Bethel’s Outreach Opportunities
Here at Bethel, we strive to be an active part of not just the Spartanburg Community, but also the Global Community. This brochure provides information on many of the Outreach and Mission opportunities we offer at Bethel United Methodist Church.
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Comfort and Joy Blanket Ministry
Christmas in Action
Christmas in Action is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates the houses of people in need. This is a wonderful opportunity to help the community and strengthen our relationship with Christ and each other. We often serve as the host station for all the rebuilding teams. The “Rebuilding Days” are one day projects held twice a year in April and October. Our team is assigned a project that could involve painting, ramp building, plumbing, flooring, etc.
SPIHN (Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network)
SPIHN includes Spartanburg-area churches who provide temporary food and shelter for homeless families with children under the age of 18. Spartanburg area churches provide nighttime shelter for these families. We partner with St. James United Methodist Church four times a year for one week at a time. We serve dinner to the families on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday night. We host the families during the day on Saturday with two people in two hour shifts from 11 am to 5 pm. This is a great Sunday School Class or family activity.
The Angel Tree through Salvation Army
The Angel Tree Program is an opportunity for us to provide joy at Christmas for children who would otherwise be left out. Each Christmas season, a tree is placed outside the sanctuary with Angel Tags identifying specific needs for deserving children in the Spartanburg area. Members of Bethel’s family may select a tag from the tree, purchase the listed gifts, and place them under the tree for delivery to these children.
Spartanburg Soup Kitchen
The Spartanburg Soup Kitchen feeds everyone who walks through the door, as well as providing mentoring, health counseling and other services. Each fourth Sunday in January, March, May, July, September and November, we prepare and serve lunch as well as cleanup.
The Blood Connection
The Blood Connection is an organization that travels across the area allowing people to donate blood to those who are need of a blood transfusion. The Blood Mobile visits Bethel once every eight weeks. Donations are taken in the Bloodmobile in our parking lot from 8:30 am till 11:30 am.
Construction or Disaster Recovery Mission Trips
As needed, Bethel will send a relief team to an area recently struck by tragedy. Teams often partner with our BUMS student mission team.
We corporately and individually send and partner with missionaries in Guatemala, South Africa, Brazil and China. This partnership consist of prayer and monetary support.
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is the humanitarian relief and development agency of The United Methodist Church. The non-profit organization is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe, specifically through projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, and relief support. Financial support can be designated to this organization through Bethel.
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• Visit our homebound and senior members
• Send care cards