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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 October 21, 2018 - 10 AM - 22nd Sunday after Pentecost


Sermon - "The Less-Traveled Road” - Rev. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann

Music - Choir will sing "Give Me Ears to Listen"


All readings for this Sunday:
Job 38:1-7 [34-41]
Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c
Hebrews 5:1-10
Mark 10:35-45

Focus Questions:

1. What do you think motivated the Zebedees to ask a favor of Jesus?

2. What "nets" have you not left behind?

3. Are contemporary Christians open to the kind of "dying" that Marcus Borg describes?

4. What is the signficance of Jesus' use of the present tense (rather than "must not be") in observing "It is not so among you"?

5. How might we change our systems and practices to better reflect Jesus' words in this text about serving? How powerful is our religious imagination?



  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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