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!
February: Bar Soap March: Shampoo April: Deodorant
Bethel Men’s Book Study will discuss Michael Booth’s The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia. This is a witty and informative book about the intriguing and revealing facts about life in today’s Scandinavia. Come and join us every Friday at 7am in Room 120. There will be lots of coffee along with humor and pithy comments.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is the February book choice for the Social Justice Book Discussion Group. We will meet Sunday, Feb 24 at 10:15am in the library to discuss this coming of age story of a young girl, caught between two worlds, who has to decide if and how she will use her voice to speak out.
The next synod Racial Justice Ministry educational event will take place Sunday, Feb 24, 4-6pm at New Life Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Road, Madison. Rev. Marilyn Miller and Dr. Joyce Caldwell from the Greater Milwaukee Synod have conducted numerous anti-racism trainings for ELCA colleges, seminaries, and synods.
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 each week. Led by Mimi Troutman
Bethel Men’s Book Study will begin a new book, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow. This is a witty presentation on the importance of the unconscious in everything we do and perceive. Come and enjoy the lively discussion as well as the rich coffee at 7am on Friday’s in Rm 120.
We gather regularly for great fellowship, interesting programs, and a fine lunch. We meet in Borgwardt Hall. Coffee is served and a time for visiting starts at 10:30am. At 11am, we begin with brief devotions, followed by a short business meeting. Next follows a 45 minute program on timely topics led by special guest presenters. Lunch is served at noon, and the cost is $6. Be part of this fellowship of Bethel men. The annual membership fee is just $10.
March 5: Waterway of the Czars
Christian Men’s Fellowship President Dave Lewke will tell us about his recent trip to Russia. Learn about the interesting palaces and cathedrals as well as the Russian countryside as he traveled a 1000 mile river cruise called the “Waterway of the Czars”. The trip spanned from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Discover facts about the Kremlin and get perspectives on Russian history, culture and economics.
Lent, the 40-day preparation period for celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, is a time of growth and change. [Sundays are not counted in the 40 days, because every Sunday is a “little Easter” celebration.] At Bethel, we set apart this time for focused daily Bible reading and prayer; weekly worship, study and service to those in need.
March 8, 2019
Bethel’s Gary Lorenz cruising along the Mediterranean from Barcelona Spain to Athens Greece and back
On March 8, you should march over to the Friendship Club dinner. The menu is comfort food: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, glazed carrots, salad, apple crisp. The program features Gary Lorenz trip-Cruising the Mediterranean. Please make reservations with Judi Griffin before Noon Tuesday, March 5 at 608.222.9290. Costs are $12 for members and $15 for guests.
Dirk Von Below, 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.
Bethel Horizons’ Board of Directors is making plans to mark the 50th Anniversary of Horizons’ founding. On June 1 there will be a Kickoff Celebration held at Horizons in conjunction with the annual Bike-a-thon fundraising event. Plans are also underway for a special staff reunion weekend August 30-September 2, 2019, and a Gala to be held in Madison on October 19. If you are interested in learning more about Horizons 50 year journey and the events planned for 2019, check out its special website at: www.bethelhorizons.org/50th-anniversary
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