“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
  • Take Out Chicken Dinner-January 26th
    Chicken breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, and dessert. Please see bulletin insert or call the church office to place your order. Orders are due by Sunday, January 19, 2020. Cost: $8.00
    Cakes are needed, please sign up on the sheet located at the front pew.
    Help is also needed on Saturday at 8:00 to prepare for the dinner. Help is needed to hand out the meals on Sunday, Jan 26th. Please let Dawna know if you can help.
  • Spark!
    Bethany has 12-14 youth, 10 boys and 2 to 4 girls, that are looking forward to going to Spark! on January 24-26, 2020. The cost per youth is $215. If you would like to sponsor a child or donate toward the cost please place an envelope marked "Youth Spark" in the offering plate or contact the church office.
  • Youth Sunday School
    In honor of Jesus' birthday, the Jr and Sr High School Sunday school group will be collecting donations of new hats, scarves, gloves, and socks for homeless men and women in our area.  The group will be delivering them to a homeless shelter mid-January. Thank you for  all your help and support! There is a blue collection bin in the vestibule marked "Youth" to place the donations in. 
  • Come join us on the power of prayer small group study
    Focused on the movie "War Room". Centered on the power of prayer. Will meet Wednesdays in Bethany House starting February 5th from 5:00-6:00. Bring your children to After School Club and then join us! No book required.
  • Teaching from Methodist School for Supernatural Ministries.
    A 10-week class on healing ministry will start on Feb 5th from 6:30-7:30 in Bethany House. 
  • Heifer Project
    The gift of a dairy goat is a lasting, meaningful way for you to help a little girl or boy on the other side of the world while sharing your caring spirit with those closest to your heart. The gift of a dairy goat can supply a family with up to several quarts of nutritious milk a day. Extra milk can be sold or used to make cheese or yogurt. Families learn to use goat manure to fertilize gardens. And because goats often have 2 or 3 kids a year, Heifer families can lift themselves out of poverty by starting small dairies that earn money. What a wonderful gift for a family in need. 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 plate and mark it "Heifer Project". Donations will be collected through February 9th. Thank you!
  • Host of Angels
    The angels from the Host of Angels mobile are available in the vestibule in envelopes with names on of those who have ordered.
  • Attention Treasurers
    It is time for the annual audit. Please have your books into the office by January 31st.
  • Women's Retreat
    WonderFull World takes you on a journey packed with friendship ,God, and spiritual growth. It's a retreat you won't want to miss! Location: Laurelville Mennonite Center. Date: April 24-26 Cost: $150/person for double, triple and quad rooms. Single room $270.00.  Registration with $50.00 nonrefundable by 2/16/20. Balance due by 4/5/20. Thank you!
  • Pumpkin Rolls
    We have pumpkin rolls for sale for $11.00. Please contact the church office 
  • Attention all knitters and crocheters
    Help is needed to make prayer shawls and prayer squares for the "Shawlom Ministry". These are given to those folks needing extra caring thoughts and comfort at critical times in their lives. Please call the church office if you are interested.
  • First Fellowship Sundays-A time to connect and reflect
    Located at Bethany House. 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 January and February are: Mac and Cheese/Knoor Rice or Pasta. 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
    Pictures are requested from 2019 church events to use in Bethany's annual history scrapbook. Anyone with pictures, especially of the children, who would like to contribute to this project should 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. 
  • 2020 Offering Envelopes
    Envelopes are in the back of the Sanctuary according to number. If your envelopes are not there or you need envelopes, please contact the 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.  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.
  • 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!



  • 2415 Laveen Street, Latrobe, PA, United States