Young Adult Groups
Though geared toward the 20’s-30’s community, we invite all persons regardless of age.
Young adult meetup: Come join us for the Bethany 20s/30s adult meet up! We meet for coffee, tea and fellowship on the second Wednesday of the month at Barriques coffee shop on Monroe Street in Madison at 7PM. We are hoping to plan some other fun activities in the spring as well. If you’re interested we would love to have you join us. Feel free to email Jamie Menard to receive emails about upcoming meet ups or ask any questions.
All other Wednesdays are Bible study nights, running from 7:00-8:30 pm at Bethany. We’re currently studying the book of Romans. Bring your favorite version of the Bible or borrow one from the church library; no need to read ahead. If interested in joining Bible study, stop on by: we hope to see you there!
Bethany hosts a Potluck Game Night on the second Saturday of every month from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to pass and your favorite board games and be ready to have a fun time with other members of the Bethany church family. Children are welcome to join the games, but childcare is also provided for those who need it. Feel free to email Matthew Mayeshiba for more information and email updates.
Food & Fellowship
This group meets the third Wednesday of the month for lunch at various restaurants to share lunch and good conversation. First-time attendees are always most welcome. Contact the Church Office for more information.
If you love plants and flowers, this team is for you. Bethany is blessed to have beautiful grounds and a team of “home-grown” gardeners who share in the joy of maintaining our many beds of plants and flowers. If you love to garden, the team is always looking for another “green thumb.”
If you are a man who enjoys coffee or tea (or both!), delicious baked goods and lively conversation, this group is for you! From sports to politics to what is happening in each other’s lives, conversation flows easily in this group and guests are always warmly included. Join this men’s group on the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm.
A social group that meets monthly (September through June) for potluck dinners and social activities. The activities vary from sing-a-longs to games to guest speakers. Members typically consist of adults whose families are grown, the recently retired and those who are beginning to dream about their retirement.
Reflections Book Study
This group meets monthly to reflect on a wide variety of books from fiction such as “South of Broad” by Pat Conroy to non-fiction such as “The Devil’s Highway” by Luis Alberto Urrea. A new book is chosen by the group as a whole. The book study meets on the third Monday of each month at 2:30 pm.
Yoga at Bethany
Are you completely new to yoga? Or do you have a daily or weekly practice that keeps you going? Either way, this class is for you! Find balance between movement and relaxation as we combine the strength of held postures with the peacefulness of being guided by our breath through this hatha vinyasa yoga practice. This class is appropriate for men and women of all ages seeking the benefits of a gentle yoga practice, including those with injuries or chronic conditions. No prior yoga experience is required. Join us and improve joint mobility and muscle strength while lessening the effects of daily stress as we practice in community with one another. The 1st two classes are free. Thereafter the recommended donation is $7/class. Pay only for those classes you attend.
Evening Yoga meets Tuesdays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and Morning Yoga meets Thursdays from 9:30 am-10:30 am. Both classes meet in room 312 (Chapel) at Bethany United Methodist Church 3910 Mineral Point Road. Phone 238-6381 for more info.
Boy Scouts Troop 2, now chartered at Bethany United Methodist Church, meets Monday nights from 7-8pm (during the academic year) in the youth activity room.
Troop 2 was established in 1922 at the First Congregational Church in Madison, WI, and is one of the oldest continuous Boy Scout troops in the Glacier’s Edge Council. In fact, over 1000 boys have been members since inception. Currently, there are 9 boys, ranging from 12-17 years old within the troop. Troop 2 is currently led by one patrol group, consisting of a Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Scribe and Quartermaster.
For more information, contact the church office.
Pack 120 meets regularly at 6:30 pm on Mondays at the church and all boys are welcome to take part. Besides the meetings, there is lots of other fun stuff planned! Check out all they do on their website.
Tiger Cubs – 1st graders
Wolf Cubs – 2nd graders
Bear Cubs – 3rd graders
Webelos (short for “We’ll be loyal scouts”) – 4th & 5th graders