prEview September 26, 2019
Pastor Brad Bergfalk will be leading Worship service this Sunday.
Ashley Adams will offer a Children's Message,
Deacon of the Day will be Eric Hermansen,
Allison Hermansen will be our Lay Reader .
Please join us for coffee hour following the
God’s House Needs You!
Join our family of volunteers and discover the difference you can make in the lives of others.

The heart and soul of First Congregational Church of Bethel is its people. As Christians we seek to serve and the efforts of the faithful are vital to our daily mission. Your Officers, Boards and Committees do not take your participation for granted and know that what is accomplished would not be a reality without the faithful dedication of those who have answered the call to step up and be counted.

Service and Volunteer Opportunities at First Congregational Church of Bethel that could use volunteers immediately;
Officer Position – Moderator (term expires 2019)
Settled Pastoral Search Committee
Fellowship and Communication Board

For a complete listing of opportunities and a brief description of the Boards and Committees, please review our present Officers/Boards/Committees Slate located on the bulletin boards near the Main Hall kitchen door and Parish House entrance. 

Please do not hesitate to get involved. Training is provided and there are many opportunities available for helping out. Please think about an area of Congregational Life that you may want to learn more about or in which you would like to take a more active part. All of our meetings are open meetings and we would welcome you to sit in to get an idea of what may be involved.

For further information please contact one of the present Board/Committee members, Moderator Jim Welsh ( or Kurt Habeck ( Nominating Committee.
How you can be part of the Harvest-Yuletide Fair fun! on Saturday November 9th, 2019?
 1. Sign-up* to Volunteer Friday 11/8 or Saturday 11/9.
  Indicate on the donation sheets* what you can bake, cook,
or donate to the Fair.
 2.  Since we are anticipating outside vendors to participate this
year. The locations for First Congregational Church Booths
may change or be resized to fit all the wonderful food and
gift items we will offer. The number of donations to a
“Booth” will help us decide.
3.If you know of outside vendors that may be interested
in  participating in this year’s Fair they can contact the
office and leave a message with the secretary.
4.   Invite a friend to lunch! Advertise and talk it up on your
Face Book page or the social media source that you enjoy.
* Sign up sheets are located on the Harvest-Yuletide Fair table down in the Main Hall.
A Service for the Blessing of the Animals!
A Blessing of Animals, witnesses to God's and the Church's love, care, and concern for creation. As we recognize our mutual interdependence with God's creatures, the Church's witness of stewardship of creation is strengthened.
The service will be held on Sunday, October 6th, at the gazebo within the Bethel Municipal Center. Beginning at noon, Rev. Norma Schmidt from St. Thomas will be attending, as will our Intentional Interim Minister Brad Bergfalk.
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Join us on Sunday, October 20th immediately following our worship for our second in a series of listening Sessions during this transitional period. The purpose of these sessions is to continue the conversation about where God might be leading First Congregational Church of Bethel and what we will need to do to prepare for that reality. The session will last one hour and be facilitated by our Intentional Interim Minister.
Youth Group meets each Sunday
Senior High and Junior High will meet
Have you Checked Out Our Updated Website?
Take a minute to view FCCB improved website! We now have an online donating option.

Computer Classes
Looking to learn more about computers? Email? Writing documents? Excel Spreadsheets?
First Church wants to help with our inter-generational Computer Lab .
with topics you would like to
 learn more about.
We will begin to offer classes this coming school year.

Office Hours
Monday 9am-12pm
Wednesday 9am-12pm
Friday 9am-12pm

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered! Sign-up sheets are available, we need volunteers
for Coffee Hour on
Sept. 29th.

Lay Readers and Coffee Hour hosts are needed in October.

First Congregational Church of Bethel, 46   Main   St Bethel , CT  06801
Phone # 203-743-1877
An Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ.