Missions

 

FOREIGN MISSIONS TEAM

Foreign Missions: Pastor Beverly Caesar, Director

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Bethel is a Missions Church.
Although we don’t have a missions de­partment, as such, non-the-less, the faithful few gather once per year to plan the Missions Sunday activities.

Our purposes are:

• To showcase the varied cultural ethnicities that grace the Bethel population

• To expose the congregation to our local, national and international entities

• To plan an international, creative, culinary experience for the congregation to enjoy.

• To hoist or fly all the flags of the countries and nations represented in Bethel

 

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Each summer Bethel's youth and adults to to Jamaica, West Indies to minister to the local population.  During the past year our medical clinic provided service to 250 people.  The Vacation Bible School reached 300 stuents; and our clothing drive served 500+ people.

Creedmore: Maryellen Joyner, Director


During our one hour time period, we sing, worship, pray, have testimonies
and communion. Our services are lively and especially anointed. Our Scrip-
ture Theme is: Matthew 28:19-20, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, bap-
tizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and
10, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

Sister Currin Wilson, Director

Bethel Gospel Tabernacle's Food Pantry continues to be one of the best options for residents of South Jamaica who are struggling to make their pay­checks cover food and other essentials. It is also a boom for low income seniors and large numbers of people living on food stamps and public assistance grants.

Every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 12 noon, a line snakes its way around the block, filled with people vying for a coveted number, in order to collect a bag filled with nutritious food stuffs that will last about three days. Bethel’s Food Pantry is well known and provides food to more than 1,500 people per month.

The food pantry provided 51,131 food packages to individuals in 2015

Good News Choir: Deacon Theodore Rogers, Director The Good News Choir is under the leadership and direction of Deacon Theodore Rogers continue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ by ministering in song throughout New York. We visit hospitals and nursing homes, ministering to the sick and the lost.

Highland Care Center: Sister Frances Simmon, Director The purpose is to provide a ministry opportunity for the residents of Highland Care through singing, scripture study and trivia, prayer, testimonies and the word of God. This has enriched the lives of the residents by increasing their faith in God and by providing living examples of God’s love. Our goals are to increase resident involvement and participation in the services; ensure that all residents have Bibles; encourage each resident to study and meditate on God’s word by providing a copy of Our Daily Bread; and increase community involvement by inviting schools and other organizations to share their talents.

Holliswood Care Center Home Visitation: Sister Frances Simmon, Director The ministry’s goal is to minister the word of God to patients in a nursing home setting for encouragement and leading souls to Christ through songs, testimonies, the spoken and written word. We believe in going to those who are shut -in and cannot attend church and those who need to hear the gospel to come to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ. The ministry also help to strengthen their faith and remind them that God has not forgotten them.

Prison Ministry: Deacon AJ Bruce, Director PURPOSE To minister the Gospel to inmates in various prisons in New York State. To help recently released inmates make a positive transition back into the community and reunite with family.

Mother Currin Wilson, Director

Our food program continues to be one of the largest and most important providers of hot meals and food pantry bags in the South Jamaica area. The lines of people seeking food continues to grow and just in this past year, our monthly numbers have increased by almost 100 additional bags of food being given out and even our Soup Kitchen has picked up many unfamiliar faces showing up for breakfast on Wednesday morning. The economy is still lagging and many people of color are unemployed.

In 2015 the soup kitchen prepared 13,389 meals.

The Lord’s Table Street Ministry: Deacon Teddy Rogers, Dir. Our Goals The Lord's Table Street Ministry of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle is Takin it to the Streets. Under the leadership of Minister Michael Benjamin, we are spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the streets of New York. John 12:32. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” We plan to continue to witness to the lost throughout Queens, Brooklyn and the other three boroughs. If anyone would like to join The Lord's Table Street Ministry, see any of the board members listed above. We meet every 1st and 4th Saturday at 10 am in the Youth Building.

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