Calendar

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Sep
24
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Sep
25
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Sep 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Boy Scout Troop 13 Meeting
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Women’s Big Book Meeting
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions

Al-Anon Meeting
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed meeting run by Northern Illinois Al-Anon.  Contact Al-Anon at 630-289-4326 with any questions.

Sep
26
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"God, Calm My Anxious Heart" Book Study @ Connection Cafe
Join a group of other Bethlehem women for a 12-week study on Linda Dillow’s book, “God, Calm My Anxious Heart”. Bring your own copy of the book or you can purchase a copy at church for $9 – make checks payable to Kelly Collins. Books will be available in Michelle Fisher’s office.
Please sign up below:

God, Calm My Anxious Heart

 

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Tuesday Evening Book Group
Sep 26 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Tuesday Evening Book Group @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church

The Tuesday Evening Book Group meets in the Bethlehem library on the fourth Tuesday of each month for discussion on a variety of books.  Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming 2017 books are:

September 26 ~ The Quartet by Joseph Ellis
October 24 ~ Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
November 28 ~ The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower
December 26 ~ God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Sep
27
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

KidQuest 2017-2018
Sep 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

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Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Sep 27 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

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Sep
28
Thu
Senior Vitality
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Some join other seniors for some light chair exercises and social time.

AA Meeting
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a closed discussion meeting for women only run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Thursday AA Women’s Group
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
29
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Sep 29 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

“God’s work. Our hands.” Service Weekend
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm

Please use the registration form below to sign up for one or more of Bethlehem’s service project opportunities during GWOH Weekend. 

(If you’d like to see a description of the opportunities, click HERE).

Following our service, we will gather at church at 4:00 pm Sunday afternoon for our Annual Brat Fest to celebrate the work and to share stories about our experiences.

God's Work. Our Hands. Registration

 

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Bethlehem Brass Rehearsal
Sep 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
30
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Sep 30 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our Saturday Evening Service, a less formal worship service in our sanctuary.  Communion is available every week to all.

Oct
1
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

Praise Service with Communion
Oct 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Come join us for our Praise Service in Fellowship Hall.  Praise Service includes a contemporary music band and praise singers.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Bratfest – Oct. 1, 2017
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm

Please plan to join us for a time of fellowship and a dinner of brats, hot dogs, chips, fruit and dessert at our annual Bratfest!  This year the event is at 4 p.m., after our day of service, but it is open to everyone, whether you participate in a service event or not.

Please fill out the registration form so we know if you are coming and if you’re able to help set up, grill, host or clean up:

Bratfest RSVP and volunteer information

 

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Sunday Night AA Group
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed step meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

The group meets in room 310 Library/Fireside Lounge.

Oct
2
Mon
Living in Grace and Gratitude – Stewardship Focus 2017
Oct 2 – Nov 12 all-day

“Living in Grace & Gratitude”

Bethlehem’s Stewardship Focus 2017

Everything we have is the gift of a generous God that comes to us as lavish grace birthing within us a sense of gratitude.  Our stewardship theme this year is “Living in Grace & Gratitude,” and for the next several weeks we at Bethlehem will explore together how we can more faithfully practice noticing God at work in our daily lives.

As a foundation, we will use Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, “An Altar in the World.”  Each week we will offer:  devotions based upon that week’s theme, small group opportunities, which invites us to reflect further on that theme, and then each Sunday, we will offer a sermon based upon that week’s chapter.  The themes/dates are as follows:

Oct 7/8            The Practice of Paying Attention

                                When was the last time you stopped and noticed something in your daily life as beautiful or unusual and therefore holy?

Oct 14/15        The Practice of Waking Up to God

When God encounters us in our ordinary lives, right in the middle of a place we had never though as particularly ‘holy’, we can keep on going and ignore it, or we can set down an altar?

Oct 21/22        The Practice of Being Present to God

Is there a right way to pray?  What are your ‘alternative’ prayer practices? And what makes them prayer-like for you?  Taylor writes in her book, “To say I love God, but I do not pray much, is like saying I love life but I do not breathe much!”

