ANNOUNCEMENT: Bethel will only hold a 10:30 AM worship service at Bethel Fergus Falls today. All Sunday School, confirmation, ministry activities and other worship services are CANCELLED at BOTH CAMPUSES.

Posts with the category “news”

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Kickoff Sunday and more!
September 18th, 2020
Bethel Church,This weekend is Kickoff Sunday! Join us in-person and online to celebrate the beginning of our ministry year.A CELEBRATION GATHERING will be happening at both campuses:Bethel Battle Lake...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Exciting Battle Lake Facility Opportunity!
August 17th, 2020
We have an incredible opportunity for the Make Room vision for Bethel Battle Lake!A donor developer has offered to build a facility, leasing the building to Bethel with the option to purchase in the f...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Ensenada Partnership during COVID-19
August 16th, 2020
During COVID-19, Bethel Church was unable to follow through with our annual spring mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico. The Bethel Missions Team voted to send funds set aside for the cancelled trip, alon...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Sanctuary Renovation Update - July 31
August 3rd, 2020
Below is an update on the sanctuary renovation from Pastor Rich Iverson and Daryl Synstelien.......  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Weekly Update - July 30, 2020
July 31st, 2020
Bethel Church,The past few weeks have been a wild ride. Thank you for your patience, your grace, and your commitment to the mission of Bethel Church. We will continue to proclaim the message of Jesus ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Weekly Update - Face masks and worship
July 25th, 2020
Thank you for your commitment to the mission of Bethel Church! Also, thank you for your patience through all the careful adjustments, quick changes, and bumps along the way. Your faithfulness, grace, ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Weekly Update - July 10
July 11th, 2020
Bethel Church,Thank you for all your support and patience during the last two weeks as we started renovating the sanctuary. Your faithful giving has made it possible for Bethel to MAKE ROOM in prepara...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Sanctuary Renovation Update - July 8
July 8th, 2020
Pastor Rich and Daryl Synstelien share an update on the current sanctuary update at Bethel Fergus Falls. A lot has happened in a week!......  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Weekly Update - July 1, 2020
July 1st, 2020
Bethel Church,A lot has already happened this week and some decisions were made yesterday regarding weekend worship, so we wanted you to know that now. The pews and carpet have already been removed fr...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Current Sanctuary Renovation Update and Plans
June 26th, 2020
Click image to download a PDF file of the design. Bethel Church, below is a message from Bethel Chairman, Daryl Synstelien regarding some updates and plans for our current Bethel Fergus Falls sanctuar...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Weekly Update - June 25, 2020
June 25th, 2020
Bethel Church,More opportunities and events are being added to our calendar on a weekly basis. See below for some upcoming events and the results of our business meeting from Tuesday evening.WORSHIP t...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Update - June 12, 2020
June 12th, 2020
Thanks for being a blessing and hope to your neighbors as Bethel has been MAKING ROOM for our community during the last few months!By the way, if you attend Bethel Fergus Falls worship, we have notice...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Update - June 5, 2020
June 5th, 2020
Bethel Fergus Falls Youth Group Bethel Church,Praise God for his gracious invitation to participate in His mission! As part of God's mission, Bethel gets to "proclaim the message of Jesus Christ so th...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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In-Person Worship on May 31, 2020
May 27th, 2020
Bethel Church,Guess, what? You have the option to worship in-person this coming weekend!For those of you who are ready and able to join us, we invite you to two different in-person worship options on ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Ministry Update - May 21, 2020
May 22nd, 2020
We're excited to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with a Drive-In Worship service in Battle Lake on Saturday evening! (Details below)Due to the thunderstorms forecasted for Sunday morning, we are a...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - May 15
May 15th, 2020
We continue to ride this rollercoaster that we trust God will use for his glory. If we pay attention, I believe we will see evidence of God's work. In some cases, it's a slower pace, our faith lived o...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - May 8
May 8th, 2020
Bethel Church,We hope you're doing well, enjoying the rain and sunshine, and resting in God's peace and truth. How can we share that truth and care for those in need around us? How can we MAKE ROOM in...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - April 30
April 30th, 2020
Bethel Church,Thank you for your patience during this time of isolation. We are looking forward to the day when we can get together again. While we are living apart, we hope to continue serving God in...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - April 24
April 24th, 2020
Bethel Church,We have heard from many of you how you appreciate the kindness and support of those around you. And, we know many of you are those bringers-of-joy that we hear about. Bethel pastors and ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel's Ministry Update - April 17, 2020
April 17th, 2020
We just got to celebrate Jesus' resurrection together! We hope, as part of Bethel Church, you are encouraged and reminded on a regular basis that Jesus is for you, that God loves you more than you can...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Ministry Update - March 27, 2020
March 27th, 2020
Bethel Family,We're approaching our third weekend worshiping online, together (yet separate). Thank you for your patience and support during this time, and we pray that the limited connections we've a...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Bethel Ministry Update - March 19, 2020
March 20th, 2020
Bethel is still open for ministry! Our physical doors may be semi-closed, our building may be mostly empty, and our gathered worship and activities may be suspended, but by God's grace, we are still t...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Worship & Ministry Plans - March, 2020
March 14th, 2020
Bethel Church,The following is a message from Pastor Dave:We are in an unusual time. There are two pandemics that threaten: the CORONAVIRUS and FEAR.  Both must be faced. Both send us to the Lord who,...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Coronavirus? Let's love our neighbors.
