Welcome to New Bethel Church, Kempton Pennsylvania. Since 1761, people joined together in our Lord’s name to worship in this place. We have been called together to proclaim his love among each other and to the whole creation. In 1993 New Bethel began a shared ministry church. As a shared ministry church, both UCC and Lutheran congregations share one Pastor. The great majority of the ministry at New Bethel is done cooperatively with the two congregations. Both congregations worship together on Sunday morning using a liturgy that combines the Lutheran and UCC traditions. The adult choir sings every Sunday, supplemented on occasion by the Sunday school choir or solo performers. New Bethel offers Sunday school classes for nursery age children through adult. There are two youth groups, ULTRAS for youth from 5th to 8th grade, and Crosswalk for High school youth.
Adult Bible studies, discussions and book studies are regularly scheduled. New Bethel Church also hosts the Women of New Bethel, NBC Quilters, a Cub Scout troop, a Brownie troop, and a Daisy troop. We enjoy frequent covered dish suppers and lemonade socials organized by our Fellowship Committee.
Annual events for all ages include the Kempton Cup Miniature Golf Tournament, the Volunteer of the Year Dinner, and Family Game Night. Our Sunday school sponsors a service project that collects needed items at Christmas time for such organizations as Friend Incorporated. The UCC and Lutheran congregations also have annual appeals for a variety of social service agencies.
Our being and strength is grounded in Christ’s love and forgiveness. In faith, we are bound to one another and to our Lord, Jesus Christ. You are welcome to become part of our ministry here at New Bethel!