Bethany United Church of Christ
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry(ECCCM) is located in Newton, NC about five miles from Bethany UCC. Years ago one of the ministers from Bethany, Rev. Banks Shepherd, was instrumental in beginning this vital Catawba County ministry. The congregation continues to volunteer monthly, and they provide monetary and non-perishable items on a regular basis.
Volunteers from Bethany UCC working at ECCCM
The Program strives to help support the physical and emotional needs of children in foster care and families sorrounding them through connecting the communities of Catawba, Caldwell, and Burke counties. Often that support includes meeting physical needs like providing diapers, winter coats, car seats, or books and school supplies. Sometimes it means recruiting new resource families or taking meals to foster family homes. Fostering Hope also offers emotional support by providing Family Support Groups for foster families, Social Worker Appreciation Events, Parents' Day Out, and so much more. At Bethany United Church of Christ, we are grateful to join in ministry of Fostering Hope Catawba Velley.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
We give prayer shawls to many people in the church and in the community who need to be wrapped in God’s loving care. This ministry has spread far and wide and touched many peoples’ lives.