You shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt (Deuteronomy 11:2)
Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating: Why are they standing? How does this song go? Where are the bathrooms? At Bethel we recognize the leap of faith required by anyone who answers the call to worship in a new place, and we celebrate the work of the Spirit that brought you here. Faith is never perfect, and seldom easy–that’s why at Bethel we boldly proclaim that “doubts are welcomed; faith is inspired.” There is a place for everyone in this house of God.
Our worship services vary throughout the year: whatever you experience on one Sunday may or may not be reflective of what took place the week before. But while the style may change, the heart remains the same: always searching for a stronger connection to the love of God in our lives and a means to share it with others.
And keep in mind that “what you see” isn’t “what you get”–there is always room to explore new ways of growing faith! If you have something you think we should try, let us know about it: just because it’s not happening now, doesn’t mean it can’t happen at all. The ministry of this place is at its best when the gifts, talents, and ideas of all are included.