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H.O.M.E. MEALS AT BETHEL

 

H.O.M.E. meal volunteers serve free meals in to go boxes on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 5-6pm at the Downtown Campus. (updated September 3, 2021)


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Click here to access the Red Cross website to arrange a time to give blood


For all those concerned about this humanitarian need:

Click here to donate new clothes via Amazon Wish List | Search “Ft McCoy Resettlement” and find a list which highlights:

  • Ethnic style dresses
  • Smaller sizes
  • Winter clothes/boots

Click here for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and UP Michigan

  • Looking for host families/communities for long term sponsorship and housing

Click here for a list of Salvation Army locations where donated NEW Clothes can be dropped off (none very close, unfortunately):

Both Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and UP Michigan and the Salvation Army are also taking monetary donations earmarked for Afghanistan refugee needs and tax deductible donations can be made electronically at their respective websites.


SOUP-ER BOWL

The photos below represent what was loaded up on Tuesday, February 9 from the Downtown Campus.

   

 


BETHEL'S GOOD SAMARITAN FUND

Bethel's Good Samaritan Fund has been helping your neighbor need for many years. There are many ways to contribute to this fund, you can mail or drop off a check at the Bethel Downtown office, 920 Third St., Hudson, WI 54016 (please add Good Samaritan Fund on the memo line) or you can give online - please click here. On the designation drop down menu, please choose Good Samaritan Mission.

 


A prayer shawl is a wearable hug crafted with love, intent, and prayers from maker to recipient. The shawl as it’s being made is meant to offer comfort and solace, in times of need to those who wear it.
 
The prayer shawl ministry is looking for knitters to help make prayer shawls. Yarn, needles and instructions, are all supplied.
If you can help, please click here to contact Jackie Hugdahl or click here to contact Sheila Wiemerslage 


BETHEL'S OPERATION HELP DRIVES | CHRISTMAS 2020 

Operation HELP provides residents of St. Croix County with financial assistance, a place for personal support, and connections to community resources to alleviate short-term economic crises.

Bethel once again helped with two campaigns, here are the final numbers on The Giving Tree Campaign:

  • 33 kids received at least three wants, two needs, hats, mittens, socks and underwear
  • each family received wrapping paper, tape and a nice card from Bethel
  • In addition to above, Bethel members donated 13 packages of socks, 9 packages of underwear, 20 pairs of gloves/mittens and 25 hats
  • and funds were donated that provided 27 additional gifts to Operation Help to supplement needs/wants of other children ( Worth $600)
  • and remaining funds ($100) were donated to Operation Help 

The Essentials Campaign - Nearly 150 sets of full size bottles of shampoo and conditioner were collected this year!

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to one or both of these campaigns!

Many thanks to Koreen Theisen for coordinating the Giving Tree campaign and to Laura Ludeman for coordinating the Essentials campaign.


Making Masks Ministry

Bethel, in conjunction with HAMA (the Hudson Area Ministerial Association) is encouraging people to sew facemasks for those in need. 

Masks and supplies can be dropped off in the bin by the entrance of St. Patrick Church, 1500 Vine Street.

Click here for a pattern for facemasks

Questions? Click here to email HAMA's Making Masks Ministry, coordinator Nini Milbrath 


HELPING HANDS MINISTRY

Helping Hands is a group of volunteers from Bethel that will try to fill occasional requests our members might need help with, such as giving a ride, moving a piece of furniture, fixing something, or so forth. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this ministry (or if you have a request for help), please let Pastor Kris or Kim Evers know and they will add you to the list to serve! 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THIS TIME OF COVID 19, MANY OF THE PLACES BETHEL REGULARLY REACHES OUT TO HELP HAVE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED NORMAL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES


GRACE PLACE

Grace Place offers shelter to families and single individuals in the St. Croix River Valley, including residents of St. Croix, Pierce and Polk Counties.

Volunteers from Bethel purchase, prepare and serve dinner on the second Tuesday of each month at Grace Place. 

If you are interested in serving in this capacity, contact Kathy Jeska.


DOROTHY DAY SERVING

A team from Bethel will serve at Dorothy Day Center downtown St. Paul on the first Sunday of the month (1-5:30pm). Would you like to participate in this ministry?  Chuck Lewis and Kathy Jeska are leading this mission.

CLICK HERE to be scheduled to serve the meal

CLICK HERE to help provide the food


FOOD DRIVE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY VIOLENCE IN ST. PAUL

Last week Bethel hosted a food/supply drive for our neighbors in need in St. Paul. AND WOW -- you responded quickly and generously! Donations filled the lobby area downtown and nearly $4000 was raised for additional supplies. Jake and Pastor Ladd delivered pallets of food and supplies last Friday and Saturday.

Jacob (Jake) Summerville, who leads High School Ministry here at Bethel, lives near the Midway and has been volunteering as his neighbors get back on their feet and the neighborhood begins to rebuild. 

Click here to get an overview what's happening at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in the Midway (where many of the supplies collected at Bethel went)

The image above is of the crew loading the trailer full of supplies.