Annual Church Picnic

This year the annual picnic will again be at Stewart Park in the large pavilion, directly following the “Visitors” service on June 11th.  Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served.  Please bring  a neighbor or friend and a side dish or a dessert to pass.

Imani Milele Childrens Choir

A Voice for Uganda’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Ugandan Children’s Choir – Mark your calendar for an empowering evening concert by the talented Imani Milele Children on Friday June 23, 2017, 6:30pm at Bethel Grove Bible Church, 1763 Slaterville Road, Ithaca, NY.
Invite friends, family and neighbors to come and enjoy!  No cost to attend. A love offering will be taken, and sponsorship tables will be available.
This incredible choir tours the United States each year raising awareness of the educational crisis in Uganda, and seeking sponsorship for impoverished and disadvantaged children.
“We are a Christian organization on a mission to rescue, educate, develop, and improve lives of Uganda’s orphaned and most vulnerable children. We overcome the obstacles in their path by equipping them with the necessary skills to become productive and self-sustaining leaders in society.”  –

Summer 2017 Schedule

Our summer schedule will begin on May 28th and continue through August 20th, with only one service at 10am.  This will be a combined contemporary and traditional service.   Join us for coffee and conversation at 9:30am prior to the service.

Hebrews Sermon Series: Anchored in Christ

Starting on January 1, 2017, we will continue our study in the book of Hebrews.  Each week we will study a passage of scripture from Hebrews.  If you miss a Sunday, you can hear the weekly sermon online at your leisure throughout the week.  Some of the small groups are studying along with the sermons using Hebrews for Everyone by N.T. Wright and the study guide that complements the book.  Check out our small groups page to find one, if you are not already involved in this way.

Adult Education for Winter/Spring 2017

It is time to begin the Winter session of Adult Education classes.

At 9am there are two classes “21st Century Missions: A Gospel that Transforms individuals and Nations” and ” Freed-Up Financial Living.”

At 11am there are also two classes: “A study of Matthew” and “Christians and the Public Square.”

Click on the individual classes and locations for each class.


Easter 2017

Friday, April 14th, 7:30pm – Good Friday Communion Service;



He Has Risen!  Join us this coming  Easter Sunday, April 16th, at:

7:00am for an Early Celebration and Breakfast

9:00am for a Traditional Worship Service

11:ooam for a Contemporary Worship Service

Childcare for Infants to Preschool during each worship service

Lenten Soup Suppers

Join us for a Lenten Soup Supper on Wednesday March 15th, as well as on the 22nd, the 29th, and April 5th.  At 6:00pm there will be a time of contemplation.  Families bring your children at 6:30 for soup followed by a time for devotion and singing from 7:00pm to 7:30pm.  Please plan to come and share in these special times of preparation for Easter.

Daylight Savings Time

This Sunday, March 12, 2017, Daylight Savings Time will begin at 2:00 in the morning.  Please don’t forget to set your clocks an hour forward!  We want to see you at Bethel Grove in the morning.

Bus Service Schedule

As the new semester begins, bus service for students from Cornell University and Ithaca College resumes on Sunday, January 29.

Cornell University StudentsAirline Limousine Bus Service for Cornell & Collegetown areas.  Regular Bus Runs when services are at 9:00am and 11:00am.

Ithaca College Students Bethel Grove Van Transport    2nd Service (11:00am)

See the full schedule for details.

January Service Times

January 29, 2017 – two service schedule resumes
9:00am & 11:00am Worship Services – Student Transportation Resumes
BG Kingdom Kids 9:00am – Childcare, Children’s Sunday School takes place
11:00am– Childcare, Children’s Church and Bible Study Fellowship take place during the service
Adult Education Winter Semester Begins
– Freed-up Financial Living
– Missions Class
(prerequisite for BG support)
 Coffee & Bagel Fellowship (lower level – North Room)

– Gospel of Matthew