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Sunday’s schedule

  • June through August, Worship Service is at 9:30 am and Sunday School is on summer vacation.
  • Rally Day – first day back to Sunday School, is Sept 13th, 2016, starting at 9 am.
  • Junior choir practice (3-8th graders) 8:45-9:15 am
  • Sunday school for 3 year olds through 8th grade: 9:15 am
  • Sunday school 9th grade through adults: 9:00 am
  • High school/adult choir practice: 10:00 am
  • Worship service starts at 10:30 am

BETHANY SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Jan 1, Fri Happy New Year
Jan 5, Tue 6:30 Consistory
Jan 7, Thur 9:00 a.m. quilting
Jan 12, Tue 6:30 p.m. Christian Education Board Meeting
Jan 14, Thur 9:00 a.m. quilting
Jan 19, Tues 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center (changed date)
Jan 20, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice,
Jan 24, Sun 10:00 a.m. coffee before church; Kids Sing in worship service
Potluck and Annual meeting to follow worship service today! Brief Consistory meeting following to choose officers for the next year and confirm next meeting.
Jan 25, Mon Star items due at church by noon
Jan 27, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Jan 31, Sun High School Class leads worship

Feb 3, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Feb 4, Thu 9:00 a.m. Quilting Day
Feb 7, Sun Communion in 10:30 a.m. worship service, Commission Search Committee, Souper-Bowl of Caring – bring cans of soup that will go to the Baxter Food Pantry. Confirmation following church, Statement of Faith, lunch Conradis.
Feb 9, Tue Confirmation @ School 1:15, God Creates, Jennifer Robinson brings snacks.
Christian Education 6:30
Feb 10, Wed 7:00 Ash Wednesday Service at Bethany
Feb 11, Thur 9:00 a.m. Quilting Day
Feb 14. Sun Happy Valentine’s Day! Worship 10:30, Confirmation following church
God Seeks and Saves, lunch Schultheis
Feb 16, Tue 2:00 Chapel, treats Sharon Allspach
6:30 p.m. Consistory Meeting
Feb 17, Wed 12:00 Lenten Service/Lunch at Congregational Church,
Pastor Teressa leads
6:30 p.m. choir practice
Feb 21, Sun Worship 10:30, Confirmation following church, God Loves and Judges, lunch Larsons
Feb 22-26, Pastor Teressa at Intentional Interim Ministry Training
Feb 24, Wed 12:00 Lenten Service/Lunch at Bethany, Pastor John Byrne leads
Feb 25, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Feb 28, Sun 10:00 a.m. cookies/coffee and Kids Sing during worship, Confirmation
with Mentors during Sunday School. Frank Seydel leads worship
service.

March 2, Wed 12:00 Lenten Service/Lunch at Congregational (Pastor Teressa leading)
March 3, Thu 9:00 a.m. quilting
March 4, Fri World Day of Prayer
March 6, Sun 9:00 a.m. Stewardship Committee meets, communion in worship, One Great Hour of Sharing, confirmation following worship, Jesus Christ, Human and Divine, lunch Bethards
March 8, Tue Confirmation meets at school 1:15. Jesus Christ, Crucified and Resurrected, snacks Kathy Fisher
March 9, Wed 12:00 Lenten Service/Lunch at Bethany (Pastor John Leading)
March 9, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
March 10, Thu 9:00 a.m. quilting
March 13, Sun DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS; set your clocks AHEAD, confirmation class following worship, Jesus Christ, Risen Savior,
lunch Ziesmans
March 15, Tue 6:30 p.m. Consistory Meeting
March 15, Tue 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
March 16, Wed 12:00 Lenten Service/Lunch at Congregational (Pastor Teressa leading)
March 16, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
March 19, Sat Sunday School Roller Skating Party
March 20. Sun Palm Sunday, Kids carry in Palms, 10:00 a.m. coffee/drinks with Kids Sing during worship service, Confirmation following worship, Guided by the Spirit, lunch Sue Aker Happy First Day of Spring!
March 23, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
March 24, Thur 6:30 Maundy Thursday Service, light supper in Fellowship Hall
March 25, Fri 7:00 Good Friday Service at the Congregational Church
March 27, Sun TBA Easter Sunrise Service at Congregational Church
10:30 Easter Worship Service at Bethany, No Confirmation class today
March 28, Mon Bethany STAR items are due
March 29, Tue 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
March 30, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice

