News & Info


Friday, 14 September, 2018

We are starting our annual Baby Bottle Campaign for The Life Center (TLC). TLC is a ministry that provides free medical, materials, and emotional & spiritual support to local woman. Please consider taking a baby bottle home and filling it with your loose change or dollars. Or if you would prefer, you may put a check in the bottle (made out to “Bethlehem Lutheran Church”). We would like you to sign your name to the sheet located by the bottles so we can try and return the same amount of bottles back TLC. Bottles need to be returned by Sunday, October 14. Thank you so much!


Friday, 31 August, 2018

On Thursday, August 2, Bethlehem Lutheran Church helped approximately 125 students get ready for a new school year by supplying them with back packs, folders, crayons, colored pencils, spiral notebooks, and many other needed items for the first day of school.  After collecting their supplies, students were able to make crafts, color and enjoy icecream sundaes.  Bethlehem Lutheran Church recognizes that there are many families who have difficulty meeting the demands of their student’s school supply list every year.  With this being Bethlehem’s 2nd year in serving the community with school supplies, we are glad that we can help in some small way with making the school year a great experience for all kids in our community.



Thursday, 30 August, 2018

Pastor Jim’s upcoming sermon series will look at the benefits of spending time in God’s Word:

September 9: “God’s Buffet” (Introduction)

September 16: “Living Right” (Vegetables & Salad)

September 23: “Comfort” (Comfort Food)

September 30: “Discipleship” (Meat)

October 14: “The Gospel” (Sweets)

October 21: “Refreshment” (Drinks)


Thursday, 30 August, 2018

We will once again be holding our Pop-Up Bible School at Grafelman Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. We will have 3 tents set up geared toward fun activities for children and will be making GOOP and small crafts, playing bozo buckets with prizes, reading stories such as Zacchaeus & Jesus and the woman at the well, having a rolling chalk board and a big banner that says “Jesus Loves Me” where children can write messages and draw pictures. Lots to do for children! We are looking for people to help man these tents to make sure all runs smoothly. If you can give an hour or two either day or both days, it would be very much appreciated. Please see Karen Lawson, Janice Hansen or Deb Hopp if you can help in any way. Thank you!


Thursday, 30 August, 2018

This ministry is being led by Evelyn Slaght. It is intended as both an outreach ministry as well as an in-reach ministry. The plan is to offer this help on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. beginning next Sunday, September 9. If you would like to help with this ministry in any way, please contact Pastor Jim


Thursday, 30 August, 2018

Our annual picnic will be on Sunday, September 9, in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the late service (11:45 a.m.). Burgers and hot dogs cooked on the grill and chips will be our menu. We ask that everyone please bring their favorite side dish to share. Dessert will be Dean’s yummy vanilla ice cream with all the fixin’s!

After lunch, kick off those sandals and dress shoes and put on your sneakers to play some horseshoes, baggos, volleyball and badminton. If you would rather be a spectator, bring your lawn chair. Bingo will be playing in the fellowship hall for those wanting a more low key workoutJ There will be plenty of fun for all to enjoy. Hope to see you there!


Thursday, 30 August, 2018

Choir Practice begins Wednesday September 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the downstairs Choir Room. Everyone is welcome!



Thursday, 23 August, 2018
(9/4, 9/6 & 9/7 NO PILATES)
9/11, Tues 9:00 am
9/13, Thurs 7:00 pm
9/14, Fri 9:00 am
9/18, Tues 9:00 am
9/20, Thurs 7:00 pm
9/21, Fri 9:00 am
9/25, Tues 9:00 am
9/27, Thurs 7:00 pm
9/28, Fri 9:00 am


Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

We had a nice turnout for the fun and interesting Mailboat Outing in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The Bethlehem crew shown here at the Historic Riviera Ballroom went on a several hour cruise about 26 miles around Geneva Lake on the U. S. Mailboat Walworth. We listened to the histories and celebrities associated with the lakeshore mansions and watched Mail Jumpers Molli and Katie jump from the boat on to piers to deliver mail to the mansions and then jump back on – the boat doesn’t stop or hardly slow down. Sometimes there were people in costumes waiting on the pier to greet and interact with the Mail Jumpers. After the cruise we had lunch at a nearby restaurant.


Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

Let’s go see the Kane County Cougars play ball at 6:30pm
on Friday, August 10. Going to a Cougars game has
become a yearly event which always proves to be a
good time for ALL ages! Tickets are $5.00 each and
sign-up sheets are at both churches. FREE tickets are
available is they are needed by anyone – see Pastor
Jim. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend to
spend some relaxed time with your Bethlehem family.