Women

The Consignment Sale Thanks You!

Thank you to everyone in the Mt. Bethel community for your support at the Spring/Summer Children’s Consignment Sale. Because so many of you consigned, volunteered, and shopped the sale as well as baked items for and purchased items from the bake sale, we earned close to $20,000 that will go to charities and missions that…

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The New Chapter

I’ve always looked at life in terms of chapters and phases. Our chapter with Mt. Bethel began in February 2001 when we joined the church. My husband, Josh, and I were 29 and had a 22-month-old baby girl. We had been married for seven years and were ready to put down some serious new church…

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How Healthy is YOUR Brain?

Recently, the Christian Navigators Circle met with Dawn Reed of Aloha to Aging. We expected just to hear about how we might be able to help with their programs. After all, none of us are “senior!” But then Dawn introduced their Healthy Brain Games program, which is for adults of all ages. She handed out pages…

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Invitation

Do you remember being the “new person”? Maybe you are one now or still feel like one even though you’ve been at Mt. Bethel for a long time. We asked two women about their experiences as the “new person” at church. We hope you will feel challenged and encouraged to take the next step. For…

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Part of Something Bigger

My son is saving his Christmas money and trying to earn extra from chores; he knows the consignment sale is right around the corner. My daughter hasn’t figured it out yet, but she remembers exactly where we bought her favorite nightgown last sale. She chose it herself and wears it as often as possible. After…

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More “Blessed” Than “Less”

Community. Have you ever really looked at that word? When I was asked if I would attend the first Homegrown Women’s Worship Night, I was reluctant. Being a twenty-two year old who was already struggling with self-loathing because I wasn’t where I wanted to be in life, both personally and professionally, Homegrown was the last thing…

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Where Two or Three are Gathered

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25) When I first heard about the concept of Homegrown, I immediately…

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The Cost of Community

The cost of community is not cheap, but the rewards are priceless. Our girls, ages 7 and 5, are in the beginning stages of understanding the concept of money. Our oldest is always asking me how much things cost and how much money I have “all together!” Currently, their Lego set includes three small plastic…

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