- Phone: (715)386-8821
- Mailing Address: 920 Third Street, Hudson, WI 54016
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BeFriender Ministry is a national, ecumenical non-profit organization that provides leadership training and ongoing support for a listening ministry of lay care in churches, health care settings such as hospitals, assisted living-skilled care facilities, or other organizations. Since the early 1980’s BeFrienders have been providing skilled care throughout the nation.
There are four key principles guiding BeFriender Ministry: God is present, caring not curing, nonjudgmental presence, and active listening. BeFrienders aim to be a listening ear and nonjudgmental presence to their fellow brother or sister in Christ. It is not a ministry that provides skilled nursing care, runs errands, provides transportation, or does housework for people. Rather, it is a relational ministry – being a “friend” to someone who may be going through a difficult time and just needs a listening ear and a reminder that not only is God with them, but as a congregation, we care as well. It is the reminder that they are not abandoned in their time of need.
Training is provided to make sure BeFrienders are adequately prepared and equipped to walk along side others and offer support. Along with Pastor Kris, four leaders – Jim Topitzhofer, Jennifer Griggs-Andress, Sue Powers, and Jean Johnson - stepped forward and completed the weeklong national leadership training. In addition, nine Befriender Ministers were recruited and completed 40 hours of training this fall to begin serving Bethel Church.
The capable team of Bethel Befriender Ministers is now ready to serve Church members and others that are struggling with life challenges and need someone to be there with them. If you know someone that could benefit from this listening ministry, please contact Pastor Kris ( ).
We are excited about this program and the impact it will have at Bethel
For additional details about Befrienders, please click here to visit their website
Bethel is looking for worship volunteers to greet guests, answer questions, guide folks to great seats, help during the offertory, serve communion, advance slides, and other valuable positions. Your commitment can be for one Sunday a month, every Sunday or just once in awhile - we're flexible! No experience necessary for any of these tasks - just a joyful heart and welcome smile is all that is needed. Contact Kathy Jeska with your availability and desire.
Help set-up, serve, and clean-up at the Scandinavian Food Fest! Flexible volunteer shifts are available on October 20-21. Shifts are also available to help cook during weeks prior to the Food Fest including September 14, 15, 19, 20 21. 28 and October 1, 7, 8, 10. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. Fellowship and proceeds used for grants to Bethel ministries, both inside and outside of the church. Please contact Gail Nolan at with interest.
Help set-up, serve, and clean-up at Bethel events that involve food (most events!). Join this team for a great opportunity to take part in fellowship and take home leftovers! Volunteers are needed during the daytime, evening, or weekends, and the frequency is based on your availability. Please call or email Koreen Theisen for more information, at 715.386.8821 or .
Women, men, and even children are welcome to assist in the beautification of the properties. The Facilities Team is seeking individuals who have a talent for decorating, those that can take directions, those that can lift heavy items, and climb ladders. Volunteer opportunities include weeding at both campuses, Fall indoor and outdoor clean up, holiday decorating, poinsettia set-up, among other special projects. Please call or email the church office for more information, at 715.386.8821 or .
Share your faith with the next generation at Bethel! We are looking for adults to lead Sunday School Small Group Time and special activities throughout the year! During Small Group Time, adults, along with a Confirmation Student helper, spend 15-20 minutes discussing a lesson and often do a small project. Choose a Sunday or several based on your availability. For special activities volunteers, we are looking for planners and leaders for the special events for our Sunday School aged kids. Previous events include: Halloween Lock-in, winter fun day, swimming day, movie night. These are one time events during the year. Please call or email Carole DeJardin for more information, at 715.386.8821 or .
Youth and adult volunteers are needed for the Nursery during the 9:30am Sunday worship so that it is easier for families with young children to come to church. There will soon be an 11am Sunday worship again so you won't even have to miss worship yourself. Can you help make this possible for young families? If so, contact Carole De Jardin ( ) or Kathy Jeska ( ).
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We are looking for individuals that enjoy cutting, sanding, building and finishing wood projects.
We are starting a new ministry for those who are baptized at Bethel. When a child is baptized they will receive a Faith Chest. The Faith Chest is designed to keep important things that help you grow on you faith journey. It might be a note from a Sunday School teacher or a certificate, or a program from a special worship service. Contact Carole De Jardin for additional details or to volunteer ( ).
We are looking for individuals to help with some sewing projects. Bethel offers a Faith Milestone for the Kindergartners - Prayer Pillows. Each of our Kindergarten students will learn about prayer and be blessed with a Prayer Pillow containing some prayer cards to get them started with their own prayers. Contact Carole De Jardin for additional details or to volunteer ( ).
Bethel has several volunteers ready and willing to help as part of our Helping Hands Ministry group. Volunteers are ready to run errands, give rides, perform small home repairs or projects, do auto diagnostic or simple repairs, yard work, computer assistance, provide a meal, move furniture, among other things. If you or a loved one could benefit from a little extra help, please don't hesitate to ask Pastor Kris about this ministry.
We are expanding our team of volunteers to serve at Bethel funeral receptions
Are you looking for a new way to get connected at Bethel? We are expanding our team of volunteers to serve at Bethel funeral receptions. Would you be willing to add your name to our contact list? Both men and women are welcome! Please call or email Koreen Theisen for more information, at 715.386.8821 or . Many thanks!