Related to our Community Involvement, Bethany is engaged with groups that work toward long-term resolution of social problems such as homelessness, hunger prevention, working toward equality for all people, and peaceful resolution to problems facing our world.
Bethany Peace Fellowship
The Bethany Peace Fellowship had its beginning in 2008 when several Bethany members, troubled by the amount of discord and violence in our world, came together to learn more about peace issues and to find ways to promote peace in our lives, our country, and our world.
The group meets every two months for a one-hour meeting following the 11:00 AM worship service. Rather than being a protest group, the goal is to focus on positive action for the advancement of peace. The group genuinely welcomes others who would like to join the fellowship in exploring issues of peace together.
MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality and Solidarity) focuses on prison reform at the county and state level. It also works to help those being released to reintegrate back into society as productive members of the community.
Reconciling Ministries Network
Reconciling Ministries Network mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.
Soulforce, guided by the spirit of truth and empowered by the principles of nonviolent resistance, works to end the religious and political oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
On March 20, 2012 Bethany was privileged to be able to host a lunch for the 2012 Soulforce Equality Ride. For photos of this joyous occasion, click here.