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:
- Hygiene supplies
- Gift cards
The committee will supply us with gift tags for the Christmas tree. Look for them soon.
The annual Bethany Chicken and Ribs Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 19th, serving from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Tickets are $11.00 for adults, and still just $5.00 for children.
We'll need lots of help to pull this off, of course, so clear your calendar, get ready to hitch up the wagons, and thank you in advance!
September 13th is shaping up to be a busy Sunday. We will welcome back our Sunday School students with a cookout after worship. Worship will include the Mel Albright Polka Band once again. Pastor Dan promises he won't try to dance this year.
It's going to be loads of fun, and we hope you can make it!
We have been meeting throughout August to finalize the church profile. We hope to submit it to the Conference for review no later than September 1st.
Board of Administration
Met on August 19th.
Completed work: The church roof has been inspected, and seems okay. The boiler has been fixed, and is holding pressure.
To do: We'll have the narthex and fellowship area carpet cleaned after the Chicken & Ribs dinner. It needs it. There will be a fall clean-up day in October sometime. We're working on getting second bids for snowplowing for the coming season. The outside faucet in the back of the church needs to be replaced, as does the service sink faucet in the boiler room. Men with large wrenches welcome.
Projects: The Bethany Little Free Library has been created. It needs shingles and a coat of paint, and it's ready to go. When we have it up, we'll take a flyer around to introduce it to the neighbors and invite them to a organizational meeting for a neighborhood association.
Board of Christian Ed
Met on August 23rd. We have a Sparkhouse Curriculum used in the past that looks suitable for reuse. Confirmation is going fine so far.
Worship Services: 2, plus attending VBS worship at Wesley