This 11-week study will allow you to explore the stories of Jesus in depth through daily reading and reflection and a weekly DVD-based lecture and small group discussion. Filmed in the Holy Land, the DVD provides a visual context for the study. If you are looking to develop or continue a habit of daily reading, this study will provide the format, accountability and encouragement to make that happen.
Cost of materials is $15. Register. Friends are welcome.
Bethlehem is excited to invite students on a trip to visit one of Bethlehem's international mission partners - Park Town Mission School in Chennai, India.
WHO: Any student who has completed 10th grade by July 2014 and under the age of 21.
LENTH OF TRIP: Approximately 2 weeks, July/August 2014
Applications now being accepted through January 31, 2013. Application is attached below.
Any questions regarding the trip can be directed to Kim Dickey.
Start telling a story and people stop what they're doing and lean forward, eager to listen. Soon someone else shares their story. And then another. It happens everyday - we experience the power of story to help us take our deepest emotions and most complex thoughts and make them concrete and accessible. We tell stories about our families, our work, our dreams, our disappointments. Story is the common currency with which we make sense of our lives and when we share them with each other sparks fly.
Why, then, do we read the stories in the Bible so differently. Why does our voice go a bit deeper and flatter, as if monotone is the best register for the Bible? Why do we suddenly get so serious and reverent?
Music is a powerful force. In this season, Handel's Messiah sings the story of Christ in such a way as to move people to faith. Worship with the Bethlehem community as you prepare for Christmas. Hear the music, learn its context and celebrate the gift of Jesus, born into the world for you.
Bethlehem Choir will sing three prophetic choruses beginning on the first Sunday in December, culminating with solos and choruses with orchestra that celebrate the birth of the Messiah on Sunday, December 23.
George Friedrich Handel was a storyteller —with music. The music of Handel's Messiah tells and interprets the story much like a sermon interprets a biblical text. The Messiah has been in continuous performance since it was first performed over 270 years ago. The texts are no longer mere words but have sung themselves into our souls. What is it about the texts in Handel’s ‘Messiah’ that reaches into our hearts and souls? What do they mean? Do we, too, long for the coming of the promised Messiah?
The Alternative Gift Fair is a Bethlehem tradition that provides the opportunity to buy a unique gift for that special someone while supporting others around the world. Each purchase provides an informational gift card that explains what the gift is, what organization is providing it and how it is helping individuals and communities around the world. Choose a school book for a child in Tanzania, or a goat for a family in Ethiopia, or shoes for a student in India.
You can purchase your items online until December 19.
December 1, 9am-1pm
It’s a Christmas gift on every parent’s list: Parents Day Out. Students of Bethlehem welcome 3-year-olds through 4th graders to spend a morning at church where they’ll be games, music, art projects, Veggie Tales cinema and new this year – lunch. It’s 1 more hour for parents to enjoy coffee, do a little Christmas shopping or clean up the house for the holidays.
Registration has closed. NO Walk Ins please. Free Will donations will be accepted for the summer mission trip to NYC.
Bring non-perishable food items for our traditional thankoffering. Join us for pie, fellowship and music by Suzuki Strings Quartet immediately following worship. Bring a pre-cut pie to Langemo kitchen anytime on Wednesday, November 21. Extra pies will be shared with the Marie Sandvik Center.