The Jean Polite Food Bank provides a free three day supply of groceries including cereal, peanut butter, sugar, canned fruits, vegetables and occasionally frozen meat. No special diet foods are available. Clients must pick up their groceries in person.
The Jean Polite Food Bank is open Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm. It is located in the lower level of the Bethel Cultural Center at 512 E. Strawberry Street Lancaster PA 17602. Intake is done by walk-in only. If you have any questions please feel free to call 717-393-8379.
Please visit : http://pa211east.org/Lancaster/Lancaster-Food for more locations and other resources which may be available in our community
The Bethel AME Tutoring Program, brought by our education ministry committee will be starting a tutoring program beginning January 7, 2020 it will be Tuesday and Thursdays @ the cultural center at 4pm. Please look out for updates on how tutoring will be handled during the 2020-2021 school year.
One of Lancaster County’s most moving and powerfully significant hidden gems, Living the Experience is a creative, spiritual, and interactive historical reenactment of the Underground Railroad, as it occurred on-site, at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the City of Lancaster. Those who attend are provided an honest portrayal of the experiential realities of those involved in the underground railroad…from the stories that are told, through the spirituals that are sung, and in the emotional connections that are felt…people are provided an opportunity to learn and to gain a clearer perspective on the events and the people involved with this “station” on the underground railroad. Following the reenactment, an ethnic buffet style meal is served.
We further our ministry in our local community and in the Black community at large by using the word of God to help lead the charge in the fight for equality and against injustices done to minorities across this country.
Hosted by Gibbel Kraybill and Hess Law Firm and Bethel AME, this series explores the history of slavery in our country.
Seniors are invited to come together every Friday from 10am-3pm in the Cultural Center. Refreshments and lunch will be served.
Any questions please see the "contact us" page or call the office.
Sing along with our choirs during Sunday Services! Let's praise the Lord through song.
Join us on Oct. 15 2023 for our ground breaking ceremony to commemorate the beginning of the first phase of revitalization for the Bethel Campus.
The first phase will include updating the front entrance of Bethel church and adding an elevator to the Harvey H.B. Sparkman Cultural Center. These improvements are able to come to fruition thanks to all the efforts of our members and donors that have contributed and assisted with our Capital Campaign Fund. To RSVP please email or call the office.