We are delighted to announce that we have completed on our purchase of Hill House. It’s onwards and upwards from here as we now hold the keys to the next stage of our Bethel journey. We stepped out in faith and are thankful for God’s provision in bringing us to where we are now. We are also thankful for the generosity of spirit of all those who have contributed financially and practically to making this a reality. Bethel has always been more than a building and it is this joyful coming together as a family which will help us continue to transform lives in His strength as we move forward.
The next stage is to renovate the upstairs which should start shortly after tenders have been sought and approved.
2017/18 has been epic at Bethel Youth! Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane to recap on what we’ve been up to…
So we started out as we meant to go on – a mini Olympics followed by a monster pudding party. A good balance, don’t you think? Who remembers the rivalry of our season of Red Vs Blue? Two house teams going head to head each week from active group games to who-can-make-the-best-queen-made-out-of-plasticine. Obviously! Keep your eyes and ears out for Red Vs Blue 2018/19!
We had Christmas with a difference – no traditional takeaway and Santa visit like in the past. No! We took on a mystery murder evening challenge. Did you work out who killed Santa?!
Then there was the all-you-can-eat Toby Carvery (*mouth watering*), May the Fourth and rock climbing socials.
One of our biggest values in Bethel Youth is RESPECT. We talked a lot about respecting each other, watching out for our friends going through difficult times, and respecting ourselves in a big online world. We also took time on Sundays to talk about who God really is, things to learn from John’s first letter, and we started thinking about how to be open with others about our faith.
We welcomed year 6 newbies in to Bethel Youth at the end of June, took our first Bethel Youth trip to Spree, and waited hand-and-foot on 80-ish hungry guests at our curry fundraiser!
What about new additions? Did you send your pics and tweets to our live social media board on Friday? Has the new XBox One been a good addition? How much do you love Pit? Have you joined us on SnapChat?
It’s safe to say it’s been a good year – and it’s not over yet! The best might be yet to come as we head to the penultimate Soul Survivor Week B!
Who’s excited about Bethel Youth 2018/19?!
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Much love & fist pumps,
Bethel Youth Leaders