Bethel United Methodist Church carries a long history of serving within the Elkhorn area.

Ever since Bethel first opened its doors in 1872, families, newlyweds, retirees, new community members, founding families, farmers, business leaders, and so many more have come through our doors and been warmly welcomed into a sanctuary open to ALL.

Happy Sunday!  Please see below for the online worship link!

Worship Time Change! Beginning September 12, 2021, Bethel’s worship time will shift to 8:30 am.  Our sister church Richmond UMC will start at 10 am.  In the spring, we will trade times again.

WELCOME!  You are welcome to come just as you are and be met by God who knows you by name, who loves you and wants to have an ever closer relationship with you. God made us who we are, and ALL of us are children of God.
To people of all…
                                       •  sexual orientations and gender identities
                 • racial and ethnic backgrounds
                        • ages and physical/mental abilities
            • economic and family status

…. we welcome and affirm you.
We are all on a spiritual journey and want all to feel included here.

Happy Sunday!    We are sad to report that the Dec 5th worship service recording is unavailable.  Their was a technical problem with the recording.    Pray that next week we will be successful in sharing Pastor Jeanne’s message with our extended community .

For the online children’s message at First UMC Whitewater, please click here.

DONATIONS:  If you would like to donate to Bethel online, please click here to get to the conference online giving page. Bethel is listed as Elkhorn:Bethel.  Of course, donations mailed in to Bethel work as well! 

MISSIONS of the MONTH: Our Decmber Missions of the Month are Twin Oaks Shelter and Bethel House.  Our November Mission of the Month is UM Student Day.  Our October Missions of the Month are World Communion Sunday and  Crop Walk. 

DAILY DEVOTIONALS:  Our friends at The UPPER ROOM have graciously provided us a link to their Daily Devotionals as they know that not everyone is able to get a paper copy of their monthly issues.  Click here to access.  Enjoy!

Bethel United Methodist offers worship services and programs to help ALL find God’s love.


Come join one of many services and programs at Bethel:

  • Bible Study
  • Wine and Wisdom Gathering
  • Sunday School Class
  • Intimate Worship Services
  • Choir
  • Summer Speaker Series
  • Communion (First Sunday of the month)
  • Christmas Concert
  • Easter Breakfast
  • Sunday Pet Blessings

Bethel United Methodist has been, and remains, mission driven, and mission focused.

Our dedicated congregation supports 16 national, statewide, and local missions. We never lose sight of who we are supposed to be: Voices for God’s word, Hands for God’s work, and hearts for God’s Love. We support the projects below.


Elkhorn Community Meal

We both sponsor and work in the Elkhorn Community Meal twice a year. A wonderful event that brings us all together, renews old friendships, and helps establish new ones. 

Sunday School

Anyone who has studied the Word of God would know of the love Christ has for children. After all it was Jesus who said:

“He said to them (His disciples), “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.” “-Luke 9:48

Thus, it is very important that children feel welcome in our vibrant church community! We have an active Sunday School for the younger amongst us, host inter-generational worship services, and events for the young and old as well. Learn more on our Events page!

CROP Walk for World Hunger

We do CROP walks, which are community events organized by the Church World Service Ministry, a group dedicated to battling hunger across the globe. For over 50 years, these walks have done an incredible amount to combat hunger from the Americas to Asia, and donates many funds to grassroots organizations that also help to do so. Join us sometime!

Offer support for local and global charities.
Here at Elkhorn Bethel UMC, we believe that the love of Christ was meant to be shared by every and all, and that it’s our responsibility to extend that love to the less fortunate among us. If you’re interested in learning more, or maybe helping one of these charities out, take a look at our Missions page.

Elkhorn Bethel United Methodist Church is a member of five churches that comprise Whitewater Area Regional Ministries – WARM for short. Check out the others below.