• Wednesday Night Study Series ~
    All The Places To Go...How Will You Know?
    Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to stay. He opens a door,
    and then he invites us to walk through it into the unknown. And how we choose to
    respond will ultimately determine the lives we will lead and the people we will
    become. In this six-session video curriculum, bestselling author John Ortberg
    opens our eyes to the countless open doors God places before us every day,
    teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out
    in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await.  Join us for
    this new mid-week study at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.


  • Jun 2-4   Summer youth Retreat 2017 ~
    Join us as the Youth Group heads to Water’s Edge Camp in Howell for a
    weekend retreat!  We will meet at Bethel at 4:00pm on Friday, June 2nd,
    to load up the church van.  We plan to leave the church at 4:15pm and return
    at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 4th.  The cost is $25 per camper.  Money and
    registration forms (available at the Welcome Center) must be turned in to
    Veronica Ma by May 29th.  This event is open to students in grades 6-12.
    Please see Veronica if you have any other questions.

  • Jun 3     Car Wash at Endeavour Middle School ~
    On June 3rd from 9:00am to 12 noon there will be a car wash fundraiser at
    Endeavour Middle School on 26 Mile Rd.  All proceeds will go to Endeavour and
    Youth for Christ.  Following the Car Wash, students from several of the local
    Youth for Christ clubs will be coming to Bethel for a hot dog cookout, outdoor
    games, fellowship, etc.  We are in need of about 5 volunteers from 11am-1pm to
    help with setup and food.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you can give
    us a hand!

  • Jun 4     Daycare Outreach Opportunity ~
    On Sunday, June 4th, we will be welcoming the Northbrook Academy parents
    and children for a combined Worship Service and Preschool Graduation
    Ceremony.  Following the service there will be a lunch, along with games and
    fun for all ages!  We are in need of a few extra greeters to help before the
    worship service and several helpers willing to assist with filling and serving food.  
    We would like as many Bethel families as possible to plan to stay for this event!  
    We are expecting more than 250 parents and children from the daycare to attend
    and would like to take this opportunity to connect with them! This should be a
    great day as we introduce the Northbrook Daycare Families to the ministry of
    Bethel Church.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you are able to help!

  • June 14   Family Night
    Join us as we kick off summer with dinner from 6-7pm, followed by a time of
    fellowship and fun outside.  If the weather permits there will be a bonfire,
    volleyball, horseshoes, etc.  Family Nights will be held on alternate Wednesday
    Nights (in place of the Wednesday Night Bible Study) throughout the summer.
    Hope to see you there!

  • Jun 15      Tour of St. Sabbas Monastery and Gourmet Lunch on Site
    On Thursday, June 15th , the PrimeTimers will travel to Harper Woods for a tour
    of the St. Sabbas Monastery, gardens and gift shop.  You will also enjoy a
    wonderful Imperial Russian Luncheon, which includes soup, salad, canapés,
    chicken paprika, dessert and drink.  The cost is $20 per person.  Cash is due
    to Karen Vo by Sunday, June 11th and is non-refundable. We will be leaving
    Bethel at 11:15am and will return at approximately 3:30pm.  Please sign up at the
    Welcome Center.  Reservations will be finalized on Monday, June 12th and
    cannot be changed.  This will be an interesting and unique outing that you will
    not want to miss.  

  • Jun 20  ~ Novel Chicks Book Club ~
    The Novel Chicks Book Club will be meeting at 7:00pm on Tuesday, Jun 20th
    at Mary Ke’s home.  This month we are reading The Simplicity of Cider by Amy
    Reichert.  Even if you are unable to complete this novel, mark your calendar and
    plan to join us for a great time of discussion and fellowship with other Bethel
    ladies.  See Mary Ke if you have any questions.

  • Jun 21    AMPLIFY ~
    There will be a FREE, faith based event for youth and young adults on June 21st
    from 7-9pm at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica.  No ticket Necessary!  AMPLIFY
    exists to make the name of Jesus louder and more powerful in the lives of young
    people all over the Metro Detroit area. The night will feature music performances
    by Social Club Misfits and Amplify Worship, games and giveaways, and a
    message by Pastor Jesse Stirnemann.   For more details, visit www.
    amplifymycity.com.


