Other ways you can support the students traveling to New Orleans in July are to donate towards specific
trip expenses. No matter what the amount, your contributions will help keep the out-of-pocket expenses
low for each participant on this trip.
Airfare for one person - $350
Hotel room for one night - $100
Meal for one person - $5
Meal for the group - $ 135
You can also contribute towards our offering at the Gathering. Once we have heard from the Planning
Team for the Gathering regarding what group we are giving our offering to, we will pass that information
along to you. This offering is collected on the Sunday of the Gathering (also the last day of the trip) during
the large worship service in The Dome in New Orleans.
While in New Orleans, the 27 students and adults from Bethel will be worshipping, touring, encouraging,
serving and praying for the residents of New Orleans. Each day in New Orleans, one large group of Gathering participants will be volunteering at a local school, organization, church, or in a neighborhood, to clean
up, rebuild, and teach. We will be using our hands and hearts to serve the community and grow in our relationship with Christ.
Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
Mark your calendars for the Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction on Saturday, February 11. Come out to
taste Rich Improta's authentic Italian spaghetti as well as the opportunity to bid on some fantastic items
during our silent auction. Dinner tickets are $8.00 per adult, $4.00 for kids and children under 3 eat for
Donation request for the silent auction! We are asking for any items for donation to be auctioned for this
event. Think of something you love to do, eat, listen to or watch and put that together in a themed basket.
These items can be for babies on up! Some ideas are: a "baby boy/girl" basket, a spring gardener’s starter
basket, a dozen cookies or a pound of fudge, even a wine basket. You can pair or team up with another
person or family and offer tickets for a sporting event or concert, or offer a specific number of hours towards a service, such as babysitting, lawn care/mowing, pet sitting, etc. Please let us know what you are
donating by completing a donation form. Forms are available outside Elizabeth Burnside's office and on
the cart in the narthex. Donations may be dropped off to Elizabeth beginning in January.