Bethel United Church of Christ 

                   4900 NE Parvin Road, Kansas City, MO 64117

What Bethel Provides

We welcome visitors and “seekers” to worship with us and to participate in activities at the church. If you are interested in church membership, please talk to our Pastor. 

Worship Services

Pictured Above: Mother's Day Worship Service 2017


Bethel United Church of Christ 

  • Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
  • Nursery Care is provided.
  • Sunday School is at 9:00 a.m. for 3 years of age through adult. (Sept. - May)
  • Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. All are invited to the table. 

   4900 N.E. Parvin Road 

Kansas City, MO 64117


 Pastor: Rev Karen Aitkens 816-719-2274

 General E-mail address: [email protected]

Pastor Karen's E-mail address: [email protected]


No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Christian Education

Our Children and Youth are a blessing to our church family.

Sunday School is offered all year, with classes for pre-school through adults.

Bethel Bistro

Enjoy fellowship, friends, coffee, and snacks on Sunday mornings. 

Not So Young Adults - "NSYA"

A group of mid-twenties to forty something gather monthly for fun and fellowship. Bethel provides child care.


A mind-body healing therapy.  Reiki is a gentle healing non-invasive, yet powerful energy that's wonderful used alone or in combination with conventional or holistic care.  Whether you just want to relax or have a condition that needs attention,  Reiki can prove to be a great asset to your care.   Bethel's trained Reiki Practitioners meet  on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the church to perform Reiki on anyone desiring therapy. 

Bethel Sew & Serve

The newly created Sew & Serve has been completing projects for Crittenden and Synergy House and would like you to be a part of their group.  Some of the special projects include: receiving blankets, burp pads, bib sets, pillow cases, sheet sets, love bags, quilts, laundry bags.  Also special fidget quilts have been made for a nursing home and the VA home in Cameron.   If you have a project from a special organization that you would like to suggest, come on Wednesday mornings from around 9:30 am to 2 pm, bring your lunch and enjoy the fellowship of this fun mission-minded group.  See you on Wednesdays!! 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

This ministry is made up of individuals who knit or crochet shawls to be sent to people who would benefit from God's love wrapped around them. The shawls are blessed before they are sent to those needing God's touch.