Outreach & Volunteering
Bethany joins the wider church in ministries that give support to all our sisters and brothers in need in the local community and around the world. Look below for many of the local and global organizations we are actively involved with.
Boy Scouts Food Drive
Each November, our Scout Troop joins in a nationwide Thanksgiving Food Drive, volunteering their time to distribute a shopping bag and letter to many homes in the Palmyra & Cinnaminson area, then retrieving the filled bags a week later. All food donations go to the Bread of Life Food Pantry at Epworth Methodist Church.
Volunteers are always welcomed to drive, help distribute, and/or retrieve the bags! This year's bag distribution took place on Saturday, November 9th and was followed by the "pickup day" on Saturday, November 16th. In total, over 15,000 cans, containers, and non-perishables were collected by our troop for Bread of Life Food Pantry.
Anyone interested in volunteering next year can reach out to Bill at or to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bread of Life Food Pantry
Based out of Epworth Methodist Church, this vital ministry helps to feed the 250+ working families that are struggling to make ends meet.
With all of the churches in the Tri-Boro donating, every bit of food helps to stock the shelves. Each church is given certain needed items and Bethany's designated items include cold cereal, canned fruit, baked beans, spaghetti, canned meatballs and sauce, canned ravioli, or macaroni & cheese.
Look for Bethany's Bread of Life coordinator, Bill Isard, at church to find out other ways you can volunteer for this great cause.
Please read more about them on our "For Friends in Need" page!
Seeds of Hope
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Seeds of Hope's mission statement is "to demonstrate the life changing love of Jesus to inmates, ex-offenders, poor, homeless, and those trapped in addictions and prostitution" in and around Camden, NJ. Here at Bethany, we welcome donations like clean give away clothes or new socks to the church for this ministry.
Additionally, each weekend Seeds of Hope provides a free breakfast in Camden. Karin Kane leads our group on the second Saturday of each month to help give out clothes, cook, and serve at the food kitchen. If you'd like to help out at the breakfast, contact Karin at 856-308-6735. In order to give the kitchen at Seeds of Hope a proper head count, please let Karin know by the first of the month.
For additional information about this ministry, visit our "For Friends In Need" page!
Lutheran World Relief
As the international development & relief organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, Lutheran World Relief works diligently towards alleviating poverty and empowering people around the globe.
Bethany does its part by sending funds towards both the general work of the organization and special projects.
To learn more, click the button on the right.
Lutheran Social Ministries
Lutheran Social Ministries does work to help all those in need in New Jersey, offering a wide range of services from affordable housing and food help to refugee services and retirement care.
For more information on this important ministry of the Lutheran Church in New Jersey, click the button to the right.