All youth have access to spiritual services on campus at Bausman Memorial Chapel, and places of worship off campus. Youth participate in a Spiritual Assessment at intake and Bethany strives to provide each youth with access to their preferred religious or spiritual affiliation.
To be fully inclusive Bethany recently completed an accessibility project with the help of local UCC churches and donors. A new driveway, parking spots, and ramp was installed at the back entry to the church. Please click here to learn more!
Meet Our Chaplain
Bethany Children’s Home officially called and received Reverend Kim Kendrick as Chaplain for the home on December 4, 2015. Kendrick is ordained in the United Church of Christ, and is a 2014 graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary. Bethany’s Reverend brings seven years of ministerial experience to Bethany, where she will provide worship and other services for youth and staff.
Reverend Kendrick joined Bethany as a supply minister in the spring of 2015, and has since then provided weekly worship services for the campus. Kendrick says,
“I am blessed to be the Chaplain at Bethany because at Bethany I am engaged in holistic ministry – our work impacts every aspect of our young people’s lives. I am honored to help youth address spiritual matters while also walking with them as they navigate family and peer relationships, the academic process, and vocational discernment. I experience my own transformation as I witness the growth of our youth and other staff.”