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(updated August 05, 2022)

News & Events

August, 2022

Volume 19, Issue No. 8

Our family friend Eric Minton has recently published a book with the title It’s Not You,...


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 Most Recent Bulletin Is Now Available
In The Archive - See Below.





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 August 05, 2022)
    NOTHING SAYS YOU CARE LIKE UNDERWEAR!

    August 14th has been designated by Bethel's Fellowship Team as “Undie Sunday” – a back-to-school project to benefit children attending our local schools.

    Many low-income parents worry about their child having enough socks and underwear and these items are not usually found in thrift stores.

    Bethel's contributions will help to provide basic clothing items that school officials suggest are most requested: Girls' and Boys' Undies, Socks, & Sweatpants or Leggings – Size 5/6 and Size 7/8, but larger sizes, including adult size underwear, are also needed.  

    HYGENE ITEMS NEEDED

    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.  

    MIRACLE CLOTHS

    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.  

    MUSICIANS NEEDED!

    The Bethel choir will be on summer break through Labor Day. Anyone interested in sharing vocal or instrumental music for our worship service is welcome.

    Please contact the church office for more information.

    WORSHIP SERVICE PROTOCOL

    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.



    HOME FOOD COLLECTION

    For the month of August our focus foods are Cereal/Oatmeal.

    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, August 21st.

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

    THESE DAYS
    a daily devotional, for
    July, August, and September

    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."  

    MEDICAL EQUIPMENT CLOSET

    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.



    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.