New Member Classes

November 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Education Hall
Pastor Sarah Rohde

Bethlehem Lutheran Church continues to experience the blessings of visitors who regularly join with us in our worship life. We are currently re-imagining the format and schedule for how we welcome our visitors into a deeper relationship with Christ and this congregation. By offering a series of classes that explore biblical and historical foundations of Christianity, as well as an overview of the Lutheran tradition known as the ELCA and the place of Bethlehem Lutheran Church within that ELCA tradition, we seek to provide a firm foundation for our visitors to prayerfully consider becoming member disciples.

Here is the schedule for this fall:

  • Sunday, November 5, 12-1:30 pm, New Member/Explorer Class #1 [Biblical & Historical Foundation of Christianity]
  • Sunday, November 12, 12-1:30 pm, New Member/Explorer Class #2 [Lutheran Tradition, ELCA, and Bethlehem]
  • Sat/Sun, November 18/19, Receiving of New Members in Worship (5:30 pm Sat, 8:00/9:15/10:30 am Sunday)

All classes are held in Education Hall (100 Level), and a light luncheon will be offered at each class. Childcare will be available in a nearby classroom. While we urge you to attend both classes, we do not require you to join afterward, especially if you find that you still need to explore further before being received as a disciple in this congregation. Please contact Pr. Sarah or Pr. Bill with any questions you may have or to indicate your interest in participating.

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