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Registration for the “Soft Reopening” is suspended until further notice, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Delaware. Registration and the Soft Reopening will resume when the Bethel COVID-19 Task Force determines it is safe for worshippers to return to church for in person service.

Holy Communion Registration

Please note that registration for Holy Communion units will continue at
Registration begins now and will run through Monday, December 28th at noon.

Two pickup dates:
Thursday, December 31st from 10am-1pm;
Saturday, January 2nd from 9am-12 noon

Any questions should be directed to

Reopening Task Force

Bethel Town Hall

• Presentation

• Video

Reference Sites


World Health Organization (WHO)

Delaware Response to Covid-19

John Hopkins Resource Center

COVID-19 Facts


Delaware Testing Locations



• Students
• Parents
• Administrators

For questions about Bethel Wilmington’s reopening Contact:


Join Us for Worship Sunday Mornings

9:00 a.m.

Facebook Live:
“Like us” @BethelAMEwilm

9:00 a.m.

Families without access to Facebook, can worship “live” by dialing in (audio only).
Follow the directions below.

  • Dial-in Number – 1-929-205-6099
  • You will be prompted to enter a meeting ID number
  • Enter the following number: 832 1771 9930#
  • As instructed, hit # to continue
  • Enjoy the worship experience!

Anytime Thereafter

Watch us on Youtube anytime thereafter

TO Bethel AME Church

COVID-19 continues to be a concern in our community as it spreads across the state, country, and the world.  Therefore, we all must remain vigilant. The changes we have had to make in our worship experiences, Bible study and ministries; in our work and other routines in our daily lives are challenging, but these changes are essential and critically important. We must be diligent and consistent in the measures we take to stop the spread of this dangerous virus. The more steps you and your family can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the safer you will be.

Please follow the three Ws – Wear a mask (cloth facing covering); Wait six feet apart from others and Wash your hands!

Our prayers for a rapid and complete healing are with the community, especially those persons directly affected by this virus.

Grace and Mercy,

Rev. Dr. Silvester S. Beaman

We welcome you to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Wilmington, Delaware and invite you to share in the Bethel experience. We are an inner-city church whose vision is: “Fulfilling God’s Plan Doing Ministry.”

Our mission is “to foster the development of the congregation and neighborhood and enhance the quality of life for all God’s people through worship, inspiration, social needs and discipleship.” We believe that the greatest response to the grace, favor and mercies of God is to be an extension of His beneficence. Therefore, we offer to our members and the Greater Wilmington community a diverse and broad selection of ministries and initiatives. These ministries have been strategically developed to holistically minister to the individual spiritually, physically and socially.

Upcoming Events
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At Bethel AME, you are sure to hear a life-changing message, relevant for today’s time.

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You’re Welcome!

At Bethel AME, you will feel welcome and loved. Enjoy one of our upcoming services.

What others saying about Bethel AME Church?

“I’ve really enjoyed streaming services.  I got vaccinated, so now I plan to attend in person.”

What an awesome church I will be returning to fellowship