  • Jun 20-30  2017  Nazarene General Assembly ~
    The 2017 Church of the Nazarene General Assembly and Convention will be
    held in Indianapolis from June 20 -30. This is a busy time with auxiliary
    conventions, workshops, services, church business meetings, fellowship
    opportunities, and much more.  It’s a great time to gather with Nazarenes from
    all over the country and around the world.  Whether you’re planning to attend the
    full event or just part of it, check out the full schedule and start planning today.
    Visit www.ga2017.com for complete details.

  • Jun 25-30    Water’s Edge  Encompass Camp (completed gr. 9-12)         
    Summer Camp is a fantastic way to grow in your faith and make lasting
    friendships with others your age from around the district.  Watch your bulletins
    for upcoming registration instructions or visit www.watersedgecamp.org  for more
    information. Bethel will cover ½ of the cost of camp for any regularly attending child.




  • July 9-14    Water’s Edge  Base Camp (completed gr. 6-8)                 
    Summer Camp is a fantastic way to grow in your faith and make lasting friendships
    with others your age from around the district.  Watch your bulletins for upcoming
    registration instructions or visit www.watersedgecamp.org  for more information.
    Bethel will cover ½ of the cost of camp for any regularly attending child.

  • Jul 13 - Annual Picnic at Bob & Joanne Sz's
    12:00 noon.   Potluck with meat, bread and drink provided.  Bring a dish to
    share.


  • July 16-20    Water’s Edge  Champ Camp (completed gr. 3-5)  
  • July 20-21    Water’s Edge  Camp Discovery  (completed gr. 1-2)
  • July 23-30    Water’s Edge  Family Camp (all ages)                 
    Summer Camp is a fantastic way to grow in your faith and make lasting friendships
    with others your age from around the district.  Watch your bulletins for upcoming
    registration instructions or visit www.watersedgecamp.org  for more information.
    Bethel will cover ½ of the cost of camp for any regularly attending child.


  • Jul 26   Camp Meeting Service and Dinner in Howell, MI
    Leave Bethel Church at 3:00 pm and return at 10:00 pm.   Dinner in dining
    hall at 5:00 pm, $8.00 per person    Service at 7:00 pm.




  • Aug 17         Baseball Game at Jimmy John's Field
    Leave Bethel at 6:00 pm and return after the game.   Eat before you come or
    buy food at the park.   Game begins at 7:05 pm.    Tickets: $15.00 each -
    money due by Sunday, June 25th - prepay to Karen.





  • Sep 14        Lion's Ford Field Tour and Lunch
    Leave Bethel Church at 9:45 am. and return around 4:00 pm.   Tour Ford
    Field: field, press box, locker rooms, suites and club house, all behind scene
    locations    $5.00 per person. Will collect before leaving the church.    Lunch at
    Pegasus Greek Restaurant.   Shop at Astoria Bakery across the street.   
    Wear your walking shoes.




  • Oct 12        Turkeyville "Ring of Fire" Luncheon - Theatre Featuring
    Johnny Cash Music
    Leave Bethel Church at 8:30 am. and return around 6:00 pm.   Full turkey lunch
    with all the trimmings    Professional stage production, "Ring of Fire" featuring
    more than 20 of Johnny Cash's greatest hits    $35.00 per person ... Cash due
    by Sunday, September 10th (nonrefundable) all 'inclusive rice: tax, tip, etc.
    Great meal, excellent show.





  • Nov 7         Annual Frankenmuth Trip
    Leave Bethel at 10:00 amand return around 5:30 pm.   Lunch at Bavarian Inn,
    $10.00 - $12.00 per person.   Shop in town.






  • Dec 10 or 17? - Cornerstone Christmas Concert
    Probably a 3:00 pm concert - Date to be set


  • Daycare Outreach Opportunity ~
    On Sunday, June 4th, we will be welcoming the Northbrook Academy parents
    and children for a combined Worship Service and Preschool Graduation
    Ceremony.  Following the service there will be a lunch, along with games and
    fun for all ages!  We are in need of a few extra greeters to help before the
    worship service and several helpers willing to assist with filling and serving food.  
    We would like as many Bethel families as possible to plan to stay for this event!  
    We are expecting more than 250 parents and children from the daycare to attend
    and would like to take this opportunity to connect with them! This should be a
    great day as we introduce the Northbrook Daycare Families to the ministry of
    Bethel Church.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you are able to help!

