Christian Social Action

Black History Committee

The Bethel Black History Committee (BBHC) mission is to provide the Bethel congregation opportunities to enhance their knowledge and understanding of African American history, culture and the contributions to the growth and development of America and the world.

Commission on Christian Social Action

Monitors and advocates for issues of social concern that affects the community.  Some of these issues include: voter awareness and empowerment, social justice and human rights, education, health care  economic-sufficiency, other political and economic issues, as well as  concerns  identified by the Connectional Social Action Commission.

Commission on Health

Promotes healthy living as a principle objective of Bethel AME Church. It facilitates health promotion through education and the fostering of healthy behaviors. Some of its programs include the dissemination of health information (some of which  result from research conducted by Bethel healthcare providers), conducts workshops, seminars, health screenings, health monitoring and fitness activities; and suggests  healthy food alternatives for church events. The Health Commission also provides leadership for an annual Day of Dialogue on Minority Health that brings churches, faith-based leaders, and health professionals together to identify health issues, to examine the role of the church in confronting these issues, to share best practices, and to develop applicable actions to improve health outcomes in minority communities.