BETHEL's CAMPUS OUTREACH MINISTRY - serves as a source of community and Christian fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students of all educational disciplines and religious denominations, at College and University campuses in the Ann Arbor Area. Members of the organization strive to nurture and strengthen the students' personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the teaching and discussion of His word, and activities that encourage fellowship.
Rev. Yolanda Whiten - Ministry Advisor
Bible Study for Campus - New Genesis Bible study is now in Dennison 337 (DENN 337). Same time, 12:15 for lunch and 12:30 for Study. Any college student/grad/post doc is welcome from any campus.
FELLOWSHIP AND DINNER
AFFILIATED MEMBERSHIP (WATCHCARE)
Bethel AME Church extends to students, who attend a college or university in greater Washtenaw County, an invitation to join our congregation as an affiliated member. An affiliate member privileges include active participation in all services, auxiliaries and community initiatives.
Each student is assigned to a class leader. Bethel’s class leaders and auxiliaries perform a special supportive role to encourage students in their Christian walk. An Affiliated status is a special membership for students while they attend school away from their home church.
Bethel AME is establishing partnerships with colleges and universities in Washtenaw County for the purpose of creating needed linkages between higher education institutions and a Christian community organization. Partnerships will 1) provide the vehicle for educational institutions to access the community through Bethel as a collaborating partner and 2) assist our organization in providing spiritual support to students, on and off campus.
Special events are inclusive of church or co-sponsored activities with higher education institutions that promote the spiritual well being of Christian students. Church sponsorted events may include
- Special concerts
- Campus Outreach Ministry Day
- Gospel choirs
During the months of December and April, the Outreach Ministry sponsors a special Anointing Service to prepare students for their final exams, graduation, and career launching.
To arrange transportation for Sunday Services, 7:45 am or 10:45 am. Please call the church office, 734-663-3800, by Thursday.
Additionally, on the campus of the University of Michigan we now have a regular pick up at 10:00 a.m., in front of Mosher-Jordan and Alice Lloyd on Observatory, that will bring you to our 10:45 a.m. service. We stop by Pierpont Commons around 10:20 a.m. and departs Pierpoint around 10:30 a.m. On Sundays when we have one Service at 10:00 a.m., van pick-ups will be at 9:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. Service.
Our Community Resources Handbook is available for students new to the Washtenaw County area. The listing include restaurants, personal and professional services, organizations, retail establishments and annual community events.
CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDAR
Students groups are encouraged to submit a description of endorsed campus events of interest to our Christian community. Please prepare a detailed description of the planned activity and forward to us at least two (2) weeks prioir to the activity's date. Address it to The Campus Outreach Ministry c/o Bethel AME Church.