Connect

Jesus calls us to go out and make disciples.

One of our main goals is to connect people to the ministry and mission of Bethlehem. We feel strongly that "we are blessed to be a blessing." We want people to feel loved and forgiven and accepted here. We want them to feel the presence of God. But we also want them to use their God given gifts and talents to further God's kingdom.

Smaller groups foster close relationships and integral community. The small group atmosphere is ready-made for building friendships. People talk more in small groups of people and are quicker to recognize needs and help meet those needs. The relationships formed within small groups form a strong fabric within a church and will endure and strengthen over time.

 

A Mighty Fortess imageFirst and foremost, we gather for worship and faith formation, including Bible studies and discussions. In addition, we offer many opportunities to connect in groups which focus on fellowship and also participate in service projects. A few examples are Dining for Eight, Bethlehem Book Club, BLC Quilters, Bunco groups, ball teams, First Friday Fellowship, and young family gatherings. Everyone in our congregation is a member of a BLC Neighborhood group for fellowship, caring and communication. We also have several Annual and Special Events where we gather as a whole congregational family to celebrate and socialize. In addition, we have several specific Care Ministries to provide loving support and help within our community.

 

Check out some of these additional opportunities to connect and grow in our community:

Worship & Music, Youth, Young Adult, Guests, Faith Formation, Mission to ServeCalendar.

Neighborhood groups: based on member's location; contact Nancy Tiff in the BLC office for more details on our Neighborhood groups.

Annual and Special Events: Church picnics, Jazz worship services, Easter egg hunts, St. Patrick's Day celebration, Living Nativity, Retreats, etc.

Care Ministry: Centus Counseling, Prayer Chain, Stephen Ministry, Prayer Shawl Ministry.

 


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