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Jan
17
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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

 

Verification

 
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Jan 17 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
Jan
18
Thu
Senior Vitality
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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

AA Meeting
Jan 18 @ 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.

Hope Matters
Jan 18 @ 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.

Thursday AA Women’s Group
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
19
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
20
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Jan 20 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Stepping Stones: 1st Graders ~ January 20
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

First Grade Stepping Stone: Beginner Bible Workshop

First Graders and their parents are invited to attend a short, insightful and fun, “How to Use the Bible at Home” workshop.  The cost is $20 per child for materials, but scholarships are available.

PLEASE REGISTER BELOW.

1st Grade Beginner Bible Workshop

 

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Stepping Stones: 2nd Graders ~ January 20
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Second Grade Stepping Stone: Prayer Bears

This workshop is designed to help second graders and their parents take a beginning step in growing a faith relationship with God through prayer.  Each student will construct a Prayer Bear that will help them learn how to pray every day and in every situation.

The registration fee is $10 per child to cover the cost of the Prayer Bear, but scholarships are available.

Please register below:

 
 

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Indoor ‘Drive-In’ Movie ~ Saturday, January 20
Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Indoor 'Drive-In' Movie ~ Saturday, January 20

To battle the winter doldrums, families are invited to Bethlehem for an indoor “drive-in movie” on Saturday, January 20, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. We’ll watch the hit movie Cars 3 and enjoy popcorn and other treats. We’ll be making cardboard-box cars for the younger children to sit in; adults or older children can bring a blanket to sit on.

We’re in need of large boxes the kids can use to make cars; let us know if you can bring some.

Please sign up below so we know how many friends to expect:

Drive in Movie Registration

 

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Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Jan 20 @ 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.

Jan
21
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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.

Baptism class
Jan 21 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Baptism class @ Room 301/Overflow

Baptism joins us to the body of Christ and to the mission we share as followers of Jesus. It is a celebration of Christian community and our common calling to live out our baptismal promises every day of our lives.

At Bethlehem, we will be celebrating baptisms during these specific weekends throughout the year:

  • February 11
  • April 15
  • June 3
  • August 5
  • October 7
  • December 2

We have chosen specific dates in order to better accommodate a full church calendar, but even more importantly, to be able to focus our worship services around baptism and explore more deeply the meaning it carries throughout our whole lives of faith.

Please contact the Church office at (630) 584-2199 to sign up for a class and to schedule a baptism for your child on one of these weekends. The classes take place on Sunday mornings at 11:45am on:

  • January 21
  • March 11
  • May 13
  • September 23
  • November 18

We look forward to celebrating your child’s baptism with you!

 

Senior High Youth
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth

New Space – New Time!

Mark your Calendars! Starting on Sunday, January 7, the High School Youth Group will be meeting from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sundays each week
What Sunday Nights will look like:
6:00-6:30        Fellowship and Food
6:30-6:45        Large Group
6:45-7:45        Small Group Discussion
7:45-8:00        Prayer and Reflection
Adults, can you help host a meal for the Youth? Hospitality is a huge part of what makes a community special and unique. There is something special that happens around sharing a meal together. It gives us a change to connect and just be.
We will be looking for families, friends, or adult groups to help contribute to the ministry by providing a meal for 15-20 people. Meals can be a simple or as complex as you’d like. Some popular and easy dishes are chili, pasta, nuggets, taco-bar, and pizza. We thank you in advance – your contribution to this program will really enrich the experience of our students and provide a great fellowship opportunity.
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
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Jan 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
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.

Monday Women’s Big Book Meeting
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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.

Jan
23
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tuesday Evening Book Group
Jan 23 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Tuesday Evening Book Group @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church

The Tuesday Evening Book Group meets in the Bethlehem library at 7:15 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month for discussion on a variety of books.  Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming 2018 books are:

January 23: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

February 27: I’ll Take You There by Mavis Staples

March 27: The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

April 24:  Evicted by Matthew Desmond

May 22: The Underground Railroad by Colin Whitehead

Jan
24
Wed
Wednesday AA Meeting – Sunshine Group
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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

 

Verification

 
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6-8)
Jan 24 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

 

 

Use the form below to register your student for Confirmation. 

Confirmation 2017

 

Verification

 
Jan
25
Thu
Senior Vitality
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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

AA Meeting
Jan 25 @ 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.

Mom’s Mixer
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  Moms’ January Mixer

Thursday, January 25

7:00-8:30pm

Fireside Lounge/Library

Join us for a facilitated Vision Board Exercise to design your own personalized collage to serve as the image of the life you and God design together.  Bring a friend… and a few magazines.

For questions, contact Kate Dockins kmdockins@yahoo.com

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

Mom's Mixer Registration

 

Verification

 
Thursday AA Women’s Group
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jan
26
Fri
Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
27
Sat
Bethlehem Runners
Jan 27 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Saturday Evening Service with Communion
Jan 27 @ 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.

Jan
28
Sun
Traditional Worship Service with Communion
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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.

Annual Meeting
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Annual Meeting

Come participate in the life of Bethlehem Lutheran Church at our annual congregational meeting at noon on Sunday, January 28, in Fellowship Hall.  On the agenda: the 2018 church budget and disposition of Marion Avenue properties.

We are asking volunteers to bring hot or cold appetizers to share — items like chips and salsa, a veggie tray, pigs in a blanket or chicken nuggets.  Please sign up below if you can contribute!

Appetizer contributions for annual meeting

 

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Senior High Youth
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Senior High Youth

New Space – New Time!

Mark your Calendars! Starting on Sunday, January 7, the High School Youth Group will be meeting from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sundays each week
What Sunday Nights will look like:
6:00-6:30        Fellowship and Food
6:30-6:45        Large Group
6:45-7:45        Small Group Discussion
7:45-8:00        Prayer and Reflection
Adults, can you help host a meal for the Youth? Hospitality is a huge part of what makes a community special and unique. There is something special that happens around sharing a meal together. It gives us a change to connect and just be.
We will be looking for families, friends, or adult groups to help contribute to the ministry by providing a meal for 15-20 people. Meals can be a simple or as complex as you’d like. Some popular and easy dishes are chili, pasta, nuggets, taco-bar, and pizza. We thank you in advance – your contribution to this program will really enrich the experience of our students and provide a great fellowship opportunity.
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
Monday Morning Women’s Small Group Study
Jan 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
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.

Monday Women’s Big Book Meeting
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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.

Jan
30
Tue
BLC Staff Meeting
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Bethlehem Lutheran Church