BETHEL FOOD BANK “ADOPT A SHELF"

DESCRIPTION: Bethel food bank is a new ministry start. The need to service the city of Odenville is very desperate. The food bank will distribute groceries to needy families within the City of Odenville.

INSTRUCTIONS: We will provide you with an available shelf that you can stock each month. Your Life Group must choose an item from the list (for example, peas, rice, peanut butter, etc.). Your Life Group will be responsible for collecting that item each month. Your Life Group will then assign a volunteer to come and stock your shelf each month. A label will be placed on your shelf identifying your Life Group as that shelf’s sponsor. Contact: Church office (205) 640-6553.

Food List (pdf)

BACKPACK BUDDIES

In 2014, Bethel Baptist church chose to partner with this program and other churches to provide food for backpacks. Each week, Bethel has pledged to provide enough food to fill 40+ backpacks for 40+ students. We are challenging our church family to help provide monetarily to the Missions fund to support this need.

DESCRIPTION: Backpack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. The children, selected by school principals and guidance counselors, receive a backpack containing six balanced meals and four healthy snacks at the end of every week.

INSTRUCTION: We need volunteers to help sort food, pack bags, and deliver the bags to the schools. Contact: Judy Martin / (205) 587-2002

PROJECT JERUSALEM

 

DESCRIPTION: Project Jerusalem is our effort to welcome new residents that have moved into our community. We welcome residents that move in to our area by establishing a first point of connection with our Bethel postcard. , The second point of contact is from church members like you. You or your class can make a personal visit to residents that have received the Bethel postcard and connect them to ministries and provide them with information about Bethel. Project Jerusalem is now set up in A200 throughout the year. You can come in during regular business hours or church service times and pick up a packet and go make a visit at your convenience.

INSTRUCTION: Take church information bags to individuals and families that have recently moved into our community within a 6-mile radius of Bethel. The names of residents and address to the homes are already printed. Pick up in A200.

SHEPHERD SUPPLY

DESCRIPTION: Shepherd Supply Mission is a Christian faith based ministry. They build healthy, lasting relationships with those that we serve one heart at a time. Shepherd’s Supply is a small ministry with the primary goal being to service the community of Moody’s needs with all resources that are available.

Shepard’s Supply assist families Thursday – Saturday, Monday and Tuesday with food, personal hygiene items, cleaning products and furniture depending upon availability.

INSTRUCTION: Volunteer opportunities include lawn maintenance, unloading trucks, sorting and more. Contact: Dawn Ellard / (205) 369-5876

HOPE LODGE

DESCRIPTION: The Hope Lodge provides housing free of charge on a first-come, first served basis to cancer patients and their families during their course of treatment. The Hope Lodge not only reduces the financial burden, but also provides a much-needed supportive environment

INSTRUCTIONS: Prepare and serve food on site for approximately 50 people. Life Group leader must contact Cindy Perdue the week before for an accurate meal count.

Maximum number of Life Group participants: 10

CONTACT: Cindy Perdue / 205-930-8881 ex: 48881

LOCAL SCHOOLS CLEAN UP

DESCRIPTION: Help to get local schools ready for students and the upcoming school year.

PROJECT: Help is needed to trim bushes, pull and spray weeds, provide and put out pine straw, and pressure washing. Please bring any tools/materials that you would like to donate or use to help with the work that needs to be done. Also, snacks and drinks for those who are there working and helping is needed. *Check regularly for updates on schools being added to this list.

DATES: St. Clair County High School July 9, starting at 8 a.m.

LOVE SERVES LAUNDRY

DESCRIPTION: Love Serves Laundry helps to wash the laundry of individuals and/or families that may be living in poverty or just don’t have the means to wash cloths. From young to old, and across a broad spectrum of ethnicity and culture, this Love Serves event seeks to nurture the well being of each person through an intentional touch from a Life Group.

DATE: Sunday, July 17th

PROJECT: 
This event will take place at the Wash & Go Coin Laundry in Odenville (160 Council St Odenville, AL 35120). Managers have already been contacted and date is confirmed.

We recommend the following:
• Group of at least 4-10 people.
• Pens and paper to create a logbook for counting loads so you can calculate how many guests/friends attended and how much money was spent.
• Large bucket(s) of powdered or liquid detergent.
• Setup a station where the detergent is visible. Participants can check in, receive direction, and any other important info. Be visible to first time guests.
• Of course, you will need lots of quarters! Your Life Group will be responsible for funding this event.

CONTACT: Church Office 640-6553 or email Brad Tollison at btollison@bethelnet.com for more information.

REDBOX POPCORN

PROJECT: Put Love Serves labels on pre-packaged microwave popcorn bags. Then hand out bags to people renting movies from Red boxes in Moody, Leeds and Odenville. Love Serves labels are available in the church office.

CONSTRUCTION / ROOFING

PROJECT: There are several opportunities to help with roofing and roof repair in the Odenville and Moody area.

If your Life Group is interested please contact the Church Office at 640-6553 or email Brad Tollison at btollison@bethelnet.com for more information.

SAV-A-LIFE

PROJECT: The Pregnancy Care Center has been serving young ladies facing an unplanned pregnancy since 2002. To find out how your Life Group can volunteer.

CONTACT: Angie Cantrell / (205) 467-7322.

MEADOWVIEW NURSING HOME

PROJECT: Provide a worship service or sing along. Spend time with and walk resident outside one on one.


Maximum number of Live Group participants: 20


CONTACT: Hope Dickenson Phone: 640-5212
7300 Highway 78 Pell City, AL 35125

THE VILLAGE AT COOK SPRINGS NURSING HOME

PROJECT: Lakeside visits with residents, refreshments provided.
The Village at Cook Springs offers levels of accommodations with different living options for full-service senior living.


CONTACT: Kay Freeman - (205) 338-2221
415 Cook Springs Rd., Pell City, AL 35125