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.
Featured works include Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, music of Minnesota composers
Dale Warland, Stephen Paulus and Steve Heitzeg, selections from Robert Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories,
and the American premiere of Stephen Chatman’s Songs of Remembrance. Free admission. Nursery available. Presented by Bethlehem Music Series.
More than a series of beliefs, the Christian faith shapes the way people live. This course will explore the basics of Christian theology and ask open-ended questions to help us think beyond the 'what?' to 'how and why?' Led by Pastors Ben Cieslik and Kris Tostengard Michel, the course will engage thoughts of several gifted and unique theologians through short video clips. Register.
Rev. Mark Brown, Lutheran World Federation Regional Representative in Jerusalem, is the recipient of the Advocacy and Leadership Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Olaf College. He oversees and coordinates LWF's health and educational programs. At the heart of Mark's ministry is his humanitarian work with Augusta Victoria Hospital on top of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
Join us in Langemo on Sunday, November 4 at 10:15 am.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
This fall, we're in the midst of a study on Abraham and Sarah, two characters from the Bible who risked everything when God said, "Go." Brene Brown's new book will help us consider what might be the biggest risk we take - vulnerability. With candor and humor she explores "wholehearted living" and discusses shame, gratitude, forgiveness, authentic relationships and more. The presenter is Allison Siburg, a recent M.A. grad from Luther Seminary. Read the book and bring your favorite quotes, or just come and listen. Register.