We appreciate your interest in Bethel AME-Iowa City.  Since 1868, we have welcomed all those who were searching for God.  We continue that practice today.  Whether young or old, black or white, rich or poor, you can be at home in our fellowship.  We hope to see you soon.

Below, we answer some of our Frequently Asked Questions: 


A.   What time does service start?
 Sunday School begins at 9:45AM.  Worship commences at 11:00AM.

B.    Where can I park?
You can park in the marked spaces behind the church.  In addition, on Sundays, you can park on the side of Governor Street that is closest to our building.

C.    What is appropriate to wear?
Our attendees wear everything from suits and dresses to jeans and t-shirts.  Because the outfits span a wide range, everyone should feel comfortable.

D.   How long is the service?
The length varies; however, we usually conclude morning service around 1PM.

E.    What type of music should I expect?
Our service features hymns and contemporary tunes.  From “Blessed Assurance” to “Grateful,” we embrace songs that make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

F.    Do you have a Sunday School?
Yes.  Our Sunday School meets at 9:45AM, and it features four classes: age 3-1st grade, 2nd-6th grade, 7th-12th grade, and adults.   

G.   Do you offer Bible Study?
 Yes.  Our Bible Study meets at 6:00PM on Wednesdays.

H.   Do you have activities for youth?                                         
Yes.  On 1st and 3rd Sunday, we have children’s church for youngsters ages 5-12 and teen church for individuals ages 13-19.  On select Sundays, our Children’s Choir sings during worship, and our youth lead the service.  We also host lock-ins and participate in the Sunday School convention.

I.  Do you have a nursery?