The word Bethlehem has several meanings, but one of the translations

says Bethlehem means "House of Bread". Here at Christ the King,

our Bethlehem Ministry is the name we give to our programs to assist 

hungry families in the Upstate of South Carolina.

BackPack Buddies:

We actively support two programs in the area. One is our BackPack

Buddies program. This is modeled after other programs across the

country to address childhood hunger. The premise is that children

from food-insecure homes can obtain meals, primarily at

school during the week, but are susceptible to hunger on the

weekends. BackPack Buddy programs accept donations of

non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations and then 

pack enough food in bags or backpacks so that these children can 

have nourishing meals on the weekends. 

First Presbyterian Food Pantry, Simpsonville:

The other program we are dedicated to is the food pantry at First Presbyterian

Church in Simpsonville, SC. Pastor Jim Caprell has been actively involved in 

food pantry ministries for many years. Our Church Council decided to support 

this important ministry, as resources for the hungry have declined in the past 


What is a "Bethlehem Ministry"?

Christ the King Lutheran Church of Greenville