"Welcome to Bethlehem"
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that in the time you spend with us, you discover a faith community
that lives under the grace of God and welcomes all people. The door is always open for you. Whether you are looking
for a good place to worship, or a great youth program, or a place to bring your faith questions, or a community where you
can put down roots, you will find Bethlehem to be a place of genuine hospitality and welcome.
You will find all kinds of people here: teenagers
trying to figure out God, sons and daughters dealing with aged parents, divorced
people exploring what it means to be single again, single people growing in community, young couples learning from older couples,
and young children full of faith and joy–and the occasional cookie.
Black, white, brown, gay, straight, young, old, gum-chewers, non-gum chewers, green, on-line, life-long
Lutherans, seekers, spouses dragged to church, vegetarians, carnivores, spiritual, practical, foolish. We
are God’s children.
are a Christ centered, grace filled, service oriented, joyous, incarnational church, with a deep connection
to our theological roots and a commitment to move into God’s future.
we are a mixed group of people doing our best to live out what Jesus has told us: To love God, to love one another,
and to love this world. This is what we try to do, if even imperfectly.
want a good place to grow in faith, grow kids, or just grow in a loving community, this is the place. God is here and
you are welcome!