Our Parish Nurse Ministry focuses on improving health through awareness. Bethel wants to provide a balance and concern for the whole person–spirit, mind, and body.
Our Library is available throughout the week and on Sundays for anyone who would like to take the opportunity to look through the many books we have to offer. The Bethel Preschool children come in once a week and check out two books each. They also enjoy a wonderful story time.
Charlotte’s Food Pantry
Our food pantry serves the community as a mission of the church but also provides food for members when it is needed. The team meets regularly to keep the pantry stocked and ready to distribute bags of food. Read more about Charlotte’s Pantry.
Bethel Care Team
Our team provides love and concern for the members in our church family that are no longer physically able to come to church. We visit these members and take gifts, goodies, and other items as needs arise. We also send cards to let them know they are still very much in our hearts and prayers. Please notify the church office of anyone who needs to be added to this list.
Bethel has an active, vibrant youth group who are growing, serving, and having a blast doing life together. As they grow in God’s word, they are ministering in the community and serving at church. All youth are welcome to join. We would love to have you! Read more about Bethel youth.
Men’s Brotherhood and Fellowship
Our men’s fellowship meets regularly for lunch and provides a church-wide breakfast every 5th Sunday with proceeds go to various mission projects. Get to know more men and grow in your faith. Join us!
Bethel offers several groups where people can connect with fellow Christians and experience fellowship and growth in their faith journey. Check out a full list of small groups here.
There are also special events during the year where we serve and need volunteers. Some examples would be serving at Grace Fellowship, VBS, Trunk or Treat, etc. Please check the calendar to see upcoming events or fill out the interested in serving form down below.
Bethel Baptist Church has been the sponsoring organization for BSA Troop 800 for almost 30 years now. They meet at the church every Tuesday night year-round from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm and camp the third weekend of every month except for July (Summer Camp) and December.
The Troop has a very well established and structured program with more than 130 boys who have earned the rank of Eagle. Their average of almost 25% of their Scouts earning this rank eclipses the national average, which floats between 2-4%. A significant reason for this success is Rodney Parsons, who has been the Scoutmaster of the Troop almost since its inception and involved in the Scouting program for over 50 years. The Troop also typically has 50-70 Scouts and between 20 and 30 adult leaders of whom nearly one-third don’t even have boys in the Troop.
The Troop’s activities have been well documented in local newspapers and in Scouting magazine, a national publication which featured the success of the Troop’s annual Webelos Day event, where they invite upcoming Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts to participate at no charge in Boy Scout activities at Camp Justis, the Troop’s camp in Powhatan, VA. Each year, this event brings in between 100-200 boys, with the sole purpose of keeping them interested in Scouting, whether they join Troop 800 or not.
For more information, please visit Troop 800’s website at http://www.bsatroop800.net.