Service and Mission


Prison Ministry Drivers Needed

Your generosity will provide 16 children who have a parent incarcerated the opportunity of a week at Camp Manidokan near Harpers Ferry. Would you like the joy of driving 3 or 4 children to or from camp?  Details below.
CONTACT: Tim Ferrell or 410-465-9424 (w)
Sunday, July 15: Need 4-5 drivers to transport 3-4 campers and their luggage.
  • Arrive at 2:00 pm to load luggage and campers in the BUMC parking lot
  • Depart for Camp at 2:30 pm – travel to Camp Manidokan near Harper’s Ferry (~60minutes)
  • Help children settle into cabins with their luggage
  • Arrive back in Ellicott City area ~5:30 pm
  • Mileage reimbursement of $0.55 per mile  (~$63.00)
Friday, July 19: Need 4-5 drivers to transport 3-4 campers and their luggage.
  • Arrive at  Camp Manidokan by 6:30 pm to check children out of camp and load up luggage, etc.
  • Depart Camp for Ellicott City ~7:30; arrive at BUMC parking lot ~8:30
  • Parent/Guardian will pick up children
  • Mileage reimbursement of $0.55 per mile (~$63.00)

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

The Mission Team is seeking some volunteers who would like to use their gifts in the following areas.  If you have a heart for any of these and would like more info please contact or Sandy Ugol at 443-926-6351. There will be plenty of training and support!  Thanks.
Grassroots/Soup ‘R Sundae – Ellen Prucha is the coordinator for our support of Soup ‘R Sundae but she needs willing hands to help.  Gifts would include seeking donations for the silent auction, coordinating Bethany donations and delivery to the event and working with our Glen Mar partners.
Prison Ministry Camperships – serve as point person for outreach to families with an incarcerated parent offering free camperships for summer 2019. This would begin in January 2019 with training during fall of this year.  It is an administrative role primarily with the outreach and then publicity.  Estimated time commitment would be about 5 hours per month during January-June.  We also hope to expand our interactions with the families next week and will be discussing ways we can support them throughout the year.
Single Event Volunteer – We are looking for someone who is willing to help coordinate small one-time events throughout the year.  Examples might include organizing volunteers for Thanksgiving Meal Preparation at a local kitchen, Christmas Holiday party with a partner, giving out water at a Walk-A-Thon, etc.  There are lots of small events where we have an opportunity to impact the community and just need someone with a heart to help organize. Thanks!  Your Mission Team

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

Helping elsewhere in Maryland in in the Mid-Atlantic region

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!