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Stay up to date with the happenings of Bethel Baptist Church by visiting our blog. You'll find information such as announcements, sermon notes and thoughts from our pastor to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord.

Newsletter 5-29-20

by: Steven Robinson



Bethel News

You’ve probably heard already that we plan to open Bethel this coming Sunday, May 31st. In our attempt to make our church as safe as possible, we will have these restrictions:

We would appreciate it if you would indicate that you plan to attend the service as we will have "assigned seats" this week. We will try to place people on the side of the church that they usually sit on. Every other pew will be taped off so that we will use 5 pews on the left and 5 pews on the right for social distancing. It's possible that… read more

Newsletter 5-23-20

by: Steven Robinson



Bethel Baptist Church

1919 North 1000 East Road

Church Grand Re-Opening....Not So Fast!

It can be confusing to hear what is happening across the country with church openings. The Governor of Illinois has a plan to reopen Illinois that has 5 phases. We are now in phase 2, soon moving to 3, and churches can meet but should limit the assembly to 10 people or fewer. At phase 4 (perhaps a month or so down the road) it will increase to 50 people or fewer. In phase 5 (after a vaccine or herd immunity, later in the year or even next year)… read more

Newsletter 5-16-20

by: Steven Robinson



Bethel Baptist Church

1919 North 1000 East Road

Drumroll please…………

Congratulations, Kaden Smith,

Class Salutatorian at Edinburg High School!!

We’re proud of you, Kaden.

We will hear from Kaden in

next week’s Bethel Newsletter.

Bethel Health Updates

Bates, Jody

From Linda: Thank you for all your prayers. We appreciate them. We are thankful for all our blessings and very thankful that Jody is in St. Louis now and not in New York. There are so many people who have lost loved ones all over the world and are in very difficult situations. We still have hope and feel God's hand at work.

Farr, Frank

Frank got… read more

Newsletter 5-9-20

by: Steven Robinson



Bethel Baptist Church

1919 North 1000 East Road


Saturday, May 16th: Church Work Day at 9:00 A.M.

Monday, May 19th: Ladies Night Out Zoom Meeting at 6:30 P.M.


Below is a list of the people we had on our bulletin prayer list back in early March. We have attempted to get an update on these people. There are some notes listed here:

Jody Bates - Was put on a new chemo medicine and has not been doing very well.

Shelly Beaty Pressure in her eye has elevated.

Judy Caulk (Sandy’s sister) Is doing better. Can be taken… read more


by: Steven Robinson



Bethel Baptist Church

1919 N. 1000 E. Road

Please continue praying for the Mayes and Bowers families who lost their grandfather/great grandfather, William Schroyer, on April 16th.

We are thankful that Park Glen’s quarantine is over and Clara Athey, along with others that live there, are healthy.

Virginia Funderburk is doing a little better, but still has lots of pain in her right arm. She is receiving physical and occupational therapy. She would enjoy receiving cards. Her Address: c/o Taylorville Care Center, 600 South Houston Street, Taylorville, IL 62568

We are thankful that Alex Ramsoondar’s shoulder surgery went well.

Shelly Beaty has eye doctor appointments… read more

April 18, 2020

by: Steven Robinson




Here are some responses we received when we asked:

“How did you and your family celebrate Easter 2020?”

Frost, Jeremy, Stacey, & Gabrielle

We started off the weekend by watching the Passion of the Christ on Friday evening. We watched our church service online Sunday morning which was a wonderful service. I read to my family from the book of John certain passages from the washing of the feet through Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. My wife, my daughter, and I took a 5 mile hike in… read more

Covid-19 Newsletter

by: Steven Robinson



Bethel Baptist Church

1919 North 1000 East Road

In unity with all Christians, Bethel calls on our faithful to make HOME the Holy Place of Holy Week 2020 for the sake of all families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holy Week 2020 is a little different than most years. It is more about inward reflection and not a public profession of faith. But it is still hard for most of us. It doesn’t seem right to not go to church and not join with our church family during this holiest of weeks. Instead, we try to be resourceful and continue to… read more