Welcome to Bethlehem!

COME and GO: Two words with great meaning.  

You are invited to COME to Bethlehem - 
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Join us! God meets us