Bethany UCC, and the United Church of Christ in general, is a mainline denomination comparable in its understanding of God and the Bible to other denominations such as Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Episcopal. Here, you can learn more about what we believe and who we are.

What We Believe

Bethany Church was founded in 1917 with this mission:

  • to establish a Christian congregation for worship,
  • to preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ,
  • to celebrate the sacraments,
  • to render loving service toward humanity,
  • to strive for righteousness, justice, and peace,
  • to advance the realm of God at home and abroad

We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and we support and encourage the unique spiritual journey of each individual. The United Church of Christ is an inclusive church, believing fully in the message of the Gospel as lived and taught by our savior, Jesus Christ. You can visit the website of the United Church of Christ, where you will find a comprehensive view of this denomination.



AUTHENTICITY:  We believe we can’t be what God has called us to be if we are not genuinely ourselves. We must be our true selves so that we make a connection with one another on a higher level.

BIBLICAL TRUTH: We believe the Bible is God’s inherent truth and it’s the foundation to everything we do. 

COMMUNICATION: He used the current language and daily life experiences of those around him to communicate truth.

LIFE TOGETHER: We aren’t interested in being a place where a lot of people get together for an inspiring service but never move beyond the casual, arm’s distance relationships of an auditorium.

EXCELLENCE: We don’t believe in striving for unrealistic perfection. Real excellence is about bringing your best to God’s work and to life in general.

GROWTH: This is a safe place for everyone. But safe doesn’t mean comfortable. The answers aren’t always comfortable.

"That they may all be one." 

John 17:21


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