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. Bring the kids! We will have family friendly options!
Register for MLK Jr Serve Day
Register for Bagley Serve Day
Why School-Church Partnerships?
- To be a good neighbor, showing the love of Christ
- Build a stronger Green Lake community and neighborhood
- Support education as a pathway towards bright futures and out of poverty
- To build relationships with people of different backgrounds and be advocates for justice and equality
- To join the team or for more information, email Pastor Phil Maulding
School-Church Partnership with Daniel Bagley Elementary
Bethany Community Church has had a growing relationship with Daniel Bagley Elementary since 1969. Over the years, Bethany has helped with and supported: Bagley workdays, PTA fundraisers, levies, the annual holiday giving circle, school supply drives, and teacher initiatives. In turn, Bagley has opened its facilities and grounds for cooking, activities, and classroom space. In 2008, we partnered together for a new parking lot at Bagley, in a mutually beneficial scenario. Bethany funded the new 80 space, eco-friendly parking lot providing a place for teachers to park, improved safety conditions during school pick-up and drop off and Bethany gained Sunday parking. In the Fall of 2016, we took another step forward by formalizing our “School-Church Partnership” to transform our Green Lake community. Going forward, our goal is to meet practical needs of students, their families, and staff at Daniel Bagley that utilize our congregation’s abilities and are an example of our love for Jesus and our neighbors.
Holly Park & Bcc School-Church Partnership with Martin Luther King Jr Elementary
Bethany Community Church has a growing relationship with Holly Park Community Church under the leadership of Pastor Otis Brown. BCC is coming alongside the Holly Park Community Church congregation to support their efforts in a school-church partnership with MLK, Jr. Elementary in the Rainier Valley. To join the team or for more information, email Pastor Otis Brown.
For more information about our school partnerships, view our School-Church Partnership Presentation.
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.
Table Hosts build community by sitting and eating with our guests, providing a loving presence, engaging in conversations about life and faith, and praying with one another.
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