Mission To Serve

 

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Our mission at Bethlehem: Gathered around the Word and the sacrament, we live the Good News of Christ's love throughout our community and the world.

 

We as a church are actively involved in many different events, causes and ministries to further outreach to, and be involved in, our community. Our Mission to Serve Ministry coordinates the many outreach and mission programs for Bethlehem Lutheran Church. We strive to raise awareness of the needs of others and reach out in tangible ways to meet those needs, both among our members and in the greater community. Our leadership continues to educate church members about various giving and service opportunities locally and throughout the world. We know that the needs of others in this turbulent, conflicted world never end. With that in mind, we welcome new ideas and suggestions.

 

Household service is one of the Four Keys of faith formation (See Faith Formation for youth for more details on the Four Keys). Opportunities for youth to serve our community, as well as the community of faith, abound! Youth of all ages from Bethlehem Lutheran Church were active participants in the Flood Relief efforts after the Colorado flood in September of 2013. Together, children and parents, teens and mentors staffed the Food Distribution Warehouse at the Longmont Disaster Assistance Center and continue to participate in work day programs every month.

 

Every summer, the Senior High youth of Bethlehem Lutheran Church participate in a week long service opportunity. Last year, in 2014, Senior High members continued the Flood Relief work that was started in the past fall. Bethlehem Lutheran teens joined with other teens from across the country for debris clean up, home repair and other projects as assigned by the Boulder County United Way. This effort is being coordinated through Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp. This year our Senior High youth continue doing service locally and nationally.

 

We feel that we are truly "Blessed to be a Blessing." God has given us much so that we can give to those in need.

 

Take a look at some of the things we do (click on the links for more details) and don't forget to visit our Photos from the many service opportunities!

 

Local Area:

ELCA "God's work, our hands", University of Colorado Campus Ministry, Habitat for Humanity – St. Vrain Valley, 9Health Fair, OUR Center, Fair Trade Support, Thanksgiving at Old Chicago, Atwood Shelter, Peacemakers Quilters, BLC Quilting Queens, Relay for Life, Inn Between of Longmont, HOPE for Longmont, Bethlehem Community Garden, Share Bags, Mother House, Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley

 

National:

ELCA Rocky Mt. Synod, Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp, ELCA New Mission Support, St. Vincent work in Kentucky, Pine Ridge Reservation Mission, Lutheran Family Services

 

International:

Habitat for Humanity International, Nicaragua Relief Mission, ELCA World Relief—ELCA Disaster Relief, ELCA Hunger Program

 

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