The Bethany Women's Auxiliary exists to support our Synod's college, Bethany Lutheran College, in Mankato, Minnesota. Through regular meetings and participation in fundraisers, the Auxiliary is able to contribute money to fund special projects and ongoing programs at Bethany.
All women of the congregation are invited to join this group, which meets four times each year, in the months of September, October, January and April. These meetings consist of a devotion followed by a short business meeting, capped off with refreshments. At their April meeting each year, the Auxiliary sponsors an ice cream social fundraiser in conjunction with the quarterly meeting of the King of Grace Voters Assembly.
The highlight of each year for our Auxiliary is the annual trip to Mankato in October to attend Bethany Women's Auxiliary Day. There they join Auxiliary chapters from throughout the Synod for an activity-filled day, including worship in Bethany's beautiful Trinity Chapel, tours of the thriving campus, visits to typical dorm rooms, an afternoon program presented by the Fine Arts Department and the annual business meeting.