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Walkers and Volunteers Needed

Have you thought about how you might be able to help end hunger?  Each step you take on October 10th will help stop hunger locally and globally.  As a walker you can contact your friends, neighbors, family members to either sponsor you through a donation or even walk in the 2021 CROP Hunger Walk.  You can join the Bethany Team or do it as an individual.  To register to walk go to:  www.crophungerwalk.org/lincolnne.  Donations can also be made on this same website either to sponsor a walker or just make a donation.  If you need an envelope to collect your donations, please see either Minnie Stephens or Marnie Zabel to get a packet.  Those who collect $100 will receive a CROP Hunger Walk T-shirt, which was designed by Lora, our church secretary.  The Bethany Team’s goal is to raise $500.00.

 

If you can’t walk on October 10th, you can volunteer to help during the Walk.  We need volunteers to help check people in, hand out T-shirts to those who qualify for them, mark the route, work the water stop (Whitehall Mansion), hand out snacks at the church to walkers when they finish, and there may be other places where we can use volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Minnie Stephens, CROP Hunger Walk Coordinator.

 

Donations can be made at anytime to the CROP Hunger Walk.  If you wish to sponsor one of the Bethany Team walkers, don’t hesitate to contact Minnie Stephens for the names of those walking.  If you include a donation in your weekly giving, please indicate CROP, on the “memo” line if paying by check.  When the Walk is done, our Treasurer will make out a check to CROP Hunger Walk and send it to the CROP treasurer for the Lincoln/Lancaster CROP Hunger Walk.

 

 

 

 

           The Northeast Area Food Pantry is located at Bethany Christian Church.  This emergency food pantry collects donations and fulfills the needs of many in our community. The pantry began in 1979 and was one of the first in Lincoln.

The Northeast Area Pantry serves individuals and families-in-crisis who may obtain a seven-day supply of nutritious foods.

Bethany Christian Church holds special events throughout the year to support the Pantry including the CROP Walk, Pantry Sundays and Penny-A-Point-For-Pantry during football season. Souper Bowl of Caring assists the Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach program and  is held on Super Bowl Sunday every year. Learn more about Matt Talbot at mtko.org.

Your support is needed and greatly appreciated! Watch for weekly Pantry needs in the church bulletin or on the BCC home page.

What is Food Insecurity?

In 2017, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure, equating to 40 million Americans including more than 12 million children.

 

It is important to know that hunger and food insecurity are closely related, but distinct concepts. Hunger refers to a personal, physical sensation of discomfort, while food insecurity refers to a lack of available financial resources for food at the level of the household.

 

Who does Food Insecurity Affect?

There is no single face of food insecurity. It impacts every community in the United States. To learn more about child and overall food insecurity in your state, congressional district and even county, visit the Map the Meal Gap study conducted by Feeding America®.

Food Insecurity affects:  Seniors, children, rural communities, African Americans, and Latinos.

Food Insecurity:  “Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food.”  They can’t count on their next meal.

Food Hunger:  “The uneasy or painful sensation caused by a lack of food, the recurrent and involuntary lack of access to food.”

*In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and where applicable, political beliefs marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities).

 To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992.  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Disciples Mission Fund is the common fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for mission support. Disciples Mission Fund highlights six Special Offerings which promote specific ministries:

  • Week of Compassion provides worldwide disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development, and promotion of mission opportunities

  • Easter offering supports General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

  • Pentecost offering funds Disciples new church development

  • Thanksgiving offering supports Disciples-related institutions of higher learning

  • Christmas offering funds ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nebraska

  • Reconciliation offering assists efforts to build just communities by breaking down walls of prejudice which separate us

Community Support

Bethany Christian Church sponsors a Cub Scout troop, provides a place for the Bethany AA Open Meeting every Monday evening at 7:30pm, Thursday Morning AA for individuals who work at 6:30 am, and the Recovery at Work NA group on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 pm.  We also host the Bethany Women's Club, which meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm. Rebekah & Odd Fellows meet the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm. Other groups also utilize our church for their meetings.  If you are interested in utilizing the church for a meeting, please call the church office at 402-466-1957 or email office@bcclincoln.com.

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