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Rev. Nancy Coleman
Interim Pastor



Life At Bethel

Pentecost 2017

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(updated March 28, 2023)

News & Events

April, 2023

Volume 20, Issue No. 4

As you receive this newsletter we will be well on our way to...

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

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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 March 28, 2023)

    Pastor Nancy will be leading a six-week Lenten study during the Sunday School hour (9:30-10:30 am), beginning on the first Sunday of Lent on February 26 and running through Palm Sunday on April 2.

    We will be looking at Amy Jill-Levine's book Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week. There are numerous previews of this book online.


    have you fed your fish?

    Gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS):
    • Support initiatives that create sustainable food systems and alleviate root causes of poverty so that all may be fed.
    • Provide assistance alongside communities as they recover and find hope after natural or human-caused disasters.
    • Provide resources and education to oppressed and disadvantaged communities working to overcome poverty and injustice through initiatives they own and directly benefit from.
    Bethel will receive our OGHS Offering on Easter Sunday (4/9)


    For the month of April our focus is on Pasta & Spaghetti Sauce.

    These and other non-perishable food items can be brought in throughout the month and placed in the HOME collection basket in the Gathering Area.

    Our in-worship collection will be Sunday, April 16th.

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

    a daily devotional, for
    April, May, and June

    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 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.  


    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.


    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.

    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.

    Customer Survey

    Vendor Survey

    Artisan Application

    Farmer/Gardener Application