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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

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 Sunday December 1, 2019 - 10 AM

 First Sunday of Advent

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

Sermon  - “Journey of Hope” - Rev. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann

                            

 NEW - Our Handbell Choir has started rehearsals! We are looking forward to hearing them ring out Good News!

  

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Focus Scripture:
Isaiah 2:1-5

The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

In days to come the mountain of the Lord's house
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be raised above the hills;
all the nations shall stream to it.
Many peoples shall come and say,
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths."
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!

All readings for this Sunday:
Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

Focus Questions:

1. What is your role, your church's role, the wider church's role, in bringing in the great day described by the prophet Isaiah?

2. In what ways have we constructed our lives to protect what we have, as individuals, communities, and nations?

3. What would the dream of peace look like in today's world?

4. In what ways do we need to imagine that our interactions with others might change?

5. How might we hear the voice of God through the voices of others, especially those who are "not like" us?

 

       

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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, http://sylvialeemann.com

  

 

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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