Mission & Community Outreach
Bethany is known in the Sacramento community for its commitment to serving those in need. The following is just a small glimpse into the various activities in which Bethany members and friends participate.
HOT CHOCOLATE MINISTRY & FOOD CLOSET VOLUNTEER DAY
Each year, volunteers wake up bright and early on a day before Thanksgiving to serve hot cocoa and other goodies to customers waiting in line for the South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership (SSIP) Food Closet, which is located on the Bethany campus. This is the busiest day of the year for the food closet.
Led by members of Bethany’s Good Neighbor Team, the church has worked with World Relief to sponsor a refugee family who resettled in Sacramento after fleeing their native Afghanistan.
CROP Hunger Walk
The annual CROP Hunger Walk is a community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations and groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Bethany hosts a walking team each fall with members and friends making “per-mile” pledges to help feed those who are hungry.
In the Community
Bethany’s Mission & Social Action Commission supports several activities that help the local and world community. Donations of food for the food closet and personal care items for homeless clients of Loaves and Fishes are collected on an ongoing basis. Offerings marked for special needs are taken, and Presbyterians in the mission field receive annual contributions.