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News & Events
Volume 12, Issue No. 3
What a couple of weeks it has been in East Tennessee! We are into the second week of Lent ...
Join us as we respond to God's amazing gift of grace -- through
faith, fellowship, and service to others.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -- and
this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8)
We are delighted that you're interested in further knowledge about us, and we hope that the information you access here will be helpful in learning more about our congregation and the ministry and mission to which we are called as bearers of the Good News in Kingston, Roane County, and throughout the world.
Sundays at Bethel
(Communion - First Sunday)
[Nursery Available During Worship]
— 11:00 am —
Christian Education (All Ages)
— 9:30 to 10:30 am —
Coffee & Conversation
— 10:30 to 11:00 am —
Read Our Latest Bulletin
The Most Recent Bulletin Is Now Available
In The Archive - See Below.
Bethel student ministries is here to:
Serve- Serve our neighbors, friends and those who are less fortunate.
Embrace-We are here to love one another.
Anchor- We are anchored in Jesus Christ.
Bethel's Youth invite you to become a part of a friendly, active ministry of learning, exploring the faith and service. Be sure to check the youth activities schedule shown under the "News & Events" section or go to the Youth page for even more information.
The web sites listed below provide helpful information about many aspects of the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination, as well as all sorts of other interesting stuff!
Clicking on a link title will cause a new window to open.
| Presbyterian Church (USA)|
|The "master" site for our denomination. Here you'll find a wealth of information covering most everything you might want to know about us.|
| Presbytery of East Tennessee|
|This is the web site for the regional Presbyterian Church (USA) organization that oversees Bethel and all other PC (USA) churches in East Tennessee.|
| Synod of Living Waters|
|The Synod of Living Waters is the multi-state PC (USA) organization that oversees the presbyteries in states of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee (are we organized, or what?!)|
| The Presbyterian Foundation|
|Invest your money in a way that helps you and helps others.|
| Kingston United Methodist Church|
|This is the online home of our Methodist neighbors across the street. We share a joint youth ministry and our congregations hold periodic worship services and fellowship events together.|
| PCUSA Investment Loan Program|
|The Presbyterian Church (USA) Investment & Loan Program provides opportunities to invest in church growth. PILP holds Bethel's morgage from our remodeling, and with enough investments it is possible to get reductions to our mortgage rate.|
| d365 Daily Devotions|
|An awesome site sponsored jointly by the PCUSA, The Episcopal Church, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Spend time each day becoming more rooted and grounded in God, the center of our being.|
| Finding Your Spiritual Gifts|
Want help identifying your spiritual gifts? Try this online questionnaire developed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
A bar graph for twenty gift areas is created from the way you answer the questions. The site suggests that the three longest bars represent gifts that are important in your Christian ministry. After getting your scored results check out the printable version which has more information on each gift.
You can also find other inventory lists by typing in "spiritual gifts" (include the quotes) in your internet search engine. Learn about the congregational resource guides purchased for Bethel's Gifts Ministry Initiative by searching on the author's name, Jean Trumbauer.
As you begin to use your gifts, we anticipate four things happening: you will deepen your personal understanding of your call to Christian service; your tasks will become joyful ministries; you will feel more fulfilled and more deeply a part of the faith community, and the good of the church will be magnified. Blessings on your journey.