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PILATES JULY SCHEDULE

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Tues 9:00 am 7/3, Thurs 7:00 pm 7/5, Fri 7/6 9:00 am
No Pilates 7/9 to 7/13
Tues 9:00 am 7/17, Thurs 7:00 pm 7/19, Fri 7/20 9:00 am
Tues 9:00 am 7/24, Thurs 7:00 pm 7/26, Fri 7/27 9:00 am
Tues 9:00 am 7/31

BETHLEHEM DONATES TO FISH FOOD PANTRY

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Martha Lehman, representing the Women’s Guild at Bethlehem, recently presented its donation to FISH Food Pantry in Carpentersville.
The check donation was held at the pantry’s new expanded facility with FISH Food Pantry president Miles Nakashima and past president Mary Graziano.
Each year, the church’s Women’s Guild sponsors a “Dickens’ Soup, Salad and Sandwich Luncheon” fundraiser for festival-goers after the Dickens in Dundee Parade.
Every cent taken in goes to the food pantry. This is possible because the food is completely funded through grants, food donations and a bake sale held the same day as the luncheon.
Volunteers, led by Lehman, mostly from Bethlehem but also some from the community, decorate the church fellowship hall and prepare and serve the food.
The Dundee Township Historical Society holds its annual Dickens of a Christmas Sale of Christmas decorations and Christmas items in an adjacent room.
So mark your calendar to come out and enjoy the celebration and support Bethlehem and the Historical Society this Christmas.

Bethlehem’s Martha Lehman presents donation check to F.I.S.H. Food Pantry President Miles Nakashima and Vice President Mary Graziano

ALTAR FLOWER SPONSORS ARE NEEDED

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

For many weekends during the months of July and August. Please consider signing up to donate flowers for a special occasion or simply in thanks to God for your many blessings. You may take the arrangement home with you after the 10:30am Worship service.

LAKE GENEVA U.S. MAILBOAT TOUR!

Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Our next Fellowship Event will be aboard the Walworth on Saturday, July 14.
“There are only a handful of places left in the country where mail is still delivered by boat and none with a more exciting and scenic tour like this! With over 100 years of mail service, we still deliver mail to about 75 homes around the lake on a daily basis during the Summer months. The Walworth departs promptly at 10:00am with a load of passengers, mail and a very unique mail person. The Mailboat returns to the Riviera Docks at 12:30pm after its 21⁄2 hour cruise around the entire lake.”
The cost will be approximately $30 per person (with 20 or more). There will be an optional lunch together to follow at Popeye’s Restaurant nearby at an extra cost.
We will need to give an exact count soon so please sign up today if you would like to attend.

REFORMATION ANNIVERSARY

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018

Chef Steve Stayner enjoys a delicious German dinner he himself prepared to help us celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation started when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door.

SENIOR DINNER

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018

Here is the crew that prepared and served a wonderful dinner for the seniors of our congregation.

 

MEMORIAL DAY

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018

Bethlehem was well represented in Memorial Day activities. A sizable unit marched in the parade and handed out candy to the kids and invitation leaflets to visit us across the street from Grafelman Park where the parade ended. Our Messengers Praise Band and Singers performed Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) on the porch of our building housing The Children’s Place, a Montessori school. Son-cones and popcorn were served along with water and soda for guests to refresh themselves at the tables provided. In the rear of the church was the Bouncy House for children to enjoy.

JUNE FOOD PANTRY REQUESTS

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018

Spaghettios: (goal: 20 cans) Potatoes / Rice: (goal: 25 boxes) Paper Towels: (goal: 25 rolls) Toilet Paper: (goal: 40 rolls) Cereal: (goal: 20 boxes)
Please leave your donations under an info table in either church. Thank you!

MEN! COOKOUT! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018

A men’s cookout is scheduled for Sunday, June 24, beginning at 4:00pm at Pastor Jim’s house. Please sign up today if you plan to attend so food can be planned for. Plan on bringing your favorite beverage – water, tea, soda pop, beer, etc…

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018

A congregational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 17, at 9:20am. The main item on the agenda is the election of church officers and positions. Please try to attend so that you may be aware of what is happening here at Bethlehem.