We share Christ’s love in our daily lives and in mission work as a church. In particular, we have felt called to combat hunger in Pierce County. These are some of the ways we live out Jesus’ commandment to serve our neighbors:
•Nativity House – We’ve been committed to Nativity House, a daytime shelter and community center for people experiencing homelessness, for many years. Currently we serve by collecting clothes and hygiene supplies and by bringing cupcakes once a month.
•FISH Food Bank – Bethany is one of six north-end churches that host the Northwest FISH Food Bank at Mason Methodist Church. The food bank is open every Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30am to 4pm. Volunteer are always welcome.
•We’re active participants in Pearce County Hunger Advocates, a group that works with Bread for the World to advocate for policy changes that will help end hunger.
•The Annual Fair Trade Christmas Market offers a less commercial way to celebrate Christmas. Fair Trade and non-material gifts are offered.
•We are active supporters of the world-wide missions of the Presbyterian Church USA, such as Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. We provide support both through monetary offerings, and through special projects like making Gifts of the Heart Kits.
If you’d like more information about any of these or want to know how to get involved, contact Pastor Sarah.