Pianist Juyeon Kang, a Steinway artist and educator, will perform prelude works from Bach, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Gershwin, and Martin. She has brought the perfect blend of exquisite sounds and formidable techniques to audiences around the world. Dr. Kang has graciously offered her musical gifts for a benefit concert for Redeemer Music Arts Academy so they can reach the greatest number of children possible.
Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:30-11:00am
Children between the age of one and two, and their parents are invited to come spend time with other families for a story, hands-on play & time to share ideas about faith practices with children in our homes. Questions? Contact Jess Wood
Register online by 3/18 (earlier if sibling nursery care is needed ages 3 mos - 5 years).
How do you rate your financial well being? Please use the attached Financial Well Being Assessment to help you think about your financial health. We hope the "next step" resources provided are helpful to you as well.
Take a step in becoming more familiar with the problem of poverty and hunger by joining us for a viewing of The Line, a movie that documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. People like you and me.
On Saturday, March 16, Moms' Ministry will host a viewing of The Line. This 45-minute film documents the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. Watch the movie and then hear from five of Bethlehem's outreach partners (A MN Without Poverty, Bread for the World, Starfish, Community Emergency Services and ZOOM House) about how you can help them tackle poverty and hunger, right here in our community.
Learn more about the educational and advocacy efforts of Bread for the World on Sunday, March 10. Stop by our table in the Gallery.
On Sunday, March 17, you will have the opportunity to write a letter to our nation's leaders about ending hunger at home and abroad. Participate in an "offering of letters" on March 17 in the Gallery between worship services. Envelopes, paper, stamps and addresses will be provided.
March is Minnesota Food Share month. So this week we are challenging each person to live on $31.50 for the week. This is roughly the equivalent amount allotted to those on Food Stamp Assistance. For many of us, this may require a total adjustment in how we purchase, plan and prepare meals. Below are two links, one that offers a broad introduction to the challenge and a few strategies. The other helps to identify recipes using affordable and low cost food.
Report back how this is going for you and we’ll do the same.
We’re taking some time this winter to think about how faith is formed in young people and how we might best support that process as a congregation. One of the steps we are taking is to conduct an "assets survey," which is part of a coaching cohort that we are participating in as a congregation. The survey seeks to uncover and name what we as a congregation value and how well we are living into those values.
All adults are invited to participate in the 30 Hour Famine in March with the youth. The famine raises awareness and funds to be given to the World Vision programs around the world that build water wells, fight malaria and provide food to those who are hungry.
What can one person possibly do? Plan to participate in one or more ways to end hunger: