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A Visitor’s Guide to Worship at Bethel

We’re excited you’re thinking about joining us for worship!

Don’t let social distance keep you away from worship. We worship every Sunday at 9:50 am by Zoom. We email a current link weekly along with an outline of the worship service. We sing hymns muted while our pianist, Rachel Huang, plays from her home. We share litanies the same way. On the first Sunday of the month, we join in communion using whatever elements we each have at home. We are a safe space for all!

Children are a priority for you and for us. So each Sunday worship we offer a time of conversation with the pastor and a story. Resources are emailed weekly to families to use during the worship or at a time of their choosing. In addition to providing Christian education resources for use at home, Bethel UCC and Arlington COB has a teacher team that organizes Zoom gatherings of the children seasonally and often have in-person service projects which offer the children a way to serve while maintaining social distance and safety.

Youth and children love to share their news and respond to questions.

Children sharing during the worship children’s time.

Thanks to Zoom meeting: We have fellowship Wednesday evenings and Sunday after worship.  Fall, Winter and Spring, the upcoming lectionary texts are discussed on Thursdays at noon either meeting in person in the library or by zoom, depending on the needs of the group. Links for these meetings are emailed weekly. Leave a message at our office with your email if you wish to join our email list. 703-825-5557. During Advent a devotional and guide are being used as the “Lectionary Group” resource.

Zoom worship for 2020 – 2021

Times, Location and Parking when physically meeting at 300 North Montague St., Arl. VA
We worship every Sunday morning at 9:30 am in the sanctuary of the church building we share located at 300 North Montague Street, Arlington VA. This is the Boulevard Manor neighborhood between Arlington Boulevard and Wilson Boulevard.  Free parking is available in lots on both sides of the building.

Bethel’s sign at ACOB proclaiming worship by Zoom.

Childcare
We provide a staffed nursery for babies and toddlers beginning at 9:45 a.m. through the end of worship.  September through May older children and youth are invited to Church School after Our Time with Children during worship.

Accessibility
Bethel’s sanctuary is wheel-chair accessible. There is an external ramp and accessible door to the right of the main entrance across from several labeled handicap parking spaces. Greeters are here to welcome you and offer assistance.

Attire
Members and visitors should feel comfortable in whatever attire they choose. Our congregants regularly attend worship services in everything ranging from suits and dresses to jeans and t-shirts.  Our sanctuary is air conditioned.  All are welcome.

Open and Affirming
At Bethel we welcome everyone no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity and affirm you as a child of God.  This is a safe space.

Wheelchair and assisted entrance to right of main entrance.

Sign at entrance indicates main door is at rear of the building.