Compassion into Action: Another Way Mt. Bethel Supports Families in Need
Rev. Kim McGarr

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon”. ~Isaiah 58:10

Having a safe and stable living situation is a fundamental need for individuals and
families. The significance of shelter transcends mere physical protection from the elements; it encompasses emotional security, stability, and a sense of belonging. Many families facing potential loss of their home due to crises beyond their control have reached out to us since the pandemic, and just this month two families in desperate need sought our assistance to hold on to their homes. Recognizing this critical need, Mt. Bethel is committed to assisting families when catastrophe strikes.

A home is more than just bricks and mortar; it is where families forge bonds, create memories, and nurture dreams. However, when financial hardships loom large, the once-solid foundation can tremble, plunging families into uncertainty and distress. The inability to meet mortgage payments can trigger a cascade of challenges, leading to foreclosure, homelessness, and profound psychological distress. In such dire circumstances, the assurance of having a stable living situation becomes a beacon of hope.

At the heart of Mt. Bethel’s mission lies a steadfast dedication to serve and uplift those in need. We believe that extending a helping hand to families facing financial adversity is not just an act of charity, but a call to love and care for our brothers and sisters. It is a reaffirmation of our values and a demonstration of the transformative power of compassion. As we support families navigating turbulent financial needs, we reaffirm our belief in the goodness of God, and as His followers, we answer the call to share kindness with those in need and illuminate even the darkest of times our neighbors may be facing.

To contribute to The Compassion Fund, cash or check donations made be left at the altar rail following Communion or by choosing Compassion Fund on our Give page.