 Nov 4/5           The Practice of Pronouncing Blessing

To pronounce a blessing on something is to see it from the divine perspective. To meet someone with a blessing on your lips is quite different than many of our daily interactions.  But it may open us up to some unexpected altars!

Nov 11/12         Re-commitment Weekend

We will celebrate together the many ways God has been at work in our lives!  This weekend, we will take time to present our estimates of giving at all worship services.

 

Copies of “An Altar in the World” are available for purchase.  Please contact Heather Feltman at Heather@bethlehemluth.org to order a copy.

Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Oct 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
AA Meeting
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Boy Scout Troop 13 Meeting
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday Women’s Big Book Meeting
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions

Al-Anon Meeting
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a closed meeting run by Northern Illinois Al-Anon.  Contact Al-Anon at 630-289-4326 with any questions.

Oct
3
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Oct 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Ruth Circle
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"God, Calm My Anxious Heart" Book Study @ Connection Cafe
Join a group of other Bethlehem women for a 12-week study on Linda Dillow’s book, “God, Calm My Anxious Heart”. Bring your own copy of the book or you can purchase a copy at church for $9 – make checks payable to Kelly Collins. Books will be available in Michelle Fisher’s office.
Please sign up below:

God, Calm My Anxious Heart

 

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Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month in Room #405.

Oct
4
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is a closed discussion meeting run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

KidQuest 2017-2018
Oct 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Please register your student(s) for KidQuest below. We apologize that children must be registered individually and not grouped by family – it’s a function of how the information is reported and we need to ensure that all student information is captured accurately:

2017-18 KidQuest Registration

 

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Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Oct 4 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

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Oct
5
Thu
Senior Vitality
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Some join other seniors for some light chair exercises and social time.

AA Meeting
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a closed discussion meeting for women only run by AA District 61.  Contact AA at publicinfo@aadistrict61.org with any questions.

Thursday AA Women’s Group
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
6
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Oct 6 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Men gather for prayer, fellowship, support and study every Friday morning at 6:30 a.m.. This fall, they will join Pastor Mark as he explores some of the most interesting prophets in the Old Testament.  Whether they were reluctant like Jonah, eccentric like Jeremiah, or just less known like Joel, these ancients spoke words of truth to power that still challenge us today.  All men are welcome, come when you can, no registration or previous experience is necessary.  This bible study is continuous throughout the year.

Bethlehem Brass Rehearsal
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
7th Grade Fall Retreat @ LOMC
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm

 

Please register below for the 7th Grade Fall Retreat at Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center in Oregon, IL. Cost is $135 per student and scholarships are available. Contact the church office for more information.

The group will leave Bethlehem at 6:00pm on Friday, October 6 and return to church at approximately noon on Sunday, October 8.

Confirmation Fall Retreat - 2017

 

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Oct
7
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Oct 7 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Mental Health Walk – October 7
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us October 7 to support and raise awareness for mental health by walking, running or making a donation to NAMI KDK, our resource providing support to individuals living with mental illness, their families and the greater community in Kane-south, DeKalb & Kendall counties.

The 5K will take place in downtown Batavia along the Fox River beginning at 9:00 am. Registration is $35 prior to the day of the race & $40 on the day of the race.  For more information and to register, please visit www.nami5k.com.

For further questions, contact Kristi Johnson at Kristine.johnson.1977@gmail.com

 

Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our Saturday Evening Service, a less formal worship service in our sanctuary.  Communion is available every week to all.

Oct
8
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join us for our Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary.  Communion is served every week and is available to all.  Nursery care is also available to children 3 and under.

Connection Cafe in the Welcome Center
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Join for a cup of coffee, tea or juice, renew old connections and develop new ones in Bethlehem’s refreshed Connection Cafe.  You can also sign up to host an hour of this time on a Sunday morning by clicking HERE.

 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church