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Holy Week at Bethel

You are cordially invited to join us for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter morning worship services. Details here.


Snowy Sunday

With the current weather predictions we plan that there WILL BE worship tomorrow Sunday, February 22nd at 10 am at Bethel.  Please use utmost caution if you are able to join us.  We expect it will be rather slippery.  Our first priority is to safety.


Join us to bag groceries Friday for families in need in Arlington

Every other month Bethel volunteers join together to bag rice and other staples at Arlington Food Assistance Center to help families in need in Arlington. Join us this Friday evening at 7 pm at AFAC, 2708 South Nelson Street.
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Valentine’s Game Night Feb. 14

Join us Saturday, February 14, from 5 to 7:30 pm for Valentine’s Day themed fun and fellowship. Arts and crafts–including making Valentine’s Day cards–as well as games, puzzles and other activities for all ages. Plus mac’n’cheese, mini hot dogs and other munchies! All are cordially invited.


Advent at Bethel UCC…something for everyone!

Meaningful gifts that help others at our Living Gift Market…Christmas Music Festival…Blue Christmas Service for those who find the season difficult; check out all our Advent events. Click here for a brochure.


It’s a Party

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Game Night

Join us for Bethel’s “May Day Game Night” on Friday, May 17th at 5:30 p.m. There will be plenty of games and activities for adults and children. Hot dogs will be provided; bring a side dish to share. The fun and games–and fellowship–will take place in Bethel’s Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!


Save the Date!

Click here for a flier for the 2013 Strawberry Festival.

The 2013 Strawberry Festival will be on Saturday, June 1st from 3 pm to 7 pm. What can you contribute to make this event a great success? Work the grill, assemble strawberry shortcake, be the cashier, or bake something for our bake sale.


Community Yard Sale

Bethel UCC is joining with the Arlington Church of the Brethren’s Community Yard Sale, to be held Saturday, May 18, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Some of the proceeds go to support AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center). The Church of the Brethren is located at 300 N. Montague St.


Bethel Celebrates New Lay Leadership

Bethel UCC recently installed new lay leadership as they elected their Consistory, and placed a renewed emphasis on programs with new committee chairs. The actions were approved at a congregational meeting last month. Chairs have been selected for all the church’s committees, creating a new sense of energy to move the church forward in all its missions. The committees are: Outreach and Fellowship, Christian Education, Social Concerns, Worship and Music, and Church Property.

Bethel United Church of Christ, like all UCC churches, is led by its members.  This is done through three congregational meetings – Jan/Feb (leadership), Jun/Jul (programmatic) and Nov/Dec (budget).  Between the congregational meetings the Consistory, the church’s governing body, acts on behalf of the congregation.  The heart of Bethel is its members and their passion about living Christ’s mission in the world.