Welcome

We understand that visiting a new church for the first time can be an intimidating experience. Therefore, we want to do everything we can to create a safe place to hear an important message.

Bethany Covenant Church is a church designed to serve both those who might consider themselves spiritual seekers and those who consider themselves followers of Jesus. It’s a safe place for people who are looking for answers to their spiritual questions, and simply want to check out Christianity without anyone pressuring them. It’s also a place where those who have decided to follow Jesus Christ can learn and be encouraged in their spiritual growth.

Many people struggle through life with few or no connections to the people around them. It’s not something they do on purpose. Sometimes … it just happens. Here at Bethany, we help the everyday person connect with family, friends, and community. God made us this way. We need the help and encouragement and acceptance of others. But more importantly, we’ll help you connect with God. And that’s a connection that will get you from Sunday to Sunday, no matter what trials life throws at you. Whether you’re healthy or sick, rich or poor, happy or sad … God is always there … Getting you from Sunday to Sunday. When you first walk through the door of Bethany, greeters are there to help you find what you need on a Sunday morning. Whether you need childcare, more information, or just a cup of coffee, people will be there to help.

Beginning in 1884 and continuing to today, Bethany is to be a place where we are inviting people to know God, inspiring people to follow Jesus, and involving people to serve our neighbors, both near and far. For generations, people of all ages have found transformation through Jesus Christ as part of their life at Bethany. We invite you to see what God is doing at Bethany and how God is at work in your life today.

I'm new, what should I expect?

We are so glad you would like to visit Bethany Covenant Church!

No church can be all things to all people, but we try to make worship at Bethany as meaningful and enjoyable as possible. Whether you are searching for a new church home, returning to church after a long absence, or a first time visitor– you are welcome to join us! You will not be judged or called upon–we ask only that you come with an open mind and heart, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.

On Sunday mornings there is one worship experience and a Christian formation hour with classes, seminars and small groups for all ages.

9:30AM One Church Together Worship

In this service you will see a mix of people; some in jeans and others in suits. The music in this service is a blend of traditional hymns and Contemporary Christian music and uses liturgical elements such as responsive readings, The Lord’s Prayer, and choral singing as a regular part of worship.

High value is placed on giving space for people to connect with God, so everything we do in this service: teaching, videos, music, reading and messages are done with this in mind.

11:00AM Christian Formation

A variety of classes, seminars, Bible Studies and small groups for all ages and childcare for infants and toddlers

FAQ

What should I wear?

Sunday dress at Bethany ranges from formal to very casual and everything in between. Wear what you feel comfortable wearing.

What about my kids?

Bethany provides professional and trained nursery, preschool and child care on Sunday mornings for ages 0-5. Once kids reach age 6, they sit in the service with their families until they are dismissed before the morning message to Children’s Church for a time of their own learning.

Childcare rooms are on the lower level. Our greeters and ushers will help you find the right room for your child.

Communion for all those who believe Jesus Christ is their Savior and Lord is served the first Sunday of the month.

Coffee Hour with pastry and other treats is served in The Gathering Place after the 9:30AM service.

When

Sunday Worship — 9:30AM

Fellowship — 10:30AM

Christian Formation — 11:00AM – 11:45AM

Where

785 Mill Street,
Berlin, CT 06037
office@bethanycovenant.org | (860) 828-3637