Welcome to Bethel June 2019

Welcome update info is here:

Phone: 703-825-5557 (office hours vary, please leave a message) Bethel UCC has been working with Consulting Pastor Rev. Chris Mereschuk to discern the future of our congregation since March 2022. This process is being led by a Work Group, which will make recommendations to the Consistory and the congregation.

Our discernment prior to March 2002 and our gathering on April 24, 2022 points us towards concluding the active ministry life of Bethel UCC. However, there are many steps between now and that time. More details
about this process will be shared soon, and we will need everyone’s participation as we do this important work.
As a part of this process, we will be visiting other local churches — both arranged as a group, and as individuals. Please check the weekly email announcements for details about these visits. Our next arranged church visits are on July 31st and August 21st.

WE STILL MEET BY ZOOM most Sundays at 9:50 am. On 2nd and 4th Sundays we meet in person and on Zoom at 9:30 at 300 N. Montague St., Arlington, VA 22203. Bethel is open, and affirming no matter what you situation in life or who you are, and especially who you love, we welcome you to join us for worship and be part of this community of faith. We begin with meditation time accompanied often by music prior to announcements and a Call To Worship. Click this link to be admitted - there is a short wait in our "waiting room". For information on contacting by phone please contact one of our pastors.

Upcoming Events


Communion on first Sundays. Zoom does not prevent our communing. You are invited to use whatever elements you have on hand; juice, water, wine, bread, crackers, chips. Members and friends participate at the same time, while muted to allow the presiding minister to share the litany of communion.  

Click here to learn more about visiting Bethel and what to expect when we return to in-person meeting.

Who Are We?

Bethel is a welcoming and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. Our vision is:

This vision inspires us to be a church of mission where we seek to:

  1. Know God and one another and open ourselves to be known.
  2. Be a church where people are comforted, encouraged, and challenged by God’s Word.
  3. Serve as God’s hands of mercy, affirming justice and peace in the world. 
  4. Welcome and celebrate the diversity of people and thought, encouraging each individual’s relationship with Christ.

We still volunteer at AFAC to bag vegetables and food that will be distributed during AFAC business hours. Those who volunteer wear masks and keep social distance in order to protect each other while serving the Arlingtonians in need. To make giving to Bethel UCC and our ministries easier, here is a button to take you to our donate page. Thank you for your generosity.