Sunday, October 27!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Homecoming and Revival Services

What a wonderful time we had, October 17-20!  On the morning of October 17, Rev. Bill LaWall preached our Homecoming service, and we had a meal following worship.  Then, the evenings of October 17-24, Rev. Anthony Clore led us in worship and brought the message each night.  Still walking on clouds from our week of revival!

Anthony Clore and Christina Dobmeier leading worship

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ordination to the Deacon Ministry

On October 30, Bethel was pleased to ordain Sarah Crump and Brandy DeGraw to the deacon ministry.  We pray God's blessings on them as they receive this mantle of servant-leadership.

Photo Credit: Barbara Bird

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dan River Baptist Association - Fall Youth Event

Here are some pics of our youth at the Dan River Baptist Association fall youth event.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Harvest Day

The Bethel community really came out to help our church this past weekend!  Thank you to all who made Harvest Day possible, through donations, purchases, volunteering, lots of eating, and lots of fun!  You helped raise over $3,000 toward the repair of water damage to the church's foundation.  What a blessing this community is!