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Thanksgiving Eve Worship

All are welcome to worship with us on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25th. We will gather at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Please bring a food offering for Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Movie Night

Join us for pizza and a movie on Saturday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. God’s Not Dead will be screened for adults and Two by Two, God’s Little Creatures for the children. Movies start at 6 p.m.


‘Tis almost the season

Advent worship begins Sunday, November 29th at Bethel.  Join us for lunch at 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall and Advent crafts to help kick off this season of joy and anticipation.


2015 AFAC cereal drive

Our AFAC cereal drive is within sight of our 2015 goal of donating 600 boxes. As of the end of September we have collected a total of 437 boxes. With just slightly more than 50 boxes donated in each of the remaining three months of this year, we can easily meet our goal! Thanks to everyone for your strong, continued support of this community ministry!


Children’s Sunday School

With school back in session, our church School for children has resumed. This year we have four classes: nursery (under 2 years of age); toddlers (2 and 3 year olds); pre-kindergarten and kindergarten; and elementary and middle school. Thank you to all our dedicated teachers who created this program for another great year of learning.

Faith formation class

Our new faith formation class for adults continues through Sunday, Oct. 11. The class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:10 to 9:40 am  (childcare provided) and is called “Telling Our Stories.” It focuses on encouraging us to share our stories of God’s work in our lives. All are welcome.


Open House Sept. 13

Sunday, Sept. 13 is our Open House and you’re invited. Come to our 10 am worship service and then stay for fellowship, food, programming tour and door prizes. You’re sure to receive an extravagant welcome that is a Bethel hallmark!

August community worship

Bethel UCC will be joining with our several other area churches at various times this month for ecumenical community worship, including an “end-of-summer service and picnic in the park.” We invite anyone to attend any of the services! Click here for the schedule and locations.

Welcome back Pastor Carolyn

We welcome back Associate Pastor Carolyn Richar after three months away on sabbatical. During her time away, Pastor Carolyn deepened her study and understanding of the historical Jesus with study that included the works of theologians such as John Shelby Sponge and Bart Ehrman. Pastor Carolyn will preach Sunday, Aug. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 6 when she will share some of her insights and personal reflections.

Vacation Bible School

Bethel UCC will be joining with our ecumenical partners, Arlington Church of the Brethren and Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, to offer a weeklong Vacation Bible School for all ages Aug. 3-7. Pre-registration required.