MISSION STATEMENT OF BETHANY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
We are called to live a life centered in Christ.
We share the Good News of salvation with our neighbors.
We care for others.
We dare to grow in understanding God’s Word.
We invite all to know and follow Christ.
Bethany’s involvement in serving the world includes, but is not limited to:
Mission Groups are people who have a passion for service and who come together to make the following missions happen. All groups are open to new participants.
Bethany supports a local women’s shelter. This group conducts periodic work parties at the shelter. They also provide a Christmas party, complete with a meal and gifts.
This is a clothing drive to collect and deliver winter clothing and bibles to homeless people through the Union Gospel Mission.
Operation Christmas Child
Volunteers are asked to purchase and fill shoeboxes with socks, small toys, crayons, pencils, and notebooks to send to children in both the US and in third world countries. The Presbyterian Women direct this project.
Outreach Ministry Team
This is a ministry team of Bethany’s session. Their goal is to serve the world as Christ has asked us to do. Many of the mission groups listed here are organized through this team.
Faith in Action
This all-church, intergenerational event encompasses several community service projects all performed on a Saturday. People of all ages and abilities participate in these service projects. This is a great introduction to hands-on missions.
Springville School K-8 Clean Up
Fall and Spring
We gather in the Fall and the Spring to assist the school with clean up projects. We pull weeds, rake, and general landscape maintenance. All that is needed are shovels, rakes, gloves, and a willing spirit.
Springville School K-8 Classroom Volunteers
We provide in-classroom support for teachers by offering volunteers who help with reading and math in the younger grades. If you are interested in working with the school, a background check is required by the school district.
Glisan Street Transition House
The Bethany Youth cook and serve meals for about 90 people at the transition center in downtown Portland. This is usually held the last Saturday of each month. If you have not had the opportunity to participate, give it a try! It is a very worthwhile and rewarding experience.
Prayer Shawls and Lapquilts
This group meets periodically on Sundays to make shawls and quilts for shut-in members. This group meets on the Second Saturday of each month. They meet in the Activity Center from 9:00 am to about noon.
Beaverton Food Bank
This group meets on designated Saturday mornings quarterly to help with the packaging of food at the Beaverton Food Bank.
Hope Tote Project
Special bags are filled with toiletries, socks, and necessities for homeless. These are then distributed by the Union Gospel Mission at Easter. The Presbyterian Women direct this project.
For more information on any group contact the Church Office at 503 645-1166.
Sign up sheets for these events requiring them are available at Sign-up Central a few weeks prior to most of the events listed.