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

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

About Us


About Us
Welcome!

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.

Arriving

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.

Children

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.

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

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

Announcements


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Upcoming Events
  • Homemade Apple Dumplings
    We will be making homemade apple dumplings for sale October 10-11, 2019. Cost is $3.50Please contact the church office or see the bulletin for an order form.
  • Chancel Choir
    Practice will begin on Thursday, September 5th at 6:30pm. Come sing with us! Lift your voice to the Lord!
    Handbell Choir
    Practice will begin on Monday, September 16th at 6:00pm. If you are interested in ringing handbells, please contact the office.
  • Class on The Letters of Paul
    August 27th from 10:00-11:30am and will run for 12 weeks. Please contact the church office if interested.
  • FamilyLife's Art of Parenting class
    Join us for an 8 week video series event beginning on September 29th at 9:15-10:15am. Have faith at the center of your parenting with FamilyLife's Art of Parenting™.
  • Disciple's Path class
    September 29th. Deepen your relationship with Christ and the Church. A guide for United Methodist. Sunday mornings 9:15-10:15 in the Hospitality area.
  • Fall Harvest Walk for Hunger Prevention
    The walk will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to noon at Legion Keener Stadium. Forms are available at each entrance.
  • First Fellowship Sundays-A time to connect and reflect
    Beginning February 17 in the Fellowship Hall. Available from 8am - 12:30pm light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in hosting a Sunday, please contact the church office
  • Food Panty Collection
    Donations needed for August are: canned tuna/chicken. 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".
  • Prayer Shawls are Available
    If you need a prayer shawl or prayer squares, please contact the church office.  Crocheters needed! Please help us continue Bethany's Prayer Shawl Ministry! Bethany has given away over 550 prayer shawls in recent years crocheted by members of our church. 
  • Alter Flowers
    Many weeks we have flowers on the altar to decorate the sanctuary while honoring or remembering a loved one or a special occasion. If you would like to purchase flowers for a weekend, the cost is $30 for a table top arrangement and $50 for the altar flowers. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the front vestibule, or you can contact the church office. Please let us know by the Tuesday before what you would like placed in the bulletin. 
  • 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.
  • Jr. Chruch (K-6th grade)
    Jr. Chruch will start on Feb 3rd and we are still looking for volunteers who would be willing to help one Sunday or more a month at the 10:30 service on Sundays. Please contact the church office if interested.
  • Disciple I Bible Study
    Would you like to understand more about the Old Testament, and see how it can help in understanding the New Testament? If you are hungry for the Word of God and for fellowship in prayer and study , or as a follow up to the Disciples Path study, Disciple I is for you. The class will be a daylight class, from 9:30 to 12:00 noon, and Part 1-The Old Testament, will begin 8/26/19-12/23/19. Part 2, New Testament, tentative begin dates are 3/16/20-7/20/20 with the same class times. The class is open for 6-10 students. For more information contact the church office. 
  • Help Wanted:
    Nursery Help Needed during the Sunday 10:30 service. 
    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. VBS will be August 4-8 from 6-8:30, volunteers are needed even if only part time.
  • Cancellations due to weather
    If the services need to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we have a One Call System that will call everyone on the list and let them know. It will also be listed on WTAE, the church website, and the Facebook page. If you are not on the One Call List and would like to be added, please write your name and number on a blue card and place it in the offering plate or contact the church office.
  • The Latrobe Center for Active Adults
    Serves breakfast from 8:00am - 9:00am weekdays for $3.00. Any age is welcome to come for breakfast. The breakfast is made to order. The coffee is $0.10 a cup. Located on Avenue C.
  • Calendar
    Please keep scrolling to check out the calendar for additional events, meetings, bible studies and more!

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  • 2415 Laveen Street, Latrobe, PA, United States