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!
October: Bar Soap November: Deodorant December: Dish Soap
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
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.
UNPLUG & RESET
With a theme of mindfulness and prayer you will learn to have:
• Less stress, more time
• Less clutter, more organization
• More joy in life and a feeling of freedom
• More time for what is important to you
It will be a time to live in the moment and remove the
“should’s” from your life. Overall live a Happier and Healthier life!
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 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.
Please join us in prepping Horizons for the colder season! We will meet at Horizons at 9am and will work until 4pm with lunch provided. All ages are welcome! Please dress for the weather Interested in lending us a hand? RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
November 6: Muscle & Bone Strength 101
Dr. Kevin Wait, is Clinic Director at Capitol Physical Therapy in Sun Prairie. He will talk about the current problem of falls among seniors, where in Wisconsin the Centers for Disease Control reports the highest rate in the nation. Wisconsin has recorded a 31% increase in the rate since 2007. Dr. Wait is a board certified sports clinical specialist and as an orthopedic clinical specialist. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Mayo Conic College of Medicine.
Gary Lewis will present a concert of works of J. S. Bach, Cesar Franck, Hermann Schroeder and Max Reger on the 70-rank Schantz pipe organ on Sunday afternoon, Nov 18. Lewis served as Director of Music and Organist at Bethel from 1994 to 2015 and continues to play Bethel’s 9am service. He has played at Overture Hall as soloist and a third of the “Three-for-All” concerts, and also with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. He was a student of Wolfgang Rübsam, Arthur Poister and Margaret Hillis (conducting).
Come to Room 120 at Noon on Monday, Nov 19 to share lunch and discuss Vintage by Susan Gloss. This novel tells the story of three women living in Madison Wisconsin: one owns a vintage clothing store, one works there, and one is a customer. Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal and hope when we least expect it. Bring your lunch or a dish to share – deli salads are always good. All are welcome. Come and bring a friend.
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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