February 3,2020
Dear Friends:
I regret to inform you I will be resigning as Interim Minister of First Congregational Church of Bethel effective February 29, 2020. As many of you know, when the congregation voted at the annual meeting to transition to a part-time minister (a decision which I fully supported then and continue to support now), it was necessary for me to begin to seek another call.
Roxi and I will be moving to suburban Kansas City, where I will become the Transitional Lead Pastor of Hillcrest Covenant Church in Prairie Village, Kansas ( http://hillcrestcov.org/ ). Prairie Village is approximately three hours by car from Omaha, NE where two of our three children live.
Please accept my sincere thanks for welcoming Roxi and me into the life of the church community during these past six months. Please know that I will pray for First Congregational Church of Bethel as you continue to make the necessary changes to be in a position to have a vital ministry in the years to come.
With grace and gratitude,
Rev. Bradley J. Bergfalk
Intentional Interim Minister
Elected Officers -
  • Committee Chairperson – Mary O’Hare
  • Committee Recording Secretary – Claudia Anderson
  • Committee Corresponding Secretary – Bill Beckman
At this time the committee will be meeting every Tuesday at 7pm. The next month or so we will be focusing on the following:
  • Completing our Local Church Profile which tells the story of who we are as a church and community.
  •  Develop the job profile/scope of work based on our search for a Part Time pastor. Review and determine actions on how to capture the congregations input/feedback on your vision for the church and what is most important in choosing a pastor.
More to Come...
May God bless us and guide us in our search.
Thank You on Behalf of the Search Committee , Mary
In case our worship service needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, please check with the following sources: your email for notification of cancellation; our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FCCBCT ; Channel 3 (WFSB Hartford/New Haven WFSB 3 Fairfield); News 8 (WTNH New Haven) and WLAD Radio, Danbury (800 AM).
Exciting news the hearing assist equipment is has been installed and is ready for testing and training. Wade will scheduling training in March, keep an ear for those dates.
Daily Bread Food Pantry is need of...

  • NEW Reusable Bags
  • Cans of Soup
  • Boxes of Cereal