Outreach Ministries at Bethany
The "Veggie 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
Outreach Ministries is currently seeking donations of canned vegetables, such as Lima beans, peas of any kind, mixed vegetables, carrots, potatoes, collard greens, turnip greens, and beets for James Island Outreach. Please contact Terry Gemmill, Outreach Ministries Team Leader, through the church office for specific information about the types and quantities of canned vegetables needed at this time.
Epworth Resource Closet @ Bethany
Bethany UMC now serves as a regional Resource Closet to foster care/adoptive families of Epworth Children’s Home. Our service area includes the Sea Islands, Hollywood, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, and surrounding communities. Our closet provides children's clothing (elementary aged new or gently used clothes and gift cards for teens to purchase clothes), bedding, toiletries, school supplies, and other items to Epworth's foster/adoptive families in our area. We currently have no need for donations. 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 Resource Closet Contact
For questions and information about Bethany’s Resource Closet or to learn more about the types of items accepted and needed, please connect with Terry Gemmill, Outreach Ministries Team Leader, at through the church office.
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 Terry Gemmill, Outreach Ministries Team Leader, through the church office with your interest in serving communities surrounding Bethany Church.
*Bethany provides donations of canned vegetables to the James Island Outreach Food Pantry