Ossining, New York – The Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church located at 304 Spring Street, Ossining, New York, will hold a one-day Countywide Outreach called, “Be the Church Day”.
On Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 100 members and friends of the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church will spread out across Northern Westchester County to feed the hungry, visit the sick, support our Veterans, and perform random acts of kindness such as giving away free gas, bus passes, laundry cards, and much more by “Being the Church”. According to Reverend Shaun Ellison Jones, Pastor of Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, “the idea is to show the Village of Ossining and the Northern Westchester community that we love them, the same way Jesus did, by meeting their needs.” The 126th-year-old church has partnered with eight (8) non-profit agencies and businesses to perform ten (10) service projects all on the same day.
Members of the Star of Bethlehem Church will prepare and serve food at two homeless shelters, the Jan Peak Homeless Shelter (Peekskill) and Open Arms Homeless Shelter (White Plains), have a free gas giveaway at the King Shell Gas Station(Ossining), a free Bee Line Bus Pass giveaway (Cortland & Ossining), a free laundry giveaway at The Laundry Room (Ossining), sort and arrange clothing at the IFCA Thrift Shop, host an inspiration service for the residents of Cedar Manor and Bethel Nursing Homes (Ossining) and visit with Veterans the Montrose VA Home.
“We want to put our Church’s faith into action by focusing not on ourselves, but living out Christ’s teaching and his divine example of compassion.” stated, Deacon Willie Scott, who is the Team Leader the “Be the Church” Outreach Day.
The Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, was founded in 1890 by the late Father Henry E. Duers, provides a wide range of services and ministries for its congregants and the community. The Reverend Shaun Ellison. Jones serves as Senior Pastor, of the 300 plus member congregation. Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church’s vision statement is “We are a Growing Church for Gifted People who are Glowing for God.” Additional information on Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church may be obtained by calling our office at 914-762-1360 or going online to our website www.starbethbc.org.