Faculty, Students and Staff Take Part in Annual Service Day

Every year, Bethel students, faculty and staff set aside an entire day to serve alongside one another in the community during a campus-wide service day. This year the event took place on  in early October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All classes before 6 p.m. were cancelled for the day so all students, faculty and staff may attend.

“Service day is a rare and exciting opportunity where the entire student body has the chance to work alongside staff and faculty as they seek to serve in whatever capacity is needed within the community,” says Janelle Crotser, the director of service learning. “This day is one of many days where our students, staff and faculty have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus.”

The following service opportunities were available:

American Cancer Society

Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County

Camp Millhouse INC

CASIE Center

Catholic Worker House

Center for Hospice Care

College Park Missionary Church

El Campito INC.

Family and Children's Center

Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County

Feed the Children

Food Bank of Northern IN

Goodwill (5 Locations)

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity: Restore

Hannah and Friends

Hannah's House


Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame

Hums Elementary School

La Salle Council Boy Scouts

LeSea Global Feed the Hungry

Life Station

LOGAN Center

Merrifield Pool- Complex- Mishawaka Parks

Milton Adult Day Services

Near Northwest Neighborhood, INC.

Pet Refuge

Point of Light Ministries

Rhema Project

Rum Village Nature Center

South Bend Human Rights Commission

Southern Care

St. Joseph County Parks: Bendix Woods

St. Joseph County Parks: Ferrettie-Baugo

St. Joseph County Parks: St. Patrick's

St. Mark Missionary Church

St. Vincent de Paul Society

United Health Services

Waterford at Edison Estates

Center for the Homeless

American Red Cross

Michiana Christian Service Camp

Dismas House

Guidance Ministries

St. Margaret's House

Real Services

Reins of Life

Osolo Missionary Church

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.