"And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'” (Matthew 25:40 NRSV). Jesus promises an abundant life to his followers. He does not mean a life full of "things" but rather a life engaged in loving and (thus) serving all people! Bethel United Methodist Church seeks ways to serve those in greatest need in our community and throughout the world. Among our ministries...
Hurricane Sandy Relief We currently serve as host to UMCOR and UMVIM volunteer teams from around the nation who are helping Staten Islanders rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. Teams are being scheduled through the Disaster Relief office of the New York Annual Conference. If you would like to schedule a team, you may request dates online at the Conference website (for more information, call (914) 615-2233. If you are just interested in helping out in your spare time, you may email us, or call us at (718) 984-1277
South Shore Food Pantry Bethel supports the food pantry organized by our sister church, St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Non-perishable donations are accepted anytime and regularly delivered to the food pantry.
Project Hospitality Bethel provides a hot meal for homeless folks every other month as part of Project Hospitality's feeding program. You can help by cooking, delivering the food, or serving. To help us in this ministry, please email or call us (718-984-1277) There are also a variety of other Project Hospitality initiatives that Bethel supports throughout the year such as clothing drives, toy drives, and fundraisers. For more information about Project Hospitality visit the Project Hospitality Website.
Fellowship Hour Few pleasures exceed that of Christian fellowship. After every worship service we enjoy chatting over food and beverages, and we invite you to bring something! Just let us know what you plan to bring by emailing or calling us (718-984-1277)
Vacation Bible School Every summer, Bethel United Methodist Church offers VBS for children ages 4 to grade 5. This year's VBS will be held August 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, & 15th - that's Tuesday thru Thursday for two consecutive weeks. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. If you would like to register your children for VBS, CLICK HERE. If you would like to help with the program, please email us!