Reverend Karen Doucette

Welcome Friends, Family, and Guests!

It is a joy and delight for me to welcome you and to thank you for checking out our website.  One of my favorite passages in the Bible comes from Ephesians 3:17-18; “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” 

I have a few other favorites too but this verse invites our lives to be filled and consumed with the sweet goodness of Jesus and to know the love of God.  Jonathan Hargrove writes in his book, Common Prayer, A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, “There is a longing for community in all of us.  We long to love and to be loved and to participate in God’s dream to offer hope and Good News to the World.” 

Bethesda United Methodist Church is all about “giving our lives away in the name of Jesus.”  I stole that from Wendy Miller in her book, Come with Me.  In this way, we journey together to learn about God’s love, explore in questions, share in life’s struggles and participate in God’s work.  There is much about God that is a mystery and yet much to be discovered.  We smile warmly about God’s touch in our life!!  We desire for each week’s worship experience to be full of meaning where we lift up praise and offer the wonder of Jesus to be proclaimed.

Our Church is a part of Haw Creek Commons and our highest desire is to be an inviting and loving place to well–call –“home.”  At least a place closely related to that, where you can swing by, drop in to pray, share in some coffee; participate in conversation or to take part in a Bible study or worship.  Soon we will have Seminary students participating within the Haw Creek community.

The depth of God’s love and glory is great—call, come by, join us for worship or email us about the ways your would like to take part or learn more about us. 

Blessing as we connect with one another and finds ways to grow in faith, 



 I grew up in Haw Creek, I am a second career pastor, married to my husband Mike of 27 years, and have three children,  Caitlin (26), Lorna (24) and Michael (18).  We like to play games, watch movies, hike and share in meals together.