Congregational Nurture

Prayer Ministry

Feeling like you need a midweek lift to get you through to the weekend? Join us on each Wednesday at noon during your lunch hour to connect with God, feel the Holy Spirit moving, get uplifted and inspired, and pray for those in need. Prayer changes lives! All are welcome.

To participate, call 1+425-436-6375 and when prompted, enter the access code 729529.

We also have an active prayer chain ministry. Contact the Bethel office at 317-293-1133 for more information.   


Studies show that music is beneficial to your health and mental well-being. Music is also a great way to worship and connect with God and community. Bethel offers a few different ways to make music.


​If you love singing, we want you! Our volunteer choir is always open to new members. We sing a variety of songs for Sunday morning worship, from classical to spirituals to rock to old and new favorites. Just come to rehearsal and join in! Rehearsals are Thursday nights 7:30 p.m fall through spring, with summers off. Contact Andrea Schweizer through the church office at 317-293-1133 or contact us online [link] to find out about our next practice.


Make beautiful music with the handbell choir. Even if you’ve never played before, we can help you learn! We have players of all levels and abilities. Contact Andrea Schweizer through the church office at 317-293-1133 to find out about our next practice or contact us online [link] to find out about our next practice.

Children’s music 

The first Sunday of each month, the children’s Sunday school classes combine for a fun morning of music and fellowship. The children enjoy engaging with the music in both voice and movement. 


Our Care Team consists of people who send cards, make wellness check-in phone calls, deliver communion,  and visit homebound or ill church members.


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Community Outreach

Diaper Pantry

Diapers and baby supplies are expensive.One in three American mothers cannot afford diapers for their children. Bethel has partnered with the Indiana Diaper Bank to form a Pike Township baby pantry based at the church. The pantry is named “Sweet Cheeks” and is open the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. The pantry supplies diapers, baby blankets and other supplies to residents of the surrounding townships.

Food Pantry

The recent COVID-19 global health crisis only increased the need for food assistance in Pike Township. Bethel has established a food pantry to help supply essentials to those in need. If you need food, food boxes are available for pickup at the church by request. Each box contains food for approximately one week for a family of four.

Community Partnerships

Bethel has been part of the Pike Township area for a long time. We celebrate the great work being done in our community. Some of our community partnerships include an Easter egg coloring contest with the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA and local police and firefighters, summer reading bags for Central Elementary School students, food pantry donations from Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, handmade mask and baby blanket donations from Circles of Love, and partnering with the Riley Center on a Chocolate and Children event, winter coat drive, Christmas family gifts, and arts and crafts supplies for their summer youth programs. We look forward to building even more relationships!

Mission of the Month

Each month a designated outreach project is supported monetarily through donations and collections.

Bethel Early Childhood Academy

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Needlework Ministry

Members make prayer shawls and baby blankets to help meet community and congregational needs.   

Volunteer Opportunities

Bethel strives to love its neighbors, as Christ has commanded. We offer many ways you can serve the church and community. If you’re interested in one (or more) of the following volunteer opportunities, let us know by filling out this form. Have questions? Call the church office at 317-293-1133 or contact us online.

Adult Discipleship and Small Groups

We are looking for leaders as a small group host of a discipleship class, book study and future Sunday school classes. We also need leaders who can follow up with those interested in joining a group or class.

Bethel Early Childhood Academy (BECA)

There are many opportunities to serve at BECA, our certified child care program. Baby rockers are always welcome.Contact Lynn Morris through the church office for more details.

Care Ministry

Sometimes a kind hello is all it takes to let someone know they’re loved. We need volunteers to help deliver communion, make phone calls, send a card or visit homebound church members, those in the hospital or someone who just needs to hear a friendly voice.

Children’s Sunday School

Christian education is important to building disciples. Adults and youth are needed to help teach children’s Sunday school. Generally, this is a once-a-month commitment.


Do you like to write? Take photos? Engage people on social media? We’d love if you could help spread the word about our great church! We are looking for sound booth technicians, photographers, writers for stories and news reports, and people willing to post about Bethel on social media.

Diaper Pantry

Bethel’s Sweet Cheeks Diaper Pantry is open the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. We welcome volunteers to help stock, run and donate to the pantry.

Event Help

We need people who like to help coordinate events. The work might include giving tours of the church building, setting up and tearing down for events or opening and closing for events.


Our building requires lots of helping hands! Some opportunities include cleaning, painting, repairs and helping keep our landscaping and flower gardens beautiful.

Food Pantry

We need help assembling and distributing our food boxes.


Our hospitality and greeter team provides a warm welcome on Sunday mornings and other Bethel events. Duties include being a greeter or usher or following up with visitors and guests.


Our office volunteers are vital to our church! We need volunteers who can help answer the phones, answer the door and perform light clerical duties.

Service Opportunities

Watch our website, social media [link to page] or weekly e-news [link to page] for service and advocacy opportunities. Join our commissions team if you have a heart for serving the community.

Worship Helpers

Many hands make light work! Are you interested in participating in worship? We are always looking for readers, greeters, ushers and acolytes. Let us know if you’re interested in helping.

Youth Ministry

Bethel’s youth ministry is looking for volunteers to be small group leaders, event volunteers and chaperones.

I want to serve but don’t know where to start.

On Sunday mornings, greeters at the welcome station will be happy to talk with you about your interests and can steer you toward the leaders who could help you grow with Bethel, or stop by the church office Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our pastor will be delighted to talk with you as well

New to Bethel? Let’s chat!

We can help you explore what engagement opportunities Bethel has to offer. Do you enjoy singing? Join our choir! Do you knit or crochet? We have baby blanket and prayer shawl ministries. Play in our handbell choir. Take photos at our events. Volunteer with us in the church or community. You can surely find your place here at Bethel.

Call Dee Cazares through the Bethel Office at 317-293-1133, or contact us online.