April 1, Fri Be Careful - April Fools Day!
April 3, Fri 9:00 a.m. Stewardship meets, communion during worship, Confirmation following worship, Bound by the Spirit, Lunch Akers
April 5, Tue Confirmation meets at school 1:15, Body of Christ, snacks Angela Winkel
April 6, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
April 7, Thur 9:00 a.m. quilting
April 10, Sun 10:30 Worship, Camp Sunday, special guest, followed by Confirmation, Followers of Christ, Lunch Lisa Cross
April 12, Tue 6:30 p.m. Christian Ed
April 14, Thur 9:00 a.m. quilting
April 17, Sun 10:30 Worship, followed by Confirmation, Witness and Service, Lunch Conradi
April 19,Tues 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
6:30 p.m. Consistory Meeting
April 20, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
April 22, Fri Earth Day
April 24, Sun Men Serving Breakfast before church, time TBA, mentors meet with confirmation during Sunday school,10:00 a.m. coffee time; Kids sing during 10:30 a.m. worship service
April 25, Mon Bethany STAR items are due
April 29, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice

May 1, Sun 9:00 a.m. Stewardship Committee meets; 10:30 Worship,
Senior Recognition, Scholarships, Communion; Confirmation following worship, The Sacraments, lunch Sue Aker
May 3, Tue Confirmation meets at school 1:15
May 4, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
May 5, Thu 9:00 a.m. quilting
May 8, Sun Mother's Day – ladies wear your hats, Confirmation following worship, Justice and Peace, lunch Larsons
May 10, Tue 6:30 p.m. Christian Ed
May 11, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
May 12, Thu 9:00 a.m. quilting
May 15, Sun
Pentecost Sunday, Strengthen the Church Offering, Confirmation following worship, Eternal Life, lunch Bethards
May 17, Tue 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
6:30 p.m. Consistory Meeting
May 18, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
May 22, Sun Mentors meet with confirmands at 9:00,Statements of Faith,
10:00 a.m. coffee/treats, 10:30 Worship, last day of Sunday School
children do memory work during worship service, teachers
recognized
May 23, Mon Bethany STAR items are due
May 29, Sun 10:30 a.m. Memorial Service, Pentecost Sunday,
No Sunday School or Confirmation today
May 30, Mon Memorial Day
May 31, Tue 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center

June 2, Thur 9:00 a.m. quilting
June 5, Sun 9:30 a.m. service in the church park, Confirmation presentation, communion – grapes and bread; bring lawn chair; celebrate nature
June 9, Thur 9:00 a.m. quilting
June 12, Sun 9:30 Worship, Rite of Confirmation
June 14, Tue Flag Day
June 14, Tue 6:30 p.m. Consistory Meeting
June 19, Sun Father’s Day, Worship 9:30
June 21, Tue June 21, Tues 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Cente
Consistory 6:30
June 26, Sun Worship 9:30
June 27, Mon Bethany STAR items are due for combined July and August

July 3, Sun 9:30 a.m. service in the church park with communion; bring lawn chair, 4th of July theme
July 4, Sat Happy Fourth of July!
July 7, Thu 9:00 a.m. Quilting
TBA BAXTER FUN DAYS FLOAT IF a GROUP ORGANIZES ONE
July 8, Fri 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Baxter Fun Days Supper at school
July 10, Sun Baxter Fun Days community church service at care center
July 14, Thu 9:00 a.m. Quilting
July 17, Sun 9:30 Worship
July 19, Tues 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
July 19, Tues 6:30 p.m. Consistory meeting
July 24, Sun 9:30 Worship
July 24-28 Community Vacation Bible School at Bethany Church
July 31, Sun 9:30 Worship

