The Table

The Table

What is The Table?

The Table is simply an opportunity for the women of Bethany to build community with other women. It’s a time to chat, laugh and maybe make one or two new friends. This isn’t a big-crowd sort of event. Instead, The Table consists of many individual small group gatherings, hosted by various women in the church. These gatherings occur at different days and times to accommodate as many schedules as possible.

There’s no agenda when you attend a Table gathering, just a desire to create a space for women to connect and relax in a casual, laid-back environment. Each event is unique, since the hostesses of each Table plan their own gatherings. These small group gatherings take place semi-annually in the Spring and Fall, (March-April and September-October).

To Join one of the Tables below, please sign up in person at Bethany, online, or contact

The Table at Forest Park – Hosted by Janea Beakley & Vivian Moon
Saturday, July 31 @ 8am – 5809 N Forest Dr, Peoria Heights
Join us as we enjoy God’s beautiful creation and each other! We’ll do a leisurely hike around Forest Park, enjoy some trail snacks, and finish with a refreshing nibble.

The Table at Bethany – Hosted by Kristi DeBacker & Kim Houck
Thursday, August 12 @ 7pm – Bethany Baptist Church
Trivia Night! Here is where you put your usually useless information to the test with a little friendly competition of brain powers! 

The Table at Rachel’s Home – Hosted by Katie Robbins & Rachel Smith
Thursday, August 19 @ 6:30pm – 287 E. Court Street, Farmington
Community & Competition – What better way to get to know others in the church but through board games and banter! Join this table for fun, food and fellowship.

The Table at Singing Woods – Hosted by Jeanette Akright & Mandy Hobbs
Thursday, September 16 @ 6pm – 715 W. Singing Woods Road, Chillicothe
This table will be centered around enjoying God’s great outdoors on a hike at Singing Woods Nature Preserve. Following will be a dessert and time to fellowship.

The Table at Donovan Park – Hosted by Dede Warner & Maria Ellison
Saturday, September 25 @ 9am – 6035 Knoxville Ave #101, Peoria
Meet at CxT Coffee at Kellar Station to grab coffee, then we’ll take a short walk to the Donovan Park picnic tables. Breakfast pastries will be provided.

The Table at Vickie’s Home – Hosted by Genae Andris & Vickie Elsasser
Friday, October 1 @7pm – 1330 W. Woodside Drive, Dunlap
Comfort and Conversations – Join this Table for a casual night of yummy dessert and sweet conversation.