A Service of Thanksgiving 2016

There is only one service on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, November 27th.  Please join us at 9:30 for a fellowship time.  If you have any leftover baked goods from Thanksgiving day, bring them to share.  The service will start at 10am.  There will only be childcare for infants through preschool aged children.  There will be children’s bulletins with activities for school-aged children available.

Christmas Choir Practice This Week

The Christmas choir will start practicing on Monday, November 28th at 7pm in the choir room.  You are encouraged to participate: adults, teens & college students. The choir will sing during the services on both December 18th and Christmas Eve.  Even if you can only sing in one of the services, please join us for rehearsal Monday night.  Questions?  Need more information?  Contact Linda Crispel at 539-6646 or LRCrispy@frontiernet.net.

Family Connect ~ Friday, October 21

If you have children 10 and under, please join other families this Friday for pizza and discussion. This Family Connect we will be discussing “Baptism and Communion for Children”.

We will study the meaning of both baptism and communion and how to know when our kids are ready for both. Surprisingly, this is a topic that not many Christian parents have with their children. Pastor Santosh and Felicia will share about how they discuss spiritual matters with their children.

Cost is $10/family for the meal.

We meet Friday October 21 – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Fellowship Room (church basement area). RSVP required by Wednesday, October 19.

New to BG / Membership Class

Sunday October 234:30pm – Ministry Center

If you are new to Bethel Grove and are interested in being a member or simply want more information on what Bethel Grove is all about, please join Pastors Eric and Santosh this Sunday at 4:30pm in the Ministry Center (brown building).

Our time will include the history of the church, vision and values and what being a member of Bethel Grove looks like. Please RSVP to bg@bg.org if you plan to attend.

 

New To BG?

Need some information about what happens around Bethel Grove on Sunday morning?  Check out our children and youth programs.  Most of our Adult Education classes will start on September 11th.  We hope you’ll visit and come back week after week so we can get to know you.

 

 

Our New Vision Statement

“To train up followers of Jesus Christ to go into the world and serve.”

For the first three Sundays in September, our Pastors will be preaching on BG’s new vision statement.  Many of BG’s small groups are working through questions provided by Pastor Ninan as well.

Welcome Students!

Are you a new student looking to get connected at BG?  We offer bus transportation from both Ithaca College and Cornell and you will find a list of on campus groups, information about international student ministry and a list of faculty and staff contacts.  Go to our campus page for the information you need.

Living as World Changers

Our Summer Sermon Series is entitled — Living as World Changers. It sounds somewhat ominous and even a bit staggering as we consider what is involved in seeing change occur at this level.  However, for this summer, let’s define “World” in our title not as referring to the earth and all 74 billion people inhabiting it.  Rather, let’s define it as that subset of the earth’s population in which you live, have influence, are influenced, and experience community.  This is what I refer to as your corner of the world:  where your life takes place.  Perhaps this redefinition does little to assuage those ominous feelings that arise when you consider bringing change into your world.  However, this is exactly what we are called by God to do.

Each Sunday we will examine a text from Romans 12-15 to better understand how we are called to live in and interact with the world where God has placed us.  As we live out the Gospel in the midst of our corner of the world, lives will be changed — thus, the series title.  As we’ve closed out our BELIEVE Series, we have been considering the Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23.  What I hope to do over the summer is discover practical ways we can offer these fruit to a parched and searching world.                                                                           ~Pastor Eric Hause

Myers Point Baptisms 2016

We will once again join together for a Service of Baptisms at Myer’s Point in Lansing, NY.  There will be a time of sharing of testimonies, the baptisms in Cayuga Lake, followed by a dish to pass celebration!  This event will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 4pm.  Please bring a dish to pass.  If you are interested in being baptized in September, please contact Pastor Eric Hause (eric@bg.org) or Pastor Santosh Ninan (santosh@bg.org).