PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
R.E.A.D. PROGRAM - Tacoma Connection
R.E.A.D. - Reading Entertains At Detention: Tacoma Northwest Detention Center houses immigrants from
all over the world as they await decisions about their immigration status. Many take this time to learn a new
language, try to catch up on studies, or spend time in spiritual reflection. We can ease their stress and empower
their studies by providing gently used reading materials in their home languages. Magazines and paperbacks are
greatly preferred. This program is supported by the Northwest Detention Center Roundtable.
Nancy Witter coordinates our efforts: 253-535-1087
CAMP INDIANOLA -
Indianola is located on the Puget Sound, with sweeping views of the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier.
It offers a unique experience to kids and adults alike. Hike through lush forest trails, discover marine life on
the beach, and swing on the giant rope swing. Campers will also enjoy kayaking, swimming, and many other
There are several summer camp programs available for kids and families alike beginning in late June through
August, 2015. To contact Camp Indianola directly:
P.O. Box 1150 / 10635 NE Shore Drive
Indianola, WA 98342
Join our Church Family each summer as we relax at Camp Indianola, our United Methodist Church Campgrounds. Talk
to any staff member about scheduling.
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Choir Practice -
Do you have the spirit to sing?
Well, we need you to exercise your voice with us at Choir Practice.
We meet every Sunday at 10:00. Contact Laura for more info.
Please come join us!
Covenant Study -
Covenant Study is a small group that values accountability, deep sharing, and prayer. They meet Fridays @
If you are so inclined, please come and join us!
BIBLE STUDY -
A New ongoing Bible Study meets Fridays @ 6:30pm.
Please call the Office for more details before attending for the first time as Bible Studies often begin and end at
differing days and times.
Previous Wednesday Bible Studyies have moved to Fridays.
Thanks to our new Pastor, Bible Study has began anew.
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL -
Children's Sunday School has begun anew.
We meet every Sunday after the Children's Message during worship.
All Children are Welcome and Encouraged to attend!
PRAYER CHAIN -
The Power of Prayer is strong at Bethany UMC.
If you like to add a person or concern to our Prayer Chain, Contact Judy Egan @ 253-471-0379.
HOMEBOUND CONTACT -
Do you know someone who is homebound and might like to be sent a beautiful greeting card to keep in
Contact Laura Tippie @ 253-475-1843.
BREAD FOR THE SOUL -
This program delivers a loaf of fresh bread to New Bethany UMC visitors along with information about the church
and an invitation to re-visit us.
Contact Judy Egan @ 253-471-1379 for more information or to volunteer.
THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY DINNER -
This program began anew in 2015 with the help of our talented and dedicated volunteers who delivered an
exceptional meal to our extended community.
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SUMMER EVENT -
Each year we celebrate Methodists Day Out to Baseball at Cheney Stadium with the
Rainiers. Methodists from all over Puget Sound worship at the home of the Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Team.
Admission to Cheney Stadium for the game includes a hot dog, chips and a drink. The weather is
usually Great and all have a good time with fellowship and baseball!
We are looking forward to the next Methodists Day Out to Baseball coming soon!
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS -
Meets 7:00 - 9:00PM Wednesdays.
SAFE STREETS -
Meets first Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM.
KONA VET CENTER -
Supported through the efforts of Judy Egan:
Letter of appreciatioin from David Willard, Team Leader - Kona Vet Center:
"I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" for your warm hearts for the Kona Veteran's and year
long support of gifts is greatly appreciated and demonstrates caring and loving hearts.
Thanks again for your continued support and a Big Island "mahalo" to all of you!"
IMAGINE NO MALARIA - NOTHING BUT NETS
We collect donations for bug nets that are given to people in Africa.
Malaria is spread by bug bites from one infected person to another.
This simple program of providing nets to cover bedding has proved successful in preventing the spread of Malaria
in developing countries.
F U T U R E PROGRAMS:
- Summer Food Program for school kids who usually get fed at school.
- Monthly Community Dinners - Resuming!