Weekly Worship Cable Broadcast on BATV
Our worship service is broadcast for the local cable network, BATV-17. Our services are broadcast on Mondays 4:30pm & 10:30pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am/pm, and Wednesdays 4:30am & 10:30am. BATV is available on Comcast Channel 17, and on AT&T U-verse Channel 99 across Northern Illinois. Training will be provided for anyone interested in providing audio and video support during worship services on Sunday mornings. mybatv.com
A free dinner is served to our Community every last Friday of each month from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
A wonderful array of meals are prepared and cooked at Bethany for service to all who would enjoy a delicious, free meal. Dinner includes a main course, vegetable, side dish, sundae bar and baked goods. Carry-out dinners are available. Currently we cook for 300 people and is free to our Community and is completely supported by free-will donations. Every other month, we do have live entertainment. The table is set...We'll provide the food...You provide the appetite!
Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry
Volunteers from Bethany work a shift at Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry on the second Friday morning each month from 9:45am to noon. Please contact the church office to sign up. For more information about this organization go to: bataviafoodpantry.org
Hesed House Homeless Shelter
We help at Hesed House Homeless Shelter every other month on the fourth Sunday.
There are many ways to serve at Hesed House: help drive meals on the day of, stay for serving the meal, clean up after the meal, help prepare lunches, hand out personal items and bedding, locker duty, overnight shift, help make breakfast in the morning. You may find one or more of these volunteer opportunities work for your schedule on the Sunday we serve Hesed House. For more information about how this organization serves the community: www.hesedhouse.org
AID - Association for Individual Development
AID's mission is to empower people with physical, developmental, intellectual and mental health challenges to enjoy lives of dignity and purpose. The organization occupies the lower level of the church facility. For more information about AID's programs: www.the-association.org
Elderday Center - Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care, provided by the Elderday Center of St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia, is available in the Bethany Ministry Center.
Elderday is a supervised day program for older adults. Not all older adults experiencing age related health problems need nursing home care. Elderday encourages the older adult to do as much as possible for as long as possible. Structured daily activity is vital to maintaining independence. Older adults with memory problems particularly benefit from Elderday. Headed by a professional director, the staff includes an activity director, registered nurse, licensed clinical social worker, and activity aides. For more information call 630-761-9750. www.elderdaycenter.org
Mutual Ground - Where the Healing Begins
Mutual Ground is the safe place where people come together to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
They serve survivors through many avenues including but not limited to: shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, prevention in schools, and medical advocacy. In April 2015 Mutual Ground opened a "Satellite Office" in Bethany's Ministry Center. We continue to keep a bin in the Lower Narthex for donations to help ease their client's transition to a safe environment. http://www.mutualground.org
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Hand-made prayer shawls are created while meeting once a month at Panera, downtown Batavia.
Wednesday night dinners and fellowship for people of all ages intentionally blending generations. Cafe Bethany serves September through May.
Annual Tri-Cities CROP Hunger Walk
Ending Hunger One Step at a Time (globally and locally):
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. www.crophungerwalk.org
Lutheran Disaster Response - ELCA, God's work. Our hands.
Lutheran Disaster Response, brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response