Author Archives: Monica Lichti

Senior High Youth Group Soup and Dessert Lunch and Congregational Meeting

Mark your calendars for a congregation meeting January 27, 2019, 1 pm. 

Senior High Youth group members will be serving a Soup and Dessert lunch Sun., Jan 27 in the Fellowship Hall to raise funds for their trip to MennoCon19 (convention) in Kansas City this summer.  Their target goal for this meal is $4,000.  If you are interested in donating bread for this event, please be in touch with Ben Lichti (




January 6, 2019–Epiphany Sunday

9:30 am      Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms; music by Andrew Thiesen, trombone
10:30 am   Fellowship time in the Gathering Place
10:50 am   Faith Formation
4:00 pm     New Year Memorial Service to remember those BCMC members and friends who died in 2018—Sanctuary


December 30, 2018-Christmas Sunday

10:00 am  Note the later time for the beginning of worship this Sunday

Worship with sharing by Nathan Toews and Leidy Muñoz, Mennonite Central Committee country representatives in Bolivia; music by Suzy Burch and Howard Glanton, classical guitars

11:00 a.m. Fellowship and coffeebring goodies to share

No Sunday school


December 23, 2018 – Advent 4

December 23, 2018—Advent 4:  The Story for all Time
9:00 am Prelude by the Garber family
9:30 am Children’s Christmas Program; music by Junior Choir, and Cherub Choir
No Sunday School

December 24, 2018—Christmas Eve
11:00 pm Candlelight service of Lessons and Carols with music by
Chancel Choir, Chancel Bells and congregational singing—BCMC Sanctuary



Happy New Year!

Paths of Steadfast Love and Faithfulness
Advent 2018 – Epiphany 2019
Bethel College Mennonite Church

Advent is a time for us to remember that in response to the pain of this world, God comes to us in Jesus, God’s path of steadfast love and faithfulness  (Psalm 25:10).  We are invited to wait and watch and wonder:  what does this path look like? Where do we see bits of it breaking into our world,here and now?  How might we be invited to walk alongside Jesus on it?

As we enter into this season of waiting and longing, consider joining the psalmist in this prayer from Psalm 25:4-5:  Make us to know your ways, O LORD; teach us your paths.  Lead us in your truth and teach us, for you are the God of our salvation; for you we wait all day long. 

January 6, 2019—Epiphany Sunday
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
9:30 am   Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms; music by
Andrew Thiesen, trombone
4 pm  Candle-lighting in memory of BCMC members and friends who died in 2018 — BCMC Sanctuary 

Advent giving project:  The BCMC Witness Commission invites you to participate in this year’s project benefiting New Hope Shelter.








December 2, 2018 – First Sunday of Advent

9:00 am       Advent Prelude by Steel Drums, Brad Shore, director

9:30 am        Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms and Donna Friesen;
music by Chancel Choir

10:30 am     Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am      Faith Formation

3:00 pm        Newton Community Children’s Choir Concert—Sanctuary