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Merry Christmas, Peace and Happiness to All; View Church Services Information

Report by Paula Antolini, December 24, 2020, 9:31AM EDT

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

On this Holy Day as many celebrate Christmas Eve and the birth of Our Lord on December 25th, wishing you PEACE and HAPPINESS, across the world. Let good overcome evil and let freedom ring. God Bless.

HOLIDAY SERVICES IN BETHEL CT

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St. Mary Church, 26 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT 06801

The Sunday indoor Mass schedule is as follows:  4:30pm Saturday Vigil Mass; 8:00am and 11:00am Sunday morning Masses.   The Sunday Mass will continue to be available online. Please be advised that the obligation for Mass is still lifted during this time. Public weekday Mass schedule is 9:00am Monday through Saturday. Sunday Mass can be viewed online by going to https://www.facebook.com/StMaryChurchBethel/.   Funeral Masses and Nuptial Masses may also resume.Please see the links below for all the information needed to return to public Mass.  

  • Per the Governor, effective Friday, November 6, 2020, the entire State of Connecticut will roll back to Phase 2.1:  For us at the Parish, that means we must return to 100 people maximum at Masses coming this weekend, Nov. 7/8. The following guidelines must be observed:
    -Socially distanced with masks remains mandatory, unless you provide medical proof that they have a medical condition that prohibits them from wearing a mask.
    -Sign up continues to be live each Wednesday on our website for the following weekends’ Masses.

Sign up here for Christmas masses: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544AFAA23A4FE3-christmas14

Sign up here for masses: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544AFAA23A4FE3-weekend7

Sign up here for adoration: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050544afaa23a4fe3-first

The following are helpful links to read about the resumption of public Masses:

2020 Church Capacity Update

Plan For Resumption Of Indoor Mass

Updated Frequently Asked Questions

Other helpful information during this time:

Website: https://www.stmarybethel.org/

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801

Click here to watch 4:30 PM Christmas Eve “A Fireside Christmas”

Join us for worship 9 a.m. Sundays online
In-person worship will resume when pandemic conditions improve.

Website: https://www.stthomasbethel.org/

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Bethel United Methodist Church, 141 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801

We know that many are not able to not comfortable to worship in the sanctuary. We are pleased to offer livestream services from our sanctuary each week. We alternate the Live-stream services every other week. One week will be at 10:00 am and the other week will be at 8:30 am. Just click on the link below and it will take you to the new BUMC YouTube channel. This link can also be found on the BUMC website. This link will always take you to the channel where you will find previous live-streamed services, and be able to connect to the current weekly live-stream.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCok6vCI5EnWaCpjARNbaH2g More information here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/mychurchwebsite/c4875/chruch_news_121120.pdf

NOTE: Additional seating is available during our 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. services in our Upper Room, where we will be showing the service on a large screen with excellent sound. If this is of interest to you, please register for our overflow room.

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First Congregational Church of Bethel, 46 Main St, Bethel, CT 06801

CHRISTMAS SERVICES: Two Services Christmas Eve and One Christmas Morning: Join us Christmas Eve; Thursday; for On-Line Worship.  We will broadcast at 5:00 PM and at 9:00 PM on Facebook.  The early service is a festival of carols and lessons; the later service is a candlelight ceremony — bring your own candle, for a shorter, calming program.  On Christmas Day; Friday; join us for a short Merry Christmas and Prayer Service.  It will be at 10:00 AM also on Facebook. Use your computer or phone and go to: https://www.facebook.com/FCCBCT

In-Person Service Suspended Sunday Mornings 10:00 AM More info

Website: https://firstchurchbethel.org/

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Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801

Three ways to worship:

ONLINE SERVICES: Join us for our online worship services Sundays at 9 or 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. (EDT) WATCH HERE

HOUSE CHURCH: Host church in your home. Click below to find out more. LEARN MORE

IN PERSON SERVICES: Attend a worship service at one of our physical locations. LEARN MORE

You can also stream through our platforms on Facebook and YouTube.

Have kids in Preschool-Grade 6? To access our online program: click here.

Website: https://walnuthillonline.org/

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