We know that visiting a new place can be an intimidating. That’s why we’d love to help you put your mind at ease by having you plan your first visit to Bethel Church. We would love to answer any questions you might have while you’re with us.
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Got a question? Here are a few of the most Frequently Asked Questions we receive:
I’m looking for a church in Morris County. What can I expect if I come to Bethel Church?
You can expect a casual atmosphere and friendly faces. We strive to be the most loving and spirit filled congregation in the world, so we hope that is your experience from the minute you enter our sanctuary.
Where do I park?
There is ample off street parking on Bishop Nazery Way (across from the church).
Once inside, what do I do with my children?
We have class at every service for nursery – 5th grade after Praise and Worship. If you have children you’d like to check in to class, our Ushers will direct you to the children’s area, where a volunteer will help you sign in your kids and get them to their proper classrooms. Your children will enjoy a lesson, music, crafts, and more—all geared specifically to their age group.
Then what do I do?
After dropping off your kids, you’ll return to the sanctuary. An Usher will greet you at the entrance to the sanctuary. Feel free to ask them any questions. They are there to help.
We offer several locations in the sanctuary for wheelchairs for those needing additional space. Please see one of our ushers for assistance. Handicap parking is available near the side entrance of the building.
Am I allowed to bring my morning coffee into church?
We do not allow eating or drinking in the sanctuary, but your welcome to join in our fellowship hall before or after service.
Do I need to dress up?
No. Come as you are and come join us soon.
What are the worship services like?
This summer, beginning July 7th through September 1st, we will only have one worship service at 10am. This will be a blended worship experience and will generally end at 11:30am or earlier. Dress casually. T-shirts and sandals are fine.
On September 8th we will resume our two Sunday services, 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Both worship services are engaging, dynamic, and for the whole family.
At 8am we offer a multicultural service that features contemporary Christian music, led by a praise and worship team. Each week the message is relevant and is part of a larger sermon series based on one of the books of the Bible. Life application study guides are available for small group study at home or at church. The atmosphere is lively and casual—jeans are just fine—and usually last less than an hour.
At 11am, we offer a traditional service which is more liturgical than the 8am service. This service begins with the Doxology and the Call to Worship. Each week the message is relevant and generally follows the Revised Common Lectionary. Gospel music as well as traditional hymns are sung by a choir. On the 4th Sunday of every month our youth lead the worship service. This worship service is generally over by 12:45pm.
Will communion be served?
At Bethel, we take communion on the first Sunday of the month.
What happens after the service?
After church, we invite you to meet with one of our pastors who would love to meet you and answer any questions you might have. Oh, and don’t forget your kids! You can pick them up from the classroom where you dropped them off.