Community Outreach


Bethel Rural Community Organization provides assistance to individuals, schools, and organizations through its Benevolence Committee projects.

For a list of BRCO's efforts to assist Bethel Community, its schools, and its citizens or for information about receiving help, click on the Benevolence link.


A major component of Bethel Rural Community Organization's mission is to provide educational opportunities for its membership.  The organization's bi-monthly meetings feature speakers who relay information about informative topics of interest to members and visitors.  

Members also attend and/or present workshops and seminars that educate about topics of relevance to the organization

The Education Committee, working in conjunction with Pisgah High School's Guidance Department, screens and selects a deserving senior to receive a $500 scholarship to the educational institution of the student's choice.  

For more information about BRCO's educational emphasis, click on the Education link.

Food Pantry

In keeping with Bethel Rural Community Organization's mission to assist Bethel residents, the pantry works with MANNA Food Bank as well as local grocers/produce stands/farms to provide nourishing food to supplement the needs of local citizens who qualify.  

For more information about BRCO's food pantry, pantry volunteer opportunities, or qualifications for food assistance, click on the Food Pantry link.


Bethel Rural Community Organization's home base is the historic Bethel Presbyterian Church which is leased from the Western Regional Presbytery. In order to be good stewards of the facility, BRCO conducts maintenance, upkeep, and historically appropriate improvement projects to enhance the 1885 sanctuary/1964 addition to the structure.  

For more information about Beautification projects, click on the Beautification link.


BRCO offers a service to the community by providing the facility for rental for anniversary celebrations, birthday parties, class instruction, class reunions, retirement events, showers, etc.  

For more information about rentals, click on the Rentals or About BRCO links.