Local Outreach at Bethany exists to shine a light into our community by meeting people in their places of need and walking with them toward mutual growth and healing. These ministries seek to encourage and inspire our church members to a lifestyle of sharing God’s love in their everyday lives and to building bridges between the social and cultural divides in our community. Over Bethany's hundred year history we have had various local outreach ministries, the food bank being the longest standing ministry, as God has given vision to volunteer leaders and enabled them to build teams to carry it out.
"And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.” Jeremiah 29:7 (NLT)
Bagley Elementary and MLK Jr Elementary Serve Day
Saturday, August 18 from 9am - 12pm
Join us, as we serve our community, by being a part of our school partnership serve day. Our last serve day resulted in over 90 volunteer hours. We improved the playground for the kids by rebuilding the backstop and repainting gamelines and painting a new World Map! We hope you will join us again this year to serve and make a difference.
Register for MLK Jr Serve Day
Register for Bagley Serve Day
Through our community meal, we seek to create space where connection can happen between the church and our surrounding neighbors while meeting a practical need. Come, enjoy a meal, make a new friend, and just sit with our guests sharing God's love. Families are welcome!
Meals are the second and last Mondays of each month, 6–8pm, in the CLC building.
This ministry has four teams who work together to create each meal:
Meal Prep Team
The meal prep team coordinates and prepares creative and nutritious meals, often taking requests from our guests. The meal usually runs from 6-7 pm, and prep starts at 4 pm.
Setup Team Team
The setup team helps facilitate a welcoming environment by setting up table decorations and preparing the space for our guests
The serving team keeps cares our neighbors by greeting our guests and serving them food. Members of this team answer questions and act as hosts and minglers once the food is served.
The serving team helps keep our space clean by washing dishes, taking down decorations, wiping tables, and cleaning the kitchen. Generally, cleanup finishes around 8pm.
To learn more, email us, or sign up to serve. Serve