The mission of Local Missions is to spread God’s love by providing help and assistance to individuals and families in need of basic necessities within the local community. Proceeds from the annual Bethany Tea Room are used by Local Missions to provide financial support to area non-profit agencies.
All around us every day there are people in need: the poor, the blind, the lame, the homeless. It is the Church responsibility to respond to the needs of people in our community. The Local Missions Committee works to identify the needs of people who reside in the Charleston and Summerville areas and to coordinate programs to meet those needs.
Through the support of the congregation of Bethany, the Local Missions Committee has established many programs to aid the elderly, the disabled and the poor.
- Ramp It Up – Program to repair the homes and build wheelchair ramps for the poor and disabled
- Thanksgiving Baskets – To more than 125 families. These baskets consist of all the necessary food for preparing a Thanksgiving meal.
- Angel Tree – Providing toys and clothing to disadvantaged children at Christmas
- Hands of Christ – Providing school supplies to poor children both Dorchester School Districts 2 and 4.
Local Missions provides financial support to many local nonprofit agencies in our community:
- My Sisters House
- Meals on Wheels
- Help of Summerville
- Children In Crisis