  • Macomb Feeding the Need ~ Needs Some Help
    Macomb Feeding the Need is in need of some help with checking clients in
    when they come in for food and assistance on Monday, Wednesday, and
    Friday each week. If you can volunteer to serve once, twice or even several
    times a month please contact Cheryl Be.  Some simple training will be
    provided and you can work that day or days that fit your schedule.  The time of
    work is from 8:30 to 12:30 on the days mentioned above.  Best of all you will
    be serving in Jesus' name with a great ministry!

    Feeding the Need has a constant need for volunteers to sort clothes
    and help with kitchen and clean-up duties.  If you can give a few hours
    of your time to this great ministry, please see Cheryl Becigneul or
    contact the Feeding the Need office at (586) 945-7090.   Also, as
    you clean out your closets this season, please keep in mind that
    donations of clothing, especially children’s, are always gratefully accepted.
    Clearly marked donations can be left in the church coatroom at any time.

  • Workers Needed at Water’s Edge Camp ~
    Water's Edge Camp & Conference Center is in the process of building a new
    maintenance garage.  Volunteer help is much needed.  Contact Rob Lewis
    at (517)442-5188 for more  information.   Workers Needed at Water’s Edge
    Camp,    If possible, we would like to have a team from Bethel go together for a
    day.  See Pastor Paul if you are interested.   

  • 5th Annual Focus on Life Benefit Dinner ~
    Right to Life of North Macomb County will host a benefit dinner on May 2, 2017
    at 6:00 pm at the Palazzo Grande on VanDyke in Shelby Township.  Guest
    speaker will be Ed Rivet, the Legislative Director of Right to Life of Michigan for
    the past 27 years.  For more information, visit www.lifeisapeach.org or pick
    up a packet at the Welcome Center to reserve your spot at the benefit dinner.  
    Registrations must be received by April 20th.

  • Youth for Christ ~
    Pastor Paul’s Thursday afternoon Youth for Christ group at Endeavor Middle
    School is now averaging 15-20 kids each week!  Thank you to those who
    have donated funds to help cover the cost of the pizza that is provided for
    them.  If you wish to contribute, just designate your check for “YFC-Pizza”.  
    Thanks again for helping to support this great program.  Young lives are
    being changed for Christ!

  • Volleyball Court Repairs ~
    This spring we will need to reset the posts in our sand volleyball court out
    back.  Please contact the church office or let Pastor Paul know if you think
    this might be a project that you would like to get involved in.

  • Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) are a cooperative effort between Nazarene
    Compassionate Ministries Incorporated (NCMI) and Nazarene Missions
    International (NMI).   In times of devastation and disaster, people are often
    forced from their homes, without even the most basic necessities.  They often
    find themselves on a cot at a community center with nothing but the clothes
    on their backs.  Crisis Care Kits contain items such as shampoo, toothpaste,
    toothbrushes, soap, washcloths and other hygiene products. The kits also
    include a small stuffed animal for children.
    Thank you to everyone who has brought in their Crisis Care Kits!
    We collected nearly 100 CCKits this year.

  • Interested in Being Baptized? ~
    If you have received Christ and would like to be baptized, please contact
    Pastor Paul or the church office for more information.

  • Spread a Little Warmth this Winter ~
    Macomb Feeding the Need is in need of men’s long underwear, sizes Large
    and X-Large.  If you can help keep someone a little warmer this winter,
    please drop your donation in the marked bin in the church foyer.

  • Faith Promise Update ~
    We had a great start to our Faith Promise commitment!  Our goal is $16,500
    To date we have received pledges of approximately $12,225.00 for the next
    year.  If you have not yet made a Faith Promise Commitment, you can do so
    by filling out a commitment card and dropping it in the offering plate. Extra
    cards are available at the Welcome Center.  May God bless you as you
    partner with others in taking the message of Jesus to all nations.

