Outreach Ministries

Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.”

Jesus said, “I needed clothes and you clothed me.”

Jesus said, “Truly I tell you whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters, you did for me.”


All BOC ministries are available via the German Street entrance of the Neighborhood Partnership Center building on the NW corner of 10th and German streets . . .


FOOD PANTRY

Every Wednesday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Geographic Area Served:  From East 8th to East 18th Streets, from State Street to Reed Street

* In 2019 there were 4,208 visits to our food pantry by 215 different families


THE CLOTHES CLOSET

To Receive Clothing and Small Household Items:

You may call the center at 456-6254 on Monday through Wednesday between 8:30 am to 12:30 pm to make a request for items that you need, and schedule a Pick-up appointment to receive them.

*In 2019, there were 3,916 visits made to our Clothes Closet by 759 different  families.  All items are given free of charge

To Donate New or Gently Used Clothing or Small Household Items:

Please call the center at 456-6254 on Monday through Wednesday between 8:30 am to 12:30 pm to make a Drop-off appointment with us.    Drop-off Appointments can only be made for Mondays between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm.

*In 2019, we received over 43,400 pounds of clothing and household goods.


M.A.A.R.S.

M.A.A.R.S  HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to COVID-19 concerns – Please see News blog on the Home page

Historically we had:

Martial Arts and Reading Sessions

Grades K – 5

Mondays 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Call Mabel Howard at 456-6254 to sign up your

child, or to find out more about this program!


STORYTIME SATURDAY READING PROGRAM

Storytime HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to COVID-19 concerns – Please see News blog on the Home page

Historically we had:

Spring and Fall  6 Week Sessions

Saturdays from 10:00 am – Noon

For children ages 3 – 10

Every child will receive a FREE BOOK every time they come!

You can pre-register for this program by calling 456-6254 between 9:00 am and Noon.  Registration is limited to 20 children.

* In 2019, 18 families with 36 children participated.  194 books were distributed to the children; sponsored in part by Hooked on Books for Kids Erie

Call Eric Hedlund at 898-1233 or send him an email at eric@bethanyoutreachcenter.org if you would like to volunteer to help with this program


COMPUTER LAB

Monday – Friday

9:00 – 11:00 am

One on One Computer Lessons and Job Readiness Classes.  Call 456-6254 to schedule these.