Many in the congregation add additional support to Bethel House by purchasing raffle tickets. This year’s quilt (85 inches square) was pieced and donated by LaDonia Kyle. It is shown here during worship at the Congregational Church in Whitewater. Tickets are available until April 11th.
Join us for an ecumenical 30-hour Famine Lock-in, March 3-4, 2017
Click Links Below for More Information:
REGISTRATION – we’d like to know approximately how many youth are attending.
How to get your youth involved (see information below)
Our WISH LIST – including LARGE refrigerator boxes
Where to find us / Our Schedule of EVENTS – coming soon
On Friday, March 3rd starting at 4:00pm through the evening of Saturday, March 4th, ending at about 7:00pm, 8th grade and high school youth will unite together to bring awareness to our global and local famine crisis, by participating in a 30-hour famine.
Youth throughout Whitewater will begin fasting on Friday, March 3rd at noon through 6:00pm Saturday, with a meal to follow. For 30 hours youth will be participating in a lock-in, sleeping in cardboard boxes and participating in community service events to help unite our community in battling against hunger.
Students will be in cardboard box houses on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 – 11:00am in front of the Living Word Fellowship Church located at 212 W. Main Street, downtown Whitewater. They will be taking monetary donations and non-perishable food donations for the Whitewater Pantry. 100% of all funds raised and donated will be given to the local Food Pantry and to Bethel House in Whitewater.
What is it like to not have anything to eat or to live in a cardboard box?
This experience will give our local youth a taste of what so many deal with every single day. All donations appreciated!
This year, the 30-hour Famine starts and ends at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 133 S. Franklin St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Questions? (262) 473-4101
All 8th grade and high school students are welcome to join us! An ecumenical opportunity for all youth in our community. Three youth groups are involved already, with room for more. YG leaders can contact the Congregational United Church of Christ.
The 2016 30-Hour Famine was hosted by the First United Methodist Church 2016 Youth Groups Included: Congregational United Church of Christ, St. Patrick Catholic Church, and WARM (Whitewater Area Regional Ministry) United Methodist Ministry. Food donations were given to the Local Food Pantry and monetary donations went to the 2016 Do Something MobilePack that took place at the High School on April 2, 2016.
Besides having lots and lots of fun…. here are some of the service projects we did in 2016:
Packing List For Participants:
- water bottle
- overnight items
- sleeping bag and pillow
- change of clothes
- duct tape for your box home
WISH LIST :
Large Refrigerator or dishwasher boxes
Fleece to make blankets:
1.5 yard pieces of fleece fabric
For Twin Oaks:
General Cleaning Supplies
- Bathroom cleaners
- Laundry Detergent
- Multi-purpose cleaner
- Paper Towel
General Personal Hygiene Supplies
- Shampoo or no-rinse shampoo
- Dental Floss
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Shaving Supplies
- Baby Wipes
- Toilet paper
- Lotion/Lip Balm
The 17th Annual Golf Event for Bethel House will be on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the beautiful Whitewater Country Club. We will start the day with a 9:00AM shotgun start using a best ball scramble format. The day’s special activities will include golf, lunch, prize drawings, and awards ceremony. We will again be offering a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, sponsored by Binning and Dickens Insurance!
Please join us for a fun day of golf, or come just for lunch and prizes!
Registration is $60 for the day ($21 is tax-deductible) OR $30 for lunch and prizes only.
Register by May 31st to be entered into a special grand prize! Tickets can be purchased by calling Jeff at 920-729-0662 or by calling the Bethel House message line at 473-2715.