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Rev. Nancy Coleman
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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.

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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
    – scroll to see all items –
    (updated February 17, 2024)
    LENTEN STUDY GROUP

    Susan Garner will lead a six-week Lenten study during the Sunday School hour (9:30- 10:45 am) in the library beginning on Sunday, Feb. 25th and running through Easter Sunday (March 31).

    The study will focus on Kate Bowler’s new book: Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day! Meditations for the Ups, Downs and In Betweens.

    Order your book today!

    BAKE SALE
    INGREDIENTS NEEDED

    Bethel’s youth will be preparing Easter treats at their Bake-In on Sat. March 30. These treats will be offered for sale to the congregation in the Gathering Area on Easter Sunday to raise funds for the PCUSA One Great Hour of Sharing.

    During February, the youth are seeking nut-free contributions of cake icing, brownie mix, non-stick spray, small marshmallows, small square disposable pans (e.g., Handi-foil), and especially pastel M&Ms candy.

    Please bring fun ingredients to the church office.

    HOME FOOD COLLECTION

    For the month of January our focus is on Canned Pasta (Spaghetti-O’s, Chef Boyardee, etc.).

    These and other non- perishable food items can be brought in through-out the month and placed in the yellow collection boxes in the Gathering Area.

    Our in-worship collection will be Sunday, January 21..

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

    REMOTE AREA MEDICAL
    (RAM)

    Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a major non-profit provider of free pop-up clinics.

    Their mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality health care to those in need. They do this by delivering free dental, vision and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals. There are volunteer opportunities for everyone. Upcoming clinics dates and more information may be found at www.ramusa.org

    Upcoming clinics nearby include:
    • Cookeville March 15-17, 2024
    • Harriman April 19-21, 2024 (Roane State Community College)

    TIME AND TALENT

    It's that time again at Bethel – the opportunity to offer the church your time and talents across our spectrum of activities and needs.

    Please click below to download our Time and Talent signup form. The first two pages list all the volunteer opportunities, and the second two pages describe the current Session Teams' purposes.

    If you see one or more items in which you are interested, please print out the form (you only need to print the first two pages) and check those items. Print your name and phone number at the bottom of page 2 and return the form to the church office – someone from the Session Teams will be in touch.

    Thanks in advance for your participation in all that we're doing!!

    Click HERE to download the Time and Talent form.

    The most up to date version of the form will always be available at https://archive.bethelpcusa.org, under the FORMS tab.  

    JOIN THE CHOIR!!

    Bethel Choir will resume rehearsals on Wednesday, September 6.

    We will rehearse in the choir room from 6:00-7:30 PM each Wednesday evening and we'll be working on weekly anthems as well as music for Fall and Advent.

    All are welcome, no experience necessary.

    Come and help us make a joyful noise to the Lord!

    FLOWERS NEEDED!!

    Flowers in our sanctuary are a way we bring some of the beauty of nature into our place of worship.

    During these months when gardens are full of flowers, the church invites you to share your flowers for sanctuary arrangements.

    Vases of various size and color can be found in the Bell Tower room along with assorted flower arranging supplies.

    Are you interested in sharing flowers for Sunday Worship? Contact the church office at 376-6340 or by clicking/tapping HERE.


    THESE DAYS
    a daily devotional, for
    January, February, & March

    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."  

    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.  

    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.

    PHONE SCAM INVOLVING BETHEL

    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