To Lift you up - above is our music player with  a little music from our Jan 12, 2020 service - this is "Down to the River to Pray", with Deanna Morrison on vocals, Sandy Gunn on guitar, and Pastor Sylvia on viola.

Welcome to Bethel Congregational Church, UCC

We are an Open and Affirming UCC Congregation!

Rev. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, Pastor

Online Services available on on Bethel's Facebook Page, Pastor Sylvia's Facebook PageYouTube, or Twitch 


This Sunday (January 23, 2022), we will continue to worship ONLINE only..

Because we want ALL of our Bethel family to enjoy our beautiful service in comfort and warmth, we plan to stream our prepared video - and invite all to join us! Our Facebook, YouTube and Twitch platforms have comments enabled, so that we can be in fellowship as we experience worship together.

 Check out today's worship service video, below:


Online worship always available

on Bethel's Facebook Page, Pastor Sylvia's Facebook PageYouTube, or Twitch 



Sunday January 23rd at 10am


Congregational songs - "Draw the Circle Wide" and "Wonderful Words of Life"

Special music, Kids Video 

Scripture readings, and of course a message from Pastor Sylvia  - "Gifts and Fulfillment - God's Mission"

Our current interactive bulletin is here for you - or you will be able to download you own PDF below... Bulletins for Sunday generally are available by Saturday evening...




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All readings for this Sunday:
Nehemiah 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 12:12–31a
Luke 4:14–21

Focus Questions:
1. What is your experience of the Holy Spirit?
2. What does it mean to be “filled” with the Spirit?
3. What does it mean to be anointed?
4. How does the ministry of the church fulfill the text Jesus quoted?
5. What more needs to be done to manifest this scripture?


Download our  PDF Bulletin Bundle (Includes kids' bulletin and coloring pages) HERE (CLICK)  (it's usually available by Saturday evening each week)

PDF of PLEDGE FORM (If you did NOT do the online pledge submission, you may print the form, fill it out at home and mail to Bethel Congregational Church 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762)




Food for Thought

“When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people, to make music in the heart.”

CLICK the ICON below  for your favorite social media spot below to visit us on Sunday at 10am for worship - we are live on all of these platforms!




By the way - our FB Page is public - so you do NOT have to have a FB account to view it! If for any reason you prefer not to use Facebook, try YouTube,  CLICK HERE  OR - try Twitch - We are now also streaming on TWITCH! Check it out here:


We also offer channels/apps on Amazon Fire TV and Roku. These channels do NOT broadcast live feeds, but they will have all of our services and activities available on demand.

Note: Amazon Fire TV is only viewable on compatible devices (Amazon fire stick or cube, Fire TV)

Our Channel name for either one is "Bethel UCC Worship Services"

(Have you been visiting and thinking about joining? Today is a good day for that! - just send a message to Pastor Sylvia! - we CAN do a membership ceremony online!) 

See us Live on FaceBook: We "Go LIVE" every Sunday at 10am on our Facebook Page @BethelOntario (Bethel Congregational UCC).  


Bethel Fellowship time! - We join together in fellowship - safely, each Sunday at Bethel following the worship service. We share news, and enjoy being together again.

SIGN UP FOR OUR TEXT NETWORK just text BethelUCC to 84576 or fill out this form!


Here are some tips for ways to fully participate in our online worship! (click this pic to get a pdf of these to save)


~ How to Worship with us ONLINE ~


If you’re at home with your spouse, family or significant other(s) begin by gathering around a table, or in your family/living room. If it’s just you maybe you could just join us with your computer, tablet or phone and a friend to “join” you for worship by doing the same.


Once you’re in place light a candle to symbolize the presence of the Holy Spirit. This is a good way to signal that you are entering into sacred time, and the place where you were chatting and laughing just a moment ago has become a sacred place.


Follow along with the online service- use the pdf order of service

(Available on our website,  )

4. READ:

Read the scriptures along with us. (They are in the online order of service, or use your own Bible)

5. SING:

Sing along with us (the words are there for you on screen and in the “bulletin”!)


Listen to the service, say the prayers with us, take notes on the sermon!


After the Benediction, Blow out the candle.


With sharing with your family: comment, feel free to send in questions. And pray together! (Send in prayer requests and we will pray for you and yours)


Our other online activities: Bible Study, and Prayer Group! (Check the website for the latest info)


My email address is


What are we doing about Covid-19 NOW?

Bethel Congregational UCC will be online only for Christmas Eve and for Sunday December 26th, and we will continue "Online Only" for the month of January. Always check the website for the latest info -  sometimes thing change quickly..

Welcome Home! Our services are also available on FB live, YouTube Live, and Twitch and even Twitter on Sunday mornings.

Our Service begins Sunday mornings with some prelude music at 9:55am at Bethel Congregational Church UCC.

When we are able to meet in person, the service is both live streamed and recorded. The streaming signal is weak because of poor internet service. "Good" internet is not available at our location. (Currently, we are "online only")

We also offer an enhanced video replay of our In-Person service later in the week, complete with captions and other bonus material. (All recordings remain accessible through our pages).

We encourage you to join us in person when we offer in-person worship, or if you are either unwell, or do not live in the local area, remain at home, and join in worship online.

Here is the link to our FB page, where you can find the live stream.  


In addition, our Bible Study (which will be starting a new topic soon) will be available through Zoom (the link for the recurring meetings is posted on the Bible Study Page), and other important meetings will also use Zoom. Don't hesitate to reach out by phone, text, FB message, or any other way that works for you. Support each other. Pray for one another.

Please know, that as much as I want to see all of you in the pews every week - this is still an unprecedented time. When we cannot be together in-person, we are blessed to have the ability to stay in fellowship with each other, even if we are not all in the same building at the same time. We are the church. The building is not the church. It is time to hold each other up - and we can do that, even if via virtual and remote methods.


Pastor Sylvia




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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


"Bethel Congregational UCC is church that does God’s work in the world, nurtures spiritual growth, and helps to build a loving community.”


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The Reverend Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann is Bethel's Pastor and  Minister of Music. She serves on the Committee on Ministry for the Eastern Association of the Southern California-Nevada Conference of the UCC, provides coaching to clergy and laity, She is the Music Director & Conductor of the Southland Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, is a member of the music faculty of  Chaffey College, and serves on the faculty of St. Teresa's Open Catholic Seminary. In addition to her work as our Pastor, she 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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Sunday Service 9:55am. Everyone is welcome.

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 Address: 536 N Euclid Ave. Ontario, CA 91762

Office Phone: (909) 984-9111

 Pastor's message line: (909) 457-7893

Music line: (909) 283-0237

 Pastor and Minister of Music: Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann  Email Dr. Mann

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