Happy May! I can’t believe spring is here and soon it will be summer. I definitely am ready for warmer weather because keeping a 19 month old busy inside all the time is quite the task. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time.
I wanted to write about some updates from our last SLT meeting.
Treasurer: We were in the red for the month of March- we had most of our yearly license subscriptions renew during this time. Thank you for your continued financial support of the ministry at Bethel.
As you may know, our secretary of 17 years, Donna has decided to retire. Linda is helping us out temporarily and we are beginning our search for a part-time permanent secretary. We are looking for someone 20 hours/week- if you know of anyone….
We have had a couple of church groups want to use our space, we passed on their offers, but will speak with the Tongans (that were using our church space pre-COVID) about when they will be able to return.
The parsonage is still being worked on- if you have any expertise in home remodel and would like to help out, let us know. We could also use people to clean it up both outside and inside. It is almost done and we hope to get it rented out soon. We will be using a property management company to assist us with all the details of renting (listing, tenant selection, rent collection, maintenance and eviction (if that was needed).)
Keep an eye out for dates when we will be cleaning all the old preschool stuff. We are looking at opening it up to members to come and for a free will donation be able to take some items; and then a nearby Lutheran Church is hoping to start a preschool soon and we would love to be able to bless their new endeavour.
Fellowship is brainstorming ideas on how to get our members connected. These look to be dinners, potlucks, coffee times, and game nights. We will be limiting the number of people in these groups for safety. Details are being worked on, but be on the lookout for signups. Summer is coming and so are the great outdoors for more events!
Keep on your calendars the congregational meeting will be on June 27! There will be an in person and ZOOM option as before. If you have any questions/concerns/comments for myself or for SLT, please email
Until next time, Blessings, Jamie Villante