Special Events

Our Bethlehem community enjoys gathering for many special events during the year. Here are upcoming and past events that will happen or have occurred during the year. Check back regularly for updates!

 

Upcoming Special Events

 

Special Congregation Meeting Notice

On September 15, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., we will hold a special congregational meeting. More details can be found on our Members/Events/Special Events webpage and in the special email and notices sent out. All members should plan to attend! The nursery will be available for babies and children to age five. If you have questions, please contact our council president, Greg Schumann (greg@kinsco.com, 720-352-3925).

Summary of 2019 changes to BLC Constitution and Bylaws

Proposed 2019 BLC Constitution and Bylaws

 

 

New Member Class Scheduled for September

If you are a visitor, guest or have been attending for years, and want to know more about becoming a member of the Bethlehem congregation, we have a great opportunity for you coming up this month. A new member orientation class is scheduled for Sunday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m. We will begin with a luncheon to get familiar with our staff--followed by a brief tour of the facilities and then convene in the Fireside room. Pastor Keith and additional staff will discuss the Lutheran theology and answer any questions you may have. We will also discuss the various ministries in place and the work going on here at Bethlehem to spread God's good news. You will be amazed at how many areas Bethlehem outreach is active! We are a very active and open church where all are welcome and fellowship abounds. Please let us know if you are interested in attending (for a lunch and materials count) and if you have questions, by contacting Pastor Keith (keith@bethlehem-lutheran.net) or Bob Lee (bobandsabrinalee@gmail.com, 303-956-6931).

New members will be received September 29 at both services with a reception between services.

 

 

 

Thoughtful Endings: A series on end-of-life planning

Conversation-Project-Thoughtful-Endings-2019This five-part series of education, discussions, and conversations will be held from 2:00–4:00 p.m. on Sundays in September and October. Five congregations throughout Longmont are hosting a session, including Bethlehem Lutheran. All are welcome, and participants may drop in for one or all of the sessions! There is a suggested donation of $5/session.

Here is the schedule:

September 22: Heathcare Decision-Making, at United Church of Christ

September 29: Practical Planning, at Westview Presbyterian Church

October 6: Aging Solo, at Central Presbyterian Church

October 14: Medical Aid-in-Dying, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church

October 20: Your Body After Death, at BLC/LOC

For more information, please see the Thoughtful Endings Flyer and www.TheConversationProjectInBoulder.org. Contact Deaconess Kristen if you have any questions (kristen@bethlehem-lutheran.net).

 

 

Something to Savor: The Bible as our Book of Faith

Rev. Dr. Powell will present "Something to Savor: The Bible as our Book of Faith" on October 19 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church (3rd Ave and Terry St, Longmont). He will talk about all the different ways we read the Bible. You will learn about "inerrancy" and fall in love with God's Word all over again. He will follow up by preaching on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and also on Sunday, October 20 at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Mark Allan Powell is a professor of New Testament Studies at Trinity Lutheran Seminary. He is a theologian widely recognized for his work in spiritual formation, congregational ministries, and author of 20 books. Pastor Keith highly recommends the work of Dr. Powell.

The Saturday event is free and a light lunch will be provided from 11:30–2:00 p.m. Please register with Maria Sutton (for a lunch count) at 303-776-2800 or maria.sutton@firstluth.org.

 

 

 

 Past Special Events


 

Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service

 

There will be a Rejoicing Spirits Worship Service at Bethany Lutheran in Cherry Creek on August 25, 2:00–7:00 p.m. Rejoicing Spirits is a specially designed worship service for adults with special needs. The worship starts with a community dinner and then some crafts and worship. Volunteers are needed to make this worship service possible. Bethlehem Lutheran will be providing a simple dinner, helping with set-up, clean up, and assisting the worshipping community with crafts and simple activities.


 

Safe Haven Training

 

We will have Safe Haven training on August 7, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Come learn about the ways you can be part of a community of adults who cares about making this church (and your neighborhood) a safe place for all, especially our children. All adult leaders who volunteer in Nursery care, Sunday School ministry, Confirmation/Mentor ministry, Senior High ministry, or who help lead overnight retreats for youth are required to attend one Safe Haven Training before volunteering in BLC ministry programs. However, if you have already attended this training, you are welcome to come again to learn the newest statistics and best practices for working with minors to keep them, and yourself, safe. Additionally, ANY adult, volunteer or not, is welcome to attend. Grandparents, parents and babysitters are especially encouraged. This training is free and provided by Blue Sky Bridge. Please simply RSVP to Fr. Teri Harroun (pastor@lightofchrist.org) by August 6.

 

 

Fundraiser for Pastor Matthew Weber

 

A Fundraiser for Pastor Matthew Weber—Bicycles Bluegrass Beer and BBQ—will be held on August 10. Please join us for a bike ride followed by some bluegrass, barbecue, and a beer from Dry Dock Brewery. Together we will celebrate Pastor Matthew and try to raise some money to help cover the medical expenses he has incurred since his skiing accident. The cost of the ticket will cover your meal and one beverage (either a beer or lemonade). We will raise money through ticket sales but we hope everyone will also bring some cash and maybe even an old fashioned check book to enjoy some special activities and games and help out with this community fundraiser.

 

Join us at Holy Love Lutheran Church at 4210 S Chambers Rd., Aurora, CO, 80014, at 10:30 a.m. for a blessing and prayer. Then ride your bike over to Dry Dock Brewing just a short ride from Holy Love. If you prefer, you can join us at Dry Dock Brewing at 11:00 a.m. for food, music and fun.

 

If you have any questions, you can contact Julie Miller (303–726-5510). We look forward to seeing you on August 10. Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping raise funds for Pastor Matthew.

 

Tickets can be purchased at this EventBrite link.


 

Adult Field Trip to Sky Ranch

 

Have you never been to Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp and wonder what all the fuss is about? Or has it been a really long time since you last were there? Would you love to go but don’t want to do the mountain driving? Join Deaconess Kristen and Josephine the church bus for an Adult Field Trip to Sky Ranch on Wednesday, July 17, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. We’ll arrive at camp by 11:00 a.m. to see the layout, enjoy some Sky Ranch hospitality over lunch, and have the option to relax on the large deck and watch the camp going-ons, or go on a short, accessible hike. We will depart Sky Ranch at 2:00 p.m. to return to BLC by 4:30 p.m. Space is limited on the bus, so please sign up with Deaconess Kristen! If there is enough interest, we will schedule a second day.


 

Pastor Keith’s 50th Ordination Celebration

 

Yes! Our good Interim Pastor Keith is celebrating 50 years of ordination! To reach this milestone is impressive enough, but to reach it and STILL be actively serving in a congregation is a step beyond! Please come celebrate with us as we lift up and give thanks for Pastor Keith and his ministry on Sunday, June 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. A light lunch and dessert will be served. Please RSVP here

 

 
Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast

 

Come enjoy some pancakes on Sunday, June 16 while raising funds for the mission trip to help repair flood damage in Omaha. We will be serving pancakes at 7:15–11:45 a.m. Tickets will be available Sundays after each service on June 2 and 9. Tickets will also be available at the door on June 16. Adults $6; Children $4. Please treat your Dad, and help fund our mission trip. Contact Bob Cotton (303-651-6563) with any questions.


 

Recap of Our 2018 Mission Trip to Houston

 

Sunday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Everyone is invited to hear about our trip and see pictures of our team of 15 persons from BLC and LOC that went to Houston in October, including all of the unanticipated excitement. Light refreshments will be available. Questions: please contact Bob Cotton (303-651-6563).

 

 

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