Please see the Events Page for coming events.
Worship with us this Sunday
Planning to worship in-person?
Pre-register for the service at this link.
Make sure you are familiar with the protocols by reading this letter. Please note that this Sunday we will begin entering by the double red doors.
Any questions or need help getting registered? Call the church office at 773-445-7558.
Plan to arrive a little earlier than usual on Sunday.
Planning to worship virtually? Bethlehem’s online worship service will continue with a live stream. To make viewing the service easier, follow these instructions. These apply to those who are members of Facebook. Those who are not members should be able to go to our page at 9:30 and view the live video.
- Go to Bethlehem’s page. Please be sure you “like” the page. Click the button with three dots. Select “follow settings”. Under “Notifications” choose either “standard” or “highlights.
- Before Sunday, look for the scheduled live video post on Bethlehem’s Facebook page. Click “Get reminder” on the post.
- When Bethlehem goes live you should receive a notification that will take you immediately to the live stream video.
All live stream videos will be able to be accessed after they are completed. Go to the “live” tab on our Facebook page to access all past videos. Live streaming will also continue after we have returned to in-person worship.
Call in worship: Do you know someone who wants to participate in our worship but does not have access to a computer or other streaming device? We have set up a live streaming phone number: 773-932-5545.
People can call the number and listen to the entire service both in real time (at 9:30 Sunday mornings) or after the service is over. People can opt in to have the service call them when worship is starting! Please share this information with friends who might be feeling particularly isolated without internet access at this time.
All in-person services require advanced registration.
Registration for Holy Week services is now open.
Thrivent Choice Dollars Reminder
You can still direct 2020 Choice Dollars before the deadline at the end of the month. Designation of eligible organizations (including Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church) to receive charitable contributions based on 2020 premiums and contract values must be made by March 31, 2021. To do so, or for questions about the program, call Thrivent Financial at 800-847-4836 or log in online to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice and click the “Get Started” link to begin. If you have any questions about directing Choice Dollars you can contact our Member Connection Center at 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” at the prompt. There is no additional cost to you in recommending these payments. It’s an easy way to help our congregation.
Eat to Support Bethlehem!
You can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch and/or dinner from Corner Bakery (9621 So. Cicero) on Thursday, April 22, from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. AND support Bethlehem at the same time. You can order as a walk-in for a take out meal, order from the website or call your order in and 15% of your meal's price will be donated back to Bethlehem!
Take a moment to check out their menu which is filled with breakfast foods, soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta's, a children's menu, and of course, all the delicious bakery items. There is something for EVERYONE at Corner Bakery!
Please click this Link for more information or contact Susan in the church office (be sure to hit the "commit to eat" button on the link so that the restaurant has an idea of how many extra people to plan for that day). And also, please share this information with your all friends and on your social media. The more people who eat at Corner Bakery on April 22 and say they are with Bethlehem the more funds that will be raised.
Can You Help?
South Suburban PADS has received CARES ACT funding to move 50+ homeless households into their own apartments. They need your help to donate new or gently used cooking gear, dishes, sheets, towels and other household furnishings to those moving into apartments. The Beverly Unitarian Church Social Action committee is collecting items on PADS' behalf. You may drop items off at the BUC church office (10244 S. Longwood Dr.) Wednesday and Friday mornings. For more information, please contact Liz Agbarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 708-539-3379.
Live Stream Volunteers
Paul Williams has been faithfully working the worship live stream camera every Sunday since this past summer. Many people have appreciated the wonderful job he has done helping us to stay connected through our virtual service. As we move to in-person worship, the live stream will continue to be a vital to the worship lives of many of our members. We would love to train an additional 2-3 volunteers to share this job. If you know how to use a smart phone, you will be able to work the camera. If you would be willing to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Pastor Jennie or be in touch with Paul. We hope to hear from you!
Members who normally contribute to our budget are encouraged to please continue to do so either by mailing a check to the church office or by making an on-line contribution. Detailed instructions on how to do this, follow below.
At the upper right corner of the home page is the word Donate. Click that and scroll down on the next page to the words MAKE A DONATION and click that. Scroll down again and it leads to a series of blue boxes with a range of amounts from $10 to $500 or a box where you can type in your own amount. Click one of these boxes and you are given a credit card option where you can type in your name, card number, expiration date, and CVV2 ( the security number from the back of your card), and your billing information (the envelope number is optional). Finally click the blue option that reads Make a Donation.
You may also see a tutorial video on on-line giving by clicking this link.
For more information about upcoming events, please see the Events page..
Click here for this month's calendar.