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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!


Lenten Soup Supper and Study Wednesdays March 8-April 5

Come to a simple  supper at 6:15 or study from 7 to 8 pm or both! This year we will study African American spirituals and the scriptures upon which they are based.


“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.