We are a congregation that is small in numbers but large in Spirit!

Come and share your gifts and your passion!

Sing in the choir, sing solo or just sing along!

Bring your instrument and make a joyful noise!

Become and usher or a lay reader!

Join us in service to our community by bringing non-perishable food for the food pantry, by volunteering at our thrift shop, the CROP walk or the Women's league!

Start something new or just come and rejoice in the love of God with us!! 

Who We Are


Our worship is traditional and reverent, but also warm and joyful. Our communion table, like the arms of God, is open to all. 

Many faces, one faith.

We are a diverse, Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, united by a firm belief in the transformative power of God's love and by our commitment to live that love in everything we do. We believe in joy, in faith, in hope and in love, "but the greatest of these is love." Come and see! No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here just as you are! 

Bethany Congregational Church

an Open and Affirming Congregation of the

United Church of Christ

100 Main Street, East Rockaway, NY 11518

Our Mission


Bethany takes its inspiration from John 13:34 -35: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another ."


"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then." Alice in Wonderland