Bethany United Church of Christ

1235 Broad Blvd.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223


Worship & Music


The music ministry at Bethany UCC strives to enrich and support worship through many styles of sacred music which are meaningful to people of diverse cultural backgrounds. We hope to encourage intergenerational participation by creating opportunities to share many different musical gifts, fostering the spirit of Christian fellowship within the chruch and greater community.

Bethany's Choirs

During the summer our special music is provided by members who play, sing solos, or participate in special emsembles.  Some of the favorites are the the Men's Choir, Women's Choir and Children's choir. Each group rehearses four times and sings during woship. The Men's Choir, below,  performed September 2, 2018.


This high school through adult choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9.  This ensemble sings a variety of traditional anthems including spirituals, motets and new compositions. They provide musical leadership most Sundays from September - May. Pictured here:  Bethany's Chancel and Bell Choirs on Pentecost Sunday in front of our 1974 II/16 Schantz Pipe Organ.

Music in Worship


Pastor Sprite Johnson loves a sunrise service on Easter Sunday.  Unfortunately, it was too cold to do the service outdoors this year.  It was perfect in Bethany's sanctuary.  

Pastor Sprite enjoys playing her guitar for Easter sunrise service

Quote on Pastor Sprite's guitar case -  "I am glad I shall never be young without  wild country to be young in.  Of what avail are 40 freedoms without a blank spot on the map."

Olivia Stevens-Sommers and Victoria Steven-Sommers were our very talented guest vocalists. They sang a beautiful rendition of How Great Thou Art. 







Fred Heyburn is our guest saxophonist this week at worship. It was a lovely Easter service.

Bethany Band

The community band is founded and conducted by Jack Scott. The members range from young to matrue and from those with little experience to those with great talent and experience. The ensemble rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm.

The Bethany Band leads the worship service at least once a year  providing music and reflection.  They practice weekly at the Bethany Church throughout the program year and provide many concerts in the community.  

Each year, Bethany Band has a Holiday Concert Season.  The schedule is listed below:

Wednesday, November 28th            6:30            Barberton Public Library

Wednesday, December 5th                7:00            The Briarwood, in Stow, Ohio

Wednesday, December 12th             7:00            Stow-Monroe Falls Library

Wednesday, December 19th             6:30            Danbury of Cuyahoga Falls

If you are in the mood for some live holiday music, feel free to attend.