Worship at Bethel Church
Catch the Spirit!
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ is a strong progressive church serving White Salmon, Washington and the Columbia River Gorge. Our Congregational roots support us in seeking our own distinct understanding of the church's mission in the world. We believe that God is still speaking to us - challenging us to new understandings of Christ's teachings and the biblical call to justice and peace. We welcome all who would like to join with us to praise God and to seek to discover God's will for us today.
Bethel seeks to serve the needs of families and individuals of all ages. Our size creates a close, intergenerational fellowship of both new and long-time members.
Worship and music reflect our love of both tradition and diversity. Our music is an extension of our philosophy and faith - a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary songs.
We are an Open and Affirming church, a church of abundant welcome. We affirm the equality and dignity of every person, welcoming people without regard to sexual orientation, race, gender, age, national origin, ability, marital status or economic status.
with readings, music, prayer and reflection
Childcare for those under 5 available
Next Generation classes for ages 6 and up.
Our final half hour together is
All Ages Family Worship.
Kids join in this spirited time of
sharing, music and prayer.
11:15 Fellowship time
Immediately following worship.
Enjoy Fair Trade Coffee and a variety
of healthy snacks while getting to know each other.
ALL worship at Bethel is multigenerational.
It is who we are; who we have always been.
On the 1st Sunday of each month we have a special all church worship format and no Next Generation classes during worship.
(There is still childcare available for those
ages 5 and under if desired)
How it is different:
The format is simplified. The readings are aimed at engaging young people - playfulness and symbolic action are encouraged.