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Bethany Lutheran Church & Early Childhood Ministry - Saginaw, MI

(989) 793-9579
    
5051 McCarty Road
(at the corner of Center & McCarty)

Saginaw, MI  48603

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Yearly Events Calendar
Major Events During The Year
As They Generally Fall On the Week of the Month
Month Week Event Host Budgeted? Notes Bible Class
Jan 3 Greeters' Party Greeters volunteers Held on Saturday evenings.  Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for set up, serving and clean up.  
  3 Open Forums & Voters President   Annual meeting: Held during the Bible Class period (because the new, Winter Module has not yet begun). Off
  4 Winter Module of Bible Classes begin     The startup of the Winter Module follows after the Sunday that holds church meetings.  
  4 Church Leaders Retreat President Self-funded Annual gathering off-site to review and plan for Bethany's ministry.  
             
Feb 2 Ethnic Food Night Evangelism special gifts Aimed primarily at adults (not the preschool children) held on Saturday evenings.  Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for set up, serving and clean up.  
Feb 2 (floats) Preschool sings Evangelism   Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for any decorations, set up, serving and clean up. A Sign up sheet will be put up for members to bring refreshments. Off
Feb Floats Creation for Kids Evangelism special gifts Depending on when Easter falls, Creation for kids will be either before lent or after Easter.  This is also noted in April.  
             
Mar floats Soup Suppers at Lent Ladies of BLC volunteers Managed by Ladies of BLC with different groups or individuals hosting the suppers at Lent's Wednesdays Midweek services  
  floats Preschool Sings Palm Sunday Evangelism volunteers Seeking help from congregation thru sign-up list for refreshments for extended refreshment hour. Evangelism is in chg of seeking servers. Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for any deocrations, set up, serving and clean up. Off
             
Apr floats Creation for Kids Evangelism special gifts Depending on when Easter falls, Creation for kids will be either before lent or after Easter.  This is also noted in Feb.  
  floats Easter Breakfast Ladies of BLC volunteers Seeking help from congregation thru sign-up list for refreshments following worship. Off
  3 Open Forum & Voters President volunteers Annual meeting: Held during the Bible Class period Off
             
May 1 Fiesta Night  Evangelism special gifts First Friday of the month.  Seeking help from congregation thru sign-up list for refreshments following worship. Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for set up, serving and clean up.  
  Floats Preschool Sings  Evangelism volunteers This may be on Mothers Day.  This may change. Seeking help from congregation thru sign-up list for refreshments for extended refreshment hour.  Evangelism is in charge of seeking servers. Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for any deocrations, set up, serving and clean up. Off
  3 Confirmation Sunday Ladies of BLC Ladies of BLC Ladies of Bethany purchase special cake for extended refreshment hour. Off
             
June 2 New Member Welcome Ladies of BLC BLC Budget Refreshments after worship, before bible class period.  Held after Sunday Bible Bistro, sub sandwich ordered; desserts brought by congregation.  Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for set up, serving and clean up. Off 
             
July 2 or 3 BSC Orientation Meeting Pastor (non) Summer Lite Bible Class is suspended to provide time for 11 am meeting of all leaders and volunteers. Occurs the Sunday prior to the Bible Soccer Camp. Off
  3 or 4 Bible Soccer Camp Evangelism special gifts Online signup begins after July 4th.  Usually held the last T, W, Th of July.  Needs to float to last T, W, Th of June when MLS hosts Synod Convention.  
             
Aug 1 or 2 Outdoor Movie Night Evangelism special gifts Immediate followup to Bible Soccer Camp. Held on Friday Night.  Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for set up, serving and clean up.  
  3 Open Forum & Voters  President volunteers In place of July due to soccer camp.  Annual meeting: Held during the Bible Class Period, at 11 am. Off
             
Sept 2 &
3 & 4
Rally Around the Word Series Stewardship   Held on the  2, 3 and 4 weekend of September, this series of events rallys God's people to prioritize worship and Bible study. 1: Mission Fair and updating of Member Info. 2: Bible Book Expos.  3: Start of Fall Module of Bible Classes.  
Sept Last Tailgate Party Evangelism special gifts Held on the last Sat of Sept, 11:00 am Bounce house, 11:15 -12:15 food, 12:15-1:00 pm contests. Seeking help from congregation thru sign-up list for food. Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for set up, serving and clean up.  
             
Oct 3 Women's LWMS Rally     (And off-site, WELS-sponsored event, normally held the 3rd Sat of month.)  
  3 Open Forum & Voters President  volunteers To provide a mid-Module break in the Fall Bible classes, this meeting is held during the Bible Class Period, beginning at 11 am. Off
  4 Mission Festival & Dinner Assimilation & Evang Bd. Self-funded Annual event that brings in a guest preacher. Sundays schedule is 9:30 am worship, 10:40 lite refreshments, 11:00 am presentation, 12 noon coal-cooked dinner. Off
             
Nov 1 New Member Welcome Ladies of BLC BLC Budget Refreshments after worship, before Bible Class period. Event held after Sunday Bible Bistro. Sub-sandwichs ordered, desserts brought by congregation.  Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for set up, serving and clean up.  
  2 or 3 Preschool Sings Evangelism volunteers Seeking help from congregation thru sign-up list for refreshments for extended refreshment hour.  Evangelism is in charge of seeking servers. Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for any deocrations, set up, serving and clean up. Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for set up, serving and clean up. (Usually this event falls on the 2nd Sunday in connection with our Veteren's Flag and Pledge ceremony at the start of worship.) Off
  2 or 3 Outreach to Prospects (invite to sing @ Christmas svc) Evangelism & Music special gifts Prospect children invited to sing. Alternating years 1)small gift delivered to door' 13, or hand addressed card '14.  
  3 or 4 Greeters & Snack for singing practice Evangelism special gifts Fellowship hall class moved into Pastors study; unofficial greeters ready for prospects; volunteerd snacks for singing practices.  
  4 Decoration of church for Christmas Ladies of BLC volunteers Summer Lite Bible Class is suspended. Grilled hotdogs provided; amenities and desserts brought by congregation.  Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for set up, serving and clean up.  
             
Dec 1 Open Forum & Voters: Budgeting & Elections President   Replaces Bible Study period: This is a special voters meeting held stricly for setting new budge and for elections. Off
  2 Preschool Christmas Program Ladies of Bethany volunteers Held Sunday afternoon, 4 pm.  Penny will give suggestions for food.  Refreshments provided following the program.  congregation to help sign up for food and help.  Committee hosting is in charge of arranging for any decorations, set up, serving and clean up.  
  2 & 3 Kids & Ensemble Singing practices Evangelism  volunteers Special "greeters" ready to welcome prospect families with refreshments, who bring children to singing practice for Christmas Eve service. Bible Classes have off on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of Dec to provide time for Kids and Ensembles to practice songs for Christmas Eve. Off
  EVE Candy Bags for Christmas Eve Evangelism volunteers    
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