Bethany Church Offices|1208 Brookside Road, Wescosville, PA 18106

Missions At Bethany

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.

Every missionary, mission agency or cause must have the personal recommendation of a member of Bethany Church. The Mission Administrative Team interviews all applicants and approves funding. The annual mission budget is then approved by the Church Council.
Besides monetary support, it is a goal of Bethany Missions to enable our own members to be involved in missionary work. Bethany Missions offers a wide variety of Short Term Mission Trips or projects locally, nationally and globally. Contact Rev. Gordon Hendrickson (our STM Consultant) to become involved in a mission trip or project.
Bethany Missions encourages the entire congregation to pray for our missionaries and agencies. Each week there is a different prayer request in our worship bulletin and from time to time B-Mails are sent to our congregation concerning mission prayer requests.
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

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

Twice Blessed is our inner city outreach store in Allentown. 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

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.

Gordon Hendrickson maintains close contact with these various countries and often visits locations personally. Contact Tracey Llado, if you are interested in providing funds for one of these children. We suggest $25.00 per month but, a donation of any size is welcomed.

We have these projects in three countries:

Jamaica

  • through the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf

Kenya

  • through consulting with local pastors (from our training schools)

Costa Rica

  • through the District Superintendent of the UMC in Costa Rica

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