Local Community Outreach
Annual Art in the Atrium The mission of Art in the Atrium is to provide continuing art education for the Morris County community, including school-age children, through exhibition and other means, so as to develop an appreciation of fine art, especially African American art.
Annual Back to School Block Party Bethel celebrates the back-to-school season with the best Block Party ever. Free backpack give-away, music, food, crafts, and so much more–for free! Please gather your friends, family and co-workers and do a school supplies drive for our children Your efforts will ensure that our children go back to school well equipped for a successful school year.
Annual Community Health Day. Community Health Day provides free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, vision, HIV, oral cancer, prostate cancer, foot screenings and more. Started in 1996, this day of wellness was created through a partnership between Pastor Robert Rogers at The Church of God in Christ and Morristown Medical Center to bring health screenings and education into the community.
Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast. MLK Breakfast is held on the third Monday of January each year to pay honor to Dr. Martin Luther King and to the principles for which he lived and died. The other component of the MLK holiday is "The Day of Service" which fosters his legacy by transforming the federal holiday into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice. The idea is to make the holiday a day where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the " Community” that Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned.
Eric Johnson House. The mission of the Eric Johnson House is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV/AIDS crisis by providing supportive services, housing opportunities, prevention strategies and community education in New Jersey. On the 3rd Saturday of every month we serve meals to the residents.
Family Promise. Family Promise is dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness faced by Morris County families by partnering with other public and private agencies, religious congregations and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency. We provide meals for the families as well as volunteer to serve the families in the evenings as well as overnight.
Angels in Action (formerly Bethel Angels). Bethel ANGELS HIV/AIDS Ministry established under the leadership of the pastor, Rev. Harvey H. B. Sparkman, III in 1999.
Angels in Action provides education, awareness and financial assistance to affected families.
New Life Recovery and Referral. A faith-based recovery ministry. We offer a place where individuals can walk their New Life with other individuals who have walked a similar path. Our ministry consists of individuals with various addictions and dependency history. We refer individuals to the appropriate facility and services; detox center, patient and outpatient treatment centers, shelters, mental health services and domestic violence agencies. We also host weekly recovery meeting, every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm
In 2011, Bethel expanded its commitment to serve and reach others in Morris County by establishing the Spring Street Community Development Center. Through this facility, the Center offers programs and special projects that focus on bringing positive change in our community. The Center obtains grants, receives donations, and conducts fund-raising events to support its programs.
Global Community Outreach
Bethel sponsors and assist in the planning of international mission trips and service opportunities for people of all ages and all stages of faith to provide hope, help and love to those in need around the world.
- Dominican Republic (2011)
- Jamaica (2013)
- Kenya (2014)
- Cuba (2016)