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!
A Monthly Lecture and Discussion Series; 10am on the Sundays listed, Borgwardt Hall
As Lutheran Christians, we are called be stewards of God’s creation and to respect the integrity and limits of the earth and its resources. We are called to evaluate food systems and food by their direct, indirect, short-term, and long-term effects on the well being of ALL CREATION and PEOPLE.
As a part of our Earth Stewardship weekend on Sunday, April 22, come to the Emmaus Room and see all that Bethel Horizons has to offer. We will have displays for each program area of Bethel Horizons and a table specifically for Bethel’s Vacation Bible Camp. Meet with some of the Horizons year round staff, interact with some live animals, engage in activities, and learn about how you might be able to enjoy the wonders of Bethel Horizons!
It’s time to update the contact info that Bethel has for you. People move and get new email addresses. People no longer recognize you from your old photo! On the weekends of April 28/29 & May 5/6, the Community Ministry team will distribute a survey along with the bulletin. In the survey, members can update their contact info, state their desire for a free updated digital photo (courtesy of Bethel’s Camera Club), and indicate their interest in volunteering or participating in Bethel’s many activities.
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.
Bethel will be hosting a presentation called ‘Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events’ by the Madison Police Department on May 2, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Community Room. Please join us!
Have you ever wondered how to respond during an active shooter event? This two-hour training will help you develop the mental, physical and emotional skills critical to an effective response. Topics include:
Bethel Jr! is where kids bring their family and friends to worship Jesus and have fun. Come to the Pentecost Room at 9am on the first Sunday of the month for music, the message of God’s love for us, games with Phil, Holy Communion and Breaking News! Contacts: Elisabeth Himmelman and Jacqui Shanda
May 11, 2018 Jerry Strack’s 1 man orchestra: “Old Time Accordion Favorites”
The next Friendship Club meeting on Fri, May 11 will feature Jerry Strack’s One Man Orchestra playing “Old Time Accordion Favorites.” We’ll gather at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm dinner with grilled chicken, rice pilaf, vegetable, salad and apple pie. The cost is $10 for Friendship Club members and $13 for visitors. Reservations are necessary and must be made by Tues Noon, May 8 by calling Judi at 608.222.9290. Plan to join us for an evening of friendship, fellowship and fun!
Bethel Horizons is hosting a “Breakfast with the Birds”. Join naturalist Eric Volden for a morning of bird watching and bird lore at Bethel Horizons’ busy bird-feeding station. A hearty breakfast will be served as Eric identifies birds coming to the feeders and relates bird feeding information, stories, and area sightings. Bring binoculars if you have them and bird feeding stories to share.
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.
This is a FREE introductory Spanish class by Professor Frittz Lazo, Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm in Room 216. The class is conversational, and we are fortunate to have Mr. Lazo, a long time Bethel member, offering his talent to help English speaking people bridge the linguistic gap to communicate in Spanish.
What: Retirement Celebration for Jacqui Time: May 20, 8:30-11am, between services Place: Emmaus Room Who: Entire Bethel Family Why: Honor and thank Jacqui Shanda, our retiring Director of Discipleship What: Have a snack and enjoy the fellowship
The Bethel Youth Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser is coming! Four flocks of pink plastic yard flamingos will fly nightly to yards of Bethel families! You pay $30 for removal the next evening and get to choose where they “fly” next!
Not into pink? Purchase Flamingo Insurance for $25 on Saturday, May 19 or Sunday, May 20! Funds raised will support our summer servant trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, TX.
Please join us Saturday, June 2, on the Military Ridge Trail in Mt. Horeb. Check-in starts at the old train station. You must register in advance and have pledges in order to receive a Bike-A-Thon t-shirt. Budget Bicycle will be available for minor tune-ups until 10am at no cost. Prizes are available for those who raise $250, $500, $750 or more! Proceeds go towards Bethel Horizons’ nature and adventure programs. These funds help make our programs possible and affordable for schools, churches, and community groups.
It is Community Picnic time! Registration is open for early bird pricing (ending May 31). Our amazing chicken dinner with sides, beverages & dessert is $10/adult, $5/child 3-11, or $30/family – which includes all the amazing activities planned for the afternoon featuring live music, large inflatables, a petting zoo, wagon rides and lots of other fun stuff! Dessert, as always, is homemade pie and/or ice cream but this year it is included in your meal price.
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