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

For the unforeseen future the worship services are suspended. There will be a live broadcast each Sunday morning on our Facebook page at 10:30 am.
To help meet the ongoing financial needs of the church, we are asking that tithes and offerings be mailed to the church office. You can also donate online by scrolling down to where it says "donate online".
Thank you for your continued support! Our continued prayer is that you all stay well. God Bless

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.

A Letter from Rev. Les Hutchins

A Letter from Rev. Les Hutchins
Greetings Sisters and Brothers of Bethany UMC;
I pray that this letter finds you well. Please know that you all are in my prayers – especially during this unprecedented season of the corona virus. Please stay healthy as you connect with each other electronically or by telephone.
As United Methodists, you and I are part of the appointment process. That means that from time to time, the pastor receives a change of congregation, and the congregation receives a change of pastor. You experienced that when Rev. Twigg retired and Rev. Fehl arrived. You experienced that again when Rev. Fehl was appointed to a different congregation and I came. We will be experiencing that together once again.
Many of you were not at the recent worship service, when I made the announcement that as of July 1, 2020, I will be appointed to Fallowfield UMC which is located near Conneaut, PA and is on the Franklin District.
Delores and I am so grateful to God, for the life and ministry we shared together. You have in so many ways showed expressions of being the hands and feet of Christ, and for that our livese has indeed been blessed. I will continue to lift each of you up in prayers as Bethany’s journey continues.
The SPRC and DS have met together, and the Bishop has appointed Rev. Corben Russell as your next pastor, starting July 1, 2020. Rev. Russell, and his family are excited about the ministries going on here at the church, and looking forward to meeting you personally.
Please pray for your new pastor The Rev, Corben Russell, his wife, Brenda, son Isaac, and daughter Pearl, during this time of transition, these are exciting times in the life and ministry of Bethany UMC. 
Grace and Peace
Rev. Les Hutchins

Rev. Corben Russell is from Northumberland, PA where he graduated from Shikellamy High School in 1993. He attended Clarion University of PA, transferred to Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian ministries with a concentration in pre-seminary in 2005. He graduated in 2008 with a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He believes strongly in life-long learning and participates in continuing education every year.

His first appointment as a student local pastor was with Bridgewater UMC and Zion Rochester UMC in Butler District in August of 2006. In 2008, he was interim pastor at the Timblin Charge (New Salem, Porter, and Timblin UMCs). He has served at Fairall Charge (Claughton Chapel, Fairall, and Mt Morris UMCs). He served at New Covenant Charge (Callensburg, Parker, Perryville, & West Freedom UMCs). He served at Mt Zion UMC of DuBois, Pa in the Indiana District from 2016 to present.

Corben has served throughout the conference and district in a variety of capacities. He is the founding dean of Lego Camp for Wesley Woods which began in 2019. He is scheduled to dean two Lego Camps for Wesley Woods 2020.
Corben has an amazing spouse, Brenda, and is a father to two wonderful children: Isaac, age 8 in third grade, and Pearl, age 15 in ninth grade. He is a volunteer fireman, a former 4-H sharpshooter volunteer, a former NRA certified rifle instructor, and a former cub scout leader for Boy Scouts of America. His hobbies include: having fun with his children, playing guitar, and wood working.

Corben’s personal mission statement is “changing the world for Christ one person at a time”. His vision is “loving God and neighbor so extravagantly the lines blur where the church ends and the community begins”. He believes that the church, which is a people not a building, need to be deeply committed to truly living out the greatest commandment from Matthew 22:37-39 of loving God and neighbor so differently the rest of the world will have no choice but to take notice. He believes the church will set the model of excellence in our community and strives to better live out the great commission, of “making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20; NIV, 2011)
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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
  • The Green Phase Guidelines and a Reopening Letter can be found in the "Newsletter" section
    Please take a moment to review the Reopening letter and the guidelines.  Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing everyone again!
  • Facebook Live Worship Service on Sundays at 10:30am
    Join us every Sunday (until further notice) at 10:30am for a live worship service!!
  • A Message to the people of Bethany UM Church in Latrobe: As our nation and other nations respond to the recent news that the Covid-19 virus continues to spread at an alarming rate, I would like to share a few thoughts with you.  Please pray for our world, and specifically for those who have been infected with this virus, as well as for the many who are impacted, directly or non-directly. Please check on those who are sick. are at extra risk, or those who may be lonely or isolated at this time. Please consider carefully weather a visit is appropriate or would it be better for a call or to send a card. 
    • The following are preventive measures by Dr.  Jessica Price
    • Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church
    • Abundant Health Team Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    • Everyday preventative measures can be used to help protect yourself and others:
    • o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
    • o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, especially with unwashed hands.
    • o Avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places (elevator buttons, door
    • handles, handrails). Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something and wash your hands after.
    • o Stay home when you are sick and for 24 hours after you no longer have a
    • fever.
    • o Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow
    • when you cough or sneeze.
    • o Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, including tables,
    • doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards,
    • toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • o Get your flu vaccine to prevent influenza, another prevalent respiratory virus circulating this time of year.
    • At this time we are still planning to worship together on Saturday 6:30pm, Sundays 8:15 and 10:30 am, Until our Bishop, CDC or other authorities tell us otherwise, or we deem it unsafe to do so.  If you are not feeling well please fell free to stay at home.   Any Questions please feel free to contact me. Please continue to check on face book for any further updates Please continue to pray as we go through times like these. Thank you Rev. Les Hutchins
  • Homemade Fondant Easter Eggs**CANCELED**MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED**
    Please see  the bulletin for order forms or call the office.  Specific orders are not being taken, however we will fill your requests on a first come first serve basis. Once a type of Easter Egg is gone you will need to choose another kind. Pick up times to be announced.  Help needed: We have a job for everyone. Cracking eggs, Dishwashing, strong armed people to mix fondant, egg shapers, coating the eggs, packaging the eggs, people to make noodles when the eggs are finished.  Will train-benefits are many. Help needed on Thursday, April 4th @ 9am, Friday, April 5th @ 9:00am, Saturday, April 6th @ 9:00am
  • Tech Help Needed
    Help is needed to run the screens at the Sunday 8:15 and 10:30 services. There will be a class for training on how to run the system. Please contact the office if interested.
  • Confirmation Class
    Please contact the office if you have a child who is interested in Confirmation Class.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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