Bethel Partners with United Federal Credit Union to Serve the Community

Lissa Diaz

Bethel College’s 30th annual campus-wide Service Day will take place on Tues., Oct. 2  at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by United Federal Credit Union (UFCU), Bethel students, faculty, staff and credit union employees will serve together throughout Michiana. The day will start in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center on Bethel’s campus, where individuals will divide into groups and leave campus to volunteer at various local organizations from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

United is devoted to giving back to the community and are excited to partner with Bethel College. United seeks to come alongside Bethel and build connections within the Michiana area.

More than 700 participants will serve at approximately 50 different locations in the community, including Food Bank of Northern Indiana, Center for Hospice Care, Rum Village, Pet Refuge, Center for the Homeless, Transformation Ministries, and more. Service at each location generally varies from physical labor such as yard work, construction, and painting to personal interaction with the elderly and children.

All classes before 6 p.m. are cancelled for the day so all students, faculty and staff may participate.

 “Service has been a pillar of Bethel from its founding. We facilitate a variety of service opportunities throughout the year but this day is unique because it’s campus-wide. Employees from our sponsor, United Federal Credit Union, will be serving alongside us again this year, and for the first time ever, we’re inviting Alumni to join us as well to help us celebrate our 30th Service Day,” said Tyler Grant, service day coordinator and director of Global and Community Engagement.

About UFCU

United Federal Credit Union has served its Members since 1949 by helping them to build a sound financial future. UFCU consists of more than 150,000 Member/owners worldwide and manages assets in excess of $2 billion. Its corporate offices and main branch are located in St. Joseph, Mich., with additional branches in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, and Ohio. For more information, visit our website at

Full list of locations:

Ray Bird Ministries

Pet Refuge

Young Women’s Christian Association

Guidance Ministries

Hums Elementary

St. Margaret’s House

Real Services Incorporated

Michiana Christiana Camp

Mishawaka Parks and Recreation

South Bend Civic Theatre

Food Bank of Northern Indiana

Hannah’s House

Bremen Bible Church

Hello Gorgeous

RMHC of Michigan

Dismas House

McKinley Elementary

St. Paul’s

Waterford at Edison Lake

Healthwin Specialize Care

Human Society of St. Joseph County

AIDS Assist

La Casa de Amistad

Pregnancy Care Center

St. Mark Missionary Church

United Religious Community of St. Joseph County

Mishawaka Food Pantry


River Bend Cancer Services

Center for Hospice Care

Rum Village

Bendix Park

Beds and Britches

The Oaks at South Paw Farm

College Park Missionary Church

St. Vincent de Paul

Indiana Parenting Institute of St. Joseph County

Church Community Services

Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County

Michiana Chinese Christian Church

Potawatomi Zoo

Feed the Hungry

South Bend Education Foundation

Life Treatment Centers

Transformation Ministries

St. Patrick’s Park

Center for the Homeless

The Res

St. Joseph County Right to Life

Howard Park

Audubon Society

Feed the Children