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

  • 2017 Budget Forums

  • Heather Feltman and Council representatives will be hosting five budget forums over the next week to answer your questions about Bethlehem's financial status and plans. Click for time and location details.

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

Community Events

  • To battle the winter doldrums, families are invited to Bethlehem for an indoor “drive-in movie” on Saturday, January 21, from 3:00-5:00pm. We’ll watch Finding Dory and enjoy our popcorn and other movie treats. Bring "Box Cars" and/or blankets to sit in/on, and any nut-free or other snacks you like.  PJ's are also welcome!
  • Get better acquainted with other Bethlehem moms while sharing perspectives on renewal, refreshment and life balance. Our Mom's Ministry focuses on equipping and supporting one another in raising children in faith. All are invited! Click to sign up!  If you have questions, contact Kate Dockins at kmdockins@yahoo.com.  
  • Ladies - Interested in Building Community with Bethlehem sisters? Need a little quiet time to recharge after the holidays? A women’s retreat is being planned for February 3-5 at a private retreat near the Wisconsin Dells. We will have fellowship, Bible study, indoor & outdoor activities, and an opportunity to build connections with Bethlehem fr... [read more]
  • We are excited that the Youth Group from Christ the King Lutheran Church (New Brighton, MN) will join us for worship on February 18-19 and present their original musical entitled "iBelieve". Bethlehem's link to Christ the King is that their Associate Pastor is Pastor Sarah's brother-in-law. WE NEED HOUSING FOR THEIR GROUP - PLEASE CLICK TO HELP!
  • Our 8th grade students will travel to Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC) in Oregon, IL for a weekend of outdoor activities and an exploration of the gifts that God has given each of us.  The cost of the retreat is $135 per student, but scholarships are available. Click to register.
  • FMSC is hosting a HUGE event on Feb 18-19 at North Central College in Naperville where they're trying to pack ONE MILLION MEALS in just 2 days. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to this all-hands-on-deck event. You'll have a great time and feed starving kids in the process!
  • Pastor Sarah and the High School Mentors have prepared an schedule of activities for January through May. Click logo to view/download/print this information. We'd also like parents to participate so please select the activities that interest you. You'll be contacted about helping.
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