Aug 4, Thur 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Aug 7, Sun 9:30 a.m. service in the church park with communion
Aug 9, Thur 6:30 p.m. Christian Education Board meeting
Aug 11, Thu 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Aug 14, Sun 9:30 Worship service
Aug 16, Tues 2:00 Chapel at the health care center
6:30 Consistory
Aug 21, Sun 9:30 Worship service
Aug 28, Sun 9:30 Worship service
TBA Ice cream social starts at 4:30 p.m.; Music in the Park
starts at 6:30 p.m. – all are invited!
Aug 30, Tues 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center

Sept 1, Thu 9:00 a.m. quilting
Sept 4, Sun Worship 9:30 a.m. in the park, Labor Day Weekend
Sept 7, Wed 6:30 Choir practice
Sept 8, Thur 9:00 a.m. quilting
Sept 11, Sun Sunday school resumes - Rally day
Sept 11, Sun 9:00 a.m. Stewardship Committee meets
Sept 11, Sun 10:30 a.m. Worship Service
Sept 13, Tue 6:30 p.m. Christian Education Board Meeting
Sept 14, Wed 6:30 p.m. Choir practice
Sept 18, Sun 10:30 Worship
Sept 20, Tue 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
6:30 p.m. Consistory meeting
Sept 21, Wed 6:30 p.m. Choir practice
Sept 25, Sun 10:30 Worship, 10:00 a.m. coffee before church;
Kids Sing VBS music
Sept 26, Wed Bethany STAR items are due
Sept 28, Wed 6:30 p.m. Choir practice

Oct 2, Sun 9:00 a.m. Stewardship Committee meets
Oct 2, Sun 10:30 Worship, World Communion during worship
CROP walk TODAY
Oct 5, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice:
Oct 6, Thu 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Oct 9, Sun 10:30 Worship
Oct 11, Tue 6:30 p.m. Christian Education Board Meeting
Oct 12, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Oct 13, Thu 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Oct 15, Sat Sunday School Hay Rack Ride and Hot Dog Roast
Oct 16, Sun 10:30 Worship
Oct 18, Tue 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
6:30 p.m. Consistory meeting
Oct 19, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice;
Oct 23, Sun 10:00 a.m. coffee before church; Kids Sing in church, Neighbors in Need Offering
Oct 24, Wed Bethany STAR items are due
Oct 26, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Oct 30, Sun 10:30 Worship

Nov 2, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Nov 3, Thur 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Nov 6, Sun 10:30 Worship, Communion
Nov 8, Tue 6:30 p.m. Christian Education Board Meeting
Nov 9, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Nov 10,Thur 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Nov 13, Sun 10:30 Worship, Stewardship Sunday
Nov 15, Tue 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
6:30 p.m. Consistory meeting
Nov 16, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Nov 19, Sat Sunday School Movie Night
Nov 20, Sun 10:30 Worship, Thanksgiving Sunday, 10:00 a.m. coffee before church; Kids Sing in church,
Nov 23, Wed No choir practice
Nov 24, Thur Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 27, Sun 10:30 Worship, 1st Sunday of Advent
Nov 29, Tue 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
Nov 30, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice

Dec 1, Thur 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Dec 4, Sun Stewardship meets 9:00, Worship 10:30
Dec 7, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Dec 8, Thur 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Dec 11, Sun 10:00 a.m. coffee before church; Children’s Christmas program during worship, 4:00 Caroling at the Baxter Care Center, Light Supper at Bethany afterwards, everyone is invited to join this fun event
Dec 13, Tue 6:30 p.m. Christian Education
Dec 14, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Dec 18, Sun 10:30 Worship Service, Christmas Fund Offering
Dec 20, Tue 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
6:30 p.m. Consistory: Inviting Finance and Endowment Committee.
Dec 21, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Dec 24, Sat 7:00 p.m. Christmas Candle Light Service
Dec 25, Sun No Sunday School -- 10:30 Worship
Dec 26, Mon Bethany STAR items are due

