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Welcome to Bethel Congregational Church, UCC

We are an Open and Affirming UCC Congregation!

YOU are invited to join us in Worship, Community, & Celebration

Sundays at 10 am

Sunday June 23rd - Special this week - a recognition of Relay for Life, and a time of Cancer Awareness.


   Sunday June 23, 2019 - 10 AM

Sermon  - Still Speaking? -  Rev. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann

With all the fear and hate and division we see, how in the world is God "still speaking"? Through whom does God speak? How can spot the "false teachers"? How can we stay safe and still follow our calling to share God's love?    

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All readings for this Sunday:
1 Kings 19:1-4,(5-7),8-15a with Psalm 42 and 43 or
Isaiah 65:1-9 with Psalm 22:19-28 and
Galatians 3:23-29
Luke 8:26-39

Focus Questions:

1. Who are the Jezebels and the Baals of our present culture?

2. When has your future, or the future of your church, been "radically redefined," as Brueggemann says, by an encounter with God?

3. Who are the people around you whom you might not "count" when you're feeling alone in your ministry?

4. When have you been tempted to complain to God about your calling?

5. Are you "where God needs you to be"?




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We collected our special "Strengthen the Church" Offering on Sunday June 16th, and our "One Great Hour of Sharing" Offering on Sunday April 28th. Please join us in supporting these important missions of the United Church of Christ.

if you were unable to bring your special offerings with you to church on those dates- you may still donate to the offerings. Just bring it another time and mark it for  "Strengthen the Church" (STC) or for OGHS). You can also make an online donation to any of our offerings by visiting our Special Offerings page (hover on the Donate tab - click on "Special Offerings", then scroll down to the offerings of your choice.) Please check out these videos to see what OGHS can do!




If you are looking for a church where you are welcome, and where you can make a difference - please join us!




In the face of division and fear, let us resolve to truly "Be the Church"..



 Please - Plan to join us to have a great Sunday morning, and -  Feel free to bring your family and friends as we continue celebrate the triumph of Love...and contemplate our response




After worship,  stay for a fellowship - snacks, coffee, tea, etc... something we always enjoy!




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The Reverend Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann is Bethel's Pastor and  Minister of Music. She serves on the Committee on Ministry for the Eastern Association of the Southern California-Nevada Conference of the UCC, provides coaching to clergy and laity, She is the Music Director & Conductor of the Southland Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, is a member of the music faculty of  Chaffey College, and serves on the faculty of St. Teresa's Open Catholic Seminary. In addition to her work as our Pastor, she is widely known as musician, artist and inspirational speaker. To learn more about Dr. Mann, visit her personal site,



Open and Affirming Welcome! Bethel United Church of Christ is a church that does God’s work in the world, nurtures spiritual growth, and helps to build a loving community.No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Bethel UCC Ontario is an Open and Affirming congregation.


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