Maundy Thursday Luncheon
Mar. 29 at Noon
This special event honors older adults in our congregation and community with a catered luncheon and afternoon worship service. A planning team is forming to plan the menu, decorate for the event and ensure transportation for those who need it. Families and teens are especially welcome to be a part of this special day. If you would like to help, or know more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Easter Breakfast will be on Sunday, April 1 from 7:30-11:00 am in Education Hall. The breakfast menu will be pancakes, bacon and eggs. The congregation is invited to provide fresh, cut fruit and danishes to add to the menu – talk with Bobbi if you are interested in helping, email@example.com.
The free-will offering will go to the Youth Ministries. Bring your family and invite some friends to stop by for breakfast!
4th Floor Open House
Sunday, Mar. 18
Bethlehem recently moved rooms around to allow our youth to have a larger space to gather, along with renovating the balcony/choir loft to accommodate more flexibility for use of instrumentation and setup. After each worship service on Sunday, March 18 we are inviting lambs to come to the 4th floor and get a firsthand look at the upgraded spaces. Leaders or group members from the youth or choirs will be available to answer questions and point things out in each of renovated spaces. There will be light refreshments in the choir rehearsal room in between each of the spaces.
Fox River Initiative Gathering
Sunday, Mar 11, 4:00-5:15pm
What is going on in our world with these school shootings? What can I do? Join 1000+ concerned citizens to hear ALL 10 Illinois Attorney General candidates (both Republicans and Democrats). This gathering will be covering:
• Gun violence (“smart guns” development? sales to “crime-gun dealers”?)
• Jailing of innocent people experiencing addiction/mental health issues
• Humane/legal treatment of immigrants and refugees
• Building affordable/accessible housing
Transportation will be coordinated by your Mercy and Justice Ministry Team and is sponsored by the Fox River Valley Initiative.
The first three weekends in March the Youth will be seeking out Bethlehem disciples to “take out stock” in them for their upcoming trip to the National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas this summer. Find their table in the Connection Café and ask them about their upcoming trip. All donation envelopes are due back by April 1.