“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


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

Upcoming Events

  • Advent Night
    The Advent season is right around the corner. To celebrate the start of this blessed time of year, please join us for an evening of fellowship and fun for all on Sunday, December 1st from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. There will be holiday crafts for all ages (adults too!) and homemade ice cream. Yum!!! Come and enjoy this festive evening as we usher in the season of Christ's birth. If you have an ice cream maker that can be used that evening, please call the office. 
  • "A Christmas Program"
    On Friday, December 6th from 6:30-8:30pm, Bethany will be putting on a Christmas program. There will be various adult and children's performances, the Nativity story will be told, and sing-alongs for the audience. Also, there will be a Christmas themed puppet show and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be handing out gifts to the children. After the program the children can have pictures taken by their families with Santa for free (please bring your own device for taking pictures). There will be a 20 minute intermission with food and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall and in Room 201 (for those who cannot go down to the Fellowship Hall). A love offering will be taken with all proceeds going to the Life-Way Pregnancy Center. Please come out and enjoy the holiday festivities!
  • "The Birth of Jesus"
    Wednesday, December 18 @ 5:30pm. Join us for 2019 Bethany UMC After School Club Christmas Program. You're invited to an evening of fun and fellowship and to enjoy our children preform. Cookies and hot chocolate in the Fellowship Hall afterwards.  Also, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to visit and pictures.
  • Holiday Sharing
    There are many in our community who are in need, especially during this time of year. If you would like to give financially to help these families, please mark your donation "Holiday Sharing" and put it in the offering plate. These donations will be collected through December 8th. Thank you for loving our community in this way!
  • Host of Angels
    Please join this year's Advent/Christmas "Host of Angels". You may place angels made in memory or honor of someone special. The donation for the Angels will be $5.00. The "Host of Angles" will be displayed from November 30, 2019 until January 5, 2020. Angels may be picked up Saturday, January 11 or Sunday, January 12, 2020. A card can be obtained to give to the individual to tell them that you have placed this angel in their honor or in memory of a loved one. Each year a different angel has been mad available since 2007. A sample of the angels can be seen on the bulletin board in the vestibule and back hall. If you would like you can receive your angel early so that you can give/send them for Christmas, just contact the office. Please contact the church office for an order form.
  • Community Christmas Day Dinner
    Wednesday, December 25, 2019 @ St. John the Evangelist Church, 306 St. John Dr., Latrobe, PA 15650. Fellowship and Christmas Day Worship Service at noon followed by dinner at 1:00pm. There is no cost for a ticket, but you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets are available Monday, November 25, to Friday, December 13. Get the tickets at Adams Memorial Library, Dainty Pastry Shoppe, or Medicine Shoppe. Eat-in only. Transportation available (information on ticket). Sponsored by local churches and the Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association
  • Pumpkin Rolls
    We have pumpkin rolls for sale for $11.00. Please contact the church office
  • Food Panty Reminder
    Bethany Church will be distributing food at the local Food Pantry on Tuesday, December 10th, 8:00-10:00 am 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. 
  • 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 December are: Tea Bags/Hot Chocolate. 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.  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.
  • SAVE THE DATE
    April 24-26, 2020. Women's Retreat, Laurelville PA. More info coming soon!
  • 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