March 13th, 2020
Hey Bethel Church family,There’s a lot of talk about the coronavirus these days. Too much hype? Not enough? I’m not sure.But here are some things I am sure of:We don’t need to respond in fear. Fear do...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Invite to an Important Business Meeting
March 1st, 2020
Elder Board Chair Daryl Synstelien invites you to be part of a really important decision regarding Bethel's Make Room Initiative. Below is the written version of the video. Hi Bethel family!The questi...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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2019 Highlight Video & Annual Report
January 29th, 2020
Bethel is celebrating what God has done in 2019 and looking forward to what he will do through us in 2020. Below, you can download our Annual Report and watch the 2019 highlight video.......  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Make Room Update - Dec. 22
December 23rd, 2019
Missionary Nathanael shares a really cool story about how Christianity is being shared in the Bagirmi School in Chad! Please continue to pray for Nathanael and the teachers at this school....  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Children + Worship Services
December 16th, 2019
Bethel Church values helping children build connections, a bridge, between what happens in Sunday School and what happens in a worship service. The Scripture that we teach our children in the precious...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Make Room Update - Dec. 15
December 15th, 2019
Pastor Dave shares a story about a girl who gave her life to Jesus during Bethel's Youth Group....  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Make Room Update (Core Sampling) - Dec. 8
December 6th, 2019
Core sampling is happening at Bethel Fergus Falls today! Core sampling is a part of the pre construction work. Samples of the soil/earth are taken to see what kind of foundation we're dealing with and...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Make Room Update - Dec. 3
December 2nd, 2019
Bethel's Director of Operations Kate Haus shares what's been going on this past week since the last video update on Bethel's Make Room Project....  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Make Room Update - Nov. 24
November 22nd, 2019
Bethel Family, on October 27th, we voted overwhelmingly to approve the "Make Room" project and budget, and to launch a capital campaign for funding. That starts the Design Development phase for Fergu...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
Make Room Plan Overview Video
October 21st, 2019
This video is a 9 minute summary of the Make Room informational meetings by Pastor Dave Foss, Congregational Chairman Daryl Synstelien and Director of Operations Kate Haus. This video was shown follow...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Pastors & Staff Appreciation Month
October 8th, 2019
In Philippians 2, Paul exhorts the church to "...regard one another as more important than yourselves."What does it look like, to "regard someone as more important than yourself"? Generally, it means ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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"Make Room" Mission Expansion - October Update
October 7th, 2019
Bethel Church, below is the transcript of this video by your congregational chairman Daryl Synstelien. This is a wonderful update on where Bethel has come since the last update and right before a prop...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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August Update - Business Meeting Update
August 26th, 2019
Your chairman of the congregation Daryl Synstelien shares some updates on Bethel's Mission & Facility Expansion project. This includes two videos and a downloadable PDF file. These resources include d...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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August Update - Mission & Facilities Expansion
August 2nd, 2019
Below is a video update from Bethel Elder Board Chair, Daryl Synstelien, updating us on Bethel's facility expansion project. ...  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Update on Parking and Facility Expansion
June 16th, 2019
In the video below, congregational chairman Daryl Synstelien shares what happened during the business meeting as it relates to parking and facility expansion plans....  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
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Summer Proverbs Faith at Home Resource
June 10th, 2019
This summer, Bethel will be looking at some passages in Proverbs during our sermon series "Fool Proof." The following are some ideas that you might consider for your person and family devotions....  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen
Pastor Iverson Begins Sabbatical
May 25th, 2019
Pastor Rich Iverson will begin sabbatical starting May 27th. The following is a message from Congregational Chair, Daryl Synstelien, on behalf of Bethel's Elder Board....  Read More
by Tim Mathiesen