Join us on Sunday, April 21 for our celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.
We will worship at both 8:30 and 11:00. We also offer an Easter brunch from 7:30-10:30.
Hope you can come and be a part of our festival worship!
Our Bethel Logo Team is using this tool as a place to capture words that best describe Bethel.
Lenten Preaching Series: Getting Serious about Jesus
Sunday, March 10: The Devil Made Me Do It (Luke 4: 1-13)
Sunday, March 17: God is All In (Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18)
Sunday, March 24: Bearing Fruit for Heaven’s Sake (Luke 13: 1-9)
Sunday, March 31: The Most Wonderful Word in the Bible (Luke 15)
April 7: Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord (John 12:1-8)
Weekly Devotions for our LIFT groups can be found here: LIFT at Bethel
“Therefore, encourage one another and build up each other” (I Thessalonians 5: 11)
LIFT is the designation of our intentional small group ministry. It stands for “Living in Faith Together.”
What is LIFT? It is a ministry designed to grow relationships and build community in our fellowship of believers.
We are offering this opportunity as a way to get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ here at Bethel, to grow deeper in faith, and wider in love.
G.I.F.T. – Growing In Faith Together
Sundays @ 9:45am in Discipleship Hall
February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25
We Grow In Faith Together as we take steps to the cross!
EACH NIGHT: Dive into the “Steps to the Cross” guidebook. Light a candle, gather with family or friends and enjoy the blessings of holy time together.
EACH SUNDAY DURING LENT: In an age segregated culture, the church celebrates the unique
gifts of gathering 6 generations together around the cross to worship and learn the ways of Jesus.
Each week come eat together, laugh (a lot!), learn 5 valuable steps for life, hear and incubate the
power of God’s story, create a shared experience where all learn, teach and form faith.
Sundays @ 9:45am we gather in Discipleship Hall. Come and see!
2/25 – Mark 8:31-38 Follow – Crowns of Thorns for daily invitation to love boldly.
3/4 – John 2:13-22 Build – Building Faith5 Crosses to form a lifelong enrichual that will hold you for
3/11 – John 3:14-21 Believe – Make candles and see the power of light in a dark world.
3/18 – John 12:20-33 Sprout – Plants seeds that will rise up as the seed of God’s word rises up.
3/25 – Mark 11:1-11 Crown – Everyone plays a part in this live action play that’s a little worship,
comedy and drama all in one.
We’re hosting the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) beginning February 16. Here is the online sign up. Hopefully you can join us in serving our neighbors in this special way.
Our 12-week Disciple II Bible Study begins on January 8. We meet at 6:30 at Bethel. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Update: At our February 3, 2019 Congregational Meeting, the proposed and updated 2019 Ministry Spending Plan was voted down by a count of 96-31.
The Council has subsequently developed an Ad-hoc working group consisting of Rex Ritchie (Chair), Mike Stanfield, Dave Griffin, Rachel Carlson, John Gavitt, Donna Turrill, and John Fredericksen.
They are tasked with putting together a proposal for Council to consider regarding our Ministry Spending Plan. This should happen within 30 days, by the middle of March.
Please keep this Ad-hoc team and our Council in your prayers as we continue our prayerful discernment about next steps for Bethel.
Results from Bethel Reforming (2018)
Implementing God’s Mission for Bethel
Discern staffing needed to accomplish God’s ministry
Develop an organizational structure that is flexible and helpful for today’s world
Supporting God’s Mission for Bethel
Identify individual strengths for ministry within the congregation
Develop a strong sense of stewardship – financial and ministry
Sharing God’s Mission for Bethel
Develop logo/brand which reflects the mission of Bethel
Develop a plan for sharing that logo/brand and story with the congregation and community