and hosts collections for both ministries during the year.
We would love to have you join us!
Bethel Church of the Brethren is a congregation full of community-minded people who love to serve the Lord and make disciples! We study the Bible with verse by verse preaching and sign hymns you'll remember from our hymn book. You'll feel welcome at Bethel Church of the Brethren.
Verse By Verse Bible Teaching
kind and welcoming
Bethel Church of the Brethren, originally called the Dunkards, began its ministry in New Middletown, Ohio township in 1872.
The history of the church dates back to the eldership of Henry Kurtz and his care of the membership. Kurtz published the first church paper, named The Gospel Visitor for several years.
The Bethel Church of the Brethren church building was erected in 1873 on land donated by the Summers family. The land later became part of the Evans Lake.
The Bethel Church of the Brethren church house was moved to its present location on the corner of Unity and East Calla Roads in 1948.
Rev. James Ward was serving as the pastor on August 29, 1948 when the building and the new property was dedicated.
Among the 27 charter members were Joseph and Irene Snyder.
The Barth family donated the present Bethel Church of the Brethren church property (4023 E. Calla Rd) and in 1937 many new improvements were made to the building.
In 1956, a parsonage was built for Bethel Church of the Brethren on land donated by Mr. & Mrs. Cleo ODell.
Also in 1956, the first Bethel Church of the Brethren Vacation Bible School was organized. Hundreds of children enjoying the programs presented by director Ida Snyder Coy and her daughter Diane.
In 1977 a well was dug and an addition to the Bethel Church of the Brethren building was completed. With the much-appreciated inside plumbing, the original outhouse was moved to a Felger Road residence.
The addition brought new classroom space and in 1983 the original basement was partitioned for additional rooms. at Bethel Church of the Brethren.
A new Bethel Church of the Brethren sign was erected in 1996 and a steeple was placed on the roof in 1998.
Many faithful pastors have led the Bethel Church of the Brethren congregationin New Middletown Ohio since 1872. Currently, Rev. David Wyant is the pastor.
4023 E Calla Rd.
New Middletown, Ohio
Bethel Church of the Brethren is located in New Middletown Ohio at the intersection of Calla Rd and Unity Rd.
Just 18 minutes from Youngstown, Ohio
Directions from Youngstown:
680 South to Exit 14 (E Western Reserve Rd)
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Springfield Rd (travel 1.2 miles)
Turn left onto E Calla Rd. (travel 1.4 miles)
Church will be on your right just after Unity Rd
Just 19 minutes from Columbiana, Ohio
Directions from Columbiana
Take OH-164 N to Middletown Rd E (travel 6.2 miles)