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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 September 16, 2018 - 10 AM - 17th Sunday after Pentecost

On this Sunday which falls in the midst of the Jewish High Holy Days - in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we take lessons from the heritage of those sacred traditions, and apply them to our worship and learning today. Connecting wisdom of the ages.


Sermon - "Who Do We Say Christ is?” - Rev. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann


All readings for this Sunday:
Proverbs 1:20-33
Psalm 19 or Wisdom 7:26-8:1
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38

Focus Questions:

1. Why do you think Mark's audience needed to hear this story about Jesus?

2. Which is better in the life of faith: clear answers, or mystery?

3. What does "carrying your cross" mean to you?

4. What does it mean to you to "believe in" Jesus Christ?

5. Who do you say that Jesus is?


 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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