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News & Events

April, 2020

Volume 17, Issue No. 4

I hope you are doing well in these unusual days. This edition of the Open Door...


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)
[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.

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 April 13, 2021)
    Our Latest Worship Service
    April 11

    You can watch our April 11, 11:00 am Easter worship service (via Facebook Live) by clicking HERE.

    April 12, 2021
    Dear Friends,

    I am so grateful for beautiful weather as we continue outdoor in person worship.  Many thanks to Jake Horton for sorting out the video.  We do have an incredible setting for worship!

    Tonight we continue our racial justice conversation with a concluding discussion of the book Caste by Isabel Wilkerson at 6:30pm (Monday, April 12) via Zoom.  Please contact the church office if you wish to participate.

    Next Wednesday, April 21, we will begin a Bible study on the Letter to the Galatians.  It will be a four-week study at 6:30pm each Wednesday.

    If you are looking for activities for your children or youth this summer, check out John Knox summer camp opportunities.  Their website is  They have great programs, and they managed to have a complete camp season last summer and do it COVID free.

    Thank you to everyone who supported the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.  We have received over $800 that will go to help disaster assistance, hunger programs and self-development ministries around the world.

    Please keep Katie Gurtis in your prayers.  She is currently in the hospital as the doctors determine what kind of cancer the mass in her colon is.  Her Treatment will depend on their findings.  Also pray for Mary B Hine's brother, Jim, who has recently learned he has lesions on his lungs.  He is undergoing tests to determine more.

    Grace and peace,


    Remember to join Rev. Wendy each Wednesday at noon live on Facebook (click HERE) as she shares an inspirational devotional.

    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