Bethany Lutheran Church

A Great Commision Congregation

Upcoming Events

@ Bethany Lutheran Church


(updated 4/27/17)

*Dates listed in order of occurrence. Dates and times may be subject to change.  

Mission Alaska Fundraiser - Paint Nite®!

Friday, June 2 at 7:00PM...Join us for a fun night out to support the Bethany Lutheran Mission Alaska team! Paint Nite® invites you to create art with friends, guided by a professional artist and party host.  Grab your friends and spend two hours painting and laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!).  

The event begins promptly at the start time listed above. Please allow extra time to get settled.  

Tickets are $45 per personMission Alaska earns $15 for every ticket purchased! Click HERE if you are reading this electronically to sign up. 


Do you like riding bicycles?  

Haven’t been riding for awhile, or just need some motivation?  Let’s get together for a beginner ride once a month;  riding on Saturday 6/3. Meet at Long Beach Town Center, Sam’s Club gas station parking lot for introductions, safety briefing and pictures.  We will roll out for 10 – 12 mile easy pace ride to Seal Beach. 

Bring bike and helmet; good to bring water and spare tube too.  Please let Greg Goebel know if you’re attending or have questions; call the church office for Greg's contact information. Ride dates and meeting time:  6/3 at 8:00am.

VBS 2017:

Save the date for our annual Vacation Bible School program – June 19-23. Volunteers are needed. Click HERE for more information on how to volunteer.

SAVE THE DATE! Bethany’s Summer Music & Arts Camp 2017

Join us for our 5th annual summer music & arts camp (formerly called Meet the Masters Musicians -MMtM). Bethany’s Music Ministry is offering a 4-day fine arts camp for kids entering Kindergarten-7th grades during the week of June 26 - June 29. Questions? Volunteer opportunities?...please contact co-director Mara Widmann at (562) 421-4711 ext. 55 - Save the date…we can’t wait to see you! Click on the link below for registration forms; space is limited so register early:

Raise A Glass - Save the Date:

Our annual event is planned for Saturday, October 21, 2017! This year promises to be even better than previous. We will have a great new venue, an exciting array of auction items, a larger space to allow for more "Friends of Student Success", and more to come. Raise A Glass is a unique annual Bethany fund raising event and is the major means to support our Student Success Program! Please add this date to your calendar and consider inviting other friends and family to help celebrate and support SSP. If you are interested in donating auction items, please contact Sheri Esswein through the church office. For more information about SSP, please contact Jill Moorman ( See you there!

Men’s Retreat 2017:

Save the date for our annual men’s retreat that will take place October 7-9 at Luther Glen Retreat Center in Oak Glen CA.  Program and theme are TBD.  Look for more information coming out later this Spring.  

Youth Events (click on youth group name for details):

  • Club35 events for grades 3-5  
  • MSG events for grades 6-8  
  • High School events for grades 9-12 
  • Anchor events for young adults/college age

The Schools of Bethany Lutheran Church...

For more information and important dates for the school, please click on the links to go to the respective website:

Visitor Contact Teams:

  • Do you like to write post cards?
  • Would you be willing to send visitors a card or an email when they attend Bethany?

We are looking for a few people to write notes to our visitors and thank them for attending and invite them back to worship with us. Contact Pr. Seth if you are interested at



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