Bethlehem Connect August/September 2019 - Page 6

CareerWalk Thursdays, September 26, October 3, 10, 24, November 7, 14 6:30 - 8:30pm CareerWalk offers support and connection for people in a job search or thinking about a career change. Beginning with attitude and self-assessment, CareerWalk helps people explore what they want to do and then develop the building blocks for an effective job search. The last four sessions include networking, resumes, LinkedIn, and interviewing. Participants leave feeling refreshed, equipped, and encouraged. There is no charge. All are welcome. Help spread the word! Register at bethlehem-church.org. National Night Out (MTKA) Tuesday, August 6, 5:00-8:00 pm CareerWalk Navigator October 8, October 22, November 5, November 19, 6:30 - 7:45 pm Join us at the Minnetonka Campus green space on Tuesday, August 6 from 5:00 - 8:00pm for dinner, bike decorating, and s’mores. We’ll have a bounce house and face painters there, too! Alpha The church is hosting hot dogs and Sloppy Joe Sandwiches. You’re invited to bring a potluck side or dessert to share. Bring your own beverages (alcoholic drinks are permitted on the East Lawn). The event is FREE, but you are welcome to bring food and cash donations to benefit ICA Food Shelf. One-on-one assistance is offered to those in job transition on a drop-in basis, providing access to resources, advice, and support that “meets people where they are” on a variety of job search topics. Sundays, 5:00-6:30pm September 22 – November 24 Cost: $10 (scholarships available) Alpha is a series exploring the meaning of life and questions about faith. For those learning about Christianity for the first time, as well as those who have been living with the language of faith for much of their lives, it offers an opportunity for open, honest, friendly conversation around some of life’s big questions. Each gathering includes a shared meal, a video, and time to respond to the video with discussion in small groups. There’s also a bonus retreat on Saturday, October 26. When we offered Alpha last fall, 90% of those giving feedback described the experience as positive or very positive. Participants especially appreciated the discussions, as well as the videos. We hope you’ll join us this year! Don’t hesitate to invite a friend. Childcare available–must be pre- registered! Register at blctcmn.co/alpha . New Church Database System Launching This August the Bethlehem staff will be transitioning to a new database system called Realm. While this will primarily serve the administrative needs of our staff, it also offers some new and exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved with Bethlehem. Realm allows more ways to communicate and connect as a church, all while leaving current methods in place. Look for more information on how to connect with Realm later this August. 6 Summer Sundays with Seuss (MTKA) August 18 & 25, 5:00-7:00 pm Free-will offering to cover food, materials, and s'mores! Whose WHO are YOU? God’s Who, that’s YOU! Dinner, stories, Dr. Seuss-incorporated Bible studies, crafts, games, and scripture for all ages. We will end with a campfire, worship and, of course, s’mores. Free-will offering. Register at bethlehem-church.org.