We have different gifts, according to grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. -Romans 12:6-8
Bethlehem offers many opportunities for you to serve according to your gifts and grace given to you. Please explore our different ministries where your gifts can make a difference below. To get more information on any of the following, please contact the Church Office using our Contact Us Form, by phoning 847-426-7311 or emailing email@example.com.
If you are interested in our youth ministry, please click here: YOUTH MINISTRIES.
BIBLE CLASS • 10AM WEDNESDAYS, 9:30AM SUNDAYS
Bible Class meets typically each Wednesday at 10AM in our red brick church. The theme of the current classes is “Why is it so Hard to Forgive?” Please contact the Church Office or check your bulletin and newsletter for upcoming topics and also for occasional schedule changes.
Bethlehem’s Care Ministry is here to offer support through hospital and home visitations, card ministry, shut-in ministry and more. The Care Ministry works with congregation volunteers to make and deliver meals and offer transportation to and from the hospital, home care and other locations. Do you or do you know anyone in need of Care? Please contact Darren Timmons on 630-222-7162 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers, please use the sign-up sheets if you’d like to help.
MEN’S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY • 8AM EVERY 3RD SATURDAY
Breakfast is served every third Saturday at our monthly Men’s Bible Study from 8 to 9:30 a.m. or sometimes from 9 a.m. (see calendar). While enjoying breakfast we discuss a range of topics, viewed and discussed a video series and more. Please contact the Church Office if you want to attend or learn more about the next Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study. Please see the monthly newsletter or your church bulletin for this month’s schedule.
H.I.S. MINISTRY • MEETS QUARTERLY
The His In Service “H.I.S.” Ministry meets every quarter to identify ways we can help members of the community. Past projects have helped countless people in need and have recently included collections for the FISH (Friend I Shall Help) Food Pantry and collecting Christmas gifts for AID which empowers and provides special services for individuals with disabilities, mental illness and more. Please contact the Church Office if you want to help out with H.I.S. Ministry and Missions.
MUSIC MINISTRY • BETHLEHEM CHOIR & THE MESSENGERS BAND
Bethlehem’s Choir often blesses our weekly church services and special services such as Christmas concerts and Bethlehem’s live praise band–The Messengers–also performs at these concerts as well as every Sunday at our 10:30 a.m. contemporary service. Please contact the Church Office for concert dates and times, to get on the newsletter mailing list or to talk to our musical director about how your vocal or other musical talents might help bless upcoming services and holiday concerts.
PRAYER MINISTRY • SUNDAYS 11:45AM
Bethlehem’s Prayer Team meets at 11:45 a.m. Sundays in our red brick church, two doors down from Pastor’s office. If you have personal needs for prayer, please join us. The prayer team will pray for and with you and will also focus on special prayer topics. Recent ones have included prayers for our Youth Ministry, prayers for a successful new Christmas “Drive-Thru” Experience we are planning and prayers for members missing from Worship. Please contact the Church Office if you would like to meet with or be part of the Prayer Team.
SEWING & QUILTING MINISTRY
Bethlehem’s talented and generous sewers & quilters use God’s gifts to make custom quilts for those in need. Would you like to learn or help? No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and share. For more information, please contact the Church Office or drop by for the current schedule.
S.O.S. MINISTRY • SISTERHOOD OF STITCHING, SERVING OUR SAVIOR
Bethlehem’s S.O.S. Ministry helps to provide warmth and comfort to many, through the prayer shawls, baby blankets, lap afghans, chemo hats, gloves and scarves that we knit or crochet in Jesus’ name. Would you like to use your time and talents to help comfort someone in need? If so, please contact the Church Office or drop in during S.O.S. time, Sundays at 9:15 downstairs in the Fellowship Hall of our red brick church.
Women’s Guild helps each woman of our Church affirm her relationship to the triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to others. Please see calendar for current meeting times and contact the Church Office if you are interested.