Katie Drovdahl's story
Bethany was the first church we visited after moving here a year and a half ago. We visited because we knew it was an inclusive community that focused on social justice and serving others. We walked through the doors that first Sunday and instantly felt warmly welcomed.
Since then, our children have made deep connections through Sunday School during the year and Vacation Bible School in the summer. They love that they get to see some of their teachers from Bethany Lutheran Preschool at church on Sundays. Most importantly, Bethany is a place where they feel known and loved.
As parents, Mark and I feel supported and welcomed here. The inter-generational community at Bethany brings a richness to our lives that we value. Through the Rachel's Circle bible study and the Men's Retreat, we have both been thankful for the opportunities we have had to connect with others who have walked this road before us and are willing to speak their truth and wisdom into our lives.
Bethany has provided our family with opportunities to connect, serve and learn. Our time here has deepened our faith and helped us to feel more rooted on Bainbridge Island.
For our family, Bethany feels like home.