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.
June 4 Long Range Planning Council Update
At the June 4 Forum, the Long Range Planning Council will hold an informational session for the congregation. We are at an early stage in the process, a period of information gathering and reflection before any decisions can be considered. Currently, the Bethany teams are reflecting on and responding to planning questions that will guide us in our task. The Long Range Planning Council invites you to join us on June 4 at 10 a.m. to hear about our work and share your thoughts, concerns and hopes for Bethany’s future.
June 11 Happy Birthday to You!
We’ll be wishing people with birthdays in April, May and June 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 June 11th 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.
June 18 Black History of Madison
Justified Anger, a coalition of groups in Madison has recently concluded a course in Black History. It charted the beginnings in Africa and covered the “peculiar institution” of slavery, the Civil War, and its aftermath. Right to the present day, white America has not been given the chance to see what Black America has endured. Bethany members who took the course will share their experiences and reactions with us.
June 25 Bethany Asks: How Can We Help?
Bethany’s Sunday Forum on June 25 will explore our Church’s role in Madison’s move to reduce gun violence. Sponsored by Bethany’s Outreach Ministries and its Race Relations sub-team and its Gun Safety Project, the Forum has invited Deputy Mayor Gloria Reyes to explain the city’s 15-point plan to deal with gun violence.
City alders call it a “big, big problem;” Police Chief Mike Koval calls it a “come to Jesus moment;” Michael Johnson, president of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County says the 15-point initiative “must be executed or we are going to have a long, deadly summer;” Alder Matt Phair said “It is going to take all of us.”
Make Music Madison
Wednesday, June 21, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 21, when Bethany will again host a Make Music Madison event. Join us on our front lawn from 4-8 pm for a variety of musical delights. Hot dogs, chips and lemonade will be served in Fellowship Hall. It’s all free, so bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join the fun. In case of rain we will be in Fellowship Hall.
- 4:00 pm: Bethany’s own Elena Santin will lead off with a piano solo of her own composition. The Madison Flute Club will follow (including Bethany members, Betsy Dunne, Gail Steinhorst and Carolyn Voter) playing light classics, pops and modern music written for flute ensembles.
- 5:00 pm: Southern Wisconsin Old Time Fiddlers Association, including Ann Sayner — banjo, guitars, other fiddlers, accordion, and bass back up a lead fiddler playing “old time” music.
- 6:00 pm: greenTONE acappella – an all-female contemporary acappella group singing pop, folk and jazz favorites from doo-wop to hip hop and beyond. The group is committed to “inspiring others to start/keep on/never stop singing.”
- 7:00pm: Andy Yaun The Rockabilly Kid – hop back to the Fifties and get ready to swing to some rockabilly. This 19-year-old plays Eddie Cochran, Stray Cats, Elvis Presley, Beatles, Johnny Cash and lots more.