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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

 

THIS WEEK:

6th Sunday of Easter

 Sermon - Dr. Mann,  “Becoming” 

Music - Chancel Choir singing "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel"

 

Focus Reading:
John 14:15-21

[Jesus said:] "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.

"I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them."

Focus Questions for this week:

1. Why do you think the disciples were anxious and distresed?

2. What difference does your hope make in the world?

3. How are personal faith and public love related?

4. What do you think an extraordinary life looks like?

5. When has your church been "a giant heart of a place"?

  

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 (drmann@betheluccontario.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....
https://mkt.com/bethel-congregational-church

(Palms will be provided!)

- See more at: http://betheluccontario.org/special_events/#sthash.heK9uxF1.dpuf


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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 http://bethelontariomusic.com, or 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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