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Welcome. I’m glad you found us.

We are Bethel—a house of worship, a family of believers and a place of growth.

We invite you to worship with us. This is the best way to get to know what’s really important to us. Although our members come from many different backgrounds, we are bound by a common commitment to glorify God; especially as we gather every Sunday to hear God’s word and to adore him with songs and prayers.

We are a church family that loves and believes in the good news of Jesus Christ, who came to save sinners through his death and resurrection. We never tire of hearing this message.

We are committed to growth. So we encourage one another through prayer, service, fellowship, love and the gifts of the Spirit. And we also seek to help our neighbors and friends by loving them, with our words and our actions.

Our website contains plenty of information so that you can get a sense of our church: what we believe and what we’re trying to do. But to find out who we really are, you’ll just have to come and see.

I hope you will.

– Pastor Troxel


FAQ’s

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We invite you to come as you are. Although members of our church dress in a variety of ways, many dress formally. We do not judge one another by appearances as each one of us seeks to honor the holy privilege of worshiping in the presence of the living God.

You should feel free to sit anywhere you wish. When the main level of the sanctuary is full, we have a balcony where additional seating is available. We have ushers who will help you find a seat.

Sunday morning service starts at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages starts at 11:15 a.m., and Sunday Evening Service begins at 5:30 p.m. It does fill up most Sundays, so plan to arrive ten to fifteen minutes early to find a seat and prepare for worship.

Yes. Nursery is available during Sunday worship and Sunday School, as well as at most church events and special services. The nursery can accommodate children from newborns to three-year olds.

We have Sunday School classes for all ages following the morning service. An usher, or any member, can help you find the right class. Sunday School begins at 11:15 a.m. and runs until noon. Following the morning service, adults are invited to enjoy coffee, tea, and conversation. Teens can proceed to their classes immediately following the service. Children ages two through twelve are provided a snack in the church basement, followed by a group singing period. Children can then proceed to their classes at 11:15 a.m.

Most people would probably refer to our worship style as “traditional” because we sing hymns and Psalms. We think of our worship as historically connected as the flow of the worship is based upon the Genevan order, which is a long-standing Reformed service with the reading and preaching of Scripture, prayers, and lots of singing. The Lord’s Supper is held the first Sunday of the month in the morning service and the third Sunday of the month in the evening service.

We welcome children to stay for the entire service from as young an age as practical. We ask that parents consider the child and whether the people seated around them will be able to worship without distraction. There is a nursery available if needed, and several side rooms with speakers, to allow you to continue listening if you do decide to remove a child from the service.

We invite all Christians to participate in the Lord’s Supper who have been baptized, confessed their faith in Jesus Christ and are members in good standing of a church that preaches the Gospel. We believe that Christ gave the Lord’s Supper as a means of nurturing and strengthening his church through the presence of his Holy Spirit.

We would love for you to join us for worship. Bethel provides a bus that can bring you from the campus to Bethel and back again. The bus leaves the top of the circle near the Anderson Commons at 9:10 a.m.