Upcoming Events and Announcements
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27--OUR CHURCH OFFICE is closed today and all events at the church are cancelled, in accordance with our weather policy. However, we are hosting the Grassroots Cold Weather Shelter tonight, so our volunteers are still needed.
ROUTE 1 DAY SHELTER: We are collecting socks & gloves for the shelter for the months of December and January. If you are interested in donating, please place the items on the shelves marked “RT1” in the Mission Central area of Fellowship Hall. The shelter can always use gently used or new hoodies, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. Route 1 Day Shelter is supported solely by volunteer donations, and Bethany UMC plays a vital role in this ministry. Thank you!
HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS HAPPENING in Howard County. Learn what human trafficking looks like, where it’s happening and what you can do at these 3 information sessions: 1) Tuesday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Glen Mar UMC. Speakers will be Denene Yates, Safe House of Hope founder and Executive Director, and Pastor Martin Brooks; 2) Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John United Church. 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. Speakers for this session will be Denene Yates and Howard County Vice Detective Joshua Mouton; and 3) Thursday, February 19 at 6 p.m. at Bethany UMC. A free meal will be served at 6 p.m. Speakers will be Denene Yates and Amanda Rodriguez, Special Assistant, US Attorney and Human Trafficking Policy Advisor for the Governor’s Office of Crime and Prevention. For more information on these sessions, contact Pastor Martin Brooks at Bethany.