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Veterans' Support Group
Helping Vets Bridge the Gap Between Military Service and Re-entry into Civilian Life
2nd & 4th Wednesday of Every Month. 6:30–8:00 pm. Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison

A group supported by local Veterans to help Vets reconnect with each other in a safe and nurturing environment, to explore the impact of physical, spiritual and moral injury.

For more info or to let us know you are coming, please contact: Mike Gourlie at 608-556-2012 / or Roz Woodward at 608-251-1074 /

Bethel Lutheran Church in the Library Media Room 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison (2 blocks north of the Capital and across from MATC downtown) Click here for a flier.

Click here to read:
"An Open Invitation to All Veterans"
By Pastor Joe Brosious, Director of Congregational Outreach, Bethel Lutheran Church

Mission Mindfulness:
An Ongoing Conversation for Pastors
Second Tuesdays of the Month, 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Hosted by New Life Lutheran Church
7564 Cottage Grove Road, Madison
Pastors: Join the Conversation at These Monthly Gatherings

Pastors gather monthly for mutual edification, empowerment and encouragement. Relevant topics that relate specifically to our calls to be servants of God are explored. This fall, the topic is: “Emotionally-Healthy Spirituality” as explored by means of Peter Scazzero’s practical work on the subject “It’s impossible to be Spiritually Mature, while being emotionally immature.” Learn and Grow Together. All Pastors Welcome! Meetings are held the Second Tuesday of Each Month – Rev. Rob Carlson Hosts - Noon – 2 p.m. Held at New Life Lutheran Church; 7564 Cottage Grove Road, Madison. Feel free to call Rob with questions: 608-215-5526. Bring a Sack Lunch & Enjoy a Company of Friends. No registration required.

Benedictine Retreat
St. Benedict's Strategy for Personal Freedom
September 22-24, 2017

The Oblates of Holy Wisdom Manastery invite you to attend a weekend Benedictine Retreat at the Monastery.  This retreat is open to the public and oblates and offers women & men an opportunity to learn about Benedictine spirituality in a beautiful setting.

The retreat begins on Friday, September 22.  Arrive when able.
- 4:00 pm Registration opens
- 4:30 pm Prayer (optional)
- 5:30 pm Dinner
- 6:45 pm Program begins

Click to download informational flyer

Questions: Contact Amanda Conway, 608-836-1631,x100,

Register by September 1, 2017.  There is a 50% refund until the reagistration deadline, no refund after.
Online Registration:

Smorgasbord at St. John's, Oregon
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Turkey & Meatballs with all the trimmings.

Where: 625 E. Netherwood, Oregon

Lunch: 11:00 am-1:00 pm; Dinner: 4:00 pm-7:00 pm; Carry-outs until 6:30 pm

Cost: Adults: $12.00 Children 6-12: $5.00 Under 6: $3.00 Carry-Outs: $13.00

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