Bethel Partners with Everence for Annual Service Day

by | Sep 26, 2022

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Bethel University’s 33rd annual campus-wide Service Day will take place on Tues., Sept. 27, starting at 8:45 a.m. Sponsored in part by Everence, Bethel students, faculty, staff will serve together throughout Michiana. The day will start in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center on Bethel’s campus, where individuals will divide into groups and leave campus to volunteer more than 40 sites at various local organizations. South Bend Schools is assisting with transportation by bussing students to the work sites.

There will be a variety of locations served this year, including Center for the Homeless, the Foodbank of Northern Indiana, Transformation Ministries, the City of Mishawaka-Parks Department, Hope Ministries, the Humane Society of St Joseph County, Potawatomi Zoo, and the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County, among others. See the full list of sites below.

“We’re excited to participate in one of Bethel’s favorite traditions – Service Day. In the midst of busy schedules and routines, it’s refreshing to gather as a campus and serve together. On top of that, we get a chance to connect with community neighbors. It’s an all-around great day. We can’t wait,” said Jess Lyons, career development program manager.

The day will wrap up around 1 p.m., with students, faculty and staff returning for lunch in the Dining Commons. All classes before 6 p.m. are cancelled so students and faculty may participate.

2022 Service Day Locations

  • Center for the Homeless
  • City of Mishawaka – Parks Department
  • Dismas House of Indiana
  • El Campito
  • Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County + CASIE Center
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana
  • Hannah’s House
  • Hello, Gorgeous!
  • Hope Ministries
  • John Young Middle School
  • La Casa de Amistad
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • McKinley Elementary School – SBCSC
  • Mishawaka Food Pantry
  • Near Northwest Neighborhood
  • Neighbors (8 Houses)
  • Potawatomi Zoo
  • Resale to the Rescue
  • River Bend Cancer Services
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana
  • St Paul’s Senior Community
  • St. Margaret’s House
  • Transformation Ministries
  • Tree of Life Anglican Church
  • United Way of St Joseph County
  • Unity Gardens Inc
  • YWCA North Central Indiana