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Transition Meeting June 11

Come to discuss options for Bethel’s future.  Committees will share updates of what they have been learning about the possibility of building parking or sharing space with Arlington Church of the Brethren.  Please read Pastor Carolyn’s article in the May Beacon and come prepared to ask questions.

Pastor Anne E. Holmes First Sunday June 11

Pastor Anne is the new designated pastor to shepherd Bethel UCC through it’s next transition. She will be in the office during the week of June 5, and take the pulpit on Sunday, June 11. At 11:30am on Sunday there will be a discussion of options for Bethel’s future.

June 4 Pentecost and Pastor Pat’s Last Day

Wear red or orange to worship to celebrate Pentecost on June 4, the coming of the Holy Spirit, and the establishment of the Christian Church.  This will be Pastor Pat’s last day at Bethel.

Ordination of Jason Thompson

Our former intern, Jason Thompson, will be ordained Sunday April 30 at 3pm at Little River UCC, 8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.  For more details, see their website at lrucc.org.

Sunday 10 am Worship

On Sunday April 30, we’ll read the story of the Walk to Emmaus, and talk about how Jesus appears to us in the ordinary events of daily life.  After the Children’s Message, there will be Sunday School for Preschool through Third Grade.  Holy Communion will be celebrated.  Join us for Fellowship Time afterwards. Park at the Red Cross lot on Thomas.

Ecumenical Community Worship April 23

Join Arlington Forest UMC and Arlington Church of the Brethren at Bethel UCC at 10am.  We will explore doubt and faith with the story of Doubting Thomas.  The Community Choir will sing.

Easter Worship

We will celebrate the Resurrection at 10 am on Sunday with Holy Communion, A children’s message, and Sunday School during the sermon time for ages 2-4.  Fellowship Time and Easter Egg Hunt.  Bring a basket for your child if you can.

Good Friday Light and Shadows

Contemplative Good Friday service of Light and Shadows at 7pm, April 14: Hymns, candle-light, scripture, poetry reading and a soloist singing Lacrymosa by Mozart.  Please join us!

Third Thursday Lunch March 16 Noon

Bring your lunch for a gathering on Thursday.  No agenda, just fellowship.

March 15 Soup Supper and Bible Study Cancelled

Stay warm and dry!  We will reassemble next Wednesday March 22 at 6:15 for soup and 7pm for Bible study and singing.