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Easter marks being Better Together as one church for the first time.

Official Merger Announcement

IT'S OFFICIAL: The merger between Water’s Edge and Bethel was undeniably affirmed by both congregations!  
Excitement is building and a unified voice of affirmation is rising as we see God’s plan for greater impact beginning to come into focus. A great adventure as ONE NEW CHURCH lies ahead in the Richmond/Katy area. We pray fruit might multiply exponentially out of what God began in two unique churches years ago.
--And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Phil 1:6)
This NEW ADVENTURE begins with our first combined worship services on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 9:15am and 10:45am, our TWO new service times moving forward. Let’s give thanks and praise God for His work in our midst made visible today.
--Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! (Rev 7:12)

First Announcement

Blessings from Water’s Edge Community Church and Bethel Bible Fellowship...

Today we shared some exciting news about how God has been orchestrating something new in our midst.  After much prayer over several months, the elder boards from both churches unanimously sense God is leading us to merge our two churches into one.  We believe that we are truly better together and that God has incredible work for us to engage in for the glory of God and the expansion of His kingdom in the Richmond area and beyond. Coming together as one church would be maximizing the best of both congregations toward greater kingdom impact. This is a marriage merger, the two churches becoming one: one new congregation, one new church, and one new vision for the new work God is doing. 

In order to proactively answer questions you may have, we have included an FAQ sheet, a document of the history of each church, and a document entitled “Better Together” that expresses the heart of each pastor. It is our heart's desire to be completely open, transparent and available to you. We encourage you to contact the pastors, elders or the members of the Leadership Team if you have any questions or concerns.  We have included a PDF of the Leadership Team here. 

Will you join us in praying for hearts completely open to God's plan rather than our own preferences? Will you join us in praying for God's continued direction and vision for the days ahead? Will you join us in this incredible opportunity for kingdom impact in the Katy/Richmond area?

Church Locations

A Glimpse Ahead 


Important Dates

Sunday, March 3                         Announcement in both churches

Wednesday, March 6                 Town Hall @ Water's Edge @ 7pm

Sunday, March 10                      Prayer Time in Services

Sunday, March 17                      Prayer Time in Services

Sunday, March 17                      Combined Town Hall @ Bethel @ 3pm

Wednesday, March 20               Meet & Greet @ Bethel @ 6:30pm

Sunday, March 24                      Vote of Approval in Both Services 

Dates Beyond

Sundays, March 31,                    Celebration Services at WECC
April 7, & April 14

Saturday, April 13                        Night of Worship & Prayer @ Bethel, 6pm

Easter Sunday, April 21             First Combined Worship Services 


Important Documents

Merger FAQ's

Better Together - Water's Edge

Better Together - Bethel Bible 

Leadership Team

Church Histories