First United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Dexter, Missouri
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In this Christian Scriptures, Bethany was a place dear to Jesus’s heart.  It was a town known for welcoming strangers, helping the poor, and showing hospitality.  The congregation of First United Methodist Church hopes that their new ministry, Bethany, will live up to its ancient name. The ministry will provide basic hygiene and cleaning products to anyone in need throughout Stoddard County.

The Bethany Ministry will celebrate its first day of ministry on October 10 from 10 am until noon.  It operates out of the church located at 501 South Walnut Street.  Bethany will open every second Tuesday of the month from 10 until noon and every fourth Tuesday of the month from 4pm-6pm.

Bethany began as an idea that came about when congregants at First United Methodist began brainstorming about what the needs were in Dexter.  We wanted a way to serve Christ by serving others. We knew that Christ wanted us to help those in need, but we wanted to make sure we did not do something that another congregation was already doing.  After a few meetings and a few more prayers, the congregation decided that hygiene products were a need for everyone, and a need that was not being met in the community. 

If anyone is interested in helping support Bethany, the congregation is accepting financial donations as well as unused soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, hand soap, razors, shaving cream, lotion, diapers and wipes, Ziploc bags, tissues, laundry detergent, dish detergent, toilet paper, and paper towels.  For information you can call the church at (573)344-3344.