Ministries

Outreach Ministries

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Blessing of the Buses

Summer - Sunday, September 11 @ 12:00pm

Join area churches and neighbors at the field next to the bus garage on the corner of Central and Fairview as we bless the upcoming school year.  Lunch at 12:00pm with a time of prayer following.

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Carlton Street Playground

Open to the Public | Weather Permitting

A neighborhood park located on Carlton Street right next to Bethel Church's parking lot.

Gardening

Community Garden

Spring & Summer

A neighborhood garden located right next to Bethel Church's parking lot.  These garden plots are 8’x10’ of tilled beds and are available to the community as well as church members.  The plots are planted in the spring with many donated seeds/plants.  Each person is responsible for the upkeep of their plot throughout the summer and gets to enjoy the harvest of whatever they plant. 
If you are interested in a garden plot, click here.

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Great Adventure

Summer - Tuesday, July 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 2022

Outside fun for kids (ages 5 & up) to play games, eat ice cream and hear the Gospel at the church parking lot from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  (Crafts - Hockey - Tie-Dye - Ice Cream - Prizes - Gaga Ball - Crossnet - Capture the Flag) 

 

Snacks and Chats for parents too!

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Ice Rink

Open to the Public | Weather Permitting

A neighborhood ice rink located right next to Bethel Church's parking lot.

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Hand2Hand

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Hand2Hand exists because a hungry child hurts and the weekend is a vulnerable time for any child facing food insecurity.  Their mission is to eliminate local childhood hunger - one child at a time.  Bethel partners with ZQuest Elementary School & Eaglecrest Academy and provides backpacks filled with nutritious food.  If you would like to donate food for this ministry, please look for the post it notes of the needed food items by the information center at church.  If you would like to help pack the food, Hand2Hand packing night is at 7:00pm every 4th Wednesday of the month.

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Knit & Crochet Ministry

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The Knit & Crochet Ministry is a group of people that love to knit/crochet and use their gifts to help others.  Hundreds of items have been knitted or crocheted and donated to the following organizations: Kids Hope USA, Harvest Stand Ministries, Lakeshore Pregnancy Center, Center for Women in Transition, The Bridge Youth Center and Sidewalk Sunday School in Grand Rapids.  Finished items can be dropped off at Bethel Church.  There is also a supply of yarn at church if you need any.

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Kids Hope USA

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Volunteer mentors from Bethel Church meet once a week (either before school, during lunch or after school) with students at Lincoln Elementary School in Zeeland.  The relationship between the mentor and the child often help the child develop a positive
self-image.  If you are interested in being a Kids Hope Mentor, click here.

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Sunshine Box Ministry

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Sunshine Boxes are filled with yellow items to brighten someone's day and give encouragement.  These boxes are given anonymously.   If you want to donate items for these Sunshine Boxes, please drop off "yellow items" in the designated box in the narthex at Bethel Church.

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Vacation Bible School

Summer - August 1-5, 2022

Vacation Bible School is held every summer at Logan Estates Mobile Home Park in Zeeland.  It is usually held the last part of July or the first part of August in the evening.  VBS is for boys and girls ages 4-5th grade who live in Logan Estates.  The children enjoy a Bible lesson, games, snacks and crafts.

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Missions

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Bethel is blessed to be able to support several missionaries around the world. 
Those we presently support are:

· Tom & Kristin Buursma – The Philippines

· Nancy Ten Broek – Bangladesh

· Brenda Vander Schuur – Guinea, West Africa

· Matt Beukema – Lupeni, Romania

· Mark De Haan – Ecuador

We pray that God would continue to bless them in their ministries. 

Youth Ministries

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Cadets

Wednesdays (Oct.-April)| 6:00pm-7:30pm | For Boys 1st-8th grade

“Living for Jesus” is their motto and their goal is to minister to and nourish the boys in the community through Christ.  Bible lessons are geared toward the choices these young men may need to make as they grow up.  Craft projects, badge work, outings and camp-outs are some of the other activities the Cadets do throughout the Cadet season.

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Children's Ministries

Sundays (Oct.-May)| 10:30am-11:30am | For Children ages 4-5th grade

Children ages 4 through 5th grade use the Gospel Project, which takes them through the story of Scripture and connects each part with the big story of what God is doing in Jesus Christ.  Children are dismissed during worship.

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Nursery

Sundays | 9:15am-10:15am | For Children ages 0-3

Nursery is offered on Sunday during the 9:15am morning worship. Trained nursery staff are provided for their care from birth to age 3.

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GEMS

Wednesdays (Oct.-April)| 6:00pm-7:30pm | For Girls 1st-8th grade

GEMS meetings consist of Bible lessons, badge work, games and crafts.  They also typically have a service activity during the year and some other outings.

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It's Amazing @ The Bridge

Wednesdays (Oct.-April)| 5:00pm-7:00pm | For Middle School & High School

It’s Amazing provides students a chance to build stronger relationships with one another and those in our greater community and to engage in deeper discussions regarding the Christian faith and its role in our daily lives.

Adult Ministries

Bible Lesson

Community Bible Study

Thursdays | 5:30pm-8:30pm | Register Here for 2022-2023

Community Bible Study is a cross-denominational Bible study for men and women.  Each year the group studies a different book of the Bible. 

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Life On Life Discipleship

Day/Time Varies

One of the ways Bethel is striving to grow in and share our faith is through Life on Life discipling relationships.  Individuals meet for one hour each week for prayer, practice of sharing the gospel, sharing of life, exploring more of what the Christian faith is all about, and accountability for how their faith is being lived out. 

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Men's Softball

Thursday Nights | May-June (2022 Schedule)

Bethel & Restoration Church slow-pitch softball team is made up of men age 18 and over.  They are part of the Zeeland Recreation Church League and are always looking for more players.

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Senior Breakfast

Wednesdays | 8:30am | 1st Wednesday of the month

A group of Senior Citizens (no age limit) that meet for breakfast in Zeeland.  Come join them for a good breakfast and a social visit.

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WNAB

Wednesdays (Oct.-April) | 6:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday Nights At Bethel.  Cadets & GEMS meet.  All children ages 1st - 8th grade are welcome to attend Cadets & GEMS.