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May 23, 2016

Vacation Bible School: 2016

Plans for Vacation Bible School, 2016 are underway! Check our VBS page for more information, including registration (online or downloadable form). Vacation Bible School We also need lots of volunteers. This is a great, short-term way to volunteer and play a fun and important role in the faith formation of our kids. If you are […]

April 26, 2016

Chicken BBQ, April 30

Chicken BBQ, April 30

It’s time for chicken BBQ again! Join us on April 30 for BBQ chicken, fellowship, games, and fun! A chicken dinner (half a chicken, roll, slaw, salt potatoes) is $9.50. Hot dogs are $1. Delicious homemade desserts are a la carte. 20% of the proceeds go to support the Christmas Stocking Program, which provides stockings filled […]

April 7, 2016

Job Opportunity in Christian Education

We are seeking a qualified individual for a paid internship/part-time position beginning in August 2016 through June 2017 to facilitate a Christian Education program for twenty students in ages ranging from K to 6th grade.  There will be some latitude in the type of teaching methods used (music, art, instruction, storytelling) in order to foster […]

March 9, 2016

Holy Week Schedule 2016

Holy Week Schedule 2016

Already Holy Week is nearly upon us! Holy Week is the time of year when we walk with Jesus during his last week of life, remembering together the sacrifices he made, what they mean for our lives, and then at the end, celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and the new life that this victory […]

February 22, 2016

Shoes and Boots Collection

Shoes and Boots for the Homeless Matthew 25:40: “The King will reply, Truly I tell you, what you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” One of the traditional disciplines of Lent is “alms-giving,” that is, giving money or goods to those in need. As […]

February 10, 2016

Lenten Pilgrimage: Day 1 Reflections

Lenten Pilgrimage: Day 1 Reflections

This year for Lent, our congregations have committed to “walk” to Jerusalem. Along with the Israelites wandering through the wilderness in search of the Promised Land, and Jesus descending the mountain of his Transfiguration toward his trial, death, and resurrection in Jerusalem, we will name our own trials we seek to overcome, as we move toward […]

February 8, 2016

Pilgrimage Resources

Interested to learn more about pilgrimage? Here are some resources you can check out: The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred by Phil Cousineau Make every travel experience a pilgrimage. This book is for the traveler who longs for something more than diversion and escape. The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices […]

February 1, 2016

Lent: Moving Toward the Promised Land

“Stand at the crossroads and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16)  As we near the beginning of Lent, we have been following the Israelites, in our Daily Bible readings, as they leave Egypt and make their way […]

January 9, 2016

Kick-off to Bible-in-a-Year Study: EXCITING!

I entered the fellowship hall, and was welcomed by what can only be described as an excited buzz. About 25 of us gathered for our first discussion session on what we have read so far in our Bible-in-a-Year study, and already, before any formal discussion began, people were talking. I heard snippets of conversation, “It’s […]

December 22, 2015

Join us: Read through the whole Bible in a year!

Bible-in-a-Year Bible Study Kick-off: January 9 To recognize Bethlehem’s 140th birthday and our covenant’s 5th anniversary, we will spend 2016 reading through the entire Bible together. The Bibles we’re using (Daily Bible NIV: In Chronological Order) have been given out as gifts. Everyone is invited to read along however much you can, whether or not you […]

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