Bethany Missions dollars and efforts support local mission work, state and national mission work and global mission work.
Each ministry that we support fulfills our Church’s mission statement: “To Love, Obey and Proclaim Jesus Christ.” We do not give mission dollars to secular nonprofit groups.
Short Term Missions
Short Term Missions Bible Study and Prayer
Anyone interested in Missions and those interested in a short term mission trip are welcome. We will talk about: Kenya Trip, Jamaican Trip and Kentucky Trip.
- Third Wednesday each Month
- 7:00 pm
- Location: Parsonage
Acts6 under the direction of Rev. Gordon Hendrickson is a ministry that reaches out in our annual conference in educating laity who wish to become local pastors and serve churches. Acts6 also sponsors short term mission trips to several countries. These trips normally include educating clergy, children’s ministry, medical ministry and building projects.
Kingdom Builder's Tithe
As a part of the Kingdom Builder’s tithe, mission dollars were given to OMS to assist in building a Bible College and Seminary in Mozambique. $100,000.00 dollars was given to complete this school, which is now fully operational.
Twice Blessed is our inner city outreach store in Allentown located at The Caring Place, 931 Hamilton Street. Please drop off your items at the store Wednesday through Saturday between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. You can also drop your items off at Bethany Church at the bottom of the ramp near Fellowship Hall (Wescosville Campus). Thank you all so much for your generosity that allows us to continue this inner city ministry.
If you would like to volunteer at the store, please sign up in the Bethany Book or contact Sue LaBelle at: 610-737-3346.
*Learn what’s going on with our missions, like Twice Blessed, on our Announcements page!
Dough2Door is a full time pick up and deliver food donation ministry that was started by John and Bobbi Janson. Dough2Door works to retrieve food from local stores before they throw it away. The food Dough2Door picks up includes fresh produce that didn’t sell that day and boxes of food with broken packaging.
As the ministry has grown it has become not just a food donation service but anything that stores are trying to throw away that can still be used. With the cooperation of the church and many volunteers (in the Lehigh Valley) we have been able to make connections to help those in need. God has blessed this ministry greatly through the volunteers, the donors and the recipients.
Volunteers sign up for one morning a week with a scheduled route.
*If you would like to Volunteer or learn more about the ministry, contact the Jansons at 610-432-7988.
Allentown Children's Project
This ministry is through a local team from Bethany Church. They package bags of groceries for 30 children each week during the school year. The children at Sheridan Elementary School receive the food on Friday and take it home in their back packs. This allows them to have food for the weekend, since the school is closed. Contact Brenda Boyle with your interest.
*Foods items for the Allentown Children’s Project are collected each weekend in the Multi Purpose Room. You may bring your donation there. The bulletin and Bethany Post have a list of items that are needed.
Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf
This is designed as a Mission Retreat. This is a four day trip to Jamaica. You will stay at the Holiday Inn on Montego Bay. Your group will engage in a Bible Study each day. You will travel to the school each day and interact with the students. You may be involved in building repairs, if you have that skill and other projects. See how Bethany Mission dollars are used first hand. These children will touch your heart.
Saving God's Children
Saving God’s Children is an ongoing mission project. Saving God’s Children is done in cooperation with Acts6 Ministry. Our goal is to provide education for Christian children, in order to prepare them for the responsibilities of being a Christian Adult.
We have these projects in three countries:
- through the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf
- through consulting with local pastors (from our training schools)
- through the District Superintendent of the UMC in Costa Rica