Angel Tree
Contact: Youth Director
Support a needy family or families by providing Christmas gifts.

Computers For Education
Contact: Denny Baumann
Providing computers to schools in need around the country and around the world.
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Crop Walk
Contact: Diane Shofkam
Each participant obtains sponsors who are willing to donate money for them to walk to benefit hunger. The Warrenton Walk is through the grounds at Airlie and usually takes place in the fall.
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Fauquier Family Shelter
The shelter was established in 1988 by concerned individuals and social service agencies to alleviate the pain of poverty and homelessness in Fauquier County.
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Habitat for Humanity
Contact: Ralph Thwaite
Support the building of new residences in Fauquier County by doing construction or by providing assistance. Most work done on Saturdays.For the most recent updates and additions check the calendar at
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Kairos Prison Ministries
Contact: Jim Templeton
Participating in Kairos weekends, baking cookies for Kairos weekends, writing to inmates, visiting persons in jail.
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Pocahontas Mission Trip
Contact: Missions coordinator
Each year in July we take a week-long mission trip to Pocahontas, Virginia. During the trip, we help families with work that they can either not afford or are unable to do for themselves. There is no charge to attend unless you prefer to stay in a motel. The majority of the team stays in town either at the Catholic Parish House or in the Baptist parsonage that are offered to us free of charge. We eat breakfast on our own. Lunch is delivered to our work sites. And we have dinner together in the fellowship hall of the Baptist Church.
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Relay for Life
Contact: Carol Walus and Rebecca Krauss
Obtain sponsors who are willing to donate money for you to be a member of our team who will walk to benefit cancer research. Walk through the evening and all night as a part of our relay team. Collect the pledges and turn them in to the point of contact. Usually in late May.
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Sparrows Rest
Sparrows Rest is located on 9.5 acres in Madison County, Virginia with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Foster children and at-risk youth are be provided a safe haven where they can experience farm life in a loving, Christian environment.
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Stop Hunger Now
Contact: Debbie Mroczek
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision to end world hunger in our lifetime and a mission to provide food and life-saving aid to the world’s most destitute and hungry in the most sustainable, efficient and effective manner.
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Tri-Cities Work Camp
Contact: Ken Trexler and Cindy Rainger
Bethel UMC participates in the Tricities Workcamp held in Petersburg, VA each year. Small crews work together each day, Monday through Friday on homes that have been assessed by Tri-Cities Workcamps, Inc. Work tasks include porch and step repair, hanging drywall, floor and wall replacement and painting. Evening programs offer inspiration through music, worship, games and projects. Special activities are scheduled throughout the week. Daily seminars are held for adults and campers 19 years and older. Thursday night is a special night of learning drama, music, liturgical dance and other art that can be presented by the campers at their home churches. Saturday morning’s Re-entry Celebration is a culmination of the week through art, music, worship and pictures. This celebration is shared with residents, parents, and clergy and church members. Visitors are welcomed if anyone wants to come down and see what these youth are doing for the Peterburg community.
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Bethel United Methodist Women
Contact: Barbara Collyer
Selected work projects at different times throughout the year.

Bethel United Methodist Men
Contact: Steve Yocum
Selected work projects at different times throughout the year.

Visiting Shut-Ins
Contact: UMW
Visiting and writing cards to persons who are shut-in members and non members living at home and in nursing homes.

Walk to Emmaus
Contact: Pastor Weedling
The Walk to Emmaus is a weekend for deepening your relationship with Jesus. It is a vehicle for helping people connect what they know in their head about God – what they have learned in study – with the love in their hearts that is placed there by God. The “Walk” is not really a walk, but it takes its name from the disciples in Luke 24 who were walking to Emmaus, encountered Jesus and he unfolded scripture to them, and they had their eyes opened as Jesus shared bread with them.
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Well Projects
Contact: Debbie Mroczek
Bethel works in conjunction with other groups on two well projects in Haiti and South Sudan
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