Gay Friendly Easter Service 2017
Sunday, April 16 at 10:00 AM
Progressive Christian churches celebrate Easter to remember the resurrection of Jesus and its meaning for us today.
At Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ, we welcome people of all ages, races, religions, sexes, genders, preferences, expressions, and sexual orientations to celebrate Holy Week with us!
LGBTQ Affirming Easter Service 2017
The resurrection of Jesus was a shocking claim. Today, the claims of progressive Christian churches have their own shock value. The majority of Christian churches in America do not allow practicing homosexuals to be members, leaders, or staff. But at Bethel, we believe such practices are discriminatory and immoral. A shocking claim, indeed!
We welcome you, no matter where you are on life's journey, to celebrate Easter in a loving environment where you will be accepted and affirmed. Join us Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM.
A Progressive Church Near Me?
We're convenient to Portland's west side, right in the heart of downtown Beaverton, just south of the Beaverton City Library at the corner of 6th and Watson Avenue.
Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ
5150 SW Watson Avenue
Beaverton, OR 97005
Holy Week 2017
Palm Sunday Service
April 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM
We will gather at the front entrance of the church for a procession into the sanctuary with palms waving! Director of Music, Owen Hofmann-Smith has prepared a processional song for all ages. Worship will conclude with the building and procession of the cross (made from the trunks of our Christmas trees).
Maundy Thursday Service
April 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM
The Maundy Thursday worship service draws its purpose and themes from historical events that our Christian tradition believed happened on the Thursday before Easter. It is a reenactment of the Last Supper. “Maundy” is the English form of the Latin word meaning commandment. Jesus’ new commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you”, is the focus of Maundy Thursday.
Good Friday Service
April 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Bethel will once again serve as the gathering place for the annual "Ecumenical Walk of the Cross." a one mile pilgrimage through downtown Beaverton with representatives from various churches carrying a cross to identify with Jesus’ historic walk and to consider the “crosses” of social justice to which Christ calls us,
Easter Sunday Service
April 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM
This all-generational worship will celebrate Christ's resurrection with special music by the Hot Shots Worship Band. Our sanctuary will be flooded with color from flowers given in honor or memory of loved ones. An invitation to sing Handel's Hallelujah Chorus will conclude worship. And be sure to join us after our Easter Morning Celebration for an Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages.