July Happenings

Good Samaritan Ministry School Supply Drive:

GSM is gathering 5 items this year during our school supply drive.  Listed below are the five items that we are gathering as a church to give through GSM.  We will have bins located on campus to bring your supplies. 

#2 Pencils, Wide Ruled Notebook Paper, Wide Ruled Composition Books (no spiral ringed), Crayons (Crayola Preferred), Glue Sticks 


Ward St. Mission Suppers  

On Aug. 1, Sept. 19, & Oct. 24,  Bethel UMC will provide and serve “community meals” at Ward Street Mission, 1619 W. Ward Ave., High Point. Meals are served from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, set up begins at 4:00 pm and van/carpools will leave from Bethel at 3:00.

There are many ways you can contribute, as best suits your abilities and availability. Let us know how you want to help by emailing us at pastormears@gmail.com. Just  “come and see” what Ward St. Mission is all about, that’s okay, too. 


July 14th & 21st: Dr. Vernon Farrington: 

Dr. Vernon Farrington will be with us in worship at the 11am service.  Vernon Farrington grew up in the Colfax community and is a graduate of Northwest Guilford High School.  He served as a teacher, coach, principal, and district office leader during a 25-year career with Guilford County Schools.  He has spent the past 15 years as a graduate faculty member at East Carolina University and High Point University. In addition to his time as an educator, he also currently works in real estate serving clients in Greensboro and northwest Guilford County.   He has been a lay speaker for the past 37 years and he and his wife, Lou, are members of Westover Church in Greensboro. His favorite activity is spending time with his grandchildren!


August 4th Homecoming:  

Join us as Rev. John Woods, former minister at Bethel UMC joins to share his heart and message as we celebrate Bethel UMC.  We will have lunch after in the Fellowship Hall and would welcome all.  

Clothes Closet Reminder: 

Just a reminder that items donated must be scheduled or dropped off at GSM on Saturday Distribution (last Saturday of the month), please no items are to be left outside the door.  We also remind you that new or gently used items already cleaned should be donated. Thank you for helping our neighbors.  


Pantry/ Clothes Closet June 

The next distribution day of the GSM Food Pantry and Clothes Closet is Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 am. It is located in the Stokesdale Business Center, 8500 Ellisboro Road. 

The Food Pantry distributes food on the last Saturday of each month.  Volunteers may be needed any month distributing food and tending to the clothing closet. 


Stock the Food Pantry

Bethel UMC is responsible for 

38 oz. canned stew Collection baskets are located throughout the church, or place cash donations in the mason jar at the altar rail. You may also donate $25 for a complete box of food, assembled and delivered to the pantry by Bi-Rite.

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