Church and Society Committee
The goals of the Church and Society Committee of the United Methodist Church are to strive for peace and justice and to promote the church’s responsibility to become stewards of a “greener” church and community.
In keeping with these goals Bethany’s Church and Society Committee strives to:
Make Bethany a “Greener” Church by:
- Encouraging members to receive our monthly newsletter, Bethany Banner, via email, creating a reduction of paper use and savings in postage expense.
- Joining with the UMYF (youth group) to pick up litter on the roadside surrounding the church.
- Publishing in our newsletter articles on the environment and global warming.
Strive for Peace and Justice by:
- Regularly appealing to the congregation to provide non-perishable foods, over-the-counter medicines, household supplies, and personal hygiene items to the Salvation Army and other area agencies.
- Appealing to the congregation to assist other organizations as needs are made known.
- Offering a study of the book Religion and the Founding Fathers of the American Republic, which offers insight on how the early leaders viewed the church’s relationship with society.
- Hosting events which allow the congregation to discuss the church’s stand on homosexuality.
- Participating in the G.U.E.S.T. (Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team) program, a homeless winter sheltering program that was begun by several churches and civic organizations in Gloucester County.