COVID19 

IMPORTANT NEWS + UPDATES + RESOURCES

As disciples of Jesus Christ, our calling is to address the needs of all those within our congregation and beyond as best as we can. Please see the information we have compiled below in order to learn about any resources that may be of assistance to you and your family during this time.

( The information below has been graciously compiled by a host of Bethel Members. Thank you! )

 

Video Message from Pastor

Resource List

(Click the button below the paragraphs to learn more information.)

MENTAL HEALTH
RESOURCES

William James College continues to offer free online groups on topics like parenting, working from home, and mindfulness to provide support during COVID-19. The calendar of events is regularly updated, and the page is now organized by topic. We've added dates for most existing sessions. New offerings include a support and networking group for Asian Mental Health counselors and a drop-in support and training for managers of behavioral health and community services organizations.

COMMUNITY
CARE LIST
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

UNION CAPITAL BOSTON

 "Established a one-time direct gift campaign to send Visa gift cards to those who need it urgently in the Greater Boston area. 100% of donations will go to families in need."

This fund is designed to be flexible and will provide grants for immediate needs including funeral service emergency response to significant loss of life, to organizations and resources providing service to families with unresolved and complicated grief due to loss during this crisis, and for other important needs of the funeral service profession and the families we serve.

HARVARD
RESOURCE LIST
BOSTON CITY HALL
RESOURCE LIST

EXCEL SPREADSHEET

 Contains an extensive list of community

resources. Please be advised that Bethel AME Church did not create this list. It has been shared with us from an outside source. Therefore any views , language, or opinions found on this document do not express the views of

Bethel AME or it's staff.

 

(Just click on the links in the document.)

PDF DOCUMENT

 Contains an extensive list of community

resources. Please be advised that Bethel AME Church did not create this list. It has been shared with us from an outside source. Therefore any views , language, or opinions found on this document do not express the views of

Bethel AME or it's staff.

 

(Just click on the links in the PDF)

PDF DOCUMENT

 Contains an extensive list of community

resources. Please be advised that Bethel AME Church did not create this list. It has been shared with us from an outside source. Therefore any views , language, or opinions found on this document do not express the views of

Bethel AME or it's staff.

 

(Just click on the links in the PDF)

HALEY HOUSE RESOURCES
MA CENSUS 2020

When the U.S. Census Bureau knows how many people live in our community, organizations and businesses are better equipped to evaluate the services and programs needed, such as clinics, schools, and roads.

It also determines how seats in Congress are distributed among the 50 states.

In March 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will send every household an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire about who lives at your address on April 1.

You will have the opportunity to respond online, by phone, or by mail, and federal law keeps those responses safe and secure.

AG Complaint Consumer Hotline : (617) 727-8400

 

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S
COMPLAINT HOTLINE
FOR RENTERS & HOMEOWNERS

We’ve been hearing reports, through our membership in the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, that people are being harassed by landlords or not getting the consideration and help they should be receiving from mortgage companies or banks. In a meeting with MA Attorney-General Maura Healey this morning, she emphasized that if people are experiencing any of these problems they should reach out to her office’s hotline.

4 CORNERS YOGA
ONLINE ACTIVITIES

We are offering free online interactive activities to the community, which includes but not limited to light movement and Q&A

via Zoom. 

BOSTON CENTRAL ACTIVITIES
FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

We've put together a bunch of ideas on things you can do outside, as well as a bunch of old-school ideas for things to do at home. Take care of yourselves and one another. Be well, and hang in there.

ONLINE GAMES 
FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
KIDVILLE
A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY
FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

A virtual community of curated videos, resources, projects, and live streaming from your favorite

Kidville Play Professionals.

INDOOR
GAMES & ACTIVITIES
FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

Start growing seeds for food in containers

 

Water and watch your seedlings daily (measure, turn, thin, transplant, adequate light, etc)

 

Make new plants from old ones (propagate)

 

Make your own hand sanitizer

 

Research a topic of interest

 

Write a book about the topic

 

FaceTime a friend and read your book to him/her

 

Ask your friend to write a collaborative story

 

Make a crossword for your brother or sister

 

Make a Word Search for your brother or sister (or a friend)

 

Swap Crosswords Word Search, Sudoku games with friends

CITY OF BOSTON
FOOD RESOURCE MAP

The Mayor's Office of Food Access wants everyone to have access to nutritious food. That food should be affordable, easy to find, and reflect the many cultures of our City.

Daily Meal Sites for

School-Aged Children

Bethel AME Church Youth Center

84 Wachusett Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Hours: 8:00-12:00pm

Mason Pool
159 Norfolk Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119
Hours: 9:00-3:00pm

 

Vine Street
39 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Hours: 9:00-3:00pm

 

Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School
270 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02121
Hours: 8:30-11:30am

 

Grove Hall BCYF
51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121 
Hours: 9:00-3:00pm 

Food for The Soul - Grove Hall 

651 Warren Street, Dorchester, MA 02121 

Lunch Hours: 2:00 - 3:00pm 

Dinner Hours: 5:00 - 8:00pm 

 

Marshall BCYE
35 Westville Street, Dorchester, MA  02121
Hours: 10:00-3:00pm 

 

Holland BCYF
85 Olney Street, Dorchester, MA 02121
Hours: 10:00-3:00pm

 

Vietnamese American Community Center
42 Charles Street , Dorchester, MA 02121
Hours: 8:00-12:00pm

 

Community Academy of Science and Health  (CASH)
11 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
Hours: 8:30-11:30am 

 

Roxbury Prep
206 Magnolia Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Hours: 11:00-1:00pm 

 

Roxbury Prep
5 Maywood Street, Roxbury, MA 0 02119
Hours: 11:00-1:00pm 

 

Bridge Boston Charter School
435 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Hours: 11:00-1:00pm (Starts March 18th)

 
ABOUT US

Pastors Ray & Gloria Hammond founded Bethel in 1988. Over the past 30 years, Bethel has influenced the greater Boston community and even the world. Our purpose as believers is to fulfill Christ's commission to go into all the world and let people know that God loves us all and has a marvelous plan for our lives. From our Bethel family, to the greater community of Boston, the nation and the world.

ADDRESS

(SANCTUARY)

38 WALK HILL STREET

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA 02130

(OFFICE)

40 WALK HILL STREET

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA 02130

(617) 524-7900 (office)

(617) 524-4169 (fax)

INFO@BETHELBOSTON.ORG

SERVICE TIMES: 

8AM & 11AM

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