Welcome to Union Bethel A.M.E.

Together we can build relationships, rescue the broken and recharge to glorify and advance the Kingdom of God


If you’re visiting us for the first time, we’ve provided answers to some of your questions about Union Bethel A.M.E that we think will be most helpful to you. We invite you to explore our website as you uncover the abundance of activities, worship services, senior and community outreach, ministries and Christian Education programs for youth, teens and adults.  The genuine concern for the welfare of God’s people is reflective in everything we do.

Sunday Morning Schedule

We invite you to our 10:00am Worship Service

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We start our services on time and, in general, we have concluded our services by 12:00 p.m. You can spend the remainder of your Sunday resting or enjoying your family and friends. Come join us as we praise God together.


Union Bethel A.M.E. welcomes everyone just as you are! There are no clothing requirements or judgments of clothing. Like the Lord God, we are concerned on ensuring Jesus Christ in you, not worrying about the clothes on you.


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When You Arrive

When you arrive for Worship Services, you’ll be warmly greeted by one of our Greeter Ministry members who will welcome you in the Excellent Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ , and direct you how to enter the Sanctuary. 

  • Parking: Look for our ample parking areas at the rear of the church building.
  • Welcome: As you enter, you’ll be welcomed by a Union Bethel Greeter. Feel free to ask them any questions or let them know if you’re a first-time visitor.
  • Worship Service: Join us in the main sanctuary for our worship service. Our ushers will help you find a seat if needed.
  • Greet the Pastor: After the service, we invite you to join us in the Banquet Hall to meet our Pastor, First Lady and Ministerial Staff. It’s also a great opportunity to meet Union Bethell members and get to know our community.
  • Prayer Requests: If you have any prayer requests or needs, please don’t hesitate to let one of our Ushers know that you would like a Union Bethel Steward to pray with you.

What is the African Methodist Episcopal Church?

The word African means that the church was organized by people of African descent and heritage. It does not mean that the church was founded in Africa, or that it was for persons of African descent only. 


The church’s roots are of the family of Methodist churches. Methodism provides an orderly system of rules and regulations and places emphasis on a plain and simple gospel. 


Episcopal refers to the form of government under which the church operates. The chief executive and administrative officers of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination are the Bishops of the church. For a complete history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church you will find in-depth information by logging onto AME Church.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is meant by “We Are Family”

“We Are Family” has become not only our church theme, but also our directive of how we regard each other as members of Christ’s church. The nurturing begins with warmly welcoming visitors and new members into our congregation, and continues with ongoing fellowship, friendship and just plain fun as we work together serving Christ. 


What is your worship style?

Our Worship Services combine prayers, scriptures, a variety of choirs, special vocal and instrumental music, liturgical dance and always a powerful Word from the Lord to uplift and challenge us as Christians..


Can someone pray or talk with me?

Absolutely. When you arrive at Union Bethel A.M.E., please inform your Greeter that you would like someone to pray and/or talk with you. Our Greeters are trained ensure that one of Union Bethel’s Stewards will pray with you and arrange a special dedicated time and date to speak with you. 


What can I expect when I visit?

When you arrive for Worship Services, you’ll be warmly greeted by one of our Greeter Ministry members who will welcome you in the Excellent Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ , and direct you how to enter the Sanctuary. A Union Bethel A.M.E. Usher will then ensure that you are provided a comfortable and welcoming visit throughout the Worship Service. Ushers stand ready to assist you for all your requests and needs with a spirit of love and fellowship.

Do I have to dress up?

We encourage people to dress comfortably. For many, that may mean dressing up, but for some it simply means wearing clothing that is comfortable and appropriate. We do not burden people unnecessarily by requiring them to dress up in fancy clothes they do not normally wear just to go to church. We want everyone to come, be comfortable, and enjoy learning about and growing in Christ together.


Do you have a Toddler, Children’s, Teen and Adult Sunday School Program?

Yes. Union Bethel A.M.E. provides toddler through adult a comprehensive Christian education program based on biblical truths. The lessons are especially designed to empower African American children, youth, and adults for successful Christian living.


Children and Youth Church School begins at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday, except second Sunday of each month.



How can I get involved and become a member of Union Bethel A.M.E.?

At the end of each worship service, the pastor invites attendees to Christian Discipleship and to join the Union Bethel A.M.E. Church. Everyone is welcome to become a part of our church family. Upon joining, you’ll receive a warm welcome and be assigned a Class Leader as your mentor. Join us to experience our loving fellowship and understand what “We Are Family” truly means at Union Bethel A.M.E.

Have Questions?

When you arrive, if you would like more information, see one of Union Bethel greeters or ushers. They will be more than happy to help you with any question you may have.


If you would like more information before you arrive, feel free to call the church office Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 at 410-922-3286 or you can write to us right now, using the form below.

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