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Men’s Warming Center at Bethel UMC
A place for homeless men to find shelter during the winter!
2017-2018 Warming Center was November 12, 2017 - April 1, 2018
2018-2019 dates TBD
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.
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Monetary Donations Needed
As we have seen record numbers this past warming center season and expect these numbers not to decrease next winter, we appreciate
All Monetary Donations
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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