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!
This exhibit, hung in Bethel’s Fireside Gallery from now–April 21, is of Wisconsin inspired watercolor paintings plus a series of original inspirational and spiritual poems. The exhibit depicts the varied beauty of our state’s rural and urban landscapes. It also conveys the connections between nature, humans, spirituality, and the divine Creator.
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.
Will meet to share lunch and discuss Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott. In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. Bring a dish to pass or your brown bag and thoughts to Room 120 at Noon.
Camera Club – Monday, February 19 at 7pm in the Fireside Gallery
Our next meeting is a change of pace: Camera Club invites members and guests to contribute to an extended show-and-tell. Bring your favorite photos, new or old, to share with the group and discuss how you made the photographs and what you like about them. You can bring digital photos on a thumb drive, an SD or CF card, or a CD. Or, you can go old-school and bring prints or albums which we will display on tables while we circulate with our Valentine treats and warm drinks.
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.
On Friday, February 9, the Men’s Book Study will begin a new book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari, the author of the prize-winning book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.
The Men’s Book Study meets every Friday from 7-8am in the Community Room (Sanctuary Level). Come and join us for light hearted discussions with penetrating insights and delicious coffee.
For all current food pantry volunteers and anyone considering volunteering in the food pantry, a meeting will be held Sun, Feb 25, from 10:15-11:15am in the Community Room at Bethel. This is your opportunity to review procedures, make comments and suggestions, and ask questions.
A Crisis of Faith is happening in the mainline churches of America; we are seeking answers. The lectures were given at the Chautauqua Institution in New York this past summer, 2017. Each lecture will be presented on DVD’s. Hear Bill Moyers, broadcast journalist, interview speakers following their lectures. The list of speakers follows:
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.
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
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.
March 9, 2018 1925 Silent movie with live music: Buster Keaton “7 Chances”
On Friday, March 9, the Bethel Friendship Club will feature dinner and a movie. The 1925 silent film with live music stars Buster Keaton in “Seven Chances.” The menu is country meatloaf with mashed potatoes and apple crisp. We’ll gather at 6:15pm in Borgwardt Hall for the 6:30pm dinner. The cost is $10 for members and $13 for visitors. Reservations are necessary before Tuesday noon, March 6 by calling Judi at 222.9290. Mark your calendar now for an evening of friendship, fellowship and fun.
For people interested in exploring social justice issues, two history of slavery classes will be presented by the Rev Stephen Marsh, co-pastor of Lake Edge Lutheran, on Sunday, March 11 from 4-6:30pm at St. Matthew’s New Life Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison. These classes are sponsored by the synod’s Racial Equity Team and are an outgrowth of a 2017 synod assembly resolution. There is no registration or cost; just come!
Register for a shift at Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin and help package food items for distribution throughout the southern Wisconsin area. Every hour you volunteer provides 65 meals to our community.
YES! Please register me for the following date(s) and time(s):
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.
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