What is a Gay Friendly Church?

An Open and Affirming (ONA) Christian church and a member of the Community of Welcoming Congregations, we support full inclusion and equality for transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay and questioning persons.

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What does the Bible say about Gay Marriage?

Homosexuality is a “hot button” issue for many Christians. Answers to the question depend on your belief about...     More

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Are there straight people at Bethel?

Bethel has been in Beaverton since 1880, and we weren't always "gay friendly." But now our congregation is a good mixture of straight and LGBTQ people of many races and ages, Come visit this Sunday and see a Historic Protestant Progressive Christian Church in action!

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Where can LGBTQ people And Allies Find Support?

Bethel is one of a number of LGBTQ affirming churches in our local area. To find out more, visit our affirmiong churches page HERE.