SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES
Bethel responds to Christ's call for wholeness of Creation, society and all of God's children. We are strongly committed to justice in our community and in the world. Bethel lives out our response to the Gospel through action in the following Mission Initiatives.
As members of God’s Creation we are committed to our stewardship of Earth and the celebration of all that God has made! We are living into our calling to Creation Care by involving our whole community in tending to God’s living world. Bethel has a robust Creation Care Program. Please join us in our initiative!
Our objectives are to help educate ourselves & each other to recognize and understand the complexity and implications of racism and racial justice; build relationships that cross race, ethnicity, class, age and LGBTQ+ identity to break through barriers of racism and oppression; work to advance public witness, programs and policies that advance racial justice — locally and globally.
We lend support and encouragement to each other regarding mental illness and wellness. We promote understanding and reduce stigma of mental health issues. We explore topics such as grief, caregiver support, adolescent drug use, senior depression, support to veterans and more. We encourage wellness practices including mindfulness, gratitude, yoga, and art and music therapy.