November 2018 - Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box 

Members and friends have the opportunity to participate in packing their own Christmas Shoe Box or as a group together on Thursday, November 15. To fill your own Christmas shoebox click on this link and all the information you need to know on how to pack, etc. will be provided. You may bring completed shoe boxes to Bethlehem starting November 1. As a group, we will be packing a total of 98 shoeboxes (49 for girls, 49 for boys). 


SEPTEMBER 2018  Food for Kidz Packaging Event

 Wednesday, September 12, 4:30-7:30 PM, Dining/Fellowship    

MAY 2018  - Food for Kidz Packaging Event - May 23, 4:30-7:30 PM  

Children in preschool through adults can participate. Each assembly line has standing and sitting jobs available. During this 3-hour event, come when you can and stay as long as you want. Instructions are provided. A great opportunity for family, friends, civic organizations, youth groups, etc. to work together packaging nutritious meals for children and their families locally and throughout the world. Free will donations are accepted. Cost for one meal is 15 cents. 

APRIL 2018 - UMCOR Sunday
MARCH 2018 

"Pack the Pews" for Minnesota Food Share Campaign

Now through March 31, bring in non-perishable items to help restock the local food shelf. Place donations in bags or boxes and place them in the back pews on the side you usually sit. At the end of the month, it will be determined which side pack their side more. Last year, the sides ended in a tie. 

Cash donations are accepted as they provide purchasing power for perishable items. Please make checks payable to Bethlehem UMC. On the memo line or envelope, write "Food Shelf." 

We accept cash donations and collect non-perishable food for the Food Shelf throughout the year. Place non-perishable items in the baskets designated "Food Shelf" in the entryway. Cash donations may be mailed, placed in an offering plate or dropped off in the church office. 

March is the only time that donations are matched. 

Sunday, March 4 - Relief Health Kits

Members and friends of Bethlehem joined together to pack 720 United Methodist Committee on Relief Health Kits and School Bags. The school bags were packed with school supplies. Each health kit contains a hand towel, a washcloth, a comb, a nail clipper, a bath-size soap bar, one toothbrush, and adhesive bandages.  These items will be distributed by the Midwest Mission Distribution Center, a disaster relief facility located south of Springfield, Illinois. The school bags will be distributed to places in the United States. The Health Kits will be distributed where needed throughout the world. 


Those who like to sew are invited to make one strap school bags. These bags will be filled with school supplies that are sent to those in need locally, nationally, and internationally.  http://www.midwestmission.org/projects/projects   Pattern and materials to sew are available at Bethlehem. 

After our worship service on Sunday, March 4, the congregation will be joining together in the dining hall to pack the sewn school bags and health kits to be distributed by the Midwest Distribution Center. Join us - all are ages can participate. Questions? Contact us through this website or call 320-587-3312. 

 JANUARY 2018 

Sunday, January 14 - Churchwide Special Sunday with Offering - Human Relations Day. A gift designated for Human Relations Day strengthens United Methodist outreach to communities in the United States and Puerto Rico, encouraging social justice and work with at-risk youth. Envelopes will be inserted in January 14 bulletins or mail a gift to Bethlehem UMC. Make gifts payable to Bethlehem UMC and designate them as Human Relations Day, 



 **To find out more about each select the name of the mission**

United Methodist Committee on Relief

United Methodist Church Special Sundays


Common Cup Ministry, Inc.

Crow River Habitat for Humanity

Food for Kidz

Hutchinson Public Schools Volunteer Building Greeters

Mcleod Alliance of Victims of Domestic Violence

Mcleod County Christmas Project

Mcleod County Food Shelf

Mcleod County Red Cross 

The Salvation Army of Mcleod County



Emma Norton Services

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree

McCurdy School

Red Bird Mission

Simpson Housing Services

Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church



Camp Penuel - Costa Rica

Haiti Solar Oven Project

Heifer International 

Operation Christmas Child

Partners International