What is Expansive Church 2023!?
Part of Bethlehem’s mission is to go out into the world and share God’s love! The Expansive Church 2023 grant ministry is one way Bethlehem has chosen to extend God’s love to our surrounding communities!

We are thrilled to share exciting news from BLC’s Expansive Church Grant Committee. After careful consideration and prayerful discernment, we are excited to announce the recipients of this year’s grants. These remarkable organizations are all doing very important work in the Fox River Valley area and are committed to missions that align with many of the values that Bethlehem holds dear: compassion, service and community empowerment.

Each of the organizations listed below has been selected by BLC’s Expansive Church Committee to receive funds to support their individual mission. Combined, almost $24,000 is being given to these organizations that support the Fox River Valley community.

Kane County Christmas Card
Rising Lights
Big Hearts
Random Acts Matter
Elgin Community Bikes
Mutual Ground
Joshua Tree
Fox Valley Christian Action

Noisy Offering/BLC Youth Selected Recipients:
Jefferson Micro Pantry
Elgin Community Bikes
Big Hearts

These deserving organizations will receive grant funds by the end of the year, enabling them to further their impactful missions and make a positive difference in the lives of those they serve.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our congregation who make initiatives like the Expansive Church Grant possible. Your generosity allows us to be a beacon of light in our community, embodying the teachings of Christ through service and compassion.

As we eagerly anticipate the positive transformations these grants will bring, let us join together in prayer for the success of these organizations and the individuals they serve. May the spirit of giving and community be with us all.