Beyond Bethany Service Day

Beyond Bethany Church Wide Service Morning: April 29, 2017

Love your neighbor as yourself. Mathtew 22:39

Gather your friends and family and join us for Bethany's first churchwide service day, Beyond Bethany, on Saturday, April 29


8:30-9 am - worship, check in

9:00 am - off to service events

Noon - lunch, fellowship, and share stories

Service opportunities will be available for all ages and the nursery will be available for infants. 

Children younger than middle school must be accompanied by an adult/parent. Everyone will receive a free t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by April 9), snack and lunch.

To register and choose your service project, please fill out the form below via their highlighted link. Each person participating, including children requiring childcare, must fill out a separate form.

Habitat Tree Planting – middle school and up


Help us plant trees for the three Elkhorn Coalition Habitat homes in Waterloo.  We’ll carpool/ride together to the home in Waterloo and back to Bethany for lunch.

Lutheran World Relief – 2nd grade and up (2th-5th grade must be accompanied by a parent/adult)


We’ll be packing health kits, making tie blankets, and assembling quilts to be sent all over the world for crisis relief via Lutheran World Relief.  Report to the Gathering Place after worship.

Abide Better Together Campus – elementary and up (elementary must be accompanied by a parent/adult)

Sign up for Abide

We’ll be working on the Better Together Campus in Omaha doing clean up, repairs, ect.  We’ll leave by bus from Bethany after worship and be back by noon for lunch and fellowship.

Crochet and Knit – middle school and up

Sign up for chrochet or knitting

Did you know we give prayer shawls and prayer squares to members that are ill and blankets to those that get baptized?  Whether you would like to  learn to knit or crochet or are a pro, join us!  Report to the Mission Center after worship.

Carol Joy Holling – middle school and up

Sign up for Carol Joy Holling

Because we’ll be working at the Carol Joy Holling camp in Ashland, we are going to skip the opening worship and leave from Bethany at 8 am.  We’ll be taken by bus to CJH to work on some landscaping and other projects around camp.  We’ll be back by noon to join the rest of the church for lunch and fellowship.

Open Door Mission (Elkhorn) – elementary and up (elementary must be accompanied by a parent/adult)


Help us sort donations at the Elkhorn location.  We’ll carpool/ride together to the center in Elkhorn and back to Bethany for lunch.

Open Door Mission (Downtown) – elementary and up (elementary must be accompanied by a parent/adult)

Sign up for Open Door Downtown

We’ll sort donations at the Timberlake Outreach Center at Open Door’s downtown location.  A bus will take us after worship and we’ll be back by noon for lunch and fellowship.

Lawn Projects – elementary and up (elementary must be accompanied by a parent/adult)

Sign up for lawn projects

We’ll head out to a local senior citizen’s home to do some lawn work.  We’ll carpool/ride together and be back to Bethany for lunch.

Preschool/elementary Service Stations – must be accompanied by a parent/adult, middle/high school students are welcome to help the younger ones

Sign up for preschool/elementary stations

We will have multiple service station including making bracelets for Tanzanian children, making May Day baskets for assisted living residents, and more.  Snacks and fun stations will also be included.

Assistance Ramp Project – middle school and up


Our Hand’s and Feet group is now specializing in building assistance ramps.  We’ll carpool/ride together to the project site and return to Bethany by noon for lunch.

COPE Garden – middle school and up

Sign up for garden

It’s spring, so it’s time to think about planting gardens.  Help us prepare the COPE community garden on the northwest side of Bethany’s property.

Create Homeless Mats for the Homeless

Sign up for Homeless Mats

Learn how to use plastic grocery bags to make homeless mats for the homeless. Report to the mission center after worship

Beyond Bethany Childcare – 3 years and under

Request Childcare

Childcare will be provided for children 3 years and under in Bethany’s nursery.  Children can be dropped off after worship until noon.

Want to get involved? Have questions? Contact Becky Rooker



Do I have to be a member of Bethany?

Of course not! We love first-timers and visitors - no experience or church membership necessary. We often host scout troops, extended families, and high school students seeking service hours. Everyone is welcome!

Can children participate?

Beyond Bethany is family-friendly and there are serving opportunities available for all ages. You can find the age limit for each opportunity on the registration page. Elementary students and younger must be accompanied by a parent/adult.  Childcare is available for children 3 and younger.

How do I sign up myself, family, and groups?

Each person participating including children requiring childcare must sign up individually.  Don’t worry, it won’t take long, we just need the name, email, age, and t-shirt size.


What will I be doing?

Each opportunity is slightly different, from serving a simple meal to sorting donations to prepping supplies. Please see each opportunity’s description and  you will receive a reminder email with all pertinent information the week before.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable, casual and modest clothing.  Everyone that registers before April 9th will be guaranteed a free t-shirt, so wear that!

What do I need to bring?

Nothing! Everything you need will be provided.


Where does Beyond Bethany meet?

Before we begin serving, we'll gather in Bethany’s worship center to kick off our morning.

Where will I serve?

Each opportunity is different - you can choose one that takes place on the church campus or one that is beyond Bethany’s walls in Elkhorn or Omaha. Transportation is unique with each opportunity and will be communicated to you beforehand.


When do I need to register? Can I walk-in instead?

Now!  If you want to receive a free t-shirt you must sign up by April 9th.  The deadline to sign up is April 23rd. 

When should I arrive?

Saturday at 8:30 am.  You’ll make a nametag and we’ll start in the worship center for music, devotion, and instructions.

When will I be finished?

Each opportunity ends at a little different times with the intention of having everyone back at Bethany at noon for a free meal and fellowship.

Do I need to eat before I come?

We will have free granola bars in the morning and free lunch consisting of a sandwich, chips, fruit, dessert, and water after serving at noon.


Why should I try Beyond Bethany?

Our events are designed as easy, low-commitment ways to make a positive impact on your neighbors in the metro area. Try something new, or enjoy a familiar favorite. Either way, you'll experience the powerful impact of helping others by becoming God's hands and feet right here in our community.