Are you interested in attending a service at Bethel? We know it can be scary to step into an unfamiliar place. We hope this basic overview gives you a good idea of what you can expect.
Our Sunday morning services begin at 10:00 AM. It’s good to try to arrive fifteen minutes or so before the service, especially if you have children. We also gather on selected Sundays at 5 PM throughout the year for more in-depth teaching. Please check the calendar or phone the church office for upcoming dates.
Childcare & Sunday School
Childcare is available in our nursery for children under the age of 3. You can check them in before the service. Sunday school is offered for children from ages 3 to 10 and they are dismissed from the service after we have sung a few songs.
Dress is generally casual, although you might find that some of our members like to dress up a bit. We encourage you to dress however you feel comfortable.
Greeters & Ushers
You will be welcomed at the door by one of our greeters. Our greeters are there to give you a warm welcome and answer any questions you might have about the building or the service. Our ushers are there to give you a bulletin (news and information about Bethel) and help you find a seat.
Hearing aids, large print Bibles, large print song sheets and children’s bulletins are also available through our ushers. If you need any assistance of any kind during the service, feel free to ask an usher.
If you have time before the service, visit our welcome table, where you’ll find information about church programs and activities.
Sunday worship services usually include some time for quiet reflection and contemplation. A contemporary worship band leads us in song in the morning and our afternoon services include more traditional songs. Our worship services always begin with a time of praise to God, leading into a time of confessing that we need Jesus Christ as our Savior. Each service also includes prayer, scripture reading and a challenging and relevant message from our pastor.
If you would like someone to pray with you, Prayer Partners are available at the front of the sanctuary at the end of each Sunday morning service. Identifiable by “Prayer Partner” badges, they will gladly go with you to the Lord in prayer.
Bethel Church celebrates the Lord’s Supper (sometimes called communion or the Eucharist) on the last Sunday of each month. All those who follow Christ and want to serve Him to the best of their ability are welcome to join in the celebration.
During each service we have a collection. Money collected goes toward a variety of causes, including the operation of our church, support for various causes and ministries within the Christian Reformed denomination, and a variety of other local and international causes. If you are still new to the faith experience, there is no obligation for you to give.
After each service, you are invited to join us for coffee and refreshments. It’s always a bit scary to walk into a room of people you don’t know. We encourage our members to say hello and chat with newcomers and visitors, and we encourage our visitors to do the same. We hope you’ll have the opportunity to connect with at least one or two people in a meaningful way.
The last Sunday of each month, we host a lunch at the church and anyone and everyone is welcome to attend. What better way is there to get to know people better than by sharing a meal? Keep an eye on our church calendar for exact dates.