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A “Drop in the Barrel” for the Bethel Food Pantry

The Bethel Food Pantry collects specific items each month that are in high demand, quickly depleted and/or hard to get through food bank resources. Please donate in the barrel located at the top of the stairs on the Worship Level! October: Toothbrushes & Toothpaste Also, the food pantry can use your paper and plastic grocery bags. Please

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Mass Incarceration Defined: What’s the Problem? – Oct 13

Caring for Social Justice (C4SJ) is sponsoring a six-hour workshop on “Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System” in a 3-sesssion series presented by Dr. Karen Reece during the education hour on Oct 13, 20 & Nov 3 from 10:15am-12:15pm. This will allow us to delve into a critical issue in our community in a

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Minecraft for Kids – Oct 13

Love Minecraft? Know someone who does? Join us at the Bethel Minecraft Club! Who: Open to all ages and experience levels. When: Second Sunday of each month from 11am-12pm. Where: “The SHIP” Kid’s Fellowship Area (Room 216) What: Members will create and play in a server that is only for people in the Bethel Minecraft

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Community Meal Program – Oct 14

Bethel volunteers serve the Community Meal at Luke House, 310 Ingersoll Street, once a month. The next serving date is Oct 14. Please bring your food contributions to Bethel’s main kitchen on the Sunday immediately preceding that date OR no later than 10am on the day of serving. Food contributions and servers for the meal

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Christian Men’s Fellowship – Oct 15

1st & 3rd Tues of the month at 10:30am in Borgwardt Hall   OCTOBER 15: Future Shock The book of Revelation is full of shocking images, phrases, and ideas. But perhaps most shocking of all, according to Pastor Mike, is the book’s central meaning. Rather than a hell, fire, and brimstone book full of condemnation

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Seeing the Bible Again for the Very First Time – Oct 16 & 23

Oct 16 & 23 from 5:30-7pm Led by Pam Shellberg Childcare and Dinner provided Oct 16: Mind the Gap / Form Follows Function Oct 23: T/truth and Spiritual Imagination How do you see the Bible? What does it represent to you? When you reach for it – if you reach for it – what do

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Men’s Current Christian Concerns

Men’s Current Christian Concerns meets every Thursday at 7am in the Community Room. Oct 17 – The Suicide Epidemic: Is God the Answer? Oct 24 – What Economic News Can You Trust? Oct 31 – Christianity and AI: What’s God’s View?

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Blanket Workshop – Oct 17

Consider joining us at Blanket Workshop! Anyone is welcome to drop in between the hours of 9am-2pm to help tie pre-assembled quilts for Lutheran World Relief. No sewing skills are required! If you can tie a knot you are qualified! We meet in Borgwardt Hall. Join us for this wonderful time of fellowship and mission

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XYZ – Oct 18

Oct 18 9:30am – Chapel: Mary Brennan 10:30am – Book Discussion: Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith QiGong, Euchre, or learning/playing Bridge 11:45am – Lunch: Chef’s Choice, Dessert After Lunch – Program: New Bridge Community Services with Ruth Hellenbrand (pictured right). Oct 25 9:30am – Chapel: Pastor Jeff Quinto 10:30am – Book Discussion: Tears of the

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Horizons 50th Anniversary Gala

Glamp Horizons is coming to Madison! You are invited to the culmination of Bethel Horizons’ 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct 19 at the Spark Building, 821 East Washington Ave beginning at 5pm.  Tickets for this glamp event are $50 and you will experience great vistas, music by Patrick Kenney and Amy Hartsbough, delicious food,

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The Prison System: Purpose & Programming – Oct 20

10:15am-12:15pm; Borgwardt Hall Session II in the three-part workshop “Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System” will demonstrate that the prison system is indeed complicated. Navigating it can be confounding, counterintuitive and defeating. Dr. Karen Reece will lead us through facts and circumstances that help us understand what prison is really like for those in

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Feed & Read – Oct 21

In The Noel Diary, Richard Paul Evans has written a novel that touches on family relationships, mental illness, hoarding, and forgiveness. This is a heart-warming story about acceptance and triumph over family struggles. We meet starting at noon on Mon, Oct 21. Most of us bring a dish to share, but it’s ok to just

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Bethel Book Women – Oct 21

The Bethel Book Women will meet on Monday, Oct 21 at 7pm at Bethel to discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Please join us for an interesting discussion.

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Victory Choir – Oct 22

On Oct 22 we will be singing at Oakwood West. The mission of the Victory Choir is to sing to shut-ins primarily at Nursing Homes once a month and to take a word of encouragement. On the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10:30am, the Victory Choir, consisting of about 25 singers, gathers at a

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Roctoberfest – Oct 25

ROCKtoberfest Comes to Madison October 25, Friday, 6-8pm 312 Wisconsin Ave Combine great local beer, an electrifying Rock Band (Road Trip), enough food for an army, and hundreds of great friends and neighbors partying in the parking lot and you have the makings of Rocktoberfest at Bethel Lutheran Church. Martin Luther was known as a

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Chicago Gargoyle Brass – Oct 27

The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble (Organist: Jared Stellmacher), the only group of its kind in the Chicago area, will open its 2019–2020 season in Wisconsin with a concert titled “Reformation and the Three B’s” at 2pm on Sun, Oct 27 at Bethel. The program will include transcriptions from Bach’s Cantata “Ein Feste Burg”,

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Community Corrections: Life after Prison – Nov 3

10:15am-12:15pm; Borgwardt Hall The third and final session of “Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System” workshop brings us to more challenges faced by the formerly incarcerated as they try to rejoin the community. Dr. Karen Reece will lead us through the new terms, practices, and conditions that describe what community corrections means and how

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Friendship Club – Nov 8

Soggy Prairie Bluegrass Band: “Preparing Your Hearts to be Thankful”. Do you enjoy bluegrass? Soggy Prairie Bluegrass Band will be our entertainment on Nov 8. They have been playing together since 2002 with five instruments, four voices, and one magic microphone. Dinner will be turkey with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie. Please make reservations

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Bethel Jr! – Nov 10

Bethel Jr! is the place where kids bring their family and friends to worship and learn about God’s love. We will laugh, sing, breathe, play, and pray as we grow in our faith together. Following the service, children will go to Sunday School with their classroom leaders and adults are invited to stay for fellowship

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Making Bethel Your Spiritual Home – Nov 10 & 17

Any and all friends, guests, and attendees are warmly invited to make Bethel your spiritual home. There is no replacement for being surrounded by people who love you, support you, and bring out the best in you. We want that for you. If you have not officially made Bethel your church home, please do. We

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Bethel Directory 2020

Photography Dates: Wednesday, Nov 13 Thursday, Nov 14 Friday, Nov 15 Saturday, Nov 16 Tuesday, Nov 19 Tuesday, Nov 26 Wednesday, Nov 27 Saturday, Nov 30 Wednesday, Dec 4 Thursday, Dec 5 Friday, Dec 6 Saturday, Dec 7 Wednesday, Jan 29  Thursday, Jan 30 Friday, Jan 31 Saturday, Feb 1 Photography Hours: Tuesdays-Thursdays: 2-9pm Fridays:

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Advent by Candlelight – Dec 4

The theme this year is Joy to You, O Favored Ones! Join Bethel’s own Pam Shellberg, Director of Lifelong Learning for reflections from the Gospel of Luke on finding joy and what it means to be a favored one. Tickets will be on sale every Sunday in November and at the reception desk. More info coming

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Bethel Series Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2020

Join Reverend Jeff Quinto, Bethel Series Executive Director, and his wife Toni on 11 life-changing days in the Holy Land, Jan 14-24, 2020. You will visit Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jericho, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and much more You will walk where Jesus walked. You will swim in the Dead Sea. You will dance on a fishing

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