We desire to make a positive, lasting difference in the lives of people in our community and throughout the world.
God created each of us with a unique blend of talents, interests, and spiritual gifts for the purpose of playing a role in offering hope and healing in a hurting and broken world. When we serve out of these God-given gifts, we make a lasting difference in the lives of other people and in our own lives, as well.
Whether you have lots of time to offer, or only a little bit, you CAN make a difference. Check out the opportunities to serve at Bethel, in our community, or in the world. Here’s a link that may help in your search: https://www.stlvolunteer.org/
Church Clean Up
Spring is here. We’ll be getting the parsonage ready for our new minister and making space in the church for the crafters’ to continue their mission. Join us on Saturdays, April 27 and May 4, for clean up days. Break out your old clothes and come ready to join in the fellowship of improving our church.
Sunday, May 19
Summer Kid Bags
For the next four Sundays, we’ll be collecting “kid friendly” foods to create “Summer Kid Bags” for Circle of Concern.
Boxes of Granola Bars
Cans of Pasta (Spaghettios, Ravioli, etc.)
Jelly (plastic jars only, please)
Boxes of Mac ‘n Cheese
“Kid friendly” Cereal
Collection bins will be in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
Don’t like shopping? Specify “Kid Bags” on your donation and we’ll do the shopping for you.
Faith in Action
Learning to Give Back
At Bethel United Methodist Church, we offer congregants of all ages a chance to give back by joining in Faith in Action. We’ve created a garden to grow food for the hungry, put together bags for Circle of Concern, helped at Equine Assisted Therapy, and many other projects.
Circle of Concern
A Wide Range of Initiatives
Circle Of Concern is a food pantry serving thousands of people every year in west St. Louis County, but feeding families is just the beginning. Their goal is to provide a variety of resources that empower individuals and families to become self-sufficient.
Bethel supports Circle of Concern’s mission, including their Back to School, Thanksgiving and Christmas Drives. Throughout the year, we collect items for Circle’s food pantry. Currently, Circle is requesting the following pantry items.
Please place your donations in the special collection bin in the lobby near the Circle of Concern barrels. Thanks!
Chongoene United Methodist Church, Mozambique, Africa
“The Mozambique Initiative” is a part of the Missouri Conference ministry. These partnerships are made between churches, groups and individuals of the UMC of Missouri with congregations and districts of The United Methodist Church in Mozambique.
As members of Bethel UMC, we can be proud to be a part of this wonderful ministry! We will be one of 300 active covenants with the 170+ parishes (congregations) in the 23 districts of “The United Methodist Church in Mozambique”. The Mozambiquean’s take their faith very seriously. The church is the place where people gather for worship, fellowship and mutual support.