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Fundraising Opportunities with Community Retailers

Did you know you can raise money for Old Bethel from the things you are already planning to purchase? We make it easy and convenient for you to help Old Bethel when you shop for groceries and painting supplies. In 2014 alone, Old Bethel earned $4,611 from quality community retailers such as Kroger and Marsh If you plan on visiting the stores below, please read further about what you can do to help fund special projects. We make it easy for you and greatly appreciate you helping out your church!


Old Bethel UMC is a charity of AmazonSmile!


What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Old Bethel UMC, your favorite charitable organization, every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus of Amazon donating a portion of the purchase price to Old Bethel.


How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations? Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. (Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.)


Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.


How do I select Old Bethel UMC to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? 

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to Old Bethel.



Enroll today in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Old Bethel and you will accrue reward points for your purchases.


If you have a Kroger Plus card and an email address, register at Old Bethel's organization number is NU872.  If you do not have an email address, you may call the Kroger Loyalty line at 1-800-576-4377 and they will help you register. It takes a few days for your card to be linked to Old Bethel. See us in the church lobby between Sunday services if you have any questions.


This is an easy way to earn money for Old Bethel. You can pay at the register with any form of payment. Encourage your family and friends to support Old Bethel in this way. You will see a message on the bottom of your receipt "Thanks for joining us in supporting OLD BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH".

Porter Paints

Porter Paints has teamed up with Old Bethel to assist in special project funding. Got a big paint project planned already? Buy your paint at Porter Paints and they will keep record of your sale and give a percentage back to Old Bethel. If you're going to buy paint anyway, why not buy it at Porter Paints and help your church out at the same time!


Participating locations:

10009 E Washington Street

UMC Marketplace


The UMC Marketplace features affiliations with all of the major retailers.  Shop online at your favorite stores and a percentage will be donated back to Old Bethel.  Simply create an account and choose "Old Bethel UMC" as your associated ministry, and then shop at stores such as Amazon, Kohls, Quill, Walgreens and more to earn money for your church!



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