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
During the COVID-19 Crises, our services continue ONLINE. We are live, each Sunday at 9:55am, and you are welcome to join us on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or Periscope.
If you prefer not to use Facebook, try YouTube, CLICK HERE:
After worship, when in person, we invite you to stay for a fellowship - snacks, coffee, tea, etc... something we always enjoy!
But - Of course, during the "Safer at home" ordered times, we are not having in person coffee/snack hour - But we are holding a virtual coffee hour with Zoom. So have your coffee/snacks/juice/tea ready and:
After Worship - Join us at 11:15 on Zoom for the virtual fellowship hour: - here is the vital info
Bethel Fellowship Sundays
Time: 11:15am - about 12:45.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 4578 4663
What to expect - n person or virtual:
Worship at Bethel is open, friendly, and inclusive. You can "come as you are" - we mean it when we say that "No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here". We are kid-friendly, family-friendly, and "Open and Affirming".
You will meet loving, welcoming people here. We are also a place where you can make a difference, if you wish.
Worship begins with a few minutes of music - a time to pray, meditate, prepare our hearts for worship. The service includes special music, a time for children, scriptures and inspirational readings, congregational singing (some traditional hymns, some worship choruses - a real "mix" of music), usually Dr. Mann shares a message, and we share communion the first Sunday of each month.
Our service is not always the same - we sometimes explore non-traditional worship formats, sometimes we are traditional...Really, it's all about worshiping in fellowship together, listening, learning, and sharing God's love.
Here are some tips for online worship:
~ 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, www.BethelUCCOntario.org )
Read the scriptures along with us. (They are in the online order of service, or use your own Bible)
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.
8. FOLLOW UP
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)
9. JOIN IN
Our other online activities: Bible Study, and Prayer Group! (Check the website for the latest info)
10. STAY IN TOUCH
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a pdf of the online worship tips! Just download and print!
Children's Worship & Sunday School
Every week we prepare a special segment of our service for the children, as well as age appropriate lessons for Sunday School. Our children are important to us - so they are welcome! Children begin the service with everyone in the sanctuary, then following the Children's Time in worship, they go to a special class just for them! They rejoin us towards the end of our formal worship, so that we conclude our worship together.
There ongoing opportunities to sign-up for some new and "re-newed" activities, like Handbell Choir, Children's Choir, Futures Membership classes (Bethel/UCC "101"), Furry Friends, Religious Education, Chancel Choir and more...Sign-up by emailing us!.
Please join us for snacks and fellowship after Worship Service... one of the things that Bethel does best. Bethel UCC Ontario is an Open and Affirming congregation
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You can now use TEXT TO GIVE! This is another Tithe.ly feature. To use it, text the word give to (833) 364-0261
The first time you do this, you will be taken to a web form to set up your text to give options. (You will only need to do the set-up. Once, after that, when you text to give, it will be automatically ready for you.)
Sunday Service 9:55am. Everyone is welcome.
Worship with us online during the "Stay-at-home" orders...
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
Membership Inquiry Class (Bethel/UCC 101) : Available upon request. Contact Pastor Sylvia to arrange an appointment
Office and Parking lot are in the rear of the building - enter off of F Street.
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