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FFF group takes sojourn to western Africa

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Good morning, all,

It's a packed week at Bethany with a blood drive taking place today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesday, we have Men's Bible Study at 8 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

Then on Wednesday, we have FFF, where a record 32 people have signed up so far. Jim Rohrscheib and David Swartling will recount their recent trip to some of the countries on the Atlantic side of Africa. Don't miss this. Above are some images from The Gambia, taken by Rohrscheib.

See you then,

Rachel Pritchett, office administrator

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Peter Beckman, longtime college-religion professor, dies

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The Rev. Dr. Peter Peckman, 93, member of Bethany, passed away Thursday at his home, with his two daughters, Megan and Laura, in attendance. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Bethany, with a reception to follow. Beckman spent many years as a religion instructor at Augustana College of Rock Island, Ill. He support many causes including Compass Housing Alliance and Lutheran Community Services Northwest. His wife, Lydia, died in 2015.

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