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!
Jan Richardson and Brigitte Boucher, artists from two different generations, working in two different media, share a common desire to explore, understand, and make peace with their own memories and family experiences. This show is the culmination of a project that started when both artists inherited collections of old family photos. Both artists have created paintings inspired by some of the photos they found, interpreting the past through the lens of the present.
Is it your goal to remain living at home for as long as possible? In Care Smarts 101, you will learn some practical tips and resources that will increase your chance of success even in the face of health challenges. You will also learn how to better understand your long-term care insurance policy, if you have one, and how it can help you afford your goal of living at home when you need some care services. Join Wendy Sulzer from BrightStar Care® of Madison as she talks about these topics.
Please join Amy this summer as part of Bethel’s Summer Choir on Sunday Aug 19! We will meet at 8:10am in the Choir Room (below the Sanctuary), and learn one song. We will sing during the offertory at 9am worship, from the balcony. No robes or experience required…just your voice, and a willingness to sing and make friends with others!
Featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Gioachino Rossini, and many others, on Bethel’s beautiful Schantz pipe organ. We are using the phrase, “Soli Deo Gloria” because it was often used as a signature after Johann Sebastian Bach’s sacred works. Like the Reformation’s “Sola Gratia” (“Grace Alone”) signified that we are not saved by what we do, so Bach wanted to signify that his work was produced for the sake of praising God alone, and not for bringing glory to himself as a musician.
Pat Barry, Bethel’s Church Council President, is scheduling coffee times with people to stop by and talk about with him on the third Sunday of each month. He will be available after the 7:45am worship service until 11am in Good Shepherd Chapel. Stop by to introduce yourself and take this opportunity to get to know your Council President.
In conjunction with the upcoming Circle of Love golf outing, which this year will be a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Bethel is working to provide volunteers to assist with various tasks related to building Habitat homes in Fitchburg. And YOU are invited to help! We are currently seeking people to help on Tues Sept 4 and Sat Oct 27. We are hoping to put together a group of eight volunteers for each day. Work will be guided by a Habitat crew leader, and no particular skills are required to help.
Join us as we unite with the rest of the ELCA across the U.S. in using our hands to do God’s work! Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.
On September 9, join us for this day of working together. Wear your God’s Work, Our Hands shirt or plan to pick one up that morning. Work will include family friendly tasks.
For 4 days, immerse yourself in local food and art! Tour cheese factories and the Bothum Vineyard, enjoy tickets to an American player Theater play, group ceramic projects, and cooking pizza in Bethel Horizon’s wood oven using local ingredients. Tour Taliesin and engage with interesting guest speakers covering topics of art, honeybees and ecology and hike the beautiful trails of Bethel Horizons.
No August meeting. Bring your bag lunch or a dish to share to our next meeting on Mon, Sept 17. We will meet at noon to eat lunch together and discuss Every Note Played by neuroscientist Lisa Genova. Lisa tells the powerful story of a man who has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). As his disease progresses, he and his family explore coping, regrets, and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.
Prefer to swing a golf club rather than a hammer? No problem – come play!
Bethel’s Serving Team is hosting the 17th annual Circle of Love Golf Outing on Mon, Sept 24 at Blackhawk Country Club. The team is very excited about the fundraiser which will be used to help build a home for one for Bethel’s Bhutanese families through Habitat for Humanity. The registration fee of $125 covers a cookout lunch, 18 holes of golf, followed by dinner and the program. All money donated above that amount goes directly to the project and is tax deductible.
The dates are set for our 2019 Mission/Friendship trip to Puerto Rico; Feb 5-12. We have four condos (on the ocean) and room for 25 travelers. Please sign-up early so we know if we need all four. Contact Sandy Ripp at email@example.com or 608.257.3577 x231 if you are interested.
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