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<ul><li><p>Sunday Morning Worship Schedule 8:00 am Traditional Service </p><p>9:15 Sunday School 10:30 Contemporary Service (child care provided) </p><p>FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT March 2018 </p><p> Budgeted Actual Difference Income $ 110,734 $ 118,241 $7,507 Expenses $ 110,566 $ 112,646 $ (2,080) </p><p>VBS Volunteers Needed!! </p><p>We need your help to make Vacation Bible School a success! VBS 2018 will be held Monday, July 9 -13. Your time and talents are in demand! Give as much time as you can...come for one night or all fie. Visit the Welcome Counter to learn about all volunteer opportunities and to sign-up today. Whether you are crafty, like fun and games, enjoy food or puppets, we can find the right job for you! All volunteers or prospective volunteers are invited to our next planning meeting on Monday, April 30th at 7 pm in the Library. This year's theme is GAME ON! Kids will grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments! As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, our players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. </p><p>Missionary Corner CEF Good News Day Camps </p><p> PRAISE for Jerusha McCarthy, Regina Miller, Elizabeth Smallwood, and Mackenzie Werez, who will be serving as summer missionaries this year. PRAY for these young women to rely on the Holy Spirit to produce His good fruit in their lives as they work with campers. Pray for good health. PRAY for many campers to attend camp to come to know Jesus ans Savior and grow in Him. Pray for safety. PRAY for Shelley Hikes as she directs this summer outreach. </p><p>Attention 2017 - 2018 High School &amp; College Graduates </p><p> If you graduated last fall or will be graduating this Spring from </p><p>high school or college and have not let the office know, please contact us today! We invite all graduates to join us for a special </p><p>recognition service on Sunday, May 27th. </p><p>For students interested in attending Twin Pines Summer Camp, information and registration forms are now </p><p>available by contacting Bette Jo Long at 570-345-2149. </p><p> Welcome to The Story!!! This is an experience that has a specific goal of transforming average people into devoted Bible readers. This journey will help individuals improve their personal Bible literacy, equip parents to be spiritual leaders of their children as families learn together from aligned Story books designed for every age group, as well as the whole church growing in unity. Want to know more? Stay tuned for.. </p><p>Calling All Older Adults! Senior Group Forming at Former Police Barracks </p><p> A group for older adults is forming in Wayne Township and we want you to be part of it! This free group is for any senior age 50+ who wants to stay connected to their community and socially active! It will meet at the newly renovated property at 23 Meadowbrook Drive, the site of the former state police barracks. Want to learn more? If this group sounds like something that might interest you, you are invited to a special, free COMMUNITY IDEA EXCHANGE on Wednesday, May 16, at 2:00 pm OR 6:00 pm at Friedensburg Country Restaurant Banquet Hall, 1305 Long Run Road. Please note there are two sessions. You can attend at 2:00 pm OR 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served! Please call 570-739-2241 to register for one of the sessions. We want to hear your ideas for how to make this group a success for seniors living in Wayne Township and beyond! </p><p>Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. </p><p>- Proverbs 3:5,6 (GNTD) </p></li><li><p>Under [Christs] direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so </p><p>that the whole body healthy and growing and full of love. </p><p>Crochet Circle on May 14th &amp; 28th at the home of Cheryl Bender. </p><p> Ladies Monthly Breakfast All women are welcome, no need to sign-up! </p><p>Saturday, May 5th at 9 am at Blue Mountain Family Restaurant, Shartlesville. Questions? Lisa at 484-294-6765. </p><p>Join us for fun fellowship and delicious food at the Market Square Coffee House, 118 W Market St, Orwigsburg on Saturday, May 19th at 11ish am. Breakfast and lunch are </p><p>available. For more information, call Cherie at 570-292-6917. </p><p> Mens Monthly Breakfast, Saturday, May 12 th at 8 am at Friedensburg Country </p><p>Restaurant. </p><p>Bethesda Youth Ministries Students in 5th thru 12th grade </p><p>May Events May 6th - Combined BYM Meeting May 13th - No BYM Happy Mothers Day May 20th - Car Show Work Night May 26th - Craft &amp; Vendor/Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show May 27th - No BYM - Have a great summer!! For more information or to sign-up for an event, please visit the bulletin board in the downstairs hallway. Questions? </p><p>Contact Pastor Stewart