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Rev. Nancy Coleman
Interim Pastor



Life At Bethel

Pentecost 2017

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(updated December 03, 2022)

News & Events

December, 2022

Volume 19, Issue No. 12

Dear Friends, This is one of those years when Advent comes early, so by the time...

earth care

Bethel First Certified As An Earth Care Congregation:
April, 2018

For more information on Earth Care Congregations, click HERE.


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)

  Sundays at Bethel  

Worship (Communion - First Sunday)
— 11:00 am —
Youth Sunday School and Adult Christian Education begin at 9:30 am
Childcare for infants and preschool age children is offered from 9:30 am until noon in the nursery
The Quiet Room is available during worship

You can watch our Sunday morning worship service on our Facebook Page or via Facebook Live.

Read Our Latest Bulletin

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.
  • 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.
  • Bethel on the Move
  • Watch a time lapse video of Bethel's most recent move in 2008. Photography by David Doonan; used with permission from Roane County News.

    Bethel Happenings
    (updated December 03, 2022)
    Sunday, December 4, 2022

    3:30 PM – Children’s Crafts (Fellowship Hall)

    6:00 PM – Soup /Sandwich Supper (Fellowship Hall)

    6:45 PM – Worship (Sanctuary)

    If you can help by providing 2 dozen sandwiches and/or a pot of soup, please contact the church office to let us know (we will need to have the food delivered to the church by 5:15 P.M. on the 4th).


    The Service Team will soon be putting together and distributing Christmas Baskets for local families in need. Each year Bethel provides approximately 50 "baskets" filled with food items needed for Christmas dinner. We will be picking up the food orders at the Midtown Kroger on Friday, December 9th starting at 3 pm.

    Volunteers are needed to help Dan Hyder pick up the food and bring it back to the Bethel Fellowship Hall. At 5 pm, we will also need volunteers to help package the food for each family for distribution on Saturday morning.

    Additional volunteers are needed to help distribute the food and Angel Tree gifts on Saturday, December 10th from 10 am until Noon. (This will be another year of drive-through distribution.) Please come help at any of these times if you are available. For more information, contact Esther Parish by emailing Esther.


    For the month of November our focus is on Baby Supplies(diapers, rash cream, baby wipes, lotion, shampoo, bath).

    Our in-worship collection will be Saturday, December 24th at the Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 PM.

    Thank you for supporting our local food pantry efforts to help needy families in our community.  


    We have heard from a few of our members that they have received texts that appear to be from Rev. Nancy Coleman (but using a different number).

    The text says she needs help getting some Amazon gift cards for women battling cancer in the hospital.

    This is a scam.

    If you receive a text message like this, please do not respond and block the number.

    If you have any questions, please contact the church office.


    Bethel Choir will recommence rehearsals on Wednesday, September 7.

    We will rehearse in the choir room from 7:00-8:15 each Wednesday evening, and we'll be working on weekly anthems as well as music for Advent and Christmas.

    All are welcome, no experience necessary. Come and help us make a joyful noise to the Lord!


    The church is collecting travel size hygiene items for Shower Ministry Hygiene Kits.

    We are most in need of deodorant, shave cream, lotion, shampoo & conditioner. Full size towels are also needed. Please drop off items on the bench outside the church office.

    Thank you for supporting this community ministry.  


    Windows, Mirrors, glass of all kinds - everyone has them, but are they clean and streak free? They can be if you use Miracle Cloths!

    Get two – one for the car and one for the house. Suggested donation: $6 for 1, $10 for 2.

    Available in the church office.
    All proceeds to the Building Fund.  

    a daily devotional, for
    October, November, and December

    is available on the table in the Gathering Area. Be sure to pick one up today.

    "To nurture the daily practice of prayer and the reading of Scripture, there is solid help in the pages of These Days. The devotions wrestle faithfully with the doubts, joys, and challenges of the Christian life."  


    The church has medical equipment available to loan. If you need a walker, cane, bedside commode, toilet riser or bath bench for an upcoming medical procedure check with the church office. We also accept donations of medical equipment.


    In light of new CDC guidelines and declining case numbers in Roane County, our COVID protocols have been revised.

    • The following protocols became effective starting late afternoon on Sunday, March 20.

    • Masks will now be optional inside the building. However, our strong preference is that, for your own protection, those of you who are unvaccinated will continue to wear masks.

    • Food may be served inside the building. Those serving food should wear masks and gloves.

    • For the time being, the offering will continue to be collected with ushers coming to each side of the pew instead of passing the plate. However, other items – such as palm branches for Palm Sunday – may be passed out.

    • Remember: Please worship from home if you don't feel well. And, please continue caring for yourselves and one another.

    Kingston Lakeside Market
    It is exciting to announce the prospect of a farmers market in Kingston in 2020.
    (scroll to the bottom for links to our survey and application forms)

    The idea of a market was initiated by Bethel Presbyterian Church as part of their vision as an Earth Care Congregation. It will be established with the cooperation of the City of Kingston. The proposed site will be in the city parking lot directly behind the church at 203 S. Kentucky Street. The market will be held every Saturday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM starting next spring. At this point in the process, we are seeking information from customers and potential vendors. To establish this market it will take community support. We cannot have a market without vendors and shoppers. This will be “our” market referring to the residents in and around the Kingston Community.