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Oct
8
Sun
Boy Scout Troop #13 Holiday Greens Fundraiser
Oct 8 – Nov 26 all-day
Boy Scout Troop #13 Holiday Greens Fundraiser @ Bethlehem

Order your holiday greens from Bethlehem’s Boy Scout Troop #13. You can place your order directly with a Scout in the Connection Cafe on Sunday, October 8 or Sunday, October 22, or via email to Troop13wreathlady@gmail.com.

Click the Order Form link below to see a list of available items and prices. You can pay for your order when you pick up your items on Sunday, November 19 or Sunday, November 26.

Troop 13 thanks you for your support.

NOTE: There are 2 pages of product information. Under the brochure you’ll see 2 dots – Click on them to turn the page.

 

Click HERE to download the order form. Please fill out the form and turn it in to the church office or put it in the Boy Scout Troop #13 mailbox in the Duplicating Room. Payment is due at the time of pickup.

Oct
9
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Oct 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Oct
10
Tue
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Oct 10 @ 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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Oct
13
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Oct 13 @ 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.

Oct
14
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Oct 14 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
CROP Hunger Walk – October 14
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the 2017 CROP Hunger Walk

On Oct. 14, walkers from 15 Tri-Cities churches will gather at Bethlehem for a 5k walk to end hunger here and abroad. Registration starts at 8:00 am with food packing for the Salvation Army, kids’ activities, and fun hands-on learning about hunger. We will walk through Delnor Woods and the surrounding neighborhood, returning to our own parking lot.

Funds raised will go to Northern Illinois Food Bank, Salvation Army, and the Batavia Inter-Faith Food Pantry and to Church World Service projects around the world.

Sign up HERE  to participate or to sponsor a walker. You also can contact Ingrid Nelson with questions (ingridclarenelson@gmail.com).

 

Oct
16
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Oct 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Oct
17
Tue
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Oct 17 @ 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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Oct
19
Thu
Hope Matters
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is an informal gathering of support and connection for anyone living with mental health challenges, anyone who loves or cares for someone with mental illness; anyone who would like to connect with community resources; anyone who would like to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness. Confidential, non-judgmental listening, sharing, encouraging, praying, being present to one another is part of this group. This is hosted by Bethlehem’s Mental Health Ministry, and all adults are welcome.

Oct
20
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Oct 20 @ 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.

Oct
21
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Oct 21 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Oct
23
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Oct 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Oct
24
Tue
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 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

Oct
26
Thu
Mom’s Mixer
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Moms’ October Mixer

Thursday October 26

7:00-9:00pm

Lisa Aiken’s home, 548 Republic Road, Batavia

All Bethlehem Moms are welcome to join us for an informal, casual gathering to get to know each other.  We’ll share our favorite family meal ideas and walk away with new recipes to try with our families.  Bring recipes to share… and if you can, a sample too!

Please sign up below so we have an idea of how many people to expect. Thank you.

Mom's Mixer Registration

 

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Oct
27
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
28
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Oct 28 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Oct
30
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Oct 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Oct
31
Tue
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Oct 31 @ 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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Nov
1
Wed
Snow Shoveling
Nov 1 2017 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 15 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Snow Shoveling @ Bethlehem

If you know how to use a snow shovel or even a snow-blower, you are invited to help the Property Team keep the sidewalks clear for Saturday worship, Sunday worship, preschool (Mon-Fri) and special events.

If you have questions, contact Julie Schelstreet.

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Nov
3
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
4
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Nov 4 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Nov
6
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Nov
7
Tue
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Nov 7 @ 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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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. You also might enjoy this CASA video.

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

CASA Kane County Information Session

 

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Chicks With Sticks ~ New project tutorial November 9
Nov 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Chicks With Sticks ~ New project tutorial November 9 @ Fireside Lounge

Chicks with Sticks, the knitting/crocheting ministry, is ready to start a new project — knitting caps for Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva.

Marie Dovin will provide instruction at the 12:30pm gathering Nov. 9 in the Fireside Lounge.

All are welcome — beginners, too!  Sign up below.

