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“Polished Arrows” January 15 Sermon

The prophet Isaiah reminds us that we are God’s polished arrows, sent to fight injustice. Join us, there is much to do.

Book of Exodus Bible Study January 18-February 2

Do you ever feel like you have been in the wilderness for forty years?  Come see how Moses and the Israelites felt about it.
Wednesdays 7-8 pm OR Tuesdays 12-1 pm.  Bring your lunch or dinner if you like.  In the library

Pastor Vacation

Patricia will be on vacation Saturday, January 7 to Saturday, January 14, 2017.  Please contact Pastor Carolyn, Associate Pastor, or Whit Wheeler, President of Consistory during this time.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

A traditional service of lessons and carols with candle lighting.  Family-friendly.  Join us!

Second Sunday of Advent, December 4

We will light the advent wreath and celebrate Holy Communion.  All are welcome at the Lord’s Table.  We celebrate with grape juice and bread.

All-Ages Christmas Pageant December 18

We will tell the well-loved story of God With Us; the baby born in a manger.  If you would like to participate, select a costume and join in!  We’ll light the Advent wreath and celebrate the last Sunday of Advent.

Farewell to Angie December 11

Our music director Angela Stevens is taking another position.  We will light the Advent wreath and celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent.  Come and say Godspeed to Angie during the worship service and enjoy a potluck afterwards.  A Congregational Meeting will follow the potluck.

First Sunday of Advent, November 27

We await the birth of Jesus Christ during the season of Advent.  During this four weeks, Bethel UCC will contemplate finding peace in a fractured world:  inner peace, peace in relationships, peace in creation, and global peace.  May peace be with you!

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service November 23

Join Bethel UCC, Arlington Forest United Methodist Church and Arlington Church of the Brethren for a Community Service on Thanksgiving Eve, 7pm November 23, at Arlington Church of the Brethren, 300 N. Montague St.  All are welcome.

Thanksgiving Sunday Food Drive November 20

We will thank God for all God’s blessings during the 10am worship service by bringing non-perishable foods for Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).  All canned and boxed food is welcome, but especially proteins and cereal with low sugar content.