News & Info

Upcoming Fellowship Event – Bowling

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018

The men of Bethlehem would like to invite everyone – men, women and children of all ages – for an afternoon of bowling on Sunday, March 11. Sign up if you are interested.

Walk in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018

Join us as we march in this year’s parade on the Fox on Saturday, March 10 at 11:00 am. We will march South from Wenholz/Water and end at Jackson Street. We need all congregation members to come out and march in this fun community event. We will be carrying our church banners with our Mission Statement on them and handing out candy bags to spectators. Let’s show Dundee what Bethlehem Lutheran Church is all about! Sign-up sheets are at each church entrance.

Pick Up An Easter Basket

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018

Fill it with goodies for the children that use the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. You can put whatever you would like inside them – candy, small toys, etc…the only requirements are that candy must be individually wrapped and please do not put Easter grass in the basket as it makes a huge mess. Baskets need to be returned by Wednesday, March 14, so that they can be delivered by Easter. Questions? Contact Debbie Smith or 630-939-3731.

March Pilates Schedule

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018

Experience the fun of exercise and good health!

Friday March 2 – 9:00 am
Thursday March 8 – 7:00 pm
Friday March 9 – 9:00 am
Friday March 16 – 9:00 am
Thursday March 22 – 7:00 pm
Friday March 23 – 9:00 am

February Pilates Schedule

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018

Friday 2/2  9:00 am

Thursday 2/8  7:00 pm.      

Friday  2/9  9:00 am

No Pilates 2/12 to 2/16

Thursday 2/22  7:00 pm.    

Friday 2/23  9:00 am

Monday  2/26    7:00 pm.    

Friday  3/2    9:00 am

January Pilates Schedule

Monday, 18 December, 2017

Friday     1/19/18    9:00 am 

Thursday 1/25/18    7:00 pm

Friday     1/26/18    9:00 am  OPEN HOUSE Click Here for more Details

Monday   1/29/18   7:00pm

”Let’s Get Moving’ Chair Pilates schedule for December

Friday, 1 December, 2017

Monday, December 4th at 9:00 AM

Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 pm

Friday, December 15th at 9:00 am

Monday, December 18th at 9:00 pm

Dickens in Dundee at Bethlehem – Saturday December 2, 2017

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017

On Saturday, December 2nd, the Women’s Guild will sponsor their annual Dickens’ Soup, Salad and Sandwich Luncheon served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 401 W. Main St. in West Dundee. Buy luncheon tickets at the door for $7.50 per person. A great place to enjoy lunch after the parade, and every cent taken in at the luncheon goes to the FISH Food Pantry.  

The annual Dickens’ Bake Sale helps fund the food for the luncheon and will be held in the same location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Bakers are needed. Please bring your prepackaged items to church by 4 p.m. on Friday December 1st.

Thrivent Financial also contributes to this event to help Bethlehem make a difference in the lives of families in need in our communities.

New this year, next to the Bake Sale, will be a Mini Bazaar, sponsored by the Bethlehem Sewing Circle, offering for sale articles created by members of the church.

Also on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethlehem will host the annual Dickens of a Christmas Sale sponsored by the Dundee Township Historical Society. This sale is limited to Christmas decorations and Christmas items. This is the seventh year this unique sale has been held at Bethlehem.

Please come out and enjoy the celebration and support your local organizations. 

If you are able to help with the luncheon or donate baked goods or simply come out that day to greet our guests, please call and leave a message for Martha Lehman at 847-476-9935.

September 2017 News

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017



Bethlehem will be hosting a new and exciting “Pop-Up” Bible School at Heritage Fest Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, 2017.

This fest first has been created to be even more fun in the park for kids and parents alike so please add us to your plans Heritage weekend! And, if you’ve only stopped at the downtown stage and beer tent by the river in the past, why not mix things up this year and enjoy all the new (and returning) music, entertainment, activities and booths on the great green grass near the fountain, playground and tennis courts at the park? Won’t the kidlets and kids-at-heart probably prefer the crafts, park and playland over the pavement? But why choose? The fest runs 3 days so why not do something different Friday, Saturday and Sunday–join us in the park during the day and still enjoy all the headliners at the main stage in the evenings!

