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Advent Celebration

We had a wonderful time with friends and family as we came together to celebrate the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It's in this Season that we reflect on the greatest gift of all, new life! Life in Jesus Christ given to us through freedom to worship Him by the way we live.

Many long time friends of Bethel joined in the worship through their talents on stage. We had a family of violinists come to perform, guitars, recorders, and piano solos, singing duets, hand bells, the signing of a song for the hearing impaired, and the reading of God's Word  in German and English. This was a record attendance with 202 people!  We hope everyone was blessed.

It took many hands to do this event with excellence. Many people put in countless volunteer hours preparing, baking, decorating, and practicing for this event. We could not have done it without this help. For your assistance, please accept our deepest thanks.

The Preparation:

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The Event:

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Busy Summer!

We've had groups from all over the World come and visit our Campus within the last month! The groups kept saying how nice it was that they could walk everywhere because the buildings are not so spread out. The leaders liked the fact that it was a contained environment to be able to keep track of their kids. Even though it is in the middle of Bridgman, it feels like you are in a peaceful, private location.

Good Food

Good Food

Community

Community

Worship

Worship

Band Camp

Band Camp

Drummer Section

Drummer Section

Marching Field

Marching Field

Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Building Relationships

Building Relationships

Good Times

Good Times

Family Camp July 2014

People came from all over the world to enjoy fellowship with one another! It was refreshing to be in the presence of the Lord with friends. Reinhold & Elsie Herms did an amazing job leading us in worship and ushering in the Spirit of God. Werner Schulz, from Australia, admirably stepped in as our English speaker. Werner led us into the presence of God through the teaching of His Word. Our prayers go our to Raymond Rueb and his wife as they could not attend as the speakers due to poor health.

The German and English Sermons were packed with talent and truth. The Schulz' and the Herms' did several quartettes, Allen Jackson entertained with lively solos, and the very talented Orchestra played daily! The Couch's did a wonderful Sign Language song on the last night that seemed to break through spiritual barriers.

Check out the ministries that were represented at the retreat:

This year we also had some new activities for Families, Teams, and Kids! We had several people come out for these activities, but the most popular were the train ride, corn hole, a walk in the woods, and the Disc Golf set up.

We enjoyed those who were able to make it out this year, and we will be praying for those who couldn't attend. You were missed. Here's to next year!

June Work Day

We had an great turn out for the June Work Day. About 20 people came out to help with the projects that we had set up. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to help with these projects. Everyone put so much time and effort into this day to transformed the Retreat Center! It would not have been possible with out you.

Projects:

  1. Painting the ET Motel
  2. Designing the fire pit area
  3. Laying a brick patio
  4. Blazing a trail and designing a trail head
  5. Many other projects: planting, mulching, moving bricks...
ET Motel Before

ET Motel Before

Fire Pit Before

Fire Pit Before

Patio Gravel Area Before

Patio Gravel Area Before

ET Motel After

ET Motel After

Fire Pit After

Fire Pit After

Patio Area After

Patio Area After

Trail Blazing

Trail Blazing

Moving Bricks

Moving Bricks

Laying Bricks

Laying Bricks

April Open House Brunch

Everyone pulled together to have a successful event. If you didn't make it out you missed out on 2 buffet lines of delicious food! Not to mention the dessert table was to die for! The rooms were decorated to showcase the potential and The Lord held off the rain so that we could give tours of the Retreat Center.

It is not to late if you would still like to donate, or stop in for a scheduled tour. We have openings if you would like to book an event with us.

We had an amazing time with everyone! Thanks for coming!

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