Bethany’s theme for this school year is “All In,” and our Bible verse will be Colossians 3:17.
"Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
We chose this theme because every moment of our lives is an opportunity to love others and to love God. It's an opportunity to show our gratitude to the One who created us and equipped us with all of our gifts and talents. Because God has given us such an amazing hope in the gospel of Jesus, we are now called to set our minds "on things above, not on earthly things." We are to think of God's purposes above our own. Therefore, we live with radical love, which produces humility, kindness, honesty, integrity, diversity, compassion, patience, forgiveness, peace, and gratitude. Our fleeting moments are not meaningless. Instead, they hold eternal significance when we are "ALL IN" to live for Him.
To see Mr. K’s sermon on being “All In” at our Teacher Dedication Service on August 18th, please go to https://riovistachurch.com/sermons/all-in/.
If you would like to learn more about the Christian faith as it’s taught at Bethany, we invite you to Alpha — a series of open discussions to explore our faith. There are two ways to get involved.
First, we have a special “Moms” Alpha, for women of all ages and stages of life. The kick-off for this series of open discussions begins on September 10th from 8:15am to 10:15am. Childcare is provided. For more information, visit https://riovistachurch.com/moms-alpha/.
Then, we also offer Alpha in the form of a series of dinners. The first of these dinners is on September 12th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Dinners are provided free of charge. For more information, visit www.riovistachurch.com/tryalpha.