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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 10am




Sunday November 11, 2018 - 10 AM - 25thSunday after Pentecost



Sermon - "Giving our Gift" - Rev. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann

Music - Choir will sing Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel, arranged by Roger Emerson


All readings for this Sunday:
Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17
Psalm 127
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

Focus Questions:

1. What sort of provisions have we made for the poor in our society? Have we done enough?

2. Who are the invisible poor who escape our attention?

3. What do you think motivated Boaz to help Ruth and Naomi? What motivates us today to help those who are struggling?

4. How do you respond to the words of Naomi's friends at the end of this reading?

5. Where is God in this story? Where is God in stories that do not have happy endings?



  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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Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann is Bethel's Pastor and  Minister of Music, serves on the faculty of California State University Dominguez Hills (Music and Humanities),and Chaffey College, and in addition to her work as our Pastor, 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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