WHO WE ARE

Bethel United Church of Christ


Our vision is to be united in seeking God's will and serving ​​​​​​​all people.

What we value most about Bethel UCC are its people and its sense of family, our worship and education experiences, and Bethel's history of generous outreach and mission. We believe our greatest assets are our people, our location and facility, and our commitment to mission. What we want in the future is a growing church where love, acceptance, and tolerance prevail; a church that continues and expands its emphasis on mission in our community and beyond. We are an inclusive church.
Because we affirm the face of God in all, we fully welcome and include people of all abilities, ages, cultures, gender identities, races,
sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds into our life and ministry. This qualifies us as an
Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ.

OUR BELIEFS

We are united through Christ


God Is Love

God loves all people -- No exceptions

We have come to know God decisively in Jesus Christ. Jesus is our teacher, example, brother and Lord.

God sends the Holy Spirit to challenge and support us. The spirit calls us to acts of justice and mercy.

We take the Bible seriously but not literally.

We believe faith and science enliven and enrich each other.

The church is the way through which we participate in God's love for the world.

OUR VALUES

We seek:



To be people of integrity, following Jesus' example.


To care for the earth and all of creation.



To celebrate diversity while seeking unity.


To make a difference in the lives of an individual, families, our community and society. 



WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Come as you are


When you walk through our doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts.
We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable.  When you come into the parking lot, visitor parking is directly to your right.
There is a circle drive that provides easy drop off for those that prefer not to walk in from the parking lot. This is a handicap accessible entrance
and there is always someone willing to offer a helping hand getting in and out of vehicles. Once in the lobby, which we refer to as the Narthex,
there is a visitors center that has hearing aids that are connected to our sound system. Ushers will provide a bulletin at the doors that lead into the sanctuary.
Our services have many places where the congregation will respond aloud, reading from the bulletin. Feel free to follow along or read silently.
Hymn numbers are also listed in the bulletin. There are attendence logs located in the pew backs. Please let us know you were here! 

If you need any assistance, please let us know. 

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Get to know the Bethel UCC staff


Samuel Buehrer

Lead Pastor

 

Rev. Buehrer begins his ministry with Bethel on Sunday, September 15. Click here to learn more about him.

Cynthia Grassman

Director of Music

She has combined two great loves, music and people of all ages, to make a challenging and rewarding career. When not immersed in music you can find her in her backyard garden, enjoying the sound of the fountain or in Colorado with her son and family.

Ruth Saalweachter

Secretary

She has been the welcoming face of the Bethel office since October 2009. Ruth is married and has four grown children, and two grandchildren. She likes to 

spend her free time knitting, reading, gardening, sewing, traveling, watching old movies, and taking care of her dog and many cats.

Debra Niswonger

Program Associate

 

Children have always had a special place in Debra's heart and she has worked with children of all ages. She is a devoted mother and fiance. Debra enjoys spending time with family, taking walks, and painting.


John Stevens

Financial Secretary

 

Harold Golday

Custodian