“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 January are: Boxed Mac and Cheese. 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.
  • After School Club Family and Friends Night
    Wednesday, January 30th @ 5:00pm. You're invited to an evening of fun and fellowship! Dinner menu includes: Pasta, Salad and Dessert. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, January 23rd to either the church office, directly to the After School Club or by filling out the form found in your bulletin. Hope to see you all there!
  • Love Fellowship Lunch
    Sunday, February 10, 2019 @ noon. Come enjoy a delicious meal and great fellowship together. A freewill offering will be taken to help defray the cost of the meal. To help us plan for the amount of food needed, please find the form in your bulletin and place it in the offering plate to indicate the number of people attending. You may also call the church office with this information. Please RSVP by February 3rd.
  • Heifer Project Offering
    Our children's ministry is collecting donations to help families in need buy chickens. Your gift of a flock of chickens helps provide a family in need with a starter flock of 10 to 50 chicks, along with the training that will empower them to turn your donation into a lifetime of opportunity. Each flock of chicks provides eggs and protein for nourishment, boosts income through sales of extra eggs and offspring, and ensures security for generations through passing on the gift. Chickens require little space and can thrive on readily available scraps; this allows families to make money from the birds without spending much. And since a good hen can lay up to 200 eggs a year, your flock of chickens gift provides a steady source of nutrition and income. If you would like to support this project, you can give your donation to a child in the church who is collecting, or you can place it in the offering and mark it "Heifer Project". Donations will be collected through February 10th. Thank you!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pictures Needed
    For the 2018 History of Bethany, we are requesting that anyone who has pictures of any church event during the past year(2018) please share them! Please contact the church 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