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
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.
*Bethany provides juice for the James Island Outreach Food Pantry
Global United Methodist Church
Since The Advance was founded in 1948, more than $1.6 billion has been contributed to missionaries and mission projects. With hundreds of giving opportunities from which to choose, each donor can support ministry initiatives that align with his or her passion and calling. Traveling to Senegal, in the mid-1990s, I witnessed firsthand the miracle of The Advance. Our United Methodist Communications video crew visited a small village where, 10 years earlier, people had gone hungry because of extreme drought. Since then, UMCOR had planted dozens of fast-growing, drought-resistant moringa trees, and the water table had changed. A long line of trees towered over the now-verdant village. Crops and livestock flourished, adults went happily about their daily tasks and children laughed and played. As we entered the village, the chief welcomed us. He expressed gratitude and joy that because of generous gifts to The Advance, people in his little village had big hopes for the future. Thank you! -- Barbara Dunlap-Berg, freelance writer and editor, retired from UMCom
Bethany United Methodist Church 1853 Maybank Highway Charleston, SC 29412 Office: 843.795.3527