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Lighting of the Green 2017

Bethel observes 33rd Lighting of the Green


The Bethel community gathered Dec. 9 to help surround the Green with candlelight and welcome in the Advent season.         The Lighting of the Green at Bethel College is an annual tradition dating back to 1986. This year, the Lighting of the Green takes place Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. around the Green in the center of campus, coordinated by Bethel’s… Read More

Eli Brockway and Chuck Lenley play with Bethel Jazz Ensemble I.

Bethel Jazz welcomes the season with Christmas Gala concert


Jazz Ensembles I and II share their annual Christmas tradition, “Gala Jazz,” Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support jazz study and performance at Bethel College. Both groups will share jazz standards and some music for the… Read More

Threshing stone

Have yourself a Caribbean Christmas with Steel Drum Band


The Bethel College Steel Drum Band will play its annual Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. in Mem Hall. Come take the last opportunity to see “Terms” by Stephanie Lanter (artist reception beginning at 6 p.m., Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center) and then head over to Mem Hall for some steel drum music. The concert is free and… Read More

Bethel College "Giving Tuesday" graphic

Make Bethel College a part of your Giving Tuesday


Support Bethel College on #GivingTuesday -- Nov. 27 --a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Your gift to Bethel College will provide educational opportunities that prepare our students to bring their skills and insights to their chosen fields and communities. Increase your impact: All new or increased… Read More

Adam Fontana directs the Bethel College Wind Ensemble.

Wind Ensemble to join in celebration of Bernstein centennial


Bethel makes its contribution to the thousands of events celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a concert Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Mem Hall. “Leonard Bernstein at 100” is a two-year global celebration of the life and career of the 20th-century cultural icon, with 4,500 events scheduled on six continents. The… Read More

Sons of Serendip

Holiday concert to feature ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalists


The Sons of Serendip will be in Hesston Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Bethel students, pick up your free tickets in Thresher Shop! The foursome, who were finalists in Season Nine of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will ring in the Christmas season for Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) with their unique combination of harp, cello, piano/keyboard and voice… Read More

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.