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Merry Christmas!

Chaos stirred over the water. What would become the forest trees, wild animals, and human beings;connections and drama, loss and betrayal, love and devotion, moved and swirled to take shape in all that is Creation. Chaos filled the heart of Mary. Young and pregnant, visions of certainty,  peace, and blessing shared space with voices of concern, doubt, and judgment. Welcoming the mystery of motherhood, Mary embraced…

Christmas Eve 2020

Dear Bethel, Join us on this most magical of nights for Christmas Eve Worship at Bethel United Methodist Church!  I pray that the spirit of the One born in Bethlehem will surround us all with holy peace and everlasting love as we worship together tonight. We will have a virtual candle lighting during our closing hymn, and if you would like to…

Merry Christmas Eve!

Dear Friends,  The title of my Christmas Eve message tonight is, “When All We Can Do is Sing!”  The story of God coming to Earth – God becoming human – is a story I believe is best told through song. And while the virtual service we are offering tonight will be beautiful and special, it will certainly not the Christmas Eve any…

Be part of Christmas Eve (submit by 12/21, 8 p.m.)

Dear friends, Please read below for a special request to help us with our Christmas Eve service.  This Christmas Eve, as we continue to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19, we here at Bethel will be celebrating the birth of our savior with an online candlelight Christmas Eve service. Our Christmas Eve worship will feature readings from the nativity story…

Announcement regarding in-person worship…

Dear Friends,  A year ago at this time, it would have been inconceivable that we would not be gathering together on December 24th to hear the Christmas story, sing “Silent Night,” and celebrate God’s promise in the birth of Jesus to be Emmanuel, “God with us.” A year later, that thought is still difficult to imagine. The only thing more inconceivable, however, is gathering together inside for…