Members and Friends of Bethany
Information for Members and Friends of Bethany which contains personal information, like names, phone numbers, addresses and birthdates can be found here. Our intent is to protect your personal information, while making it available to those who are a part of the Bethany community.
Ongoing information and reminders
Pulpit supply and notable services for the month of October and November:
October 20: Rev. Deb McGuire
October 27: Reformation Sunday - Rev. Deb McGuire
November 3: All Saint's/Rembrance Sunday - Rev. Dr. Garry Cox
November 10: Service of Healing and Reconciliation - Rev. Janet Bower
November 17: Rev. Deb McGuire
November 24: Rev. Deb McGuire
Pastoral Search Process:
The Bethany Session, with temporary Moderator Rev. Janet Bower and representatives from the Committee on Ministry of the SF Presbytery will will working to hire an interim pastor. We hope and expect for that person to be in place before the end of the year.
• Rev. Janet Bower will provide Pastoral Care for BPC, with assistance from Rev. InHo Kim and Rev. Robin Crawford, until an Interim Pastor is secured.
Rev. Bower’s contact info: 650-483-2136 (cell) and email@example.com
• Roberta Henry, our secretary, is in the office Tues. from 1-4 p.m., and Wed – Fri., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Are you interested in being a liturgist?
There is a 2019 sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway. If you are interested, but not able to do every Sunday in a given month, talk to Tamra Hollenbeck – we can find others to fill in!
Sign-ups for Audio/Visual Help
There is a sign-up sheet for people able help with the power point and for those who can work the soundboard. There were several trainings in the early summer for how to use the sound board, and we are looking for volunteers who have been trained to sign up for a Sunday or two so we can share the work with more than just a few! Please look for the sign-up sheet on the back table of the sanctuary. If you have any questions, please contact Tamra Hollenbeck or George Lynch. Thanks!!
Catholic Worker Hospitality House (the San Bruno Shelter)
Rina Ranahan is Bethany's representative to the San Bruno Shelter. Please call her at (650) 291-6979 if you are interested in serving on this committee. For a list of the Shelter's donation needs, click here.
For many years, one of the ways the Bethany Congregation has supported the San Bruno Catholic Worker and the Shelter at St. Bruno's Church in San Bruno is by providing meals on the second weekend of each month. Currently, we provide dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning on the second full weekend of the month. Chris Angeles and Steve Cady and Tamra Hollenbeck share the Friday night dinner duty by providing a full meal for about 12 people, Chris and Steve one month, and Tamra the next. Roxane Wales brings breakfast for that same group of people bright and early on Saturday mornings. If you would be interested in helping support the work of the shelter in this way, please contact Chris, Tamra, Roxane, or Rina, and we can provide more information about this project. Thanks!!
We want everyone to experience a warm welcome when they come to worship on Sunday mornings! Please consider being a “Greeter" for a month. Sign up sheet in the narthex, and see Kathy Quickert if you have any questions!
Coins for SafeHouse:
We are collecting coins for San Francisco SafeHouse. Kathleen Mitchell will put out the coin bottle on Sunday mornings, and she and Jorie Abbott will continue to roll the coins and send them off. So check your pockets and drop your change in the jar!
Worship Reflection sheets are available in the Narthex in the large wooden literature rack. If you have any comments about the worship service – music, liturgy, order, etc. – please write them down and put them in Worship Committee Chair Tamra Hollenbeck's mailbox in the hallway
Did you know that Bethany has our own YouTube Channel?
We do! There are actually two ways to share with your friends and family recordings of our lively activities here at Bethany. You can go to our website videos page, or directly to Bethany's YouTube Channel. See videos from Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Ceilis, and many other wonderful events! Remember to “like” and share your favorites!
Stamp Ministry Guidelines for Collecting Cancelled Stamps
Be sure to save your cancelled stamps for the Sunday School Stamp Ministry. Cancelled stamps can be given directly to Roxane Wales or put in her box in the hallway. Please click here to see a list of stamps requested!
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