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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 January 9 - 10 AM

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

(Have you been visiting and thinking about joining? Today is a good day for that!)

Sermon  - “Follow” - Rev. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann


 Special Music - "Keep on Walkin' Forward" with Pastor Sylvia


PDF of this Sunday's Powerpoint slides - CLICK HERE


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All readings for this week:
Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm 27:1, 4-9
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Matthew 4:12-23

Focus Questions:

1. What is your own experience of having been called into a Christian community?

2. When have you been an unlikely and unexpected source of help for another person?

3. In what ways has your congregation sat in darkness, and then experienced the light of God's love?

4. Would you describe your experience of faith and call as ever having a "gut-wrenching" moment?

5. What would a re-set of your own life look and feel like, today?



 Interested in getting involved? Grab this flyer/questionnaire, and let us know what you would love to see here at Bethel - and how you would like to be a part of things!


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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