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

January Mini-Adult Education Class

Vanishing Grace?  Is the Gospel Still Good News?

Join  Jeff Ives and Pastor Santosh Ninan as they present three sessions that address the changing view of Christians in our society and how Christians can respond to some of the pressing issues of our time.

Jeff will present two sessions working from the book “Vanishing Grace” by Phillip Yancey. This material will examine the context of hostility in which Christians are called to live out their faith in our culture today. How do we respond with the gospel message in a way that is winsome and attractive to non-believers?

Santosh will speak at the final class titled “What is the gospel for the LGBTQ+ community?” In this class Santosh will share concerning 20 years of his friendships and relationships with gay and lesbian men and women – some Christian and some not, his recent involvement in a dialogue with gay Christians in Nashville and some of the most recent Christian scholarship on homosexuality.

Birthday Party for Jesus 2016

Please join us, and bring family and friends, on Friday, December 16th from 6-8pm.  The children of BG will lead some carols, perform the annual Christmas Skit and some special songs.  Pastor Santosh will lead a Christmas devotion which will followed by the Birthday Party for Jesus, with Pizza and cake, games and a craft.

Bell Ringing

Please join us and sing!  On December 17th, from 4-7pm, we will sing carols in Triphammer Mall between Target and Old Navy and ring the bell for the Salvation Army.  All are welcome and encouraged to come!

Parents’ Night Out

On December 18th from 5pm-8pm bring your kids to the lower level of the church for some fun.  They will eat an allergy-free (no nuts, no gluten, vegetarian options) meal, participate in crafts, games and watch a G-rated Christmas movie, while you enjoy a night out with your spouse, go shopping or take some time for yourself!

Invite friends with children to join you and please RSVP to Sandy Sorensen at  Walk-ins will be accepted as long as there is capacity.


A Service of Thanksgiving 2016

There is only one service on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, November 27th.  Please join us at 9:30 for a fellowship time.  If you have any leftover baked goods from Thanksgiving day, bring them to share.  The service will start at 10am.  There will only be childcare for infants through preschool aged children.  There will be children’s bulletins with activities for school-aged children available.

Christmas Choir Practice This Week

The Christmas choir will start practicing on Monday, November 28th at 7pm in the choir room.  You are encouraged to participate: adults, teens & college students. The choir will sing during the services on both December 18th and Christmas Eve.  Even if you can only sing in one of the services, please join us for rehearsal Monday night.  Questions?  Need more information?  Contact Linda Crispel at 539-6646 or