  • Wells for Africa ~ Update
    Through your generous giving to Faith Promise, Bethel is helping to
    build wells in Senegal, Africa.  This will help in the fight against
    disease, reduce the amount of walking the women have to do to draw
    water from remote water sources, and provide irrigation for the crops
    that they need to support themselves.  We are excited to be partnering
    with the Nazarene church in Senegal on this project.  To date, our giving has
    been used to provide a well on the property of Pastor Jean Benoit in Mbour,
    Senegal.  The well has allowed them to maintain a garden and raise pigs.
    They are now able to be autonomous as they continue to work at growing their
    church. Visit www.nazarene.org to read more and see photos of the work
    that is being done.  We have also posted copies of the most recent email we
    have received , as well as some new photos, on the Missions bulletin board.  
    Be sure to take a look!

  • Looking For A Way To Grow In Your Faith? ~
    Then be sure join one of the Bible studies that take place throughout the week
    in the Bethel fellowship.  You will find them listed in your bulletin each week or
    feel free to contact Pastor Paul about where you might best connect.  Just
    recently this was heard in one of our Bible studies, "Wow, I have read that
    passage before, but now it is challenging me in a fresh way.  I have been
    praying for more joy and it is a fresh answer to that prayer."  What answers to
    prayer and what steps of growth in your faith are waiting for you in one of our
    Bible study groups? You won't know until you join one and find out.  Get
    connected to one today!

  • 2016 Church Directory ~
    We have had many changes to the Bethel Church Directory over the past few
    months.  Please pick up an updated copy at the Welcome Center and notify
    the church office of any changes and/or corrections that you would like us to
    make.  You can also submit changes by filling out a Communication Card with
    your correct info and dropping it into the offering plate.

  • L.I.N.K.S.
    LINKS is a program of the Church of the Nazarene.   It is a network of
    personal connections between missionaries and Nazarenes around the
    world.   Missionaries are connected to local churches.  This gives each
    church an opportunity to become personally acquainted with the missionary
    family and feel a sense of involvement with the global mission enterprise
    of the church through regular correspondence from the missionaries,
    updates from their field, and even through deputation services while the
    missionaries and on home assignment.  The missionaries are also
    encouraged, knowing people care and pray for them.   
    Our LINKS missionaries for 2016-2018 are Yao and Mariame DjeDje
    from Mali.  Rev. Yao DjeDje is a pastor on the Cote d’Ivoire South
    District.  Mariame is a nurse aide at the Clinic Ron Farris in Abidjan.  
    They currently reside in Barnako, Mali and Yao assists the Field
    Strategic Coordinator to supervise the church planting, church growth
    and leadership development in 3 countries – Burkina Faso,
    Guinea-Conakry and Mali in West Africa. Please keep Yao, Mariame
    and their ministry in your prayers.   For more info about the LINKS
    program, visit    www.nmi.nazarene.org

  • Bethel Update
    If you are new to Bethel, or have not been receiving the weekly Bethel Update,
    please stop by the Welcome Desk and add your email address to our list.   
    This is a great way to stay up on current happenings around Bethel, as well
    as, receive mid week reminders, prayer requests, etc.  Please feel free to
    contact the church office if you have any questions.

  • Northbrook Early Childhood Academy    
    Northbrook offers a  professionally staffed center with full-time childcare, 3
    and 4 yr old preschool programs, and before and after school care.   If you or
    someone you know is looking for quality, Christian childcare, please refer
    them to Donna at (586) 598-5112.  Flyers and business cards are available
    from the Church office.

  • Facing Difficulty As A Family?
    In these trying financial times, don’t forget that you are surrounded by a
    supportive church family.   If you find yourself facing a critical situation we are
    here for you.   Do not go without the resources you or your family need when
    there are others in the church can help.   We are committed to handling these
    situations with grace and discretion.   Contact the church office if you are in
    need of assistance.

    teaching, history, theology, mission, funding and current news from around
    the world.

  • Eastern Michigan District Website
    For more information about what’s happening on our district visit
    www.emdnaz.org.   You can find information on the district campgrounds,
    missions and youth.

