Phyllis Clark (right) of Plano surprises Fran Lobpries (left), Dallas Bethlehem Center Executive Director, with a $1200 check from the proceeds of the Custer Road UMW winter fundraiser.
Phyllis Clark of Plano surprises Fran Lobpries, Dallas Bethlehem Center Executive Director, with a $1200 check from the proceeds of the Custer Road UMW winter fundraiser. Hallelujah! The amount was just what was needed to kick off the new DBC Community Garden! Thank you, Custer Road UMW!
On Saturday, March 9, Bethlehem Center in South Dallas invites its neighbors to become involved in a community gardening project. We will serve a barbecue lunch and United Methodist Women can help by preparing food, serving, greeting, and cleaning up. We will meet on Thursday, March 7, to chop, marinate, and organize food at the Center, and then on Saturday for the meal.
Please call Karan Marshall at 214-350-3821 for more information about exactly how you can help. We also can use financial help to underwrite the cost of the food.
November 20, 2012 "Re-Open House"
Dallas Bethlehem Center celebrated a “Re-Open House” from 5 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Bethlehem Center has again become a vibrant community presence after the current renovations. Help was spearheaded by Amigos Days volunteers as well as others from Preston Hollow UMC and Dallas Baptist University Soccer and Cross Country teams, with work coordinated by Rich Hansen. UMW groups provided funding for this effort.
Bethlehem Center now has new siding, window trim, a fresh coat of paint. It is with heartfelt gratitude to the United Methodist Women, Inc. that we can announce the replacement, installation and full operation of 5-Air Conditioning units, extensive wiring, and security and fire system. These systems were compromised during the theft of copper components in early 2012.
With all systems go, DBC's community “Re-Open House" was quite the celebraton! Thanksgiving Dinner boxes collected and assembled by Cornerstone, First Sachse and First Wylie UMC’s, to create an abbreviated community Thanksgiving event, were distributed to DBC’s community members on the 20th as well.
Volunteers willing to help with future events, please call Fran Lobpries, Interim Executive Director at 469-955-4976.
Please continue in your prayers for DBC as we confirm with our program partners our new strategy of service to South Dallas.
— Mary Alice Garza, 2013 Social Action Coordinator, UMW North Texas
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