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.
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.
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.