  • Nazarene Missions News
    If you would like to read more about Nazarene Missions from around the world,
    visit www.engagemagazine.com.  Engage is our global missions magazine
    for the Church of the Nazarene. The Holy Spirit is at work all over the world, at
    all times, drawing people into relationship with Jesus Christ, transforming lives,
    healing broken relationships, and redeeming the lost, empowering the found to
    live holy lives. Check back regularly to find out the latest news of what God is
    doing through His people in every corner of the globe

  • Angel Tree
    The Board of General Superintendents have officially endorsed Prison
    Fellowship and the Angel Tree program as a ministry partnership with the
    Church of the Nazarene.    Angel Tree is a  program of Prison Fellowship that
    reaches out exclusively to children who have a parent in prison.
    Through Angel Tree, Prisoners register their children to  participate in
    the program and churches register to participate  in Angel Tree and
    indicate the preferred areas they will serve. Children are assigned to
    the church based on the child location and number of children requested.
    Then volunteers at local churches across America purchase and deliver
    gifts in a variety  of ways and present the gospel message to children in
    the name of their imprisoned parent.
    The Church of the Nazarene is actively seeking to increase congregational
    participation from 130 churches in 2011 to 500 Nazarene churches in 2012.
    With more than 5,000 churches across the US and Canada there’s room for
    you to get involved. Find out how you can get involved: Visit,
    www.AngelTree.org or 1-800-55-ANGEL (1-800-552-6435).

  • Meijer Rewards
    Bethel Church is a member of the Meijer Community Rewards Program?  
    We can earn up to 1% cash back on any purchases that you make at Meijer.  
    All you need to do is go online to www.Meijer.com/rewards to register.  Our
    organization code is 161327.  Once you sign up, you will receive a card and
    key tag in the mail.  Swipe this card each time you make a purchase in the
    store or at Meijer gas stations and your purchase will be credited to Bethel.  
    Contact the church office if you have any questions.

  • Kroger Community Rewards ~
    Do you and your family shop at Kroger? Great news…now you can help the
    Hope Center just by doing your normal, everyday shopping.  Hope Center is
    enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  This program will link
    purchases made with your Kroger Plus Card to the Hope Center and a
    percentage of your purchase will be donated back to them.  If you would like to
    participate, just inquire at the service desk the next time you visit your Kroger
    store or you can also register online at www.kroger.com/communityrewards.
    Thank you for helping to fight the battle against hunger.

  • Church of the Nazarene CLT - Continuing Lay Training

  • Flint Eastside Mission Needs Volunteers
    Flint Eastside Mission Center, Inc. exists to make life better for all the people
    of Flint’s Eastside by bringing available resources in contact with needs.  The
    assistance is a "hand-up" as opposed to a "hand-out."   Visit  www.
    flinteastsidemission.org.

  • Plugged In Online
    Protecting our families today is more vital than ever. Before you head out to
    purchase the latest video game or view the newest movie release, be sure
    to check out www.pluggedin.com for reviews of popular movies, videos,
    music, TV and games from a Christian perspective.  Help shine a light on the
    world of popular entertainment.

  • Focus on the Family
    Focus on the Family provides timely, relevant information and Christian
    advice on marriage, parenting, faith, entertainment, life challenges and social
    issues. www.focusonthefamily.com    

  • Child Sponsorship
    An estimated 22,000 children under the age of five die each day from
    preventable causes.   One  person’s act of love can make a difference.  
    Please consider sponsoring a child through Nazarene Compassionate
    Ministries.  For more information, pick up a brochure at the Welcome
    Center or visit www.ncm.org

    Equip and support ministry teams of local people to use the JESUS Film to
    grow, re-open, and start new churches.
    JESUS Film Harvest Partners exists to help others fulfill the Great Commission.
           “Reach the lost before they’re lost forever.”
         JESUS Film Teams Have Reported as of May 2017
     77,170,967 Evangelistic Contacts
     14,975,263 Decisions for Christ

  • World Mission Broadcast

    A network of volunteers ready to help with disaster relief.

    Provides the means for medical professionals to serve both in their
    local communities and worldwide.

    Short-term mission trips to help build God’s kingdom through your personal
    involvement.

  • Help Fight Senior Hunger
    The Macomb County Community Services Agency, Senior Nutrition Program
    (Meals-on-Wheels) is inviting you to  volunteer in your community to fight
    senior hunger by delivering meals to Senior Citizens in your community.  
    Volunteers are asked to drive a lunch route, approximately 1-1½ hours, twice
    a month.  Drivers use their own vehicle, but are reimbursed for their mileage.
    The meals are delivered Monday through Friday.   For more information or to
    sign up to help, please call MCCSA, Senior Nutrition Program at
    (586) 469-5228 or sign up online at: www.macombcountymi.gov/mccsa.
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