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(updated November 29, 2021)

News & Events

December, 2021

Volume 18, Issue No. 7

On November 11 Bethel started sheltering our first family since the pandemic began. We...


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 —

You can watch our Sunday morning worship service, via Facebook Live, by clicking HERE.

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 November 29, 2021)

    The office is looking for couples, families or single individuals to sign-up to light the Advent candles during worship. For each Sunday lighting there is a reading and a prayer + the lighting of the candle/candles. 

    Please contact the office if you are interested in being an Advent Lighter for Bethel's observance of Advent. Please indicate what Sundays you are available in your message to the office. 
    • Dec. 5

    • Dec. 12

    • Dec. 19

    In order to safely remain in the sanctuary while COVID positive case numbers continue to rise and/or remain very high in our area, special attendance protools will be observed. At their last meeting (November 14) the Session updated those COVID worship protocols:

    • The following protocols will be effective starting Sunday, November 21.

    • The noodle pew spacers will be removed.

    • Offering will be collected with the ushers coming to each side of the pew to collect – the plate will not be passed.

    • Masks are still required in the building.

    • No communal serving of food in the building. 

    • 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.