Weather/Closing Policy - When EVSC (Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation) is closed due to inclement weather, Bethel UCC will also be closed.
​​​​​​​If EVSC has a delayed start, Bethel will have the same amount of delay time before opening the church office.


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 Church 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 emhasis on mission in our community and beyond.


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.


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. 


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. 


Get to know the Bethel UCC staff

Stephanie Weiner

Interim Minister

She is a self-described "river rat" as she grew up in Henderson, KY. She loves PBS mysteries, movies, and walks in the park. She is committed to the church and its members, believing it to be filled with hopeful and courageous people that are forces for good.

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


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.

Joyce Johnson



John Stevens

Financial Secretary


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.

Harol Golday