monthly neighborhood gathering

Monthly Neighborhood Gathering

Join us at Bethesda for monthly dinners followed by family fun! One Friday each month, we open our church in a fun and family-oriented way to everyone who lives around us to join us for fellowship, food and fun! Each Neighborhood Gathering features a meal (don’t eat before!), a fun family activity, and other activities for kids and adults, plus lots of new friends to meet and get to know!

In the past, we have had a family movie night with icy summer treats, a Halloween Harvest Party with spooky finger foods, a chili cook-off with prizes, and a huge Thanksgiving feast for the whole neighborhood! Each month, we’ll try to bring the Bethesda community something new and fun to enjoy with their loved ones! So many memories are made at these events, and we would really love if you could join us.

We’re sending out an invitation to everyone we can in the surrounding area. We aren’t targeting anyone of a certain income level, just ANYONE who thinks it might be nice to have dinner and fun activities for their family in a safe and welcoming environment. If you want to bring your creative juices and contribute ideas, we would love it! We want this to be all inclusive. We want this church to be a beacon to our Bethel community…a place where all feel welcome even if they don’t show up on Sundays.

Coming Up

Join us for our annual Chili Cook-Off: Friday, January 18th from 6:00-8:00pm
Two options: you can bring in your chili and enter to win a prize OR just come and enjoy all the delicious food!

**To enter the cook-off, you must bring chili to feed 10 or more.**

Attendees will vote on who will win the prizes!  We’ll be awarding our winners in the following categories:

  • Best Vegetarian ChiliSpiciest Chili

  • Most Creative Chili

  • Crowd Favorite

  • Honorable Mention

In addition to the chili dinner, there will be kids activities. We would absolutely love to see you! Whether you’re bringing food, helping, or just joining us to share a meal, this is going to be an awesome event that we would love to have you here for! 

How Can You Help?

  • Come to the event! Check out how awesome they are.
  • Volunteer at an event!
  • Donate food or money.
  • Sponsor or seek a sponsor. Sponsors reduce our need for member contributions and help us make the events even more fantastic! Plus they get exposure & publicity!

Contact Deanna Rivera or Stephanie Kinnaman if you can help!

monthly neighborhood gathering
monthly neighborhood gathering
monthly neighborhood gathering

RSVP for Our Next Gathering

If you’re planning on attending our next gathering (which we hope you are!), please fill out our RSVP form. Your RSVP helps us get an accurate guess for how many people to expect. Even if you have RSVPed for a previous gathering, please do so for each month. Thank you!

Contact Us

Office Hours
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 3:00pm
(During the summer, 10:00am - 2:00pm)


4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

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