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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 10am




Sunday November 18, 2018 - 10 AM - 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Thanksgiving Sunday



Sermon - "How Can We Be Thankful?" - Rev. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann

Music - Choir will sing Flying Free, by Douglas Wagner


All readings for this Sunday:
1 Samuel 1:4-20
1 Samuel 2:1-10
Hebrews 10:11-14, [15-18], 19-25
Mark 13:1-8

Focus Questions:

1. What are the ways we find "self-worth" today?

2. Who are the "behind-the-scenes" people who set things in motion today?

3. What does "returning grace" look like in your life?

4. What qualities describe your prayer life today? The prayer life of your congregation?

5. How might you deepen your prayer life, and help others to do the same? Can one person help another to pray "better"?

6. How can we be thankful, given all the pain in the world...?




  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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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 Chaffey College, and in addition to her work as our Pastor, 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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