"To Turn the lost into
and the faithless into
Welcome to Bethel’s Website
BETHEL NEWSSHEET – last updated 24 September
Bethel Mag – Summer 2017 – added 1 July 2017
Little Lambs Weekly
Notice – updated 24 September 2017
What are we doing
at Nursery this week – 24 September 2017
Termly Newsletter – Autumn 2017 -
added 8 September 2017
present, the church that meets at Bethel
numbers a total of around 300. That number includes those who come Sunday by
Sunday, to those we see only a couple of times a year, and all else between !
The number includes our Pathfinders and Icebreakers, and our Cornerstone ladies
who usually only come on Wednesdays. The number also includes the growing
number of old people we have living in residential care. Being part of the
Church that meets at Bethel can never be confined to those who simply attend
this building, but is wide enough to embrace those who know that the whole of
their life is a walk with God, and who look to Bethel as their spiritual home.
Bethel is “in the
community, for the community” and bases its life upon the free gift of
forgiveness and salvation offered by God the Father through Jesus His Son,
being in our lives through the Holy Spirit.
is a community focal point for those who come Sunday by Sunday, to those we see
only a couple of times a year, and all else in between! Bethel touches people from the “cradle to the
grave”, with Toddlers, Little Lambs Pre-School Centre, One Way children’s club,
Waterhole youth club, Feeling Good and Cornerstone senior citizen’s luncheon
club. The love of God is pumped out from
this church not only through the community activities, but through the work of
the individuals who make up the church.
word Bethel is
taken from two Hebrew words - bęt ’el - meaning the House of God. The word Church is taken from the Greek word
– kuriakon - which means belonging to the Lord.
The word Chapel is taken from a Latin word – cappella - meaning cloak,
and provided a secret place where dissenters could worship God. Chapels were break-away places, breaking the
mould, objecting to the status quo, wanting to make God readily available to
any and all who would find Him. Our
founders became dissenters and walked out of a Church they felt misrepresented
their God and they formed a chapel for worship.
Being part of the Church that meets at Bethel can never be confined to
those who simply attend this building, but is wide enough to embrace those who
know that the whole of their life is a walk with God, and who look to Bethel as
their spiritual home. Bethel is a place where people can feel safe
belonging to the Lord and it’s a place where they can come to find the
Lord. Bethel comprises of safe houses within a safe
house. Those safe houses are the
outreach groups which operate week by week and in many and varied ways try to
bring the reality of the Kingdom of God into peoples’ lives.
at Bethel we operate with a Pastor, a group of Trustees (who by law are
responsible for the day to day running of Bethel as a registered charity), a
management committee (who meet monthly to oversee the regular running of
Bethel) and a whole army of the people of God, who day by day live out their
lives as witness to the faith they have placed in the son of God, Jesus Christ.
with everyone connected with Bethel, we all make
up the community known as the Church that meets at Bethel, each one of us looking to fulfil our
unique place in the Body of Christ, each one of us looking to Jesus for
salvation, and each one of us looking to each other for support, love, loyalty
and encouragement. This Church is made
up of human beings who fail, get it wrong, mess up big time, and are in need of
forgiveness. We don’t always give that
which others need from us at the right time and in the right place. But we stand on one assurance: Our faith is not dependent upon a human being
getting it right, but on the unfailing love of God shown to us through Jesus
the main doors to the church building, we have printed "This church opens
wide its doors, and in the name of Jesus, bids you welcome". That's the
truth - if you're looking for something more in life - if you're looking for
some rhyme and reason to why the world is as it is - if you're looking for hope
and a future - you're in the right place !
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Bethel Chapel Web Site: www.bethelchapel.net
Chapel is a registered charity - No. 1001260