The goal of Missions & Outreach at Bethany UMC is to train and equip ordinary people to go and do extraordinary things in the name of Jesus so that all might see, hear and experience God’s love in tangible ways.
Bethany Blesses those in Need
Working in coordination with the International Refugee Committee, Bethany members donated furniture and household items to set up a household for a refugee family who were granted asylum. What a blessing to welcome families to America.
RISE Against Hunger
It was a fun-filled, action-packed time at our annual Rise Against Hunger meal-packing event where we packed meals to be sent to hungry people all over the world. Thank you to the 50 volunteers who help pack 10,000 meals in under two hours!
Bethany, in coordination with Rebuilding Together, replaced a privacy fence and front porch, as well as light landscaping at a group home for disabled adults that is operated by the Athelas Institute.
Small Groups Serving Together
Many of Bethany’s G.I.F.T (Growing in Faith Together) Groups are serving in the community as part of their walk together. Efforts include:
- Collecting scarves and jewelry for the Jewels of Hope sale
- Assembling hygiene kits for emergency care
- Packing boxes at Operation Christmas Child
- Serving and collecting items for asylum seekers in Washington, DC
- Making cloth bags for medical missions
- Week-long Appalachian Service Project
- Rehabilitating living space for victims of human trafficking
- Preparing meals for the Cold Weather Shelter
Responding to Emergencies
Bethany provided hygiene kits and flood buckets to those in crisis due to natural disasters or to asylum seekers or homeless persons.
SERVING THOSE IN NEED LOCALLY
Bethany delivered 1500 pounds of potatoes to local soup kitchens serving the community. The potatoes were gleaned from a farm in Maine and brought to Maryland.
Bethany strives to provide hope and support to families, both locally and abroad. Whether through the provision of camperships or delivering a gift and a message of love to children on behalf of their parent in prison, Bethany seeks to surround families in crisis with caring, compassionate community.
SERVING INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS
Whether providing supplies for medical mission trips, supporting the lives of families in need via livestock donations, or packaging meals to help alleviate world hunger, Bethany is doing extraordinary things in the name of Jesus so that all might see, hear and experience God’s love in tangible ways.
Nurse Travels to Honduras for 22nd Medical Mission
Read about Charlotte's 20+ years of mission work in Honduras and her conviction to be part of the Honduras Humanitarian Mission team every year for 22 years.
INTERESTED IN MISSIONS?
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In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.