at 570-789-4952 or Dawn Koch at 570-691-6457. </p><p>JOY Movie Night Saturday, May 12th at 6 pm </p><p>in the Library </p><p>Join us for a fun movie night with ice cream sundaes for dessert! Please bring your favorite topping or a drink to share. </p><p>Questions? Call Linda Bollinger at 570-739-4580. </p><p>Mondays 7:00 to 8:00 pm Bethesda @ the Corner </p><p> May 7 - Where Is God When Life Turns Tough May 14 - In the News May 21 - God and Gays May 28 - Exploring Teen Suicide </p><p>Reedsville Cemetery Association The Cemetery trustees are encouraging families or individuals to consider the purchase of burial lots to alleviate placing this responsibility on your descendants. Present lot prices are $175 for members and $350 for non-members. For more information, please see any of the cemetery trustees: Rod Betz, Wayne Blankenhorn, Bob Degler, Glen Heisler, Steve Luckenbill, or Alan Woomert. </p><p>May 6th &amp; 27th 1:30 - 3:30 pm in the Library </p><p>GriefShare is a support group for those who have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend. Video vignettes, group discussion, personal study, and reflection are part of healing. Call Paul at 570-294-0778 for more information. </p><p>Tuesdays @ the Corner 6:30 to 8:00 pm </p><p>Celebrate Recovery is designed to help those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process. The program is based on eight principles from the Beatitudes and the Twelve Steps (i.e. AA) and their biblical comparisons. A limitless number of issues can be dealt with through the program such as chemical addictions, overspending; anger; overeating; need to control; fear/anxiety and more! For more information, please call the church office. </p><p>Spring Cleaning Time: Decluttering our Spiritual Closets </p><p>Ladies Spring Fellowship </p><p>Sunday, May 20th - 6 to 8 pm - in the Common Ground </p><p>Just like the hidden places of our homes, our hearts and minds often get cluttered and weighed down. From pride, to resentment, to past hurts, we shove these things aside, but all the while feel their nagging presence in our lives. Knowing we all have some soul stuff that can use some decluttering, please join us as we tackle our spiritual junk drawers and closets. After all, cleaning is always more fun with a friend! For questions or more information, please contact Janet Stoyer at 570-573-9997. </p></li><li><p>The Leaders of the Ministry Council Our Ministry Council consists of the following officers, </p><p>commission leaders, and members-at-large: </p><p> Officers: President: Curt Behler Vice-President: Mark Hoover Secretary: Tim DeLay Lay Delegate: Jim Martin Alternate Lay Delegate: Marty Stoyer, Jr. Financial Secretary: Cheryl Bender Commission Chairs: Outreach: Jeff Hughes Integration: Michelle Canfield Discipleship: Steve Minnich Missions Assistant: Bill Mills Church Life: Joseph Powell Operations: Steve Babb </p><p>Ministry Point People Quick Reference Guide Benevolence: Pastor Mark Celebrate Recovery: Norma Minnich Child Care Coordinator: Pastor Stewart Childrens Ministries: Lynn Koch Choir: Kim Stoudt Learning Opportunities: Joseph Powell &amp; Pastors Counseling Referrals: See Pastors Custodial Issues: Roxanne Seltzer Decorating: Jody Stine Denominational Relations: Pastor Jeff Financial Giving Statements: Cheryl Bender Financial Peace University: Mark Hoover Food Pantry: Steve Babb/Wayne Blankenhorn/Dean Boyer GriefShare: Paul Moyer Hospitality/Welcome Counter: Michelle Canfield Information/Communications: Church Office JOY Fellowship: Linda Bollinger LifeTree Caf: Janet Stoyer Memorial Gifts: Cheryl Bender Men of Bethesda (MOBs): Pastor Mark Missionary Support: Connie Wright/Bill Mills Official Church Matters: Curt Behler Outreach Opportunities: Jeff Hughes Pastoral Relations: Steve Reiter Prayer: Connie Wright Prison Ministry: Steve Minnich Property/Vehicles/Insurance: Steve Babb Life Groups/Triads/Connections: Steve Minnich Sunday School: Pastor Mark Treasurer: Lisa Minnich Twin Pines: Bette Jo Long Use of Facility/Pavilion/Fields: Church Office Vacation Bible School: Michelle Canfield/Tammy Munster Website: Lisa Minnich Whats For Dinner Wednesday: Linda Bollinger Womens Ministry: Norma Minnich Worship-Related: Michelle Canfield Youth Ministry: Pastor Stewart &amp; Dawn Koch </p><p>A time of adoration and worship followed by small group prayer focused on specific requests. </p><p>Fellowship of Prayer 6 pm in the Caf - May 13th &amp; 27th </p><p> Maggie has settled into her new position as Receptionist and is in the office Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon and can also be reached at Lisa, our Office Manager, works from home and can be reached Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at 484-294-6765 or at </p><p>Membership Orientation Classes These classes are open for anyone interested in becoming a member