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.


God Is Love

God loves all people. There are 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.


At Bethel United Church of Christ, 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 individuals, families, our community and society. 


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 you are comfortable when you visit.  Once in the parking lot, visitor parking is to the 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 pads located in the pew backs. 
Please let us know you were here!  If you need any assistance, please let us know. 

Meet our Staff

Samuel Buehrer

Lead Pastor


Rev. Buehrer began his ministry with Bethel on Sunday, September 2019. Click here to learn more about him. Rev. Buehrer's email is:

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.

Cynthia's email is: cgrassman@bethelucc.org

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. Debra's email is: dniswonger@bethelucc.org

Ruth Saalweachter

Office Administrator


She has been the office administrator since October 2009. Ruth is married and has four grown children, and two grandchildren. She spends her free time knitting, reading, and gardening. Ruth's email is: ruths@bethelucc.org

Christy Woywood

Financial Secretary

Harold Golday