WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

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

 

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ

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

 

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ

 

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.

GOD IS LOVE!

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. 
sbuehrer@bethelucc.org

Cynthia Grassman

Director or Music

 

cgrassman@bethelucc.org

Ruth Saalweachter

Office Administrator

 

ruths@bethelucc.org

Abigail Thomas

Youth Choir Director

 

athomas@bethelucc.org

Denise Carter

Child Care/Preschool Director

 

dlane@bethelucc.org

Cynthia Jones

Program Associate

 

cjones@bethelucc.org

Christy Woywood

Financial Secretay

 

cwoywood@bethelucc.org

Maddie Jones

Audio/Visual Tech.

Holly Beswick

Custodian

Harold Golday

Custodian


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

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.