Service and Giving Opportunities

Playschool Fundraiser

This Sunday there is an opportunity to support our Playschool by purchasing a Christmas Tree or Kernels Popcorn. Please come and visit our table in the Foyer following the service or contact Chrissy Cossette chrissy@bethanychapel.com All tree orders must be in by Monday, November 12th.

Operation Christmas Child
Warehouse Shift

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Bethany Chapel is booked in for a shift at the Samaritan’s Purse Warehouse on November 22nd from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. We have a total of 24 spots available as a church. Spots are already filling up fast. If you are interested in signing up to be a part of our Bethany team please e-mail april@bethanychapel.com or call her at the church office.

Helping Hands

Men or lady volunteers of any age are welcome. Help provide minor plumbing repairs, minor carpentry repairs, minor electrical repairs, minor painting touch-ups, drywall or furniture repairs, window cleaning, and more to those in need.

Please contact Hazel Jones at (403) 249-8605 ext. 241 or hazel (at) bethanychapel.com

Local Community

Threads

Threads is a low cost Clothing Boutique that we operate for people in the Lincoln Park community. At this time we are accepting gently used and laundered winter and general clothing items for women, men and children. It is all gratefully accepted and we really appreciate your support.

Community Pantry

Thank you so much to those that generously donate to the pantry. We offer a non-perishable food pantry for folks that need a bit of help with their groceries. Your donations are so appreciated. Contact Mary Dyck at mary (at) bethanychapel.com for further information about this program.

Donate On-line

Click here for more information.

Kingdom Friendship

Click here for more information on supporting our Kingdom Friendship with Wycliffe Thailand.

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NOVEMBER 11, 2018

LEST WE FORGET…

Remembrance Day 2018

We have had the opportunity for many years to honour Bethany’s veterans, their widows, and families with our annual “Remembrance Day Tea”. However, as many have passed away or are no longer able to attend, we are supporting veterans living in Madison Place and through the Veterans Association Food Bank again this year. Please consider how you might share your resources with these veterans.

Beginning the week of November 4 until November 18, we will have donation boxes available in the front office and in the Fireside Room. Cash and gift cards should be dropped off at the church office.

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Funded by Alpha House Society and Calgary Homeless Foundation, opened in February 2012

The idea of Madison Place was initiated by John Langford, a former soldier and city police officer, who made connections with many homeless veterans in 2010 while patrolling the downtown Calgary streets. His compassion and mission to help those who served our country led to the funding of Madison Place, which provides safe affordable housing to homeless veterans. They also provide any mental, physical and counselling services to enable the veterans to live a dignified life again. They currently house 15 veterans that have served overseas or with military service in Canada.

Some contribution ideas:

  • Cash for gift cards / gift cards from Calgary Co-op, Safeway, Tim Hortons and McDonalds ($10 per card)

  • Toques, mitts, scarves, gloves, warm socks, slippers, etc.

  • Small coffee packs, tea, hot chocolate packages, boxed treats / candy, books, Men’s L or XL long sleeved t-shirts

Veterans Association Food Bank

They provide food hampers and support for low income veterans in crisis, their widows, and dependants. Many homeless veterans often do not access the city food bank as they are too proud to ask for help.

  • Non-perishable food items (canned soups, vegetables, fruit, sauces, etc.)

  • Variety of boxed pastas

  • Soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.

  • Boxed cookies, snacks (no homemade cookies)

Any veterans who have served in the military, we have a special gift for you on November 11 in the Fireside Room. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact Louise Harder at 403-809-4811 or Fiona and Bruce Raddatz at 403-259-4800.