JOIN US FOR WORSHIP

Join us on Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary for Worship.

For those more comfortable at home, we will broadcast at 10:00 AM using Facebook Live. 

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Join us for Worship

Join us LIVE in the Sanctuary

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Join us On-Line   Facebook LIVE

Sunday Mornings 10:00 AM

Our Location

46 Main Street

Bethel, CT 06801

Phone: 203-743-1877

Youth Group

In-Person Youth Program will resume this spring, planning is underway for a 2022 summer mission trip.

 

Check with Office for specifics.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

The Rev. Jake Miles Joseph received his BA in French from Grinnell College in Iowa in 2011 and his Masters of Divinity and Graduate Certificate in Human Rights from Emory University in Atlanta in 2014.

 

After attending Divinity School, Jake served as the Associate Minister for Outreach and Mission/ Congregational Life for five years from 2014 to 2019 at Plymouth Congregational UCC in Fort Collins, Colorado.  While in Fort Collins, Jake served as the Chair of the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, on the National Commissions Committee of NAHRO providing policy advocacy on affordable housing at the national level, and on local and statewide boards of Habitat for Humanity among other nonprofits.  Jake most recently served as the Associate Minister at First Church UCC of Guilford, Connecticut helping them navigate technology and change through two years of the pandemic.

 

Since October 2021, Jake has taken on the new challenge of combating antisemitism, extremism, hate, and bias on a daily basis as the new Associate Director for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Connecticut Region.  He and his scientist husband, Gerhard, live in Milford, Connecticut.

 

Jake currently serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials as the Chair and Founder of the LGBTQ Subcommittee and is a member of Grinnell College’s national Alumni Council.

OUR VISION

As a people of God, we seek to educate ourselves and our children in the ways of Christ so we can learn to use our gifts to better our world and our community by spreading the Word of God. We seek to create a warm and friendly environment within the church which will encourage all peoples to come and share their gifts in the service of God.    By nurturing and supporting individuals, small groups, and the church itself, we will effectively minister to specific human hurts and hopes in our Christian family, our local communities, and beyond.

OUR OPEN AND AFFIRMING COVENANT ADOPTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018

We, the First Congregational Church of Bethel, United Church of Christ, is an Open and Affirming congregation, believing that each of us is created in God's image. Following the One who we believe is Sovereign and Savior, we affirm that each individual is a Child of God, and welcome into our faith community persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family structure, faith background, mental and physical ability and economic circumstance.

 

All are welcome to participate fully in the life, leadership, ministry and mission of this congregation, as we seek to grow together in a safe and nurturing community of faith. We commit ourselves to the ongoing work of being an Open and Affirming congregation, one that lives out the belief that God is still speaking. With God's grace, we journey together in Christian faith.

OUR MINISTRIES

Working toward a better world.

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry is all about having fun and learning the message.  We hope you will be joining us!

Youth Ministry

Check out our Youth programs. Our mission is to bring preteens and teens together to talk about Jesus.

Music Ministry

Our Music Ministry is an important part of FCCB!  Learn more about our Sanctuary Choir.

Adult Ministry

Learn more about our Adult Ministry at FCCB.  Brews and Chews meets monthly

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