Bethesda Lutheran Church 

Collecting for a Cause

We are collecting a variety of things to benefit our community and congregation.  If you are interested in contributing to any of these causes please contact the church office for details.

Youth Group Fund Raising on Amazon

Sleeping mat project helps homeless, reuses plastic
The mat makers at Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carlton invite you to stop by on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 to see what we are doing to help the homeless.

Pine Knot  July 10
Video by Caleb Swanson.  Pine Knot News intern Jordan Allen gets a lesson in preparing single-use plastic shopping bags for a new life as a crocheted sleeping mat for a person who is homeless. It takes 700-800 bags to make one mat.

Video by Caleb Swanson.  Volunteer group leader Maureen Singleton makes “plarn” (plastic yarn) to crochet into mats for the homeless. Read the story about this volunteer effort in the July12 issue of the Pine Knot News.

WELCA collects money each Fall for Thanksgiving and Christmas food vouchers.
Bethesda has an ongoing Food Shelf collection. 

We are collecting pop can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, Box Tops and 5 cent milk caps for our local schools. We also collect the following items for C.A.R.E: (Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise formerly Liberalis) shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, body wash, Tampax, sanitary pads, combs, deodorant, soap, calendars, greeting cards, note cards. No mouth wash or anything with alcohol.  Bins for these items are located on the shelf in the small closet nook right outside the Fellowship Hall.

Attention: Bethesda is no longer collecting Shiny Paper effective immediately
Due to the decline in the types of recycle paper needed by their customers, Verso Duluth Mill is discontinuing the shiny paper Recycling Program. As a result, Bethesda is discontinuing the collection of all shiny paper, magazines, and white printer paper. Thank you to everyone who has donated to this fundraiser for Fishers of Men over the years. Verso does desire to reinstate this program in the future and we will keep you updated with any changes. Any questions please contact Bethesda at 384-4501. Thank you.