A group of men gathers the first Tuesday of the month over breakfast at Four Seasons restaurant (SR135 in Greenwood). In addition to enjoying food and fellowship, the Men’s Breakfast Group helps around the church building with property related projects.
The third Tuesday afternoon of the month, we host a bible study offered by a member. The main study runs from September through May of each year. The summer months are spent doing individual studies on various topics.
Bethany’s Basket is open from 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M., each Thursday. This is a personal care item / product pantry from which parents of children enrolled in BELM can “shop for free” for soap, laundry detergent, deodorant, toilet paper, shampoo, diapers, wipes, etc.
A group of churchwomen meets once a month on the second Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. at MCL Cafeteria (3630 South East Street, Indianapolis). Their time together includes lunch and fellowship, as well as planning events they are going to be hosting or following up on needs of members. The Abigail’s do outreach by conducting a card ministry and making home visits to shut-ins.
“A ministry for adults with differing abilities”
Music, prayer, bible study and a related craft project, and time for snacks and fellowship – all are included in time spent together on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. This group is important not only to the students but to their families and caregivers. It is an opportunity to share the love of Christ with all.
Bethany Community Garden’s three goals are:
- Provide access to fresh vegetables for adults and children
- Use the Bethany Community Garden as a hands-on classroom for individuals in our neighborhood as well as the children in our Bethany Early Leaning Ministry Pre-K class, and
- Use Gardening to Bring Neighbors Together
All produce is given to two food pantries (Hunger, Inc. and Servant’s Heart) and to garden volunteers. In 2018 over 500 pounds of fresh, organic produce was given away.
From March through October 2019, we’ll:
Offer 4 formal gardening education classes for backyard and community gardeners.
Partner with Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center to hold 2 neighborhood talks.
Provide 11 free community meals served by Bethany congregation at community gatherings.
We’ll maintain THREE types of gardens:
6 Raised beds for Bethany Early Learning Ministry for gardening and food nutrition education, including 24-28 hours of guided activities by Purdue Extension.
17 Individual garden plots (4 x 10 feet) rented for $20 each, with tillage and water provided.
26 Community Garden plots (50 x 100 feet) as hands-on learning and all produce given away.