Ministry Partner Events & Opportunities to Serve

World Relief Seattle - Envisions every local refugee and vulnerable immigrant welcomed by community, rooted in community, and empowered for community

1. World Relief Encourager Project
The 49-member staff of World Relief has been working creatively and faithfully this past year amidst many challenges in welcoming refugees. Executive Director Chitra Hanstad, has invited Bethany Presbyterian Church to partner with them by providing “encouragers.” Her vision is one Bethany person, couple or family for every one of her creative staff members. These people will encourage in 3 main ways:

  • Provide a snack or gift card once a month
  • Pray for their staff member
  • Send a note or card, text, drawing, email or two a month encouraging the staff person

 The commitment is for one year so that we can really see them through this BIG year (with many changes in Immigration policy, and the move to a brand new big building). If you are interested in learning more or want to sign up to walk alongside one or two World Relief Seattle staff members, contact Dianne Ross at:

2.  Gather Supplies and Assemble Welcome Kits for New Arrivals
World Relief is expecting many new families who will arrive this year from all over the world. Welcome Kits help a family set up their new home.

3.  Volunteer with Refugees:

  • Assistants and Family Support Volunteers are the biggest needs right now. Both are virtual roles online with weekly commitments after onboarding.
  • World Relief is also looking for host homes with separated spaces like basement apartments or Airbnbs so they can host people for 1-3wks while keeping everyone safe through the pandemic.
New Horizons - Partnering with youth experiencing homelessness
  • Help Provide Dinner for Youth at New Horizons - Various Dates, through December 2022
    • Meal Coordination/Delivery:  We need help once a month with meal coordination and delivery - this is a little more involved, but a great way to rally your friends or small group around an important ministry by pulling together different elements of a meal and taking it down to the homeless youth at New Horizons. For more information and to sign up, click here.
King County Youth Chaplaincy - Helping youth get closer to God in juvy and beyond

Urban Impact - Partnering with families and communities to break the cycle of social, material, and spiritual poverty
  • Half Hour of Power - Community Prayer with Urban Impact
    Every Friday, 1:00-1:30pm
    Urban Impact has invited us to join Pastor Harvey and Steve Bury as they host a virtual Community Prayer time every Friday, from 1-1:30pm. There will be a brief introduction and then we'll work through a series of themes together in prayer.  >> Join us on Zoom (recurring link) here.

  • Wrestling with Reconciliation
    Third Thursday of every month, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    More details and Zoom link can be found here.
Wednesday Night Dinner @ Bethany - Seeks to open our doors and hearts to the Queen Anne community, to come together and enjoy both a meal and fellowship, and to encourage one another in life and faith

Thanks for your interest in serving at Wednesday Night Dinner! We would be thrilled to connect with you! We can always use the help–whether in serving food, eating with the participants, doing craft projects, organizing our donations, or cleaning. Please contact Hannah, the Director of Wednesday Night Dinner, to discuss ways to get involved and/or to learn more about this community and ministry:

Due to the Covid pandemic, we are serving hot meals as “grab and go” bags outside and therefore have limited volunteer slots available each week. Please stay tuned for news on when we return to dining together inside! Opening our doors (whenever it is safe to do so) will also mean we will have many more volunteer opportunities available each week. We look forward to connecting with you!