Another facet of Encore is the monthly program events held the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center at Bethel. These events, ranging from music to media to focused presentations, are planned to meet the needs of senior adults. Frequently these events include favorite destinations and organized travel with the specific goal of interactive fellowship and community; a real taste of the fellowship we will have with the Lord and the Church forever!
All events unless specifically stated are in the Family Life Center at Bethel at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, January 13
Join us to hear the amazing story of Bethel family member, Darius Razi, when he speaks to us about his life and his journey in faith. God brought Darius Razi to Bethel Church through Pastor Jim Pearson’s ministry in Ft Wayne, Indiana. His journey took him from Congo through Zambia to the USA. He faced a number of unique challenges including losing his wife to illness just days before flying to the US with four children, including an infant. In Ft. Wayne, God led Pastor Jim to care for Darius and his family. While in Ft Wayne, Darius led a local outreach to area refugees providing clothing, household goods, and meeting their most basic needs. Today Darius is a recent graduate of the Bible college in Ellendale, ND. He helps Bethel families provide donated items to refugees in our community. Everyone is welcome.
Tuesday, February 10
Our February event, Proactive Security Steps for Senior Adults, features two guest speakers. David Nerud, Blue Cord Security Consulting and volunteer director of Bethel’s Gatekeepers Ministry and Samantha Schmidt, Abuse in Later Life Advocate with the Rape & Abuse Crisis Center will speak to us about physical security, personal safety, and proactive steps senior adults can take to maximize personal protection. Please join us, everyone is welcome!
Tuesday, March 10
Kevin Wallevand will be speaking about his experiences over the years in TV News. Join us for a wonderful presentation and delicious refreshments. Everyone is welcome.
Tuesday, April 14
Tuesday, May 13
All events will be held in the Family Life Center unless otherwise noted.
The only thing missing from these Encore events is you! Please join us. If you have any questions contact either Verona Winkler.