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.
October Enrichment Opportunities
Sundays, 10:00 am
October 1 Long Range Planning Update presented by the Long Range Planning Council
The Long Range Planning Council invites you to an informational listening session. Over the past months, with input from our Bethany teams, the LRPC has envisioned the church we want to be, both for those currently involved in Bethany and for those future visitors and members. We would like to share with you where we are in our process, including proposals concerning the Sunday morning education schedule and possible team restructuring. Please join the discussion. We welcome your feedback.
October 8 Stewardship Sunday
Please join the Finance Team and the Congregation in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am for hospitality and treats in celebration of Stewardship Sunday.
October 15 What’s Up with UMW Outside the Walls of Bethany presented by Kathlyn Maldegen, VP, Southwest District UMW
In 2016 Kathy Maldegen began a journey of spiritually discovering what the UMW does outside the local church. At this forum find out about the “nuts & bolts” of leadership teams at the district and state level that keep the wheels of mission turning. United Methodist Women is over 800,000 strong, advocating for justice and supporting missions to women, children, and youth. Discover what UMW is doing nationally to advance its mission priorities for this quadrennium: Maternal & Child Health, Economic Inequality, Climate Justice, and Mass Incarceration & Criminalization of Communities of Color.
October 22 Bike / Hike and Chili Lunch sponsored by the Adult Ministries Team
Don’t put your bike away yet. Get out your walking shoes. Bethany UMC members and friends are going to enjoy God’s beautiful world with a bike/hike Sunday, October 22nd beginning at 10:15. We will gather in the Narthex and head to the Southwest Bike Trail. Families with strollers can meet Lisa at the main entrance at 10:30 and walk to the small playground at the junction of Glenway St. and the bike trail. After getting some exercise we will return to church for a delicious lunch of Chili with all the fixings (there’ll be hot dogs for the kids), served from 11 to 12:30 in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome for lunch whether or not you join in the walk. A free will offering will be taken for The Playing Field. Please contact the church office or use the sign up sheet in the Narthex if you plan to attend the luncheon. Questions? Contact Diane Johnson at 301-996-8990.
October 29 Race Relations — Next Steps
Bethany has held several forums on the topic of race relations, including a review of the book “The New Jim Crow,” concerns regarding gun violence, African-American history in Madison, and guest speakers from the Justified Anger Coalition and from the Life Center Madison congregation. Bethany’s main response to issues of racial justice is its support of The Playing Field, which has also presented forums. What’s next? As we continue to support The Playing Field, what else can or should we be doing? Come and hear an update and lend your voice to this important discussion.
Schuster’s Farm Family Fun
Saturday, October 21, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Children and Youth Team invite everyone to join your church family for a trip to Schuster’s Farm (1326 US Highway 12 & 18 Deerfield, WI) on Saturday, October 21, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun!
While at Schuster’s, challenge yourself to a corn maze, practice your aim while shooting off apple cannons, go for a spin in a barrel train, take a beautiful Hayride through the rolling farmland to choose your perfect Halloween pumpkin. To Learn more visit the Schuster Farms website.
The Playing Field Fall Event: Connections Count
Conscious Discipline Program
Friday, October 27, 6pm
On Friday, October 27 at 6pm, The Playing Field is sponsoring a free program at the Middleton Performing Arts Center that will focus on Conscious Discipline skills. It is recommended for parents (toddler to teens), grandparents, and teachers. Conscious Discipline looks beyond punishment for opportunities to teach children new skills for managing emotions, solving problems and demonstrating empathy. Guest speakers Donna Porter, a Kennedy Award winning teacher, and her student, DJ Batiste will share the story of how DJ’s life was transformed by a teacher who saw his behavior as a cry for help. Seats are being reserved for Bethany. Let Linda Holthaus know if you plan to attend.
Conscious Discipline Workshop
Saturday, October 28, 9 – 3
The following day, Saturday, October 28th, 9 – 3, (Middleton Performing Arts Center) The Playing Field is sponsoring a Workshop including a keynote address by Donna and DJ, followed by breakout sessions on ways to apply Conscious Discipline concepts in your own home or classroom. Registration prior to October 15th is $50, but, thanks to Bethany’s Adult Ministries Team, you can take advantage of this great opportunity for only $25. Contact Linda Holthaus to register.
Check out our video here.
Fall Craft Fair
Saturday, October 28, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Find fun, food (UMW bake sale and lunch), fellowship and great shopping (we’ll have familiar exhibitors and some new ones to tempt you!) at the Fall Craft Fair. It’s also a chance to support UMW missions, learn about the artistic (and crafty!) talents of some local crafts people, and support domestic disaster relief through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) as a portion of exhibitor’s sales will be designated for this.
- Good food — UMW bake sale (all during the craft fair) and lunch from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
- A selection of original design and hand made items for Christmas gifts, or for yourself (some items can’t be found anywhere else!) may include: Christmas ornaments, honey & bee’s wax, kitchen items, mugs, photo greeting cards, photos, Rosemaling, screen printed cards, shirts, stained glass, tiles, trivets, embroidered towels, hand sewn, knitted and crocheted items – and more!
Come to socialize, learn about the talents of some of your fellow members, eat, shop for gifts, and support UMW missions and disaster relief through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) as a portion of exhibitor’s sales will be designated for this.
We are always looking for new vendors, so if you design or create anything you would like to try selling, consider joining us. Registration blanks, which are due October 11, are available from the church office or from Vaughan James. For more information contact Vaughan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Parent’s Night Out
Friday, November 10, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Parent’s Night Out will be happening on Friday, November 10th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm! You won’t want to miss this fantabulous opportunity to take advantage of a few hours of quiet bliss away from your blessed offspring! Registration is online (look for “Parent Date Night Registration). We do not charge a fixed fee, but donations are accepted and used for our mission trip fund. Thanks to all who participate!
All- Church Brunch
Sunday, November 12, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
…Enjoy lots of goodies…
- Fried Red Potatoes with Onion & Garlic
- Pancakes with Butter Pecan Sauce
- Scrambled Eggs (with and without cheddar cheese)
- Sausage Links
- Coffee Cake
- Baked Beans
- Coffee, Juice, and Milk
…Invite Your Friends and Neighbors…