The United Way will hold its annual Back to School Fair on August 6th at Oshkosh North High. According to their press release, the committee organizing this event aims to serve over 1000 families, so the need is real.

The United Way is requesting that we hold a "Christmas in July" event starting June 20th. They would like donations of clothing and cash:

  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Gift cards
  • Cash

The committee will supply us with gift tags for the Christmas tree. Look for them soon.

Chicken and Pig

Mark your calendars: the annual Bethany Chicken and Ribs Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 19th. Details and sign-up sheets to come.

Bethany's Boards and Committees took July off. The Search Committee will meet on July 27th, and are hoping to finish the congregational profile. See the calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Pastor's Report

Visits:                     7
Meetings:                2
Worship Services:    4

I will be on vacation the weeks of July 26th and August 2nd. We'll have pulpit supply on August 2nd.

We have a new date for our summer sale! We're planning on August 22nd, from 8:00-4:00. The sale will be held indoors, which means that we'll need some help moving pews and setting out tables after worship on Sunday, August 15th.

We'll still need volunteers to cover two-hour shifts throughout the day of the sale, and for lots of help at the end to pack up whatever's left over and clean up the church. And we still need (or want) your stuff! Bring in any high-quality second-hand items you're willing to donate over the next couple of weeks. We'll price them ahead of time and get them set out for sale.

Don't forget the bake sale! We'll need donations of fresh-baked items to sell.