Bethel Rural Community Organization is fortunate to carry on the activities of its seven committees in the historic Bethel Presbyterian Church. The Presbyterian congregation ceased in 2009, and the 1885 solid chestnut sanctuary/1964 addition allows the group to share meeting space with the community for rentals, meetings, our food pantry, committee functions, and dinners. Fortunate to oversee a space with significant historical context for the community, the Beautification Committee takes its responsibility as caretaker seriously.
In order to assure historically accurate upgrades and restorations, the committee has consulted not only with an interior decorator but also with the Western Regional Presbytery, the Department of Cultural Resources, and with Preservation NC. In addition, the Beautification Committee is charged with decorating the facility for BRCO meetings.