Calling all women to join this wonderful organization.  Please stop by the table in the foyer and pick up information.  Bethany Women in Mission provides service and fellowship opportunities within Bethany and gathers funds to support selected outreach services.  If you have any questions or comments about the Women's Ministry, please contact Church office or call the church office at 292-8778.

Executive Board

Beverley Michalk
President

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Kelly Shivertaker
Vice President
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Beverly Childers
Treasurer
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Sylvia Menzel
Secretary
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Unbroken – Book Club
Thursday, October 2 at 10AM

Join us for October book club on Thursday, October 2 at 10AM in the lobby.  Our first book for the year, due to popular vote, is “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand.  Be sure to purchase the book by her since there are several other authors of similar title.  The book is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and soon to be a Major Motion Picture.  It is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit brought vividly to life by Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit.  It is an inspiringly true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes  almost too incredible to be believed.  You’ll want to share this book with everyone you know.

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Fall Series - Women’s Bible Study
Monday Nights / Tuesday Mornings

Join us for a new Beth Moore study called Children of the Day on Monday nights (September 8 from 7-9PM) or Tuesday mornings (September 9 from 9:30-11:30AM) with free childcare provided.

Bethany Christian Store
(Open on Sunday mornings)

We have a variety of gift items that are guaranteed to please, as well as offer the opportunity to witness our Christian faith to others! Profits from the store are used to fund mission efforts through Bethany Lutheran Church.   Whether you are “gifting” yourself or someone else, you give a blessing through both your gift and your purchase.

Bibles, bible covers, Christian study materials, cards, journals, jewelry, gift items, home décor, and a complete line of “Willowtree” are available. New merchandise arrives regularly, and is offered at bargain prices…..so visit often…..you won’t be disappointed!

LWML Capitol Zone Fall Rally
Sunday, October 5
Hope Lutheran Church

Special guest speaker will be our own Chaplain Don Muchow.  Light lunch and registration will be from 1-2PM, Rally program starts at 2PM.   We will carpool from Bethany, leaving shortly after the late service.  Rally ingathering will benefit LINC Austin, such as band-aids, combs/brushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes.  Please see list of needed items at the BWIM table in the church Lobby.

Marketplace Mission Grants

The annual Bethany Marketplace is the main fundraiser for Bethany Women in Mission.  Proceeds from Marketplace are used to provide mission outreach grants to Christian based organizations.  Funds from the 2013 Marketplace totaled a little over $14,600.  This year fifteen mission projects have been chosen to receive grants.  A list of grant recipients has been posted at the Bethany Women in Mission table.

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LINC Austin Ministry
Supper for Street Youth
Thursday, October 9

Please join our ladies in serving supper to the street youth of Austin on October 9.  We will carpool from Bethany, leaving church at 3:15PM to start serving at 4:15PM.  If you are interested in helping, please sign up at the Bethany Women in Mission table in the church Lobby. What a blessing to be able to serve in this manner!

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Lutheran World Relief Quilts - Women of Bethany (LWML) have been working hard this past year creating 56 beautiful quilts. Lutherans from around the United States have made quilts that are sent globally, wherever there is need, especially to those who face chronic poverty or refugee situations. 

LSSS Canyon Lake - Bring joy to girls by dropping off jars of pickles, 12 oz. 8 packs of soda, hair conditioner, fun rugs, colored ankle socks, and school supplies in the lobby area near the WBIM table. 

Mites and Mission Projects - Remembering the power of the "widow's mite," the Women of Bethany gather coins to support mission projects selected by the Texas District LWML. We have a "mite box" for you.

Helping Hands - The Women of Bethany volunteer to help provide meals for women who have newborns or who are sick.

Prayer Shawl Ministry - We have been blessed with many individuals donating their time and talents in making prayer shawls. As a result, we are able to extend this ministry to include, of course our own members but also those outside of the Bethany family, who are experiencing a time of unusual physical or emotional stress, and in need of the solace that only God can provide. These shawls wrap, enfold, comfort and cover people in time of distress. If you wish to share one of these shawls with someone, please contact the church office for a shawl.

Bethany Christian Store - Looking for volunteers to help run it on Sunday mornings.

Ladies Tea - Looking for volunteers to help plan and execute the many tasks needed to be done before the tea.

Women's Retreats - Looking for volunteers to help plan and execute the many tasks needed for the retreat.

Marketplace - Looking for volunteers to help plan and execute the many tasks needed to be done before Marketplace.

Sunshine Circle - Correspond with designated shut-ins through phone calls, cards, notes, visits, and small gifts.

Dorcas Circle - Pick up a kit/kits with instructions near the Bethany Women in Mission table, and make the dress and return the dress when completed.