Restart Notice -- Phase in Approach

In an effort to keep our members safe and healthy, our building has been closed since mid-March.  At the May Cabinet meeting, our Leadership made the decision to reopen the building for group meetings, effective May 27, 2020.  In-Person Worship Service and All Youth Group meetings remain suspended and will be resumed as conditions develop during the summer and fall.  In addition, the Church office is now open one day a week, Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to Noon.  Our next Regular Worship Service is planned for September 13, 2020.  We are still checking phone messages and getting the mail several times a week.  The best way to contact us is by emait to:  fccbsecretary@firstchurchbethel.org



OUTREACH AND MISSIONS

"No matter who you are, no matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here".

Caring for and helping others is a basic tenant of our faith.  The actions listed below have been taken in service to others.

 

 

·         Prepare meatloaves for Dorothy Day Hospitality House for five Sundays during the year

·         Collect food, plastic bags and egg cartons for the Daily Bread Food Pantry

·         Provide CVS and Dunkin Donuts gift cards to Bethel Social Services for sponsored families

·         Assemble Thanksgiving Food Bags; some given to Dorothy Day Hospitality House and some given to Bethel Social Services

·         Provided funds for the Nativity Scene in downtown Bethel

·         Assembled donated and purchased back-to-school supplies in back packs for children in need

·         Three local church special offerings with proceeds going to Bethel Social Services, the Connecticut Food Bank, and Operation Fuel

·         Four United Church of Christ special offerings for Neighbors in Need, One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, and Veterans of the Cross

·         Annual Senior High Youth Group mission trip

·         Sunday School offerings in support of the Heifer Project and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

·         Christmas Giving Tree to collect presents for families in need

 

 


New volunteers are always welcome and new service projects are always being considered.