Bethel Congregational Church UCC
is a dynamic church located in Ontario, CA. We are a body of believers made up of people from different backgrounds and stories joined together because of the gospel of Christ. Bethel is a church that does God’s work in the world, nurtures spiritual growth, and helps to build a loving community. We’re not about a building or some complicated religious system, but about helping people from all backgrounds discover the joy that comes from knowing God's love. At Bethel, we believe that religion doesn't have to be opposed to intellect. We are a church that encourages you to engage your mind as well as your faith.
No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Jesus didn't turn away people, neither do we. We are a progressive church open to new ideas. If you have been looking for a church and have not found the perfect one, come help us turn Bethel into that church you have been looking for.
We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, committed to diversity and social justice.
Our Open and Affirming Statement is :
"We declare ourselves to be open and affirming. With God's grace, we seek to be a congregation that includes all persons, embracing differences of sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, mental and physical ability, as well as racial, ethnic, or social-economic background. We welcome all to share in the life and leadership, ministry, and fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities and blessings of participation in our congregation."
We invite you to come and check us out this weekend at our Sunday worship services. We know that going to a new church can be intimidating, so we try to do things in a way where you’ll feel welcome and not like an outsider. When you come, you can participate or just sit back and observe. You’ll discover a warm atmosphere, and lots of friendly people pursuing God together. You are a valued part of God’s creation and His deep desire is to be in a relationship with you. So come and join us as we pursue God together!
No matter your family dynamics, you're welcome at Bethel Congregational Church UCC and we're excited for you to consider being a part of our church family! Our intent is to serve the whole family. During our worship service we have a special message for children, as well as activities designed especially for them. Our parents and families work together to care for infants and children. Nursery space and changing facilities are available.