Sunday School

Adult Sunday Class

A small group that focuses on various current events and religious topics. Any and all are welcome to attend at 11am following the service.  


Children’s Sunday school groups meet in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. for worship service and leave for Sunday School at 10:15am after the Children’s Moment.

Faith Friends 1

Children ages 3 to 2nd grade, room 9, education wing. 

We are currently studying Faithweaver curriculum from Group Publishing, which follows the lectionary and covers the Bible over a 3-year period. We learn a key Bible verse each lesson and include music, dance, singing and crafts into our sessions. 

Faith Friends 2

Children ages 3rd grade to fifth grade, room 8, education wing. 

Advanced version of Faith Friends 1.


Book Club

Our book group reads a wide variety of books and discusses them at a monthly dinner. We meet at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 5510 Lafayette Road. All are welcome! Contact Patrice Bradley through the church office at 317-293-1133 or via our online form [link] for the schedule.

Breakfast Club 

Come and join your Bethel friends and get to know one another better all while eating breakfast! The Bethel Breakfast Club (aka BBC) meets at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday each month. We have a nice time chatting and trying new places for breakfast. For more information, call the office at 317-293-1133 for details. Let’s eat!

Fun & Games

Watch for fellowship events like dominoes, euchre, board game nights, movie nights, and plays.   

FUNdraiser Crops 

A crop is a gathering of scrapbookers and crafters who work in a social circle on books, cards or other projects. Bethel’s FUNdraiser crops are held about 6-8 times a year in the Bethel Family Life Center. Anyone is welcome to attend and work on any type of project. Participants bring their own projects. Several scrapbook or make cards. Others knit, crochet or do beadwork. Some paint, or sort papers and pictures or design projects digitally on laptops. Free WiFi is available, and a large table is provided per person. There is plenty of space, good lighting, rolling carts for hauling and a wheelchair ramp for accessibility.

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, for a suggested donation of $50 for the entire weekend or $20 for one day. Participants may leave projects and come and go throughout the weekend. Would you like to join a crop? Contact Anita Sanders through the Bethel office at 317-293-1133 or via our online form [link] for more information or to register.

Youth Group

Bethel is very excited to announce that a new youth group will begin meeting later this summer! We are currently planning on holding a number of fellowship events, followed by scheduled meetings starting this fall. One of the events planned for this summer includes volunteering at a local charitable organization. If you are interested in joining, please contact Todd and Sandy Frauhiger through the church office at 317-293-1133 or via our online form [link]. We truly look forward to starting this journey with you!

Service & Social Justice

In keeping with the founding tradition of the Methodist church, Bethel is committed to offering a holistic approach to faith formation that includes worship, learning, support, accountability and service through our small groups.

Join us for connection, inspiration and transformation!

Commissions Team

Our Commission Team is called to make disciples of Jesus Christ and share God’s love with the community. We meet on the second Monday of each month at 6 PM to plan activities, mission projects, and outreach ministries such as our Planting Seeds of Faith Ministry, Monthly Missions, Diaper Pantry, Food Pantry, Freezer Meals Ministry, and Needleworkers Ministry.

Contact Commission Team Chair Laura Tincher through the Bethel office at (317)-293-1133 or via our online form for more information.

Reconciling Ministries 

Reconciling Ministries is a movement within The United Methodist Church to advance justice and inclusion for LGBTQ people in the church and beyond. The Reconciling Ministries Network equips and mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to stand up to injustice and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves, per the United Methodist baptismal vows. 

Bethel’s Reconciling group celebrates diversity and values the wholeness made possible in community. We work to transform hearts, churches and communities for a reconciled Church. 

We meet the first Monday of every other month at the Panera Bread restaurant at 6050 W. 86th Street. Please join us! And invite friends and family. 

Learn more about the Reconciling Ministries Network. 

Contact Becke Bolinger through the Bethel Office at 317-293-1133 or via our online form for more information. 

United Methodist Women 

United Methodist Women is the official women’s organization of The United Methodist Church. It is the largest denominational faith organization for women with hundreds of thousands of members across the United States and partnerships around the world. Members gather for mission and nurture at local, district, conference and national levels.  Our local Bethel UMW focuses on meal ministries.   

Learn more about United Methodist Women

Contact Janet Strong through the Bethel Office at 317-293-1133 or via our online form to join in.