“To know Jesus Christ and to help others to know Him”

Saturdays 6:30pm / Sundays 8:15 and 10:30am

About Us

About Us

Bethany is a warm, family friendly, traditional congregation in the city of Latrobe, PA. Everyone is welcome to join in worship each weekend as we celebrate the grace of Jesus.

We have worship services on Saturday evenings at 6:30 PM; and Sunday mornings at 8:15 AM and 10:30 AM. Feel free to join in worship at a time that is convenient to you.


Parking is available in the lot at the rear of the building as well as on street parking is available. The entrance to the sanctuary is at the steps at the front of the building as well as the white double doors at the rear off of the parking lot.


A nursery is provided for the 10:30 AM service for children under the age of 4. Junior Church, a time for young people to explore the bible, is available during the 10:30 service, immediately following the children's message in worship.


All of our services are come as you are. You will find a wide variety of dress, from jeans and a t-shirt to shirt and tie. Feel free to join us in worship as you feel comfortable.

Introducing Rev. Les Hutchins Jr.

Introducing Rev. Les Hutchins Jr.
Ordained an elder in 2014, he is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Les and his wife Delores have been married 26 years and are natives of Washington Pa., where family members still reside. Les served as a staff member at John Wesley UMC, was licensed to preach in 2006 and served Speers and Dunlevy UMCs while attending California University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He served as senior pastor of the Faithful Followers Charge on the Indiana District while attending United Theological Seminary, where his concentration was church renewal.

Les is the Western PA Conference Secretary of Global Ministries, serves on the Commission on Religion and Race, and is a section leader at Annual Conference. He has a passion to empower and equip the people of the church to share the love of Jesus Christ and carry out the great commission in the local community and the world. Les is humbled by his new appointment and looks forward with great excitement and enthusiasm to serve the Bethany UMC and Latrobe community in new and challenging ways.
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After School Club

After School Club is a place where your child can:

•    have fun with friends

•    study God’s Word

•    develop Christian values

•    build strong relationships

•    grow in healthy self-esteem

Our purpose: “To know Jesus Christ and to help others to know him.”

We invite all children, kindergarten through sixth grade to join us! (Junior and Senior High Youth Groups meet at the same time).

We meet each Wednesday beginning in mid-September through the end of April from 4:30-6:30. We begin with a meal, take part in projects, play games, have weekly Bible explorations, sing and promote activities to apply the Bible to everyday life.

At After School Club, kids have freedom to explore their questions about God and their faith. Teachers and helpers act as mentors in helping kids make decisions for Christ and grow stronger in their faith. Not a substitute for Sunday School, Bethany’s After School Club program gives children a chance to put into practice what they have learned.

We have many fun activities including a skating party, a family & friends dinner, Christmas caroling, Christmas program, a carnival and a science show as well as various mission projects.
After School Club


Sat @ 6:30pm, Sun @ 8:15am & 10:30am


Check back often to see what's happening at Bethany United Methodist Church

Upcoming Events:

  • Food Panty Collection
    Donations needed for December are: Instant Oatmeal. Please place your donations in the marked green containers in the vestibule. Or for monetary donations please place it in a brown envelope and mark it "Food Panty".  Deadline is December 30th.
    Distribution will be Tuesday, December 11th, 8:00-10:30am at the St Vincent Grove. There will be a volunteer list posted at the front pew of the sanctuary. Thank you for your support in helping our local families.
  • "The Birth of Jesus"
    You're invited to the performance of the Bethany UMC After School Club Christmas Program on Wednesday, December 12th at 5:30pm.  Cookies and hot chocolate in the Fellowship Hall afterwards. Also, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for pictures and to visit. Donations of Christmas cookies would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the office if able to donate.
  • Christmas Open House
    There will be an Open House at the Parsonage on Friday, December 14th from 5-7pm and Friday, December 21st from 5-7. All are welcome to stop by for light refreshments. Merry Christmas. Peace of our Lord be with you. Any questions please call Delores or contact the church office.
  • Outreach Opportunity
    "Food for Thought" Backpack Program provides children in kindergarten through sixth grade with food assistance for the weekend, as many children receive breakfast and lunch at school. Backpacks are packed on Wednesdays and delivered to the Baggaley and Latrobe Elementary School for a discrete distribution on Fridays. Volunteers are needed to help pack the bags on Wednesdays at the Latrobe 30 Plaza at the store front between the PT Group Physical Therapy and the Tanning Salon. Bethany will be serving for the month of January. Approximately 6-8 volunteers are needed each week, beginning at 1:30 pm. Packing usually takes less than one hour. A sign up is on the front pew of the sanctuary.
  • Christmas Eve Services 
    Will be held December 24th @ 5:00pm and 7:00pm
  • Save the Date
    Bethany Women's Retreat is scheduled for March 29-31, 2019. It will be at Laurelville Mennonite Center in Mt. Pleasant, PA. Registration will be available beginning in January with the early bird registration discount.
  • 2019 Offering Envelopes
    The 2019 Offering envelopes are now available. They will be in the back of the Sanctuary according to number. If your envelopes are not there or you need envelopes please contact the office.
  • Pumpkin Rolls
    There are extra pumpkin rolls available. Please contact the office.
  • Help Wanted:
    We are looking for a Youth Director and Volunteers to help with the Youth Ministry and a Vacation Bible School Coordinator. Also needed are Volunteers to help with Jr. Church at the 10:30 service on Sundays. Please contact the office if interested in any of these wonderful opportunities. Crocheters are needed to crochet the sleeping mats for the homeless. Please contact the office if interested.



  • 2415 Laveen Street, Latrobe, PA, United States