• CROP Hunger Walk

  • Click HERE and sign up to be a walker, sponsor a walker, or make a donation to the October 15 CROP Hunger walk. This year's walk begins and ends in Bethlehem's back yard and will take walkers along the beautiful Fox River Trail. 25% of funds raised support local families. Registration begins at 8:00am.

  • Youth Music Registration

  • If you're the parent of a young musician, click the icon above to register your student(s) for one of Bethlehem's youth music ensembles. This is not a year-long commitment but rather an opportunity to share their gifts and rehearse periodically to prepare music for worship.

Who We Are
  • Who We Are

  • Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of the ELCA, located in the far western suburbs of the Chicago Metropolitan area in Northeastern Illinois. Learn more

Welcome from Pastor Larson
  • Welcome from Pastor Larson

  • Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to INVITE all people to become disciples of Jesus Christ, NURTURE each other's faith, and GO into the world to live for God. Meet our Pastors

Community Events

  • Bethlehem's Capital Campaign Team was introduced to all worship services on September 17 & 18, as was the campaign's theme, "Building...Community". Those two words have important independent meaning, but together they are what Bethlehem is about ~ Building, growing, learning, sharing and serving as a community of faith.
  • Confirmation is the primary component of the Middle School Youth Ministry.  The program is for students entering the sixth through eighth grades, with sixth grade being optional.  The Confirmation Program will give parents and students  the opportunity to explore faith and personal relationships with God and God’s people.  We will meet every Wednes... [read more]
  • Bethlehem Runners is a group of people that run and walk together for fellowship, get back to fitness, and make a better connection between mind, body and spirit. Join us on Saturday mornings (weather permitting) at 7:00am - We meet at the trailhead behind Bethlehem. For information, contact John Anderson at jmalaa@comcast.net.
  • Bethlehem's Sunday School classes began on September 11 but there's still room if you haven't registered your children. Just bring them to worship on Sunday morning (9:15 or 10:30 services), then leave for class after the Children's Sermon. Click the Sunday School logo on the left to register.
  • KidQuest! is the place to be on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:00pm! This is a new children's ministry for K-6th graders where they'll learn about the Bible and its characters through storytelling, art, science, cooking, games, music and service projects. Click logo to register.
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  • The Tuesday Evening Book Group meets at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on the fourth Tuesday of the month for discussion on a variety of books.  Everyone is welcome. January - The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina Henriquez February - The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford March - Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter April - The B... [read more]
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  • For those considering baptism, our 2016 classes are underway. Our sessions focus on the meaning of baptism and the commitment parents and sponsors make to raise their child in faith. We will be holding 5 sessions through September.
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