In response to the new measures issued by AHS on December 8, Bethel will not be holding in-person worship services at this time. We continue to evaluate the situation and, AHS permitting, will begin in-person services again soon.
Please join us in worship online Sunday mornings at 11:00 am.


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CIAM operates as a non-profit charitable mission organization and started with a vision and burden for Christ-centered media in 1999. CIAM Radio has been broadcasting to northern Albertans in a 24-hour daily Christian community format, especially in an Aboriginal context. Presently, CIAM Radio is broadcasting in 29 locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia ( Lord willing more communities will be added soon.

This year has been filled with intense and unexpected challenges. COVID has affected all of us, and the devastating flooding of CIAM’s broadcast and community center in Fort Vermilion, accidents, and sudden severe health issues have hit hard, one after another. Yet it has brought us to pray more fervently. Romans 8:35 says, "Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Trouble or hardship?... No, nothing can!" In the midst of these challenges, it has been encouraging to see how people have worked together to help and support one another in Jesus’s name.

Praise God for the start of “Gohnee Nazoo” (Good News) Radio 95.1 FM in Fort Liard, NT. The Indigenous leadership in Fort Liard would like to thank our Father in heaven for the blessing of a CIAM radio station in our northern Acho Dene Koe community.

This year, CIAM is continuing to focus on engaging and inviting the local church to join various CIAM outreach ministries. There are several mission opportunities in traditional media and FM broadcasting in

local communities across Canada. CIAM is also close to launching The CHOICE, which is an all-new online interactive broadcast experience! In addition, we are working towards starting multilingual broadcast

platforms besides the Chinese broadcast, such as Low German, Tamil, and Indigenous language broadcasts. Please check out CIAM’s new website at and read more about CIAM and our various media missions platforms. And please pray for how you and your church can be involved in these exciting new mission outreach opportunities.

We kindly invite you to take a step of faith with CIAM in 2021. We would appreciate your support in prayers for

  • new broadcast applications with CRTC,

  • additional missionary servants,

  • spiritually strong and unified missions teams, and

  • finances.

Again, we want to express a heartfelt thanks to you as a friend and supporter of CIAM. We count it a privilege to serve together with you and to be actively involved in bringing the Good News to Canada’s people and beyond — one heart, family, and community at a time.



          The geese are starting to return, the days are longer and there's a bit more warmth in the air! It's time to start thinking about outdoor gardening!

Yard Maintenance Opportunities:  This starts the third week of May and continues to the end of September.
Perhaps you are able to help with lawn maintenance (mowing, whipper snipping: once or twice a month, depending on how many people volunteer. It would be good to have a team of 10 people), 
Whipper snipping around trees ( the west side of the playing field, about every three weeks), 
Weeding (one or two areas of the yard or an island in the parking lot, twice a month), 
taking care of the roses (for the season)

General Maintenance:
Perhaps you have the expertise to install a toilet or replace / repair the wooden ramp at the east entranceway.


         Many thanks for considering joining a summer maintenance team or completing one of the general maintenance jobs!  Please jot me a note or give me a call if you are able to help.     Heather Steinke - Maintenance Coordinator (volunteer)  or 780.983.5867


               After taking a year off for COVID, BLESS Preschool is relaunching in September 2021 with new health and safety protocols in place. Visit to register online for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have any questions, or to book a private tour, call Tamara Avery at 780-417-7775 or email her: If you are an alumni, please consider leaving us a review as it helps to boost our ratings!


              As we navigate the CoVid-19 situation please know that we are here to serve our Bethel community, and beyond. If you have a need or know of someone who does, you can contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you. We have people on a list who are ready to help. Also, we have about 20 people who are making phone calls to our Bethel community to ensure that everyone is doing ok, that they have what they need, and that prayer requests are heard. Please continue to pray for those in the health care field who are working tirelessly and putting themselves at risk as they triage and treat others, those with compromised immune systems and other underlying health issues, and also those who have been laid off work and left with an uncertain future. In the midst of the uncertainties we’re facing, it is our hope and prayer that you are doing well and that you know the peace and hope that is ours in Jesus.




For Sunday, April 11, 2021

"What It Means To Be a Family"  (Acts 4:32-35)
Guest Speaker of the Lutheran Hour:  Rev. Dr. Gerard Bolling

Loving, caring, and sharing--it's what we do as God's family, His Church.

At 7:30 am on 1260 am and 8:30 am on 98.5 FM. Streaming audio and podcasts at


Sundays at 11:00 am


We will stream on Vimeo, Facebook and YouTube.


Pastors:   Matt Ziprick

                James Avery

                Marv Ziprick

Worship Coordinator:    Normay Wiebe

Director of Youth Ministry:    Michael Gillingham 

Children’s Ministry Coordinator:    Roxanne Theroux

BLESS Preschool Coordinator:    Tamara Avery   

BLESS Preschool Teacher:    Heather Book

Office Staff:    Ann NelsonHeather Lademann

Youth Ministry Assistant: Adrianna Blitterswyk


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 - 3:00 PM

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