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 . . .


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


Every Tuesday and Thursday  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Available to anyone with a valid ID

Also Every Wednesday 9:00 AM – 11:00 Am

Available just for Food Panty Clients

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

You may drop items off at our German Street door, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – Noon 

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


Martial Arts and Reading Sessions

Grades K – 5

Mondays 5:30 – 7:00 pm

First Session of 2020 begins on January 27th !!

Call Mabel Howard at 456-6254 to sign up your child, or to find out more about this program!


Spring and Fall  6 Week Sessions

Saturdays from 10:00 am – Noon

For children ages 3 – 10

The Spring Session HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to COVID-19 concerns – Please see News blog on the Home page

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


Monday – Friday

9:00 – 11:00 am

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