Covid-19 Wish List Items

Thank you First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota for the the Publix gift card, cash, and 2 pallets filled with groceries listed on our COVID-19 wish list collected at your Fill the Bus event!

PLAN DE SALUD PARA BETH-EL FARMWORKER MINISTRY

3/16/2020

Estimado/a amigo/a de Beth-El,

Oramos para que este sano y seguro duante la pandemia de coronavirus. Nuestro objetivo es continuar distribuyendo alimentos a las familias que sufren de inseguridad alimentaria en nuestra comunidad. Puede ayudarnos hoy con su generosa donación para que podamos mantener nuestra despensa abastecida.

Tenga en cuenta que hemos realizado algunos cambios en nuestras operaciones para dar cabida a ambos: servir a la comunidad y mantener a todos seguros.

DISTRIBUCIÓN DE ALIMENTOS – martes, comienza a las 8 a.m.

Distribuiremos bolsas de comida al aire libre desde las 8 am mientras duren los suministros.  Los clientes mayores de 60 años tendrán prioridad.

TIENDITA MODA Y HOGAR

Ambos Tienditas estarán cerradas hasta nuevo aviso.

EDIFICIO PRINCIPAL – ACCESO LIMITADO AL PÚBLICO

Llámenos al 813-633-1548 antes de venir, si usted:

– necesita una bolsa de comida de emergencia

– están confinados en su hogar, aislados, o en cuarentena

– sabe de alguien que no tiene acceso a la comida

 VOLUNTARIOS – DESPENSA DE ALIMENTOS SOLAMENTE

Como muchos de nuestros voluntarios están tomando medidas para mantenerse saludables, estamos experimentando una escasez de ayuda. Alentamos a su grupo de jóvenes a servir como voluntarios para empacar comestibles durante las vacaciones de primavera. Sin embargo, queremos saber con anticipación si está planeando venir a la misión para estar preparados para recibirlo. Por favor llame al 813-633-1548 x. 228 para programar su visita. No estamos programando voluntarios para Tienditas y clasificanción ropa.

DONACIONES DE COMIDA Y CONTRIBUCIONES FINANCIERAS SOLAMENTE

Hasta nuevo aviso, NO recibiremos ni recogeremos donaciones de ropa, ni artículos para el hogar.

CLÍNICA DENTAL – CERRADA HASTA NUEVO AVISO

La Paz sea con todos,

Teresita Matos-Post

Directora Ejecutiva

HEALTH UPDATE FOR BETH-EL FARMWORKER MINISTRY

3/16/2020

Dear Friend of Beth-El,

We pray that you are taking all the necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe in lieu of the Coronavirus pandemic.  We are doing all we can as well. Our goal is to continue to distribute food to families who suffer from food insecurity in our community.  You can help us today with your generous donation so that we can maintain our pantry stocked.

Please note that we have made some changes to our operations to accommodate both: serving the community and keeping everyone safe. 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION – Tuesday, Starts at 8am

We will be distributing grocery bags outdoors from 8am until supplies last. Clients over the age of 60 will have priority.

TIENDITA FASHION & HOME

Both Tienditas will be closed until further notice.

MAIN BUILDING – LIMITED TO NO ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC

Call us at 813-633-1548 before coming, if you

  • need to pick-up an emergency food bag 
  • are homebound, isolated, quarantined
  • know of anyone does not have access to food

VOLUNTEERS – FOOD PANTRY ONLY

As many of our volunteers are taking measures to stay healthy we are experiencing a shortage of help.  We encourage your youth group to consider volunteering to bag groceries during spring break.  However, we want to know ahead of time if you are planning to come to the mission so that we are prepared to receive you.  Please call 813-633-1548 x. 228 to schedule your visit.  We are not scheduling volunteers for the Tienditas and sorting clothes.

 FOOD DONATIONS & FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS ONLY

We will NOT be receiving or picking up donations of clothing and household items until further notice.

DENTAL CLINIC – WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Peace Be with You,

Teresita Matos-Post

Executive Director

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, the youth group and missions team from Peace Presbyterian Church in Bradenton, FL spent Jan. 20 packing meals, sorting food items, stocking La Tiendita, and learning more about Beth-El’s mission and work for justice. We are so thankful for their service and support!

Free Dental Clinic Jan 11, 2020

Our Free Dental Clinic opened Jan. 11 with a team of 3 dentists, hygienists, and many volunteers who helped bring relief to 16 of our friends.

In Collaboration with Gulf Coast Legal Services

January 9 Beth-El collaborated with our partners at Gulf Coast Legal Service to distribute food, medicine, blankets, personal care kits, and other items to more than 80 farmworkers at a neighboring farm. During the visit, farmworkers also learned about the services Gulf Coast Legal offers.

Beth-El Staff Team

The staff team at Beth-El is engaging in a weekly team development enrichment process that includes spiritual reflection, prayer, team building exercises, and collaboration. Together they have identified opportunities and challenges the mission at Beth-El encounters, our collective best practices for effectivity and resource stewardship, and a conflict resolution plan and covenant. Just this week, the team started a dreaming process listing their personal and professional vision for the mission in the next 10 years.

Nuevo Camino at St. Andrew

Right before Christmas 43 church members of Nuevo Camino joined the community at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church for dinner, crafts, and a re-enactment of the Christmas Story.