Year 2017:
Jan 1, Sun No Sunday School, Worship 10:30, Happy New Year's!
Jan 4, Wed 6:30 choir practice
Jan 5, Thur 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Jan 8, Sun Worship 10:30, All reports due ASAP for annual report.
Jan 10, Tue 6:30 p.m. Christian Education Board Meeting
Jan11, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Jan 12, Thur 9:00 a.m. Quilting
Jan 15, Sun 10:30 Worship
Jan 17, Tues 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center
6:30 p.m. Consistory
Jan 18, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice,
Jan 22, Sun 10:00 a.m. coffee before church; Kids Sing in worship service
Potluck and Annual meeting to follow worship service today! Brief Consistory meeting following to choose officers for the next year and confirm next meeting.
Jan 23, Mon Star items due to church by noon
Jan 25, Wed 6:30 p.m. choir practice
Jan 29, Sun 10:30 Worship
Jan 31, Tues 2:00 chapel service at Baxter Care Center

Routinely scheduled activities for 2016

• Stewardship Committee Meeting - 9:00 a.m. first Sunday of each month during school year
• Adult Choir Practice – 9:45-10:15 a.m. each Sunday during Sunday school season
• Choir Practice - 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday during Sunday School season
• Quilting Day - First and Second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m - open to anyone who wants to participate
• Christian Education Meeting - Second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
• STAR items due to church office, check date on each month
• Consistory Meeting - Third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
• Chapel Service at Baxter Nursing Home - Third and Fifth Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. serving cookies/treats to residents following service

  • All dates are subject to change & additional activities will be added***
  • Junior choir practice (3-8th graders) 8:45-9:15 am
  • Sunday school for 3 year olds through 8th grade: 9:15 am
  • Sunday school 9th grade through adults: 9:00 am
  • High school/adult choir practice: 10:00 am
  • Worship service starts at 10:30 am
  • June through August, Worship Service is at 9:30 am and Sunday School is on summer vacation.
  • Rally Day – first day back to Sunday School, is Sept 13th, starting at 9 am.

January 2015

  • January 1 — Happy New Year
  • January 18 — Christmas Fund Offering during the worship service
  • January 18 — Potluck and Annual Meeting following 10:30 am worship service; Weather make up day is Jan 25, 2015
  • January 25 — 10:00 a.m. coffee/cookie time: Kids sing in worship service
  • January 22 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center

February

  • February 8 — Post "Souper" bowl dinner and make Kids Packs
  • February 14 — Happy Valentine's Day
  • February 16 — Junior Choir to sing at the nursing home
  • February 18 — Ash Wednesday service at Bethany 7:00pm
  • February 20 — Confirmation class to visit Jewish Synagogue
  • February 22 — 10:00 a.m. coffee/treats, Kids sing during worship service
  • February 24 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center
  • February 25 — Noon Lenten service/lunch at Bethany UCC Pastor Nate

March

  • March 4 — Noon Lenten service/lunch at Congregational UCC Kathy Fisher
  • March 6 — World Day of Prayer
  • March 7 — Sunday School skates in Newton 1-4 pmnMarch 8 — Daylight Saving time begins; set your clocks AHEAD
  • March 11 — Noon Lenten service/lunch at at Bethany UCC Pastor Wanda
  • March 15 — Special offering for One Great Hour of Sharing
  • March 18 — Noon Lenten service/lunch at Congregational UCC Kathy Fisher
  • March 22 — 10:00 a.m. coffee/treats, Kids sing during worship service
  • March 24 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center
  • March 25 — Noon Lenten service/lunch at Bethany UCC Pastor Wanda
  • March 29 — 10:30 am Palm Sunday Service and Confirmation Sunday
  • March 31 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center

April

  • April 2 — 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service in Bethany Fellowship Hall; Confirmation class is to assist with and bring items for communion
  • April 3 — 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Services at Bethany UCC
  • April 5 — TBA Easter Sunrise Service and light breakfast at Bethany UCC; 10:30 a.m. Easter Worship Service
  • April 26 — Kids sing in worship servicenApril 28 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center

May

  • May 3 — Senior Recognition high school and college graduates
  • May 10 — Mother’s Day, Ladies wear your hats
  • May 17 — Last day of Sunday school; recognize students and teachers; kids sing during worship service
  • May 17 — Baxter High School Graduation
  • May 24 — 10:30 am Memorial Day worship service, Pentecost Sunday
  • May 25 — Memorial Day
  • May 26 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center
Sunday school on hold until September, Worship service starts at 9:30 am through Labor Day

