Welcome to "Bethel" - which means "House of God"

The Bethel community is located in the rural outskirts of Claremont, North Carolina, where it has proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ in words and with its deeds since 1870. We are a congregation of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod that is founded on the Bible as God's holy, inspired and inerrant Word. At Bethel, you will find: +  Bible centered, Jesus-focused preaching and teaching  +  a community in love with Jesus with a love for one another  +  a welcoming community all about serving God by serving others  +  a historic church passionate about being relevant in the 21st Century

Contact Information

Bethel Lutheran Church
5759 Bolick Road
Claremont, North Carolina 28610
Phone (828)459-7378

Regular Schedule

  • Vintage Grace
    – 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Sunday School and Bible Studies
    – 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
  • E.P.I.C. Grace
    – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Mid-week Bible Study
    – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM


  • "Called to Vote" - A Christian's Approach to Elections

    Bethel Lutheran Church will offer two different sessions of the four-part study from Concordia Publishing House, "Called to Vote," on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm beginning September 14/15, 2016. From the Introduction: "...this study is not intended to lead you to a particular candidate or the sweep of any party platform...this study provides congregations and pastors with a tool that is designed to spark a thoughtful biblical discussion about voting in a democracy.Specifically, it addresses ways in which the Lutheran confession of faith may be applied to political situations in which choices must be made." A free-will offering of $5 is welcome to defray cost of materials; to register, please email pastor@bethelms.org.

    • Session One: Distinguish "Thus says the Lord" from Human Judgments
    • Sesson Two: Distinguish between God's Two Modes of Ruling
    • Session Three: Distinguish Yourself as Ruled from Yourself as Ruler
    • Session Four: Repent When You Don't Get Involved...and When You Do
  • Tithes and Offerings Session

    Pastor Ramey is offering four opportunities for members of Bethel to paritipcate in a Bible study entitled "Tithes and Offerings." This one-hour session looks directly at how the Bible uses the word "tithe" and how this concept is meant to be employed by Christians. The sessions will be at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. The dates for these sessions are:

    • Thursday, September 8
    • Wednesday, September 14
    • Monday, September 19
    • Tuesday, September 27
  September 2016