Annual Events

Our Bethlehem community enjoys gathering for many events during the year. Here are upcoming and past regular events of the year.

 

 

Upcoming Annual Events

Watch for more information on upcoming events. Also check out our Special Events page!

 

2020 Lenten Soup Suppers

Our Lenten tradition at Bethlehem is to enjoy a soup/bread fellowship on Wednesdays before the midweek service. The neighborhood groups take turns providing the soups, relishes and desserts, and the Evangelism Committee provides the bread. Your fellowship shepherds will be contacting you prior to your group's week. Please bring your own soup bowl, utensils, cups, etc. as this saves time for clean-up and allows the serving neighborhood groups to worship with all of us. Also, please take all leftovers home.

2020 Soup supper schedule:

March 4: Orange and Gold

March 11: Pink and Red

March 18: Teal and Orange

March 25: Red and Purple

April 1: Chili Cook-off and LOC

Everyone who cooks a great chili is invited to bring their pot of chili to our final soup supper on April 1. There will be a golden spoon award for the best chili and a melting spoon award for the hottest. Cook and enjoy this fun April Fool's Day and plan on eating hearty!

 

Annual St. Patrick's Dinner and Silent Auction: postponed! Stay tune for more information coming and save your tickets!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 14 as the day to attend the Annual St. Pat's Dinner (at 6.30 p.m.) and Silent Auction. Plan to arrive at 5:45 p.m. to review and bid on all the treasures that will be displayed in the narthex and Fireside Room. Tickets for the dinner will be on sale after both Sunday services on March 1 and March 8. If not sold out, there will also be a limited number of tickets available at the door. Tickets can also be purchased from Nancy Tiff during church office hours. Adults are $14; children under 10 are just $4. All proceeds raised from the dinner and auction support the Bethlehem/Light of Christ mission trip to the Pine Ridge Lakota Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Information about the trip is posted in the narthex. We need your support to be able to go on the mission and help the folks on the reservation!

Here's how you can help:

  • Donate items to be included in the auction. Please bring your donations to the narthex. We request that items donated have a value of $15 or greater and be in new or excellent condition. If you have large items to donate, there will be a POD on site by the north door of the church; contact Lori B. (loribloemker@yahoo.com, 303-746-1091) for assistance. An alternative is to sell the items on Craigslist and donate the proceeds to the auction.
  • Donate gift certificates if you wish to donate services, season tickets, vacation, or even baked goods to order, etc.
  • Donor information forms, bid forms, and blank gift certificates are available in the narthex. Please complete one donor information form per donor and one bid form for item donated.
  • Bakers needed: wonderful folks who love to bake, we are in need of Irish soda bread, desserts, and gluten-free items for the event on March 14. Thank you for sharing your skills with us; there is a signup sheet on the ticket sales table for baking volunteers.
  • Help setup and/or run the event. Volunteers are needed to prepare food, record items, set up item displays, handle sales, and collect monies at the end of the auction. To volunteer, please sign up on the ticket sales table or call Bob C. (rcc.cotton@gmail.com, 303-651-6563) for the dinner and Lori B. (loribloemker@yahoo.com, 303-746-1091) for the silent auction.
  • Attend the event and bid on items. Come to the event and take some treasures home with you. Your purchases will support a great cause.
  • Payments for tickets or auction purchases can be made by cash, check, or electronically through Bethlehem's GivePlus option.

Thank you from the Mission Trip Team for your support to make this day successful!

 

Annual Easter Breakfast

Come join us on Easter Sunday (April 12 from 7:00–10:30 a.m.) for a scrumptious breakfast made and served by the youth of Bethlehem Lutheran! Tickets will be on sale between worship services on March 22, March 29, and April 5 (a limited amount available at the door April 12). $5 for adults, $2 for kids 2-10, free for kids 2 and under. All funds raised go toward the youth who are working the breakfast to financially support their participation in ministry events like the ELCA Youth Gathering, Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Gatherings, Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp, Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp, and congregational outings.

 

Past Annual Events

Here are a few of our past events during the past year.

 

College Care Packages

It is that time of year again where we send some love from our congregation to all our young adult students, adult students, and young people in the military. Please bring in care-package friendly items to include in these packages, and place them in the bench-bin in the narthex. Ideas for packages include lip balm, pens, highlighters, snack food, candy, gum, mints, coffee shop gift cards, etc. We will be sending about 14 boxes and will collect items through February 2. Contact Karel V. with questions (karelvandyke20@gmail.com).

 

King Soopers Community Giving Update

Thank you for your support of Bethlehem's Youth Ministry by shopping at King Soopers! The new and improved Community Giving program has made it easier than ever to support our youth with our grocery shopping. Simply make sure you link and use your King Soopers number (usually your phone number) and BLC will automatically receive credit for your purchases. Since the new program started last spring, we have earned a total of $3,461.77. These funds are used to off-set the cost of camps, trips, retreats, and activities for our youth. If you need assistance or would like to make sure your King Soopers account is linked to Bethlehem Lutheran, please contact Deaconess Kristen (kristen@bethlehem-lutheran.net). Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

 

January 2020 Annual Meeting

The Bethlehem congregational annual meeting will be held Sunday, January 26, at 11:30 a.m. in the Peace Fellowship Hall. This is when the congregation meets to approve the annual budget and elect the Church Council, Synod Assembly delegates, Nominating Committee for 2021, and Heritage Endowment members. A formal letter will go out to the congregation via mail/email later in December advising of the meeting and including the agenda. The format is standard because it is set in the BLC Constitution.

We will have a potluck luncheon coordinated by neighborhood groups (for items or tasks, check with your fellowship shepard in early January).

We have a couple of important dates coming up regarding the budget. On January 5, we will have a budget forum at 9:15 a.m. This will give people a chance to see where we are currently regarding our 2020 pledges and how our proposed budget is looking. By having this forum with members, there will be time for council to make changes, if needed, before the budget is printed in the Annual Report. The second date is January 19 at 9:15 a.m., which will be a final budget presentation by Gene Schnabel for those wishing a more indepth look at our finances. This has proven very beneficial in keeping everyone informed and prepared for the budget discussion during the annual meeting.

If you have any questions related to the meeting, please contact Greg S. If you have any questions related to the budget presentations, please contact Gene S.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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