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
2nd Sunday of Easter
Sermon - "Come Out of Hiding"
Music - Solo - Wayne Howell sings "The Unveiled Christ"
Focus Reading: John 20:19-31
All readings for the week
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
1 Peter 1:3-9
1. What makes us, as followers of Jesus, "hide out" today?
2. What would you have done, in Thomas' place?
3. Do you think that "seeing is better than hearing" for the life of faith?
4. Why do you think a woman was entrusted with the news of the Resurrection, if the men struggled to believe her?
5. Where do you see the risen Jesus alive, today?
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!
ONGOING - Bethel Missions Standing Rock Project:
We (Bethel UCC Missions) are planning to send wool socks, blankets, coats to Standing Rock (their list says they want wool...) If you would like to contribute items (or $ for shipping) get in touch. Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We'd like to get this sent soon -They still need it!
So come on to Bethel and drop it off at services...(10am in Sundays).
If you can't bring something in person, you may donate to this cause online. click the link and then scroll down to the Standing Rock Donation....
(Palms will be provided!)- See more at: http://betheluccontario.org/special_events/#sthash.heK9uxF1.dpuf
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 http://bethelontariomusic.com, or her personal site, http://sylvialeemann.com
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.