Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors
Men’s Warming Center at Bethel UMC
A place for homeless men to find shelter during the winter!
Open November 12, 2017 - April 1, 2018
Doors open every evening at 6pm
Men over the age of 18 are welcome to come to Bethel
for a warm meal and safe and warm place to sleep
Each evening the community provides a warm meal
for the men finding shelter at Bethel.
Would you like to
support the Guests and Security Officers with the love of Christ?
needed to monitor showers that will be offered to our guests nightly from 6-7:30pm
Preparing A Meal:
Would you like to volunteer to serve
The meal calendar for the Men's Warming Center at Bethel
United Methodist Church opens October 23th.
direct link for breakfast is:
may also log-in directly from the website's main page (takethemameal.com) using
Men's Warming Center Wish List:
Items on this list may be dropped off Monday -
from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or
when you serve a supper to the men.
– sneakers, boots, or comfortable walking shoes sizes 8 - 14
– (boxers are preferred by the men) M, L, XL, XXL
or work pants all sizes: Most needed - waist size 30 – 38 length 30-36 (we
especially need 32/32, 34/36, 36/34,
10. Long Sleeve
15. Shower shoes
16. 3 or 4 blade
17. Wash cloths
18. Bath towels
– Light Weight (not too large)
19. Gallon Size
20. 33 Gallon
23. Band Aids
24. Foot powder
26. OTC cold
28. Hand and body
29. Bath Size
Bar Soap (soap containers)
Bottles of Shampoo for the showers
Bottles of Body Wash for the showers
33. Full Size
Toothpaste (toothbrush containers)
35. Rain ponchos
36. Cleaning Supplies
37. Room Deodorizers
Monetary Donations Needed: As
many of you may know last year we opened an overflow shelter as the number of
men needing to be sheltered grew. We
have plans this year to do the same as needed.
In order to open the overflow shelter, we will need additional funding.
All monetary donations would be greatly appreciated.
We thank you so much for your dedication to this ministry - whether it is through direct volunteering, spreading the word, prayer, or monetary donations. This ministry would not be possible without each of you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
More information about homelessness in York County and Men's Warming Center at Bethel
Our home of York County is not immune to the plight of homelessness that our country faces. One of the ways Bethel United Methodist Church and our community is trying to address this issue is through the Men’s Warming Center at Bethel United Methodist Church.
The Men’s Warming Center first began in the winter of 2007. It was originally a collaborative effort between United Way, Salvation Army, City of Rock Hill, and other community partners. In 2009 Bethel United Methodist Church joined the effort and became home for the Men’s Warming Center.
Now, each winter, Bethel United Methodist Church opens its doors and works with United Way of York County, ReNew Our Community (ROC) and our community at large to provide shelter, a warm meal, and fellowship for our brothers who are in need.
Over 250 volunteers who represent all areas of York County work together to take care of our brothers in need. They do this in a variety of ways. One of the biggest ways is by preparing and serving supper every night the Men’s Warming Center is open; that’s over 100 meals that are prepared and lovingly served. Community volunteers also do this by laundering sheets, fostering Bible study for the men, or simply sitting and breaking bread with the men who stay as our guests.
So what difference does it make? Ask the man who got his legs back under him and returns to the Men’s Warming Center at Bethel United Methodist Church not to use a bed, but to clean the very facility he stayed in to help give back. Or ask the man who now has a small but devoted network of people in the community who help care for him and his beloved dog year round. There are countless stories that are immeasurable in value – most of them unknown and untold.
This season we will open Sunday, November 12, 2017 with closing date of April 1, 2018. The Men’s Warming Center at Bethel United Methodist Church will be open seven days a week from 6 pm – 8 am, and we are able to host up to 25 men each night during that time. With the help of our community, our guests will be offered a warm meal and fellowship every evening at 6 pm. If need we will open an overflow shelter.
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