Welcome to Bethel Congregational Church, United Church of Christ.
We are an Open and Affirming UCC Congregation! Kid-Friendly, too!
*New Member/Baptism Class- This Sunday (March 29) 11:30 in "the PAstor's Office"
Sunday Worship Service
Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Sixth Sunday of Lent: Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday
Please come and join with us for worship this Sunday, March 29th. Bring your famiiy and friends! Join us in celebrating the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem, and in considering the deeper meanings of this coming Holy Week. Youth and Children will be invited to participate in a special way this Sunday - so bring the whole family!
All are welcome. Join us for worship, celebration, fellowship and more!
Prelude Music - Come join us for silent meditation and beautiful music to prepare for worship.(Our worship begins with prelude music at 10am
Sermon - "Journey: Into Jerusalem" - Dr Sylvia Lee Mann
This week the Chancel Choir sings the exuberant and energetic anthem, "A Jubilant Song", by Mary Lynn Lightfoot.
A membership class in the Pastor's office follows worship - anyone interested in joining Bethel is welcome. For those who also wish to be baptized, we will include information about baptism. The class includes great info about Bethel, The UCC, what membership means, and what to expect in the membership ceremony and as what to expect as a new member. New members will be welcomed in a special membership liturgy on Easter Sunday!
Please join us as we continue our journeys,learning and growing
There will continue be opportunities to sign-up for some new and "re-newed" activities, like Handbell Choir, Children's Choir, Futures Membership classes (Bethel/UCC "101"), Furry Friends, Religious Education, Chancel Choir and more...Sign-up sheets are in the Parlor on the west wall....
We are now in the process of creating a current Bethel Members and Friends Directory and Newsletter Contact list - please make sure to fill out your card!
Worship is in the main Sanctuary.
Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann is Bethel's Pastor and Minister of Music, serves on the faculty of California State University Dominguez Hills (Music and Humanities),and is widely known as musician, artist and inspirational speaker. To learn more about Dr. Mann, visit the church's music site http://bethelontariomusic.com, or her personal site, http://sylvialeemann.com
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.