PRLog - Aug. 26, 2011 - ONTARIO, Calif. -- Music is returning to Bethel Congregational Church!
Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann has accepted the challenging and exciting task of building the Music Ministry at Bethel Congregational Church in Ontario, CA.. Sandy L Gunn will be serving as the Associate Minister of Music.
Dr. Mann is the Music Director & Conductor of the West Covina and Southland Symphony Orchestras, serves on the faculty at California Sate University, Dominguez Hills, and is the former Director of Music at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City.
The new program at Bethel begins iimmediately, with choir rehearsals every Wednesday at 7pm in the main sanctuary. Adaditional plans include a youth choir and handbell choir, as well as a concert series including full symphony orchestra and chamber music concerts.
Singers of all voice categories are needed. Interested singers and musicians can visit the Bethel Music Website, http://BethelOntarioMusic.com for more information.
A Bethel Music Interest Form is available here:
Donations for the Music Ministry are welcome (dedicated donations may be made to the church with "music" indicated on your check memo line, or with a letter indicating that the gift is to be used for the Music Ministry)
For more info, please visit the church's official website at http://bethelucc-
"No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. Jesus didn't turn away people, neither do we.
We are a progressive church open to new ideas. If you have been looking for a church and have not found the perfect one, come help us turn Bethel into that church you have been looking for.
We are united by our radical welcome, not any tests of faith.
We have a long history in Ontario California. Bethel Congregational was incorporated back in 1885. Our current building -- the gothic revival stone castle-looking building was dedicated in 1913. It remains a landmark at the corner of Euclid and F Street. We may look imposing and traditional from the outside, but inside you will find a welcoming congregation who is quite liberal in our theology.
Dominating the south wall of our sanctuary is a 1930 Pilcher pipe organ that is still used on most Sundays. More recently, we have added a modern sound and projection system that is used in worship and for movie night every other Friday.
At Bethel, we believe that religion doesn't have to be opposed to intellect. We are a church that encourages you to engage your mind as well as your faith."
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