Greetings in the Name of Christ!
 
At the request of the First Congregational Church of Bethel, Bethel, Connecticut, and in collaboration with the Committee on Church and Ministry of the Fairfield East Association, the Association is hereby called to a Service of Ordination of Dr. Jane Ellingwood.

Please bring a scarf to wave in celebration at the end of the service.
The virtual service will be held via ZOOM on 
Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. 
Clergy are invited to robe for the service. 
The color for the day is green.  

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Special Congregational Meeting
August 23,2020

Meeting will take place following ONLINE ZOOM Worship. Please stay on the ZOOM call to participate.  We will be mailing the Call and be providing solutions for those who are unable to join via computer.The sanctuary will be open that day for anyone who needs in-person access to the meeting. Please note that social distancing and mask will be required for any in-person access.

UPDATE from ONA


Get ready for Bethel CT Pride’s Virtual Event! FCCB is participating in the Virtual Parade and with a participation page. We have been participating in the Pride Parade since the beginning!
+ There will be streaming music, book readings, a drag performance, plus a virtual parade!
+ Online programming will also include a Q&A session with comic book authors, sessions with local LGBT resources, games, and more!
+ Plus, they have some great vendors selling virtually as well as in downtown Bethel!
+ More surprises and details coming your way as Aug 1 nears.

HOW TO STAY CONNECTED: Bookmark the Facebook page: https://bethelctpride.com/virtual-lgbtq-pride-2020/
Connect to their Discord server: https://discord.gg/pazXnaG
Subscribe to their YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKkpSPsiUIpJbxpuBH78UCQ
Follow them on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter for continuous updates! @bethelctpride
Apart We Are Together

Church Family-

During this unprecedented time we know that being apart from our loved ones, church family, co-workers and friends can be difficult. It has been amazing to see the acts of kindness and love displayed in our community. In celebration of our effort to stay safe and protect each other we would like for you to share a glimpse of life during this time.
Send us pictures of you, of your family, your pets, activities that keep busy, baking,kid & adult art, worshiping at home. We will compile the photos into a Connection Letter to be sent within our congregation.

Thank you to all that have contributed so far!

Stewardship Message


Thank you to all of you who are keeping up with your pledges and donations by mailing in your Sunday offerings or using the
online giving  process with the link below. God's work, especially during this difficult time in the history of the human race, will test us all and will need our financial support. Those of you who are having financial difficulty during this time, keep the Faith, God will provide.

Be Safe!
Board of Stewardship
 
If you would like to request prayer for yourself or someone else please send an email to the church secretary. Please know that at this time we are broadcasting our Worship Service and it is considered a public domain. Out of respect and privacy please submit first names only and be brief in your explanation. Thank you for the love and support you continue to show others.


Search Committee Update

The search Committee has received a few interested pastor candidates and are in the process of interviewing and discernment. We look to providing more positive news in the near future.

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out Mary O’Hare at; themaryohare@comcast.net

Elected Officers -
  • Committee Chairperson – Mary O’Hare
  • Committee Recording Secretary – Claudia Anderson
  • Committee Corresponding Secretary – Bill Beckman

Thank You on Behalf of the Search Committee , Mary

CHURCH OFFICE
The Church office is currently CLOSED but the Church Secretary will be working remotely. Starting June 24th the secretary will be in the office 9:00 am- 12:00 pm. Are you in need of assistance or know someone that is please email our church secretary and we will be happy to assist.

OFFICE Hours Starting JUNE 24th
Wednesday 9:00 am -12:00 pm EMAIL Secretary
We are excited to Welcome
Rev. Suzanne E. Wagner.


Rev. Wagner will be leading us in Worship the following Sunday's.

July 26 Sunday Worship Online
August 2 Sunday Worship Online
August 9 Sunday Worship Online
Reverend Suzanne E. Wagner

Reverend Suzanne E. Wagner was ordained into in the United Church of Christ in 2002 after earning her Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA.
 
She recently ended a six-year ministry at Orange Congregational Church in Orange, Connecticut as Senior Redevelopment Pastor after serving three other area UCC churches (Olivet Congregational Church, Wilton Congregational Church and First Church Congregational,Fairfield. Currently she is a part time chaplain at Veteran’s Affairs Hospital and has just earned her fourth unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Yale New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael’s campus in preparation for Board Certification. In addition, Rev. Wagner lived in Jerusalem for a year in 2007-08.
 
Reverend Wagner resides in Milford and she has three children, John, Daniel and Christine, all married, one grandson, two granddaughters! In her free time she likes to watercolor natural science and botanical subjects.