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.
Covid19 Vaccine Appointment Assistance
If you are in need of assistance scheduling an appointment for the Covid19 vaccine, please contact Susan Evans in the church office. She has had great success in obtaining appointments for those in need. Also, if you need help in getting to and from your vaccine appointment there are several church members who have offered to help in getting you there.
Do You Have...?
Have you recently upgraded your mobile phone, tablet, or television? Bethlehem is looking for a smart phone or table to use with wifi to broadcast our weekly worship live stream. We also are looking for a "smart" TV that allows cordless mirroring of a phone or tablet. If you have one you would be willing to donate, please contact Pastor Jennie. Thank you!
Share the Harvest Planting Day
On Saturday, May 29, join us as we transform the southeast garden into the lush Share the Harvest Garden. The produce that we grow helps to feed our hungry neighbors who lack the resources to buy fresh vegetables. We welcome all levels of skill and ability and instructions and supplies are provided. All we need is YOU! We start at 9:00 a.m. and are done by noon – or as long as you are able.
Bethlehem Card Ministry
Our card ministry continues to bring joy and hope to those who need a special message. If you know someone who would benefit from receiving a card, please email Bill Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the church office.
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 email@example.com 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!
The semi-annual congregational meeting will be held in early June. The deadline for committee chairpersons to submit their reports to the church office to be included in the report packet is Monday, May 17.
Talking Together about Race
Saturday, May 22,
Crystal Lewis and Pastor Jennie invite you to join them for another Talking Together about Race conversation. Very often our conversations about race fail before they begin because we are using the same words to mean different things. This conversation will begin with defining terms like "racism," "white privilege," and "implicit bias. " We then will all join in conversation around our experiences with these terms and what they represent. You do not need to have attended the prior conversations to participate in this one. The conversation will take place via Zoom.
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..
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