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Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church:

 “A Blending of Two Church Families”
Hashaway Community CME and Harper Chapel CME

On August 30, 2009, the last Sunday in August, the pending merger of two Christian communities began in earnest.  

Harper Chapel of Norwalk, CA moved its’ membership 11 miles north, up the 405 freeway  to Hashaway Community Church located in the city of Long Beach at 1953 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave and we became Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

This is not the first time that Hashaway Community Church has had a name change.  At its’ inception in 1945, it began as St. Vestal CME Church until the 1993 Southern California Annual Conference Delegates voted to rename the church in memory of the late Rev. Nathaniel C. Hashaway.

Both St. Vestal CME and Hashaway Community CME have served this community well, and will continue to do so as we serve and grow under the name of Bethel CME Church.

Our Pastor, the Reverend James L. Tillman, is extending an open invitation to the Long Beach Community to come and worship with the Bethel CME family.  

Our Sunday School begins at 9:30 AM where a spirited learning experience can be expected at each class; at 11:00 AM our worship service begins.  On Wednesday night at 6:30 PM we have Bible Study and on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM there is Choir Rehearsal. 

                           Church Office - 562-599-3810          

                              Pastor James L. Tillman –  336-618-3488 -     Email – jamtill@netzero.net

           Web Site: www.Bethel-CME-Church.com     
 Church Email: Info@bethel-cme-church.com

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