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Ordination of Jason Thompson

Our former intern, Jason Thompson, will be ordained Sunday April 30 at 3pm at Little River UCC, 8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.  For more details, see their website at lrucc.org.


Sunday 10 am Worship

On Sunday April 30, we’ll read the story of the Walk to Emmaus, and talk about how Jesus appears to us in the ordinary events of daily life.  After the Children’s Message, there will be Sunday School for Preschool through Third Grade.  Holy Communion will be celebrated.  Join us for Fellowship Time afterwards. Park at the Red Cross lot on Thomas.


Ecumenical Community Worship April 23

Join Arlington Forest UMC and Arlington Church of the Brethren at Bethel UCC at 10am.  We will explore doubt and faith with the story of Doubting Thomas.  The Community Choir will sing.


Easter Worship

We will celebrate the Resurrection at 10 am on Sunday with Holy Communion, A children’s message, and Sunday School during the sermon time for ages 2-4.  Fellowship Time and Easter Egg Hunt.  Bring a basket for your child if you can.


Good Friday Light and Shadows

Contemplative Good Friday service of Light and Shadows at 7pm, April 14: Hymns, candle-light, scripture, poetry reading and a soloist singing Lacrymosa by Mozart.  Please join us!


Third Thursday Lunch March 16 Noon

Bring your lunch for a gathering on Thursday.  No agenda, just fellowship.


March 15 Soup Supper and Bible Study Cancelled

Stay warm and dry!  We will reassemble next Wednesday March 22 at 6:15 for soup and 7pm for Bible study and singing.


Lenten worship: “The Stories That Shape Us”

During Lent we will listen to the stories that are foundational to our faith.  On March 12, we’ll remember how Abraham and Sarah journeyed into the wilderness on faith, and consider what it means to be born of the Spirit.


March 5 Worship at Arlington Forest UMC 10am

The Arlington Children’s Chorus will sing at this ecumenical community worship at Arlington Forest UMC, 4701 Arlington Boulevard.   Participating congregations are Bethel, AFUMC and Arlington Church of the Brethren.  Parking is tight so consider walking from Bethel or car-pooling.


Ash Wednesday Service 7pm

We will have a short, simple service.  Children welcome!