Serve Our Community

Serving the Wider Community

Hesed House
Hesed House is in urgent need of bread, milk, sugar, drink mix, bottled water, gift cards to grocery stores, or monetary donations. If you are able to donate any of these items, please contact John or Daniel Maisch, or Francie or Abigail Andrews, BLC disciples and coordinators of Hesed House, who are willing to pick up donations from your front door and get it down to Hesed House on our behalf yet this week. Here’s a recent video that Hesed House sent our way:
Contact info:
John Maisch – or 516.236.3184 – or- Francie Andrews – 630.399.8057

Lazarus House

Lazarus House serves men, women and children who are homeless by providing food, safe shelter and education. Our next service date is Saturday, Apr. 11. Please consider making a difference in our community by helping out with donations to be dropped off on this day. Please contact Emily Bicking, with any questions. You can sign up online HERE.


Northern Illinois Food Bank
NIFB continues to serve the hungry during this outbreak, and they are in need of volunteer support. Please go to their website to see updated information and available shifts. Website:


Serving the BLC Community

Contributions to the Pastors’ Discretionary Fund
The purpose of this fund is to support disciples who are going through a difficult time. If you’re in need of financial support, please contact Pr. Sarah. If you’d like to contribute to this fund, please send a check to BLC, and note “Pastors Discretionary Fund” in the subject line.

Bethlehem Cares!
Even though we are separated physically, we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to remain connected. Many of you who have reached out to Pastor Sarah this week with a desire to help those who are most vulnerable. Here’s how you can help! We are aiming to connect BLC disciples with older adults in our congregation who are stuck inside and are more vulnerable at this time. Once you receive a name, we invite you to reach out by phone, to check in on them once a week and see if there’s any way you can help them (perhaps grocery or pharmacy delivery), to send a card their way or pray with them over the phone, etc.

If you would like to be connected with an older member of our congregation, please reach out to Lynne Hepler, who has graciously offered to coordinate this ministry. Lynne can be reached at: 630.377.1857 or .

Thank you for showing in such a tangible way the care and love of the BLC community!