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Bethany men enjoy retreat in shadow of Mount St. Helen

About two-dozen men from Bethany Lutheran Church took part in a men's retreat May 3 through 5 at Anderson Lodge, which is in Southwest Washington in the shadow of Mount St. Helen.

Doug Olson and Dave Christensen took these photos, with Dave focusing on father/son duos as subjects. All reported that the feed was good, the scenery great and the company fantastic.

- Rachel Pritchett, office administrator

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Sunday schoolers get busy on garden

Swing by the Bethany garden out near the garage and you're in for quite a sight. Bethany Sunday schoolers, their teachers and adult volunteers have been hard at work clearing weeds, repairing the beds and adding dirt to the garden, which had fallen into disuse in recent years.

The garden will hold many lesson as about faith, food security and sustainability for our children. Thanks to all who are taking part in this effort.

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Work party cleans up in time for Easter

The rain held off on Saturday, April 6, as members of Bethany and the Church of Steadfast Love worked hard to clean up the groups on the sprawling Bethany compass. Crews picked up fallen limbs and tossed them into three waiting pickups trucks. They chopped back stubborn blackberry vines and dug up Scotch broom. After worship where Pastor Kristy Daniels of the Church of Steadfast Love preached, all enjoyed a terrific spaghetti dinner. The Church of Steadfast Love is part of the Compass Center of Seattle, which serves homeless people.

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Blessing of the Animals

Dogs, kids and, just pictures of, cats all were part of a Blessing of the Animals services on Oct. 4 at Bethany. The service was a reminder that all of us are trusted to take care of God's creatures.

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VBS at Bethany, 2018

Some 20 youngsters learned about heroes from the Bible and our own community during Vacation Bible School, taking place from July 9 through 12.

Youngsters raised $250 to give to the Bainbridge Island Fire Department and North Kitsap Fishline.

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Members of Bethany's FFF group of seniors visited the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

On Wednesday, April 18, FFF members enjoyed a wonderful lunch before being escorted through galleries on both floors by our own private docent, Luanne Croker.

Thanks to Luanne for her expertise, and also to FFF organizer Pat Sather.

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Bethany Celebrates Chinese New Year

More than 70 people and the local press attended Bethany's celebration of Chinese New Year, hosted by Dr. Franklin Chu and Bethany's FFF group of seniors on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Chu, who has pancreatic cancer, explained much about the Chinese calendar. He, wife Linnea, and mother Shirley, prepared a delicious meal for the festive gathering, compelte with pot stickers, almond cookies, nuts, tea and so much more.

The afternoon was wonderful, with friends and newcomers embracing in friendship with deep stories told of years of joy.

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Children's Christmas Program 2017

Here are some scenes from Bethany's Children's Christmas Program, "The ABCs of Christmas."

Trisha Siburg wrote and directed the program, which featured
about 25 young people. Here are some images.

Look for a video of the children singing under the top menu navigation "About" tab and dropping down to "Featured Video."

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Rachel Circle Advent gathering with Vinland Lutheran

We had a truly marvelous time Dec. 5 when Vinland Lutheran Church ladies visited with members of Rachel Circle here at Bethany. Bible study with Pastor Paul started the time, followed by soup lunch and a white-elephant gift exchange. Bethany looks forward to reciprocating the visit in June.

Here are some images of the event.

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Preschoolers parade on Halloween

Once again this Halloween, students from the Bethany Lutheran Church Preschool donned costumes and paraded through the Bethany premises, collecting stickers from proud parents and staff. The costumes were terrific.

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Boy Scouts Troop 1565 cleans up signage at Bethany

Boy Scouts Troop 1565 worked very hard on Saturday, Aug. 26, scrubbing down and rinsing down the big cement signs on the Bethany premises. Thanks boys, and thanks, too, to Scoutmaster Dan Miller for working with Bethany to accomplish this.


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Vacation Bible School 2017

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Men's Retreat May 2017

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Pictures of Bethany Members Visit to Namibia

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Bethany's Refugee Resettlement Variety Show

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Our New Sanctuary Roof

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Faith Advocacy Day 2017

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Christmas at Bethany 2016

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