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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, 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

Click here for this week’s devotional guide 

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

Small group discussion:  10:00am Thursday, October 5, in the Library/Fireside Lounge, led by Deacon Heather Feltman

Oct 14/15        The Practice of Waking Up to God

Click here for this week’s devotional guide

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?

Small group discussions:  10:00am Thursday, October 12, in the Library/Fireside Lounge, led by Pastor Bill Hutchison

6:00 pm Thursday, October 12, in the Library/Fireside Lounge, led by Dee Johnson

 

Oct 21/22          The Practice of Being Present to God

Click here for this week’s devotional guide

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!”

Small group discussions:  10:00 am Thursday, October 19, in the Library/Fireside Lounge, led by Pastor Sarah Rohde

 

 Nov 4/5             The Practice of Pronouncing Blessing

  Click here for this week’s devotional guide

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!

Small group discussions:  10:00am Thursday, November 2, in the Library/Fireside Lounge, led by Deacon Heather Feltman

7:00 pm Thursday, November 2, led by Craig Collins (check video screen for room assignment)

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 Deacon Heather Feltman at Heather@bethlehemluth.org to order a copy.

 


Members of the BLC Stewardship Team:

Dan Kassow — As a life long Lutheran, I have come to appreciate the value of finding a true church home.  My wife and I are incredibly pleased with Bethlehem and look forward to establishing out roots here.  Growing up in the Lutheran church, I had the privilege of being actively involved in various aspects of church culture.  My goal is to grow my faith and fellowship here at Bethlehem! (Click to read Dan’s “Mission Moment.”)

Steve Sikorski

Richard Husby

Pastor Bill Hutchison

Deacon Heather Feltman

Oct
26
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
29
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Oct 29 @ 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
30
Mon
AA Meeting
Oct 30 @ 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.

Nov
2
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
5
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Nov 5 @ 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.

Nov
6
Mon
AA Meeting
Nov 6 @ 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.

Nov
7
Tue
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Nov
9
Thu
CASA Kane County Information Session ~ November 9
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

CASA Kane County Information Session – November 9

Enjoy working with children and youth?  Want to make a difference in the life of a child who has been abused and neglected?  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Kane County is a nonprofit organization providing support and advocacy for children who have been the victims of abuse and/or neglect.

CASA Kane County and Bethlehem are sponsoring an information session from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 9, at the Kane County Courthouse in Geneva for those who would like to learn more about CASA. This is a powerful way to live as disciples, speaking for and standing up for vulnerable children in our community. Whether you are interested in volunteering, or would just like to learn more about this special agency, join us!

Questions?  Contact current CASA volunteers and Bethlehem members, Craig Collins (630.442.9203) or Bill/Sandy Leitsch or Barb/Bill Herman.

Please sign up below if you can attend the information session.

CASA Kane County Information Session

 

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Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
12
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Nov 12 @ 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.

Nov
13
Mon
AA Meeting
Nov 13 @ 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.

Nov
16
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
19
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Nov 19 @ 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.

Nov
20
Mon
AA Meeting
Nov 20 @ 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.

Nov
21
Tue
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Nov
23
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
26
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Nov 26 @ 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.

Nov
27
Mon
AA Meeting
Nov 27 @ 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.

Nov
30
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
3
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 3 @ 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.

Dec
4
Mon
AA Meeting
Dec 4 @ 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.

Dec
5
Tue
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Dec
7
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
10
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 10 @ 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.

Dec
11
Mon
AA Meeting
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
14
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
17
Sun
Advent Festival Sunday ~ December 17
Dec 17 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Two worship services at 8:30am and 10:30am featuring Bethlehem’s music ensembles and dramatic readings.

Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 17 @ 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.

Dec
18
Mon
AA Meeting
Dec 18 @ 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.

Dec
19
Tue
Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Dec
21
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
24
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 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.

Dec
25
Mon
AA Meeting
Dec 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.

Dec
28
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
31
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Dec 31 @ 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.

Jan
1
Mon
AA Meeting
Jan 1 @ 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.

Jan
4
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
7
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Jan 7 @ 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.

Jan
8
Mon
AA Meeting
Jan 8 @ 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.

Jan
11
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
14
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Jan 14 @ 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.

Jan
15
Mon
AA Meeting
Jan 15 @ 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.

Jan
18
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
21
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Jan 21 @ 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.

Jan
22
Mon
AA Meeting
Jan 22 @ 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.

Jan
25
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
28
Sun
Sunday Night AA Group
Jan 28 @ 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.

Jan
29
Mon
AA Meeting
Jan 29 @ 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.

Feb
1
Thu
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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