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Mercy & Service Ministries, Neighborhood Outreach

Opportunities abound at Bethlehem to reach out in our community through mercy and service ministries. 

Mercy & Service

See Mercy Ministry Resources (who to call) for a list of resources to minister to the emergency needs of the community.

Gardens of Praise * 
Gardens of Praise is an urban gardening ministry is designed to connect urban neighbors with our Creator, Jesus Christ and to bring the knowledge of growing food in the inner city. Contact: Laurie McRostie (612-201-5252)

Jericho Road Ministries*
Strengthening individuals and families through prayer support, direct-aid relief, advocacy, referral, and guidance, Jericho Road Ministries seeks to empower individuals and families to move beyond crisis to be financially stable, self-sustaining, emotionally healthy, and personally and spiritually growing.

Inner City Ministry of CRU
Bethlehem partners with Crus Inner City Ministry, a Christ-centered and church-based ministry. They provide “compassionate products,” placement for kids at after school programs at SAY Yes! Centers, church-based curriculum to assist those who are unemployed, and volunteer assistance to help urban churches, families, and neighborhoods with work projects.

*CityJoy ministry (formerly Bethlehem Ministry Initiatives). For more information, see