A Celebration of the Founding Bethel A.M.E. Church, April 1, 1868. This celebratory event with songs and inspired preaching is free and open to the public.
On April 1, 1868, a group of free African-Americans in the Iowa City area laid the cornerstone to build a house of worship. The Iowa City area is known to have been a stop on the underground railroad, and Bethel is proud to be an important part of that history. City directories from 1892 to 1902 refer to the church as Zion’s A.M.E. The church is known as Bethel after 1906. On September 27, 2000, Bethel A.M.E. Church of Iowa City received recognition as a national historic site.
Bethel AME Church of Iowa City is partnering with the Iowa City Police Department to offer an ALICE Training workshop on May 21, 2019. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) provides preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. The ALICE Training option-based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.
ALICE Training is for church leaders and staff, security teams, greeters and ushers, facility staff, teachers, church members, and the general public. It’s also for law enforcement and volunteers who want to be resources for places of worship. The training concepts are easily and immediately applicable to any place of worship or business, no matter what the size or setting. Due to the violent nature of the content as well as live simulations, this workshop is not suitable for all audiences. Young children and anyone highly sensitive to stressful scenarios should not attend.
This event is free and open to the public. Please let us know you’re coming by leaving a message at 319-338-7876 or through the contact page.
The CROP Hunger Walk Needs You. Crop Hunger Walks Transform Local and Global Communities.
CROP Hunger Walks are an interfaith hunger education and fundraising program held annually since 1970. Locally, 25% of funds raised remain in this community. In 2018, $6,000.00 was given directly to the Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank for persons in this community who are food insecure.
Location: Free Lunch Building, 1105 Gilbert Court, Iowa City, Iowa.
Bethel A.M.E. Church supports the Walk and is organizing a team. Contact us at email@example.com or mail your donation to Bethel A.M.E., 411 S. Governor Street, Iowa City, Iowa 52240.
Register at www.crophungerwalk.org and invite others to support your passion to end hunger. Not able to make it to the Walk? You can still raise funds online. Walk representative information: (888) 297-2767.
* Make a difference by donating $20 which supplies seeds for a community garden in Nicaragua.
* A $100 donation provides four families in Indonesia with the ability to raise small livestock.
* A $325 donation provides six goats to families in Haiti as a source of milk and income.
Worship and fellowship services among Quad Cities’ area churches. Hosted and held at Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church, 311 19th Street, East Moline, Illinois
Weekly Men’s Group Study - Each Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open to Visitors and Members
Each Sunday in March, worship services will include storytelling and presentations by the Women of Bethel about some of the extraordinary achievements and contributions made by women throughout U.S. history.
Monday, March 4 - Psalms 35:11-28; Exodus 35:1-29; Acts 10:9-23
Tuesday, March 5 - Psalms 35:11-28; Ezekiel 1:1; Acts 10:23-33
Wednesday, March 6 - Psalms 51:1-17; Isaiah 58:1-12; 1 Corinthians 5:20, 6:10
Thursday, March 7 - Psalms 91:1-2; Exodus 5:10-23; Acts 7:35-42
Friday, March 8 - Exodus 6:1-13; Acts 7:35-42
Saturday, March 9 - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; John 12:27-36