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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

Sundays at 10am

 Handel's "Messiah" - TODAY at 4pm. Southland Symphony and Chorus!

THIS WEEK: December 10, 2017

2nd Sunday of Advent - Peace!


Sermon - "Prepare the Way of the Lord"  Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann

 Choir - Christmas Gift (click to listen), by Mike Tipton

If you are looking for a church where you are welcome, and where you can make a difference - please join us!



All readings for this Sunday:
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8

Focus Questions:

1. Why do you think the Gospel writers quote this passage of the Old Testament?

2. Do you understand your life as a story of "achievements" or of "miracles"?

3. How do you picture life in exile in Babylon? Would you have found it tempting?

4. How might Brueggemann's description of Babylon describe our culture today?

5. What are the signs that things are about to change?



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 is widely known as musician, artist and inspirational speaker. To learn more about Dr. Mann, visit the church's music site, or 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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