Service and Mission


Saturday, March 24th

9:30 am to 1:30 pm

(See details below)
Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and help UMCOR in a new way? How about volunteering with some Bethany friends at Mission Central! We are looking for 15 Bethany friends to help. Mission Central is the location where Hurricane Relief kits and supplies are shipped, warehoused and disbursed based on need. We will be volunteering at the packing center performing general warehouse labor, assembling UMCOR Kits, taking inventory and sorting donated materials.
All ages are welcome! A great family activity! Close-toed shoes are required for your safety and comfort! Mission Central is located at 5 Pleasant View Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. It is near Harrisburg so we will meet at Bethany at 7:15 am on Saturday and drive as a group. Bag lunches and snacks will be provided and we would expect to be back at Bethany by 3:15 pm. A very worthwhile Saturday.

This is a great way for you to see what happens when you make a donation to UMCOR, how the Hurricane kits that we created in the Fall reached the final destinations in Texas, Puerto Rico and other coastal areas. Needs still exist today! If you are interested, please see Sandy Ugol in Fellowship Hall on Sunday or email at

Helping in Howard County: Fighting poverty, homelessness, and human trafficking

Bethany Food Pantry
Refugee resettlement
Blessing Bags

Helping elsewhere in Maryland in in the Mid-Atlantic region

Prison Ministry
Salvation Army (formerly the Christian Services of HoCo)
Habitat For Humanity

International relief

The Service and Mission Team happily distributes 10% of Bethany’s annual income to mission and outreach. In addition, Bethany members work hands-on with many of these organizations 

Contact us if you would like to help!