June

  • June 7 — Summer Schedule Begins - no Sunday school, Worship at 9:30 in the Park, Communion with grapes and bread
  • June 14 — Special offering - Strengthen the Church
  • June 21 — Father’s Day
  • June 23 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center
  • June 30 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center

July

  • July 4 — Independence Day
  • July 5 — 9:30 a.m. worship in the park, celebrate Independence Day and communion
  • July TBA — Fun Days Supper 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Baxter School Commons Area
  • July TBA — Baxter Fun Days Community Worship Service
  • July 28 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center
  • July/Aug TBA — Community Vacation Bible School to be held at Baxter Congregational Church

August

  • August 2 — 9:30 a.m. worship in the Park, Communion with grapes and bread
  • August TBA — Bethany Fellowship serving school teachers
  • August 25 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center
  • August 30 — Ice Cream Social starts 4:30 p.m. & Music in the Park starts at 6:30

September

  • September 6 — 9:30 a.m. worship in the Park, Communion with grapes and bread
  • September 7 — Labor DaynSunday school resumes and worship moves back to 10:30 am starting September 13th
  • September 13 — 9:30 a.m. Rally Day - Sunday School Resumes! 10:30 a.m. worship service.
  • September 22 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center
  • September 27 — Kids Sing during worship and Neighbors in Need offering
  • September 29 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center

October

  • October 4 — Crop Walk - Meet at Newton Square 1:30-2pm, walk to Hy-Vee and Salvation Army
  • October 4 — World Communion Sunday
  • October 10 — Baxter Chichaqua Hunger Crop Walk - meet across from Baxter Bank between 8:30 am-9:00 am; donations will help Baxter Food Pantry
  • October TBD — Chicken Noodle Dinner
  • October 11 — Clergy Appreciation Day
  • October 17 - Family Hayrack Ride and Bonfire - 4 to 6 pm, meet at Bethany
  • October 18 - Youth Led Worship Service
  • October 25 - Worship service includes remembering those who have passsed on this past year; Pastor Wanda Seydel's last service as retires 10/31/15
  • October 25 — 10:00 a.m. coffee/treats and Kids sing during worship service; Potluck following worship service for Pastor Wanda's Retirement
  • October 27 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center
  • TBA Labor or Love (of Bethany) – winterizing and miscellaneous property cares

November

  • November 1 — Daylight Saving time ends; set your clocks BACK
  • November 8 — Stewardship Sunday; light lunch following worship with stewardship projects to work on
  • November 22 — Thanksgiving Sunday, Kids sing during worship service
  • November 24 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center
  • November 26 — Thanksgiving Day
  • November 29 — First Sunday of Advent

December

  • December 13 — Sunday School Christmas Program during 10:30 a.m. worship
  • December 13 — Christmas Caroling; meet at 4:00 p.m. at nursing home, end at Fellowship Hall for a light supper
  • December 22 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the nursing home
  • December 24 — 7:00 p.m. Candle Light Christmas Eve Service
  • December 25 — Christmas Day - Merry Christmas!
  • December 27 — No Sunday School, Christmas carol singing in worship service
  • December 29 — 2:00 p.m. chapel service at the Baxter Care Center

Other routinely scheduled activities for 2015

  • Stewardship Committee Meeting — 9:00 a.m. first Sunday of each month during school season
  • High school/Adult Choir Practice — 10:00 am each Sunday during Sunday school season
  • Choir Practice — 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday during Sunday School season
  • Quilting Day — First and Second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. with a noon potluck - open to all
  • Christian Education Meeting — Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.n
  • STAR items due to church office — Third Wednesday of the month
  • Consistory Meeting — Third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Chapel Service at Baxter Nursing Home — Fourth and Fifth Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.; serve treats and visit after service
  • All dates are subject to change & additional activities will be added***

2016

  • January 1 — Happy New Year's
  • January 3 — No Sunday School Pew communion during 10:30 am worship service
  • January 24 — Annual Congregational Potluck and Meeting following 10:30 a.m. worship service. Moved to the 4th Sunday The snow/bad weather back up day is one week later for the annual congregational meeting.
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