Community Care

Our Community Care Ministry offers opportunities within Bethlehem to both give and receive care through prayer, presence and practical help. Through illness, painful loss, or challenging life transition, we strive to walk with one another in Christ-centered love, encouragement and hope.

Learn more below. Sign up to give or receive care.

  • Prayer Network consists of a team of disciples who pray confidentially for concerns and requests of our people. To learn more about our Prayer Network team, to request prayer for yourself or loved one, or get put on our prayer newsletter list, please contact Council member, Judy Hanson,


  • Home Communion Ministry consists of a team of disciples who visit and bring Holy Communion monthly to those who are no longer able to attend worship. These visits are a vital connect to our body and Christ’s love. To request the care of the Home Communion Ministry or to learn more about serving, please contact Pastor Jean Duran,
  • Grief Support consists of surrounding disciples in time of loss with Christ-centered care with funeral luncheons and ongoing support for one year. Luncheons are made possible by a dedicated team who provides food and hands on help following a funeral at Bethlehem. Contact Marlys Anderson at 630.377.3819 or Donna Hopkins at Grief support materials titled Journeying through Grief, are provided to immediate family for one year following a loss. Contact Coordinator, Sue Gehm, for more information at