What To Expect




Over four hundred people call Bethel AME Church their home and our Bethel family spans a range of ages and backgrounds. Bethel AME is nestled in a quiet corner of the Jamaica Plain Community of Greater Boston with a Campus that consist of five buildings and a spacious parking lot. You’ll see people dressed in all styles—from jeans and shorts in the summer to suits in the winter. We offer two identical worship services beginning at 8AM & 11AM with Church School taking place between the two services at 9:45AM.


When you arrive on campus, please make your way to either our parking lot, located at the Youth Center at 84 Wachusett Street or any available street parking on Wachusett Street or Walk Hill Street. In an effort to be kind to our neighbors we ask that you make yourself aware of all driveways, street signs and no parking areas.

As you enter the Main Sanctuary on the corner of Walk Hill Street and Wachusett Street, our Bethel Greeters Ministry will greet you with a bulletin and, if needed, direct you to a seat. Our services typically begin with a time of prayer and worship, led by our worship team followed by a time of fellowship, more worship and a sermon usually delivered by our Pastor. Lastly, our Pastor then leads us in a time of reflective prayer, a celebration of generosity through giving and a final benediction that will cover us as we go out to share God’s love with the world.


All children are welcome to attend worship services, but we also offer childcare through our Nursery Ministry and engaging ministries for children and youth. These ministries meet during our 8AM Worship Service ONLY.

Nursery (Infants – Toddlers) ~ Meets every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sunday!

Children (Potty Trained 3 years old – 3rd Grade) ~ Meets every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday!

Middle School (4th – 7th) & High School (8th – 12th) ~ Meets every 2nd & 3rd Sunday!

All Nursery, Children’s and Middle School Worshippers should proceed straight to the Youth Center for morning Worship at 8AM. High School Worshippers will be released to the Youth Center from the main sanctuary during the worship service. If you have any questions our Bethel Greeters will happily assist you.

We are so excited to have you join our church family for one of our worship experiences!