of Bethesda. Each class is two hours and you only need to attend one. The classes will meet on: </p><p>Sunday, April 29th at 1 pm Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm </p><p>Saturday, May 5th at 10 am </p><p>If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Jeff. </p><p>If you or your group are planning to use the church facilities, (including the Social Hall), please call the office, 570-739-2241 so that </p><p>we can put your event on the calendar. By doing so, this eliminates conflicts and helps us better plan heating/cooling needs. Thank you! </p><p>Prayer Meeting Join us in the Library on Wednesdays at 7:30 </p><p>pm to pray for the needs of our community and congregation. </p></li><li><p>Sub-committee Team Leaders: Demolition &amp; Construction Team Steve Minnich 570-527-0298 Facility Usage &amp; Program Team - Michelle Canfield 570-754-7253 Interior Design &amp; Decoration Team - Norma Minnich 570-617-0931 Communications Team - Lisa Minnich 484-294-6765 Prayer Support Team - Connie Wright 570-573-1450 You Name It Team - Deborah Babb 570-739-7310 </p><p>News &amp; Updates </p><p>The BEST and various Sub Teams are always looking for those interested in helping with the building expansion. If you are interested in being a part of this project in any way, please contact the appropriate team leader listed below. </p><p>Building Expansion Steering Team: Mark Hoover, Co-Chair 570-739-1187 Steve Reiter, Co-Chair 570-345-4246 Steve Minnich, Secretary 570-527-0298 Steve Babb 570-739-7310 Curt Behler 717-933-8074 Jeff Byerly 570-739-2241 Jim Miller Sr </p><p> Construction is progressing quickly at 23 Meadowbrook Drive! As of this date, construction is scheduled to be finished and the offices will begin to be moved on June 15th! Over the past month two special congregational meetings were held to bring the congregation up to date. At the first meeting it was asked for, and approved by the congregation, to allow the BEST Team to forgo the traditional three bid process and instead contract with vendors who have been used previously and had provided excellent pricing to the church. This will allow the construction to continue at the needed pace. At the second meeting it was announced that Big Impact of Schuylkill County would like to rent 1,000 square foot of office space within the facility. Big Impact Group is a newly independent organization formerly affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Schuylkill County. They wish to enter into a lease agreement for 5 years at $700.00 a month. They have three fulltime employees and would need office space and use of a common area. It was presented that the group fits our need to offset the operating costs of the building and our desire to serve the community with use of the property. The added expense of construction to prepare the building for use by Big Impact is $75,000 and an additional 3,000 square feet to what we were already doing with Phase One construction. The additional space will include the area to be used by the proposed Wayne Township Senior Center as well as the kitchen. Big Impact Group wishes to occupy the space as soon as possible. Due to the timeline, more of the work will be contracted out instead of being performed by volunteers. It was discussed that accepting lease money will not affect our tax exempt status but that a tax attorney will be consulted anyway. It was also expressed that there will still be unused space available in the building for other opportunities. The total budget with this increase is now $300,000. Steve Minnich added that electrical work will be completed by himself and whomever wishes to volunteer to help him. (If you are willing and able to help Steve, please text him at 570-527-0298.) Here is the new layout of the facility showing the Big Impact offices and common areas: </p><p>Route 183 </p><p>Church Offices </p><p>Big Impact Offices </p></li><li><p>PRAYER CONCERNS May 2018 </p><p>Please Note All prayer concerns will be listed for one month and then removed. If you would like your prayer concern to be con nued longer than a month, you must contact the church office or Pastor Mark. Thank you! </p><p>Personal Cherie Avezzano (recovery) Debb Babb (eyes) Curt Behler (recovery) Cheryl Bender (recovery) Doris Berger (leg) Bonnie Betz (recovery) Angie Blankenhorn (feet) Linda Bollinger (recovery) Bob Brennan (cancer) Mary Jo Brennan (cancer) Linda Christman (recovery) Joe Conway (recovery) Irene Conway (eye) Janene Ditzler (medication) Adam Drobnick (healing) Gloria Ebling (cancer) Mandy Eckert (recovery) Marlene Eidem (recovery) Donna Evans (cancer) Morgan Faust (recovery) Chris Garcia (recovery) Eileen Goodwin (rehab) Connie Gossard (cataracts) Jeff Hain (treatment) Wayne Herring, Sr (recovery) Michelle Hoy (testing) Eleanor Jamison (infection) Pat Johns (Alzheim...</p></li></ul>