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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. 8

Join us Saturday, February 8, from 5:30 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 chili and mac’n’cheese! All are cordially invited.


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.


Open House at Bethel UCC

Bethel UCC extends a special welcome to worship with us on Sunday, January 27th at 10:00 am…

and then stay for a particularly warm (literally and figuratively) welcome at fellowship hour afterwards when we’ll be serving chili and cornbread.  We’ll have crafts and games for children.

This is an opportunity to learn about Bethel UCC and meet others who are seeking a faith community.

Click here for a flier.


Advent 2012

Welcome to the Season of Advent!

May it be a season filled of hopeful longing, spiritual exploration and soulful awakenings as we prepare for the birth of Jesus.

Each Sunday during Advent we light our Advent wreath prayerfully preparing for God’s light to come into the world.  We celebrate the expectation with our children as the ABC (All Bethel’s Children) Choir  sing their joyful response.

On December 16th during worship we tell the Christmas story with voices of all ages adorned in costumes and singing familiar songs as we remember the Christmas miracle.

We gather in community on Christmas Eve at 7 pm for Candle Light Lessons and Carols on the holy night when we give thanks for the birth of Jesus – the son of God, the Messiah, Emmanuel.

Click here to see a copy of our Advent brochure.


Arlington CROPwalk 2012 – Oct 20th

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Do you like to walk? If so, please consider walking for a good cause. The 2012 Arlington CROPWALK will be held on Saturday October 20, 2012, starting at 8:30 AM at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church (4701 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA). The aim of the walk is to help raise money for Church World Service to fight hunger around the world. A quarter of the money collected will come back to Arlington for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Last year Bethel’s walkers raised $6305, which meant $1576.25 went to AFAC. With more walkers we could raise even more. If you want to walk for CROP, please contact Art Lipman (703-920-6423). If you can’t walk, please sponsor our walkers generously.

*To donate to the 2012 Bethel UCC CROPWalk Team, please click here.*

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