Compassion Ministries is a network of local outreach ministries that fulfill Jesus’ directive in Matthew 25:34-40: “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Compassion Ministries exists for the purpose of helping those in our community who are in need. The Compassion Ministry Leadership Team uses the resources that you provide to help meet the needs of people in our community. By meeting their physical needs, we are afforded the opportunity to help with spiritual needs as well. Nearly every Compassion Ministry is sustained by volunteer hours and generous financial support. Thank you for your generous support and continued prayers.
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The Pregnancy Resource Center of Snohomish County (PRC) exists to help women and families facing difficult decisions brought on by an unexpected pregnancy. They offer pregnancy testing, options information, limited obstetric ultrasound services, resources and referrals, practical help, birth and baby education classes, and material needs to women, teens, and families in need…all at no charge and in confidence. PRC is a faith-based non-profit devoted to promoting a culture of life.
This year we will provide food baskets for 300 families throughout our community during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Your generous support makes possible a wonderful family meal at this special time of year.
Each Christmas season our congregation provides gifts for children in our community who are in need. Tags for the Christmas Giving Tree will be available during weekend services at a table in the BCA lobby beginning in November. Thank you for blessing these children who otherwise may not have gifts to open at Christmas.
Since 2009, our team of volunteers have purchased and packed food for weekend meals for more than 40 homeless or disadvantaged children from Hawthorne Elementary and their families.
Our Food Pantry provides emergency food for anyone in need who seeks help from BCA during the week. Our pastors generally give out 10 to 14 bags of groceries each week and each bag of food will provide 4-6 meals for a family or an individual. This is over 600 bags of groceries and around 3,000 meals each year.
Each August, Compassion Ministries sponsors a school supply drive for Garfield Elementary school and families in need from BCA. We also collect new shoes that are given to the many homeless and refugee children that attend Hawthorne Elementary and do not have a sturdy pair of shoes. You can help with this ministry by donating school supplies or a new pair of shoes during the month of August.
For over 30 years Bethany Christian Assembly has been deeply involved in developing compassion outreach ministries to our Snohomish County community. Our dream has been to one day expand our reach and open the Bethany Compassion Center. That day has come and we couldn’t be more excited to take this next step and reach out to more people with the compassion of Christ. Visit