Bethlehem’s new booth will be within ear-shot of the Gazebo stage live music and all of Bethlehem’s activities will go down right across from our twin red and yellow brick churches near Main and 5th Streets in West Dundee. If you’d like, you can enjoy our 5:30 p.m. Saturday worship across the street after playing in the park. Or, why not join us for worship Sunday at 8 or 10:30 a.m. and be at the fest in the simple seconds it takes to cross the street!?

Fest guests are all invited to stop by for some free weekend morning and afternoon fun including: creating crafts, enjoying select live performances/playlets from Bethlehem Live–Bethlehem’s special annual Dickens in Dundee indoor/outdoor one-of-a-kind Christmas experience, learning more about Jesus and Bethlehem, puppet-making, story-retelling, live music and more.

Live performance times: Saturday: 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m and Sunday: noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.

In 2017 Bethlehem is joining the already wide variety of fun and entertaining events in the fabulous, free, family-friendly Heritage Fest line-up. Bethlehem is looking forward to seeing everyone at the fest swing by our new tent. Come solo or with your friends and fam! Why not also share this News page with your 1,298 Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and other friends, especially those with friends/fams/kids looking for fun outdoor events while another Chicago winter whittles away at the remaining wonderful warm weekends and events for 2017?

For the complete Heritage Fest schedule and 2017 details when they’re posted, check out the official fest website:

For more information or visitor/volunteer questions about the event, please give Karen Lawson a call on 847-975-1913 or email


April 2017 News

Saturday, 15 April, 2017



Please check the special Easter worship dates and time in the Upcoming Events calendar (sidebar to the right). There will be a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service on Sunday followed by breakfast in the Fellowship Hall and a 10 a.m. worship, all in our red brick church at 401 W. Main Street, West Dundee, IL. There will also be special worship services and a lunch during Easter Week.


THU MAY 4 (NOON-4PM), FRI MAY 5 (9-5PM), SAT MAY 6 (9-1PM)



Great selection and bargains–these are what you’ll find again at Bethlehem Lutheran’s big annual spring rummage sale at 401 W. Main Street in West Dundee. This is one of the biggest and best sales in the area and also one of the first of the season. New bargain hunters are invited to join the many happy returning shoppers expected again on Thursday, May 4th (noon–4 p.m.), Friday, May 5th (9–5 p.m.) and Saturday, May 6th (9–1 p.m.).

Rummage sale fans will find a wide assortment of deals and treasures in three main areas: The BIG Room, The Garage and The Upscale Room–new this year. The Big Room will be well-stocked with a healthy assortment of clothes, toys, baby items, dishes, household goods, shoes, hats, handbags, books and much more. The Garage will treat browsers and buyers to more great finds like tools, desks, beds, sleds, fishing gear, lounge chairs and much more. In The Upscale Room shoppers will have their pick from a vast variety of jewelry, paintings, antiques, collectibles, unique, specialty items and even high-end décor.

A big turnout is anticipated again this May so arrive early on Thursday or Friday to enjoy the widest selection and visit again for the Last Day Bag Sale on Saturday. Proceeds support many good causes via 15 Bethlehem missions. Donations are always appreciated and clean items in good repair are now being accepted. For the latest shopper information, please surf to the website News tab.

For additional questions or donation details, please use the online Contact Us form, email or call 847-426-7311.

Please see the Upcoming Events calendar for the schedule for the May 2017 Rummage Sale and when to bring items to include in the sale. Large TVs and non-working items should not be dropped off but other typical items like clothing are welcome. Thank you in advance for your donations again this year and spreading the word to others to stop by and see the many items that will be on sale this May!

BONUS TIP: Make sure to stop by the Bethlehem Chair Pilate’s table for information on our new healthy exercise program and chance at our random giveaways.