The Upcoming Events page provides a list of church events coming in the next few weeks. If you have any questions about any of these contact the church office at 238-6381.
All Church retreat to Pine Lake
It’s the last chance to sign up for the 2017 All Church Retreat at Pine Lake Camp Labor Day weekend, Sept 1 – 3.
Don’t let summer fun slip you by! It is not too late to sign up for the Labor Day all church retreat. We still have a couple hotel rooms available at the Rader Retreat Center at Pine Lake.
Sign up deadline is August 15.
We will arrive at Pine Lake the evening of Friday, September 1 and leave after lunch on Sunday, September 3. All meals on Saturday and Sunday are included.
Madison Pride Parade
Sunday, August 20th, 1:00 pm
This year’s Madison Pride Parade and Rally will be on Sunday, August 20th. The parade will start at about 1:00 pm and go from the 600 block of State Street to the Capitol Square and around the square. At about 2:00 pm there will be a rally at the top of State Street on the Capitol steps. Guest speakers include David Clarenbach plus there will be music.If you would like to join in the parade, staging begins at noon in the 500-600 blocks of State Street. We will join up with First UMC, Trinity UMC and Sun Prairie UMC (look for the First UMC wagon). It’s a fun time. Of course, if you just want to watch, that’s fine too.
The Playing Field Family Fun Night
Wednesday, August 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Bethany members are encouraged to join with the children, parents and staff of The Playing Field for their monthly Family Fun event. In August, this will happen on the 30th from 5:30pm—7:30pm. This is a great opportunity to get to know the families and kids who attend and the staff of The Playing Field. If you can help out that’s great (please let the Church Office or Linda Holthaus know) or just show up and enjoy the evening.
September Enrichment Opportunities
Sundays, 10:00 am
September 3rd Hospitality
Join us in Fellowship Hall for coffee and treats. If you’re a visitor, we’d love the opportunity to meet you and get to know you.
September 10th Midtown Police Station Update presented by Police Chief Mike Koval
Chief Michael Koval will discuss the new Midtown District Police Station that will be opening on the West side. He will also discuss current events as it relates to crime, community policing, race relations, issues facing the police department and other topics. There will be time for questions to be asked of the Chief at the end of his talk. Chief Koval has been a law enforcement officer for 34 years. He was hired with the MPD in 1983. He then became a Special Agent with the FBI and subsequently returned to the MPD and served in Patrol Services. He was MPD’s Sergeant of Recruitment and Training for 17 years before becoming the Chief of Police in 2014.
September 17th High School Mission Trip Review
We have returned from our 2017 High School Mission Trip to Minneapolis, MN with Praying Pelican Missions and it was a success! We explored the Phillips neighborhood downtown Minneapolis, where there is a large immigrant population. We prepared and served community meals through an organization called Loaves and Fishes in two different locations. We also did gardening working at a community garden that is owned by the same organization, and provides fresh food to their kitchens. We cleaned, sorted and organized shoes at a warehouse for a charity called “Shoe Away Hunger”, whose proceeds benefit food pantries and kitchens all over the city. We also did some work at Feed My Starving Children, an international charity which is based out of Minneapolis. They provide bagged food meals to be sent to countries experiencing drought and famine.
September 24th Happy Birthday to You
We’ll be wishing people with birthdays in July, August and September a “Happy Birthday” with some cake and a party. If you have a birthday in any of these months, we will be celebrating it on September 24th at 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to come, eat birthday cake and sing happy birthday. We want to be able to celebrate everyone’s birthday! If you will not be able to attend, but have a birthday in the aforementioned months, please contact the church office.