Communion & Community – Bethel Church and Ministries

Communion & Community


Communion and community—these are things for which we were created. By God’s perfect design, we were made to be in communion with the Father and in community with one another, especially as the family of God. This year has brought challenges that have made these essential things uniquely difficult, and as a result, our soul cravings are deeper than ever as well.

Bethel Church has been working hard to continue shepherding hearts as we do ministry in new and creative ways. As we follow the CDC guidelines along with the State of Indiana’s re-opening plan, we have been considering how to best and most effectively move the gospel message forward. We are so thankful to now have each one of our campuses meeting for indoor gatherings on Sunday mornings. In keeping with the necessary regulations, reservations and masks continue to be required for these indoor services. However, masks may now be lowered during the sermon, and fellowship is not only allowed, but also encouraged following the service. Masks can even be removed when mingling outside. (We choose to rejoice in even the little things!)

In addition to the Sunday morning indoor gatherings, we are pleased to announce that beginning this Sunday, June 21, we will also be hosting an outdoor service each week. This will be a drive-in style service with a 10:45am start time. You will listen via your AM radio and can either sit in your car or in lawn chairs outside your car (physical distancing still applies). Reservations and masks are NOT required for these services, and the location will rotate each week: 

  • June 21 – Crown Point
  • June 28 – Hobart/Portage
  • July 5 – Crown Point
  • July 12 – Cedar Lake

Families and people of all ages are welcome and invited to attend these outdoor services.

Gathering to worship and fellowship with one another is of the highest priority for the nourishment of our souls. We are eager to see how our amazing God works among us as we worship, celebrate communion, and minister to the body in innovative ways. He is good and he will be praised.

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” (Psalm 42:1-2 NIV)

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV)

Come – in union with the Father.
Come – in unity with the body of believers.

As we gather together in communion and community, our prayer is that your hearts are refreshed, your minds are renewed, and your souls are restored. Come.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!