Upcoming Events at Bethany Green Lake

For more events, be sure to check out the calendar.


Bethany Women’s Retreat

April 29–May 1, 2016  |  Leavenworth, WA  |  Join the Wait List

REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS YEAR'S RETREAT! USE THE LINK ABOVE TO JOIN THE WAIT LIST.Our theme for the 2016 retreat is Sabbath: Finding Rest in the Culture of NOW. Mother-daughter team Jane Summerfelt and Ellen Summerfelt Scott-Blakely will guide us through a refreshing weekend where we explore balance and good boundaries, learning what it could mean to truly trust God with our everyday lives.


Time to Move Forum: Refugee Resettlement

Sunday, May 1  |  12:30–2:30pm  |  Classrooms A&B  |  Register

Interested in learning about the current refugee crisis? World Relief Seattle will walk us through why we should care about this topic and how it plays out in our neighborhoods. Come hear a recent refugee's story and engage in dialogue with World Relief staff members. Lunch included with registration. RSVP for childcare (birth–5th grade). Contact Jillian Leavitt Vetter.


Cascade Fellows Informational Meetings

Sunday, May 1  |  12:30pm in the Chapel Overflow  |  6:15pm in Classroom A  

This 9-month discipleship program in partnership with Fuller Theological Seminary aims to make the Kingdom of God meaningful all the hours of the day—not just when we’re at church or doing “churchy” things. For a lot of us, this is within the work place, but it can also be for those of us who are at or nearing retirement, are stay at home parents, or don’t have the typical 9–5. Learn more about Cascade Fellows and apply at cascadefellows.com


SING Worship Night

Friday, May 6  |  8–9:30pm

One Friday night each month, we gather in the Sanctuary to worship God through song, Scripture and prayer in a relaxed, open format. Come be renewed by the Spirit as we worship together.

Sign up to bring cookies, and let us know you're coming!



Paint Together, Stay Together

Saturday, May 7  |  6:30–8:30pm  |  $50 per couple  |  Chapel Auditorium  |  Register

Whether you've never painted a day in your life or you're ready to finally show off your skills, this evening of art is a perfect time to explore your creativity with your spouse. Come enjoy a fun night of painting, refreshments, and fellowship hosted by Corks and Canvas. RSVP for childcare (birth–5th grade).

Global Partners Class

Sundays, May 8, 15, 22  |  6:30–8pm  |  Classroom B

At Bethany, our strategy for global mission work is through partnerships. Learn about our global partner organizations and how Bethany connects to them. We'll talk about poverty alleviation through a church empowerment model in Rwanda, child and family support in Costa Rica, and the role of our short-term mission trips to each partner. This class is required if you'd like to go on a Bethany mission trip, but you don't need to commit to a trip to attend this class. Contact Jillian Leavitt Vetter


Malibu Men's Weekend 

Friday–Sunday, May 12–15  |  Malibu Club, Young Life Camp, Egmont, BC

This is an amazing weekend in a truly breathtaking setting. Malibu is an amazing place and its rugged beauty is unmatched. Malibu Men’s Weekend has hosted nearly 3,000 guys and given them a place to unwind and recharge. This retreat provides lots of laughter, world-class food, insightful speakers and plenty of time to just hang with the guys. Register now or contact Brad for more details.

Small Group Leader Training


Small Group Leader Training

Saturday, May 14  |  9am–noon  |  Classroom A  |  Register

Do you have a passion for intentional community and Bible study? Consider becoming a small group leader and attending this small group leader training. You will be equipped with tools and ideas for leading and will be able to sign up to start you group at the end of the course. Child care is not provided for this event so please plan accordingly. All are welcome! 


Time to Move Forum: Homelessness and Mental Illness

Sunday, May 15  |  12:30–2:30pm  |  Classrooms A&B  |  Register

Homelessness is growing in our city. The Aurora Commons, a local nonprofit and expert in caring for people without homes, will facilitate this forum. Learn about people without homes, how mental illness intersects with their journey to housing, and how we as Christians should step into relationship with them. Lunch included with registration. RSVP for childcare (birth–5th grade).
Contact Jillian Leavitt Vetter.


Servant Leaders Training

Saturday, May 21  |  9–11am  |  Sanctuary

Do you wonder where Bethany is heading and how priorities are set? Curious how your service fits into our mission? As we turn the corner on 100 years, we seek to discern God’s call to our future—and you're invited into this process. Bethany's Servant Leaders Training series is for those serve in any way. We hope you'll join us for breakfast, fellowship, and discussion. See you there! Questions? Contact Faith.


All Church Serve Day

Saturday, June 4  |  Learn More

Save the date and plan to participate in our first All-Church Serve Day on June 4! There are opportunities to serve in public schools, parks, and nonprofits in each of our neighborhoods. With our desire to be the presence of Christ in our City, these opportunities are just one way we can come together as a community to participate in bringing that vision into action. It’s time to move! You'll hear more details about this in the coming months, but if you know you're ready to commit to a specific serving opportunity, you can sign up for one today.


Bethany Wilderness Ministry

Join folks from Bethany for snowshoeing adventures, day hikes, backpack trips, and rafting adventures! The list of upcoming trips is updated regularly.