Bethel: Serving Our Community

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

We minister locally through various, ongoing mission projects locally and around the world. Bethel offers many opportunities to serve outside the walls of the church. For ways to serve inside the church walls check out our Serving at Bethel page. We’d love for you to join us.
 
If you feel called to serve and do not see something that stirs your heart or you feel led to start a ministry please contact the church office to discuss the possibility of starting a new ministry! Everyone has gifts and talents and we want to use them to honor and glorify the Lord so please do not hesitate to inquire about a ministry or opportunity you do not see listed. By serving, you can make a difference in the lives of others.
 
Above Division Jail Mission
Above Division Jail Mission provides connection and longer term relationships with the incarcerated held at the local jails. Regular weekly worship services currently held along with private visitations. Longer term vision is to build relationships between the church inside the jail with the church outside the jail and assist in inmate reentry. Contact the church office for more information.
 
Alcoholics Anonymous
Bethel reaches those who are struggling with addiction to alcohol and seeks to provide a place for our community to find a safe place for healing for themselves and their families. AA meets every Thursday at 5:45 in the People of Hope Center. See Sherwood Dance or contact the church office for more information.
 
Adults on Mission
All women and men are invited to join the monthly meet on the first Mondays of each month at 10:00 AM. Come and learn about the work of missionaries and see how you can get involved and be a part of missions in our church, community, and around the globe. See Frances Morris or contact the church office for more information.
 
CARITAS
Each year Bethel hosts CARITAS (Churches Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter), and men, women, or families call Bethel their home for a week. Bethel is privileged to provide a safe, warm place for these folks to live for a week. For more information see Frances Morris or contact the church office.
 
Crossroads Camp
Each summer and throughout the year Crossroads Camp hosts students and groups at camp. Bethel has been active in year-round clean-up, camp counselors, camp attendees, and support throughout the years. See Cheryl Grubbs for more information or contact the church office. Read more about Crossroads Camp.
 
Feeding the Homeless
Bethel works with Grace Fellowship of First Baptist Church in Richmond to provide meals to the homeless on an ongoing basis. Contact Cindy Luck for more information or contact the church office.
 
The Hope Supper Table
Our youth group works with The Hope Supper Table of Powhatan to provide service, company, and companionship to those who attend the Supper Table. The Hope Supper Table meets the 3rd Saturday of each month (except January and February) at the Powhatan Fairgrounds from 2:45-4pm. For more information see Lauren Moore or email laurenelmoore@gmail.com.
 
Charlotte’s Food Pantry
The food pantry serves the community as a mission of the church but also provides food for members when it is needed. The team meets regularly to keep the pantry stocked and ready to distribute bags of food. See Brenda Peck or contact the church office for more information. Read more about Charlotte’s Pantry.
 
Backpack ministry
As part of Charlotte’s Pantry we pack and deliver backpacks of food to an elementary school in Chesterfield County. The backpacks are for children who may not have access to food over the weekend until they return to school. Each week volunteers pack the backpacks and deliver them to the school. See Brenda Peck or contact the church office for more information.
 
Children In Action
Children at Bethel join on the 5th Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Discoverer’s classroom. This classroom is on lower level of the educational building (long building attached to the gravel parking lot). To learn about how God is working around the world through missionaries and how He uses each of them. The children conduct mission projects throughout the year. See Frances Morris or contact the church office for more information.
 
Women’s Mission Union
WMU believes missions is a lifestyle; therefore, they provide missions education resources for all age-levels—from preschoolers to senior adults. Whatever your age or stage in life, they have missions resources for you. Through missions, others may hear of Jesus, the giver of eternal life. WMU at Bethel meets the first Monday of every month at 10am in the Fidelis classroom. The Fidelis classroom is in the educational building (long building attached to the gravel parking lot). Please see Frances Morris or contact the church office for more information. Read more about WMU here.