ALSO: We’re making a FINAL CALL for  8 x 8-inch  squares created for the Knit-A-Square ministry. Our FINAL shipment of squares are due to church by November 9, when 400 squares will be shipped to South Africa to make much-needed blankets for warmth and shelter.

New Project: Knitting caps for LIving Well Cancer Resource Center

 

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Nov
10
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Nov 10 @ 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.

Nov
11
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Nov 11 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Feed My Starving Children ~ November 11
Nov 11 @ 8:45 am – 11:15 am

 

Join Bethlehem disciples and other friends from8:45 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, for a fun and rewarding time of packing food for malnourished children around the world. Feed My Starving Children isn’t a food bank where you’re sorting food donations and repacking them for distribution. Instead, FMSC invites volunteers to pack their scientifically developed food formulas that are specifically designed to help starving and malnourished children recover and put them on a road to improved health and development.

This is a wonderful family activity for everyone age 8 and above (everyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). You’ll be part of a fun assembly-line process in an energy-packed, music-filled room with 150 like-minded people who want to do their small part to help others.

The session starts at 9:00am so please be at the site no later than 8:45 to connect with the group and receive orientation information.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Dennis Finney at dennisrfinney@aol.com.

Feed My Starving Children - Saturday, Nov. 11, 8:45 - 11:;30 a.m.

 

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Nov
13
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Nov
14
Tue
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Nov 14 @ 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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Nov
16
Thu
Hope Matters
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is an informal gathering of support and connection for anyone living with mental health challenges, anyone who loves or cares for someone with mental illness; anyone who would like to connect with community resources; anyone who would like to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness. Confidential, non-judgmental listening, sharing, encouraging, praying, being present to one another is part of this group. This is hosted by Bethlehem’s Mental Health Ministry, and all adults are welcome.

Nov
17
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Nov 17 @ 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.

Nov
18
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Nov 18 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Nov
20
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Nov
21
Tue
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Nov 21 @ 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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Nov
23
Thu
Thanksgiving Service
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Thanksgiving Service @ Sanctuary

Sharing our bounty

Please join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day worship service and food drive at Bethlehem Lutheran Church!

Disciple Kelly Jirschele will share her faith story during the 9 a.m. service in our sanctuary.

Those who attend this special service on Thanksgiving morning are invited to bring donations of non-perishable food and household items that will be sent to the Salvation Army food pantry to be shared with our neighbors. Canned or boxed items are welcome; no glass jars or bottles, please.  Paper products like paper towels or diapers are needed as well!

We will have four worship services the following weekend as usual — 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25; and 8:00, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 — but we will NOT have Sunday School on Nov. 26.

If you can volunteer some time to help pack or deliver the Thanksgiving donations, please sign up below.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

 

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Nov
24
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Nov 24 @ 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.

Nov
25
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Nov 25 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Nov
27
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Nov 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Nov
28
Tue
“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Nov 28 @ 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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Dec
1
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Dec 1 @ 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.

Dec
2
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Dec 2 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Dec
4
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Dec 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Dec
5
Tue
Women’s Advent Buffet ~ Tuesday, December 5
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For the care packages, please bring one item from each of the following categories:

$10 gift card (Walgreens/CVS/Walmart)

Warm socks (male or female)

Food treat (bag of candy/snacks)

Personal hygiene item (deodorant, lip balm, feminine products)

 

Please RSVP for the event below:

Women's Advent Buffet 2017

 

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“God, Calm My Anxious Heart” Book Study
Dec 5 @ 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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Dec
8
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Dec 8 @ 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.

Dec
9
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Dec 9 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Progressive Dinner
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
One of the long-standing highlights of the holiday season is the Bethlehem Progressive Dinner. Diners visit four homes during this evening of dining fun and conversation- the perfect combination of large and small groups. This year the Progressive Dinner is scheduled for 6:00 to 11:00pm December 9.
Unfortunately, registration for this event has closed. If you missed your chance, we hope you can join us next year.
Routings for the evening will be sent the week after Thanksgiving. It will be noted on your routing sheet whether you are scheduled to bring an appetizer or dessert.
Dec
11
Mon
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Dec 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
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