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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! January: Dish Soap February: Bar Soap Also, the food pantry can use your paper and plastic

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Youth Quake

Join us for Youth Quake every Sunday night (including friends and guests) for a meal, worship, spiritual exploration, bonding, and fun. We meet in the Youth Quake room on the lower level off of Borgwardt Hall. 6th-8th graders meet for confirmation from 6PM-7:30PM. High Schoolers meet from 6PM-8PM. If you play an instrument or enjoy

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Meet the Artist: Cathy Sue Stevens (Now-Feb 29)

Bethel is so blessed to have Cathy Sue Stevens’ exhibits at Bethel. Please enjoy Cathy’s amazing work on display in the Fireside Room and on the Emmaus Gallery Wall. 365 Days from My Home Away from Home is a collection of photographs in, from & around my half-acre yard. I would ask, “LORD, what do

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Blanket Workshop – Jan 23

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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Annual Meeting – Jan 26

The annual meeting will be Jan 26 at 12:30pm in the Sanctuary.

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Adult Bible Study – Sundays

Sundays; 10:15am; Room 120 The Narrative Lectionary is a plan that takes you through the Bible, story by story. Developed by a Lutheran Pastor, this plan keeps you centered on God’s story each week. We will read and study a story each week, following this plan. Bibles welcome but not necessary. Text will be provided

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Epiphany Bible Study: Leaving for Your Own Country by Another Way – Jan 26, Feb 2 & 9

Jan 26, Feb 2 & 9 from 10:15-11:15am led by Pam Shellberg Epiphany, a “usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something,” is the name given to the liturgical season sitting between the seasons of Christmas and Lent. The lectionary readings for the season of Epiphany are texts chosen by

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Feed & Read – Jan 27

In We Hope For Better Things author Erin Bartels takes us on a journey through time – from the Underground Railroad during the Civil War, to the streets of 1960s Detroit to present day Detroit. The characters explore secrets, prejudices and courage in their lives. Join us on Monday, Jan 27 at noon to discuss this thought-provoking book.

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Men’s Current Christian Concerns

Men’s Current Christian Concerns meets every Thursday at 7am in the Community Room. Jan 30 – Solar Energy Feb 6 – The Consequences of Aging Feb 13 – The End of Absence Feb 20 – The Great Society Worked Feb 27 – Ukraine: Stories Behind the Story

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Bethel Jr! – Feb 2

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 and Family

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Christian Men’s Fellowship – Feb 4

1st & 3rd Tues of the month at 10:30am in Borgwardt Hall   FEBRUARY 4: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream John Thomsen is a third-generation ice cream maker at Schoep’s Ice Cream. He was born and raised on the east side of Madison. He graduated from East High and later

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Minecraft for Kids – Feb 9

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 – Feb 10

Bethel volunteers serve the Community Meal at Luke House, 310 Ingersoll Street, once a month. The next serving date is Feb 10. 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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Wine Tasting Party – Feb 12

“Feasts are made for laughter; wine gladdens life.” – Ecclesiastes 10:19 Wine plays a beautiful and central part in the story of the Bible and in the life of Jesus. More than simply a beverage, it is a symbol and a metaphor that points to the joy and abundance of a life lived in union

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XYZ – Feb 14

Feb 14 – Valentines Day Celebration

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Friendship Club – Feb 14

6:15pm; Borgwardt Hall Let me call you Sweetheart Forget the winter blahs. Come to the Friendship Club and enjoy some great Bluegrass Music. The Front Porch String Band will lift your spirits and lighten your step. The menu is Ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, salad and rolls. Chocolate cherry cake for dessert. Yum! Please make reservations

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Learn to Laugh Again Sermon Series: Feb 16-Mar 8

Sometimes people have the wrong view of God. They think they should be somber, serious, or down. Laughter is discouraged. Dancing is forbidden. But, God would not agree. Because, if the fact be known, God loves a party! God brings laughter where there were tears and a smile where there was sorrow. Join us beginning

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Preserving Special Places in Wisconsin – Feb 23

Feb 23  |   10:15am  |  Borgwardt Hall “Preserving Special Places in Wisconsin” is a growing challenge as human activities degrade our natural environment and landscape. Mary Jean Huston, the longtime Director of the Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin, will help us understand the role of public and private support in protecting the outdoors from human degradation.

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Spaghetti Dinner & Variety Show – March 1

Bethel rolls out the red carpet for all patrons of pasta and entertaining performances by Bethel members and friends. Put this on your calendar friends. It is not something you want to miss.

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A Night with Nadia Bolz-Weber – March 12

March 12; 7pm; Sanctuary Why bring Nadia Bolz-Weber to Bethel? This video is why.    It’s time for “the TALK.” Yep, that’s the one, the talk. S-E-X. Of course, you may already know everything there is to know about it. You may have had some sort of sex ed in health class (“this is a banana”),

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Events @ Horizons 2020

Join us for Fun @ Horizons! Join us for fun, fellowship, and to experience our connections to God’s creation at beautiful Bethel Horizons! Come as you are: individuals, families, couples, friend groups–all are welcome! Spring @ Horizons April 24-26 2020 VBC August 3-6 2020 Women’s Retreat Oct 16-17 2020 Advent @ Horizons Dec 4-5 2020

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Reconciled in Christ

The Bible tells us that God’s love is deep and wide. That same love is moving among us at Bethel. There is a holy energy to deepen and widen our experience of God’s love in our church. We are calling it Reconciling in Christ, where the walls, divisions, and misunderstandings that have kept us apart

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