Please know that the Bethlehem community mourns with you during this difficult time. We pray that you will be comforted by the memory of your loved one, and strengthened by the hope and promise of the resurrection for the days ahead.
Bethlehem will assist you during this time to plan a memorial service for your loved one. Pastors will work with you to develop the order of service. Our organists will assist in song/hymn selection and finding special musicians if you wish. Our funeral coordinator will guide you through every step both prior to and during the day of the funeral.
All memorial services at the Minneapolis campus are live-streamed. Our onsite sound tech will work with you to assure that the service properly reflects the life of your loved one. Our livestream link is blctcmn.co/stream. Please send this link to family members and friends who will not be able to attend the service. We do not currently have this ability at the Minnetonka campus.
Honorariums do apply to the pastor, organist (and other musicians if applicable) and sound technician.
Please contact the church office (Minneapolis, 612-312-3400; Minnetonka, 952-935-3429) if you have lost a loved one and someone will direct you to the on-call pastor. You may also request to speak to a specific pastor if you wish.
Funeral Gatherings During COVID
Small gatherings for onsite funerals are currently happening at Bethlehem. We continue to monitor gathering restrictions related to COVID. We are able to host a maximum of 75 people for on-site funeral gatherings. Bethlehem staff needed to conduct the funeral are outside of the 75-person maximum. Social distancing will be maintained at all times. Wearing masks is required at all times while inside of the church building.
Bethlehem funerals are being livestreamed, and we invite all family and friends who are not able to physically attend the service to join us online at blctcmn.co/stream.
For more information about funeral gatherings and restrictions during COVID, please contact Chris Haugen.