Our Mission

Bethany United Methodist Church is a place where we actively worship and praise God, uplifting and energizing each other through Christian love, fellowship, Biblical education and acceptance. We do this by going into the world to tell others about Jesus, not necessarily always by our words, but also by our actions. We firmly believe that:
 “Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied
by action, is dead.” (James 2:17 NIV)
Our actions include supporting numerous mission opportunities both locally and internationally, such as Ramps R Us of Somerset County, the Next Step Center, the Somerset County Mobile Food Bank, and Corby and Ashley White in Poland, to name a few. More information about our missions effort is presented on the Ministries page of this website.

Service Times

Church Worship: 9:00 am
Sunday School: 10:15 am


Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 23, Sipesville, PA 15561
Street Address:  570 W Bakersville-Edie Road, Somerset, PA 15501
Telephone: (814) 442-5772

Our Pastor

Pastor Barry Ritenour has served as the pastor for Bethany United Methodist Church since 1995. He is a dedicated servant of the Lord with a strong desire to help those in need. His sermons emphasize the need for his congregation to be disciples for the Lord.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20a (NIV)
Email: pastorbarry101@comcast.net
Home Telephone: (814) 629-9884
Mobile Telephone: (814) 442-4918