Outreach Ministries at Bethany
The "Juice Church!" *
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Matthew 25:35-36
Epworth Resource Closet Coming to Bethany
On Jan. 1, 2021, Bethany UMC will open a Resource Closet on church grounds to provide clothing, bedding, toiletries, school supplies, and other miscellaneous items to foster care and adoptive families of Epworth Children’s Home. Our service area includes the Sea Islands, Hollywood, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, and surrounding communities. Our companion Resource Closet is in Summerville at Stallsville UMC.
Epworth Children’s Home
Established in the late 1800s, Epworth is a private child and family service organization operated by the United Methodists, licensed by the SC Department of Social Services, recognized as a 501(c)(3) private, child and family service organization, and a member of the United Methodist Association of Health & Welfare Ministries. The Epworth mission is to serve children, youth and families through caring, safe, Christian communities, where hurts are healed; hope is nurtured; and faith in God self and others is developed. Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia,
Bethany is blessed to serve Epworth Children’s Home through our regional Resource Closet. Other churches have heard about this ministry and have expressed support with donations. We’re appreciative and excited about churches and others who want to help Epworth families.
Bethany Resource Closet Contact
For questions and information about Bethany’s Resource Closet, or to inquire about donating items, please connect with Trace Moser through our church’s office at 843 795-3527.
Our Outreach Team leads Bethany UMC in taking ministry beyond the four walls of the church building. We look to those who may not be going to church, giving attention to local and outlying communities with ministries of compassion, justice, and advocacy. Some of the organizations we support include: James Island Outreach Food Pantry, Epworth Children’s Home, Native American Ministries, Salkehatchie Summer Service, and Community Disaster Relief.
Bethany is also host to a Charleston branch of Young Life, an international organization whose mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. Through the United Methodist Church, we also support ministries providing services to US and African colleges and to seminary students.
We are all called to serve the Lord through serving our brothers and sisters.
Please contact Trace Moser, Outreach Ministries Team Leader, at the church office, with your interest in serving communities surrounding Bethany Church.
*Bethany provides donations of juice to the James Island Outreach Food Pantry