Everyone is welcome at Bethesda, whatever your story, your questions, your doubts or your struggles. We're about doing life together in community, being intentional about our growth as people and serving one another and our broader community along the way.

  • Bethesda services on the radio are now aired at KOOL 103.5 FM (instead of 1370 AM).
  • Please Note:  For those who may be planning a wedding or other event June 26 through October 31, 2017, the sanctuary will be unavailable due to facility renovation projects.  Click here for further information.

View worship services via Livestream or tune in by radio to KOOL 103.5 FM.

So what exactly is Lent?

Millions of people all over the world are going to take part in Lent and are choosing to give certain 'things' up for 40 days.  These 'things' might include certain foods, beverages, bad habits, etc... but there is a lot more to the religious celebration than ditching chocolate or sodas before Easter.

Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and ends on the Saturday before Easter.  The 40 days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.  If you recall, Jesus was tempted three times by Satan.  These temptations are familiar to us because we face the same kinds of temptations.  Read Matthew 4:1-11 for the full story.

Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter.  It is a time of self-examination and reflection.  In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism.  Today, Christians follow Jesus' example by focusing on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to give of themselves to others.

When we meet...

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.

Join us at 8:30 a.m. Sunday mornings for coffee and fellowship! Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be held in the air conditioned Fellowship Hall during the months of July and August. A Bulletin & Bethesda News is printed each week containing details of the Sunday worship service and a schedule of events at Bethesda Mennonite Church and the broader church family.

Christian Education Hour 10:40 a.m.

All are invited to participate in the Christian education hour and to stop by the Coffee Spot, located in the Fellowship Hall! There are classes for all ages. Childcare is provided for children under age 3 by caring adults during the Sunday school hour. The nursery is located just west of the Fellowship Hall - first door on your left. Click here for a map of the church.

Handicap Accessible

The southeast sanctuary entrance is both wheelchair and walker accessible.  Handicap restrooms are located around the corner from the nursery.

Postponing events...

Occasional bad weather may necessitate cancelling or postponing activities at church for the safety of our members and staff. Pastors and the Board of Deacons will determine if Sunday services will be cancelled.  Pastors and staff will determine if weekday events at Bethesda should be cancelled/postponed when bad weather, power outages, storms or tornadoes occur. 

If Heartland Community School is closed or is closing early, Bethesda Preschool will close as well. 

Evening events at Bethesda will typically be cancelled or postponed if Heartland is closed.  Stay tuned to the following sites for up-to-date information: 

  • Closing information will be posted on the website,103.5 KOOL Radio and Heartland Beat.
  • Junior high and high school youth and parents will be notified by text.
  • You may call the church office at 402-723-4562 regarding closings.
  • BMC Tornado Preparedness Map


Bethesda Mennonite Church

930 16th Street PO Box 130

Henderson, NE 68371-0130