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Baptism & Confirmation

Here is a look at what is happening this weekend and beyond at Bethany.


Confirmation Exploration
A terrific group of 8th – 12th graders have been meeting with Pastor Erin to discuss BIG questions about faith and more as they prepared for baptism and confirmation. Please come this Sunday to witness confirmation and baptism! There will be NO Saturday worship service on June 1 so that we might all celebrate our confirmands together. We welcome the following young people into God’s family and our Bethany family through baptism and confirmation: Allie, Charlotte, Sam, and Stephanie. They are an amazing group of young people. Please celebrate with them after the service and get to know them!

Transition Team Seeks Your Comments
As we live in this time of change and growth, the Transition Team invites Bethanians to share comments about our current and future life together. While the Transition Team might share suggestions and comments received with the congregational council or the community, this will be done anonymously. Comments and suggestions can be emailed by clicking this email address: 

As we live in this time of change and growth, the Transition Team invites Bethanians to share comments about our current and future life as a faith community. After worship on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, the Transition Team invites you to meet with members of the team to fill out a survey on the current state of Bethany and to ask questions about the transition process. Information tables will be set up in the Fellowship Hall. Two additional opportunities will occur after worship on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14. If you cannot attend any of these events, please get in touch with Debbie to get a copy of the survey.

Christian Nationalism: A Threat to the Gospel and Democracy
Plan now to come to worship on Sunday, June 9 when our guest pastor will be the Rev. Dr. Rick Rouse. In addition to preaching during the service, Rev. Rouse will lead an adult forum after the service. The forum will explore the phenomena that is sweeping the country known as White Christian Nationalism and discover why it threatens both our democracy and the future of the Christian Witness in the United States. We will also unpack the myth that America was founded as a Christian nation. Rev. Rouse is the author of The World is About to Turn: Mending a Nation’s Broken Faith (2020), and A Journey Called Hope: Today’s Immigrant Stories and the American Dream (August 2024 release date).


Altar Flowers: The altar flowers this weekend are provided by Alice and Bruce McCain in honor of Bruce's and Ian's birthdays.

Thank You to this weekend’s Worship Assistants:
          Altar Duty: Barbara Swartling
          Saturday 5:00pm – Greeter/Usher: Charlene Selvar; Lay Reader: Rachel Pritchett; Hospitality Host: Carol Fenner
          Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: Barbara & David Swartling; Lay Reader: Doug Dudgeon; Communion Assistant: Doug Dudgeon; Hospitality Hosts:            Our Confirmands!              

Next Weekend’s Worship Assistants:
          Altar Duty: Kathy Dudgeon
          Saturday 5:00pm – Greeter/Usher: Dick Coar; Lay Reader: Gail Christensen; Hospitality Host: Marlene & Al Orwiler
          Sunday 10:00am – Greeters/Ushers: Alice & Bruce McCain; Lay Reader: Benay Nordby; Communion Assistant: Vicki Browning; Hospitality Hosts:                    Kristi Sutton & Vicki Browning