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Welcome to Bethel Congregational Church, UCC

We are an Open and Affirming UCC Congregation!

YOU are invited to join us in Worship, Community, & Celebration

Sundays at 10 am


  Sunday April 21, 2019 - 10 AM

Easter Sunday - Resurrection Day!

New Member Sunday & Communion

Special Guest Musicians, including Debbie Dey singing "Ride On, King Jesus"


Sermon - "Seeing and believing and telling" - Rev. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann


Follow along with a pdf of this week's service Powerpoint (CLICK HERE FOR PDF)


VISIT our FB page for a live stream! (Tune in at 10am on Sundays) 


All readings for this Sunday:
Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12

Focus Questions:

1. What do you expect from life, and what do you dare to hope for?

2. When have you been surprised, caught "off guard" by good news and unforeseen joy?

3. When something "too good to be true" has happened in your life, what evidence did you need in order to trust in the good news?

4. How do you respond to the different Resurrection accounts?

5. When you come to church on Sunday morning, what are you prepared to find, and to experience? Is resurrection joy something one can "expect"?





See us Live on FaceBook: We try to "Go LIVE" every Sunday at 10am on our Facebook Page @BethelOntario (Bethel Congregational UCC).


We will be collecting our special "One Great Hour of Sharing" Offering on Sunday April 28th. Please join us in supporting this important mission of the United Church of Christ.

Bring your OGHS offering with you to church on April 28th - or even before. (Just mark it for OGHS). You can also make an online donation to our OGHS offering by visiting our Special Offerings page (hover on the Donate tab - click on "Special Offerings", then scroll down to "One Great Hour of Sharing"). Please check out these videos to see what OGHS can do!




If you are looking for a church where you are welcome, and where you can make a difference - please join us!




In the face of division and fear, let us resolve to truly "Be the Church"..



 Please - Plan to join us to have a great Sunday morning, and -  Feel free to bring your family and friends as we continue celebrate the triumph of Love...and contemplate our response




After worship,  stay for a fellowship - snacks, coffee, tea, etc... something we always enjoy!




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The Reverend Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann is Bethel's Pastor and  Minister of Music. She serves on the Committee on Ministry for the Eastern Association of the Southern California-Nevada Conference of the UCC, provides coaching to clergy and laity, She is the Music Director & Conductor of the Southland Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, is a member of the music faculty of  Chaffey College, and serves on the faculty of St. Teresa's Open Catholic Seminary. In addition to her work as our Pastor, she is widely known as musician, artist and inspirational speaker. To learn more about Dr. Mann, visit her personal site,



Open and Affirming Welcome! Bethel United Church of Christ is a church that does God’s work in the world, nurtures spiritual growth, and helps to build a loving community.No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Bethel UCC Ontario is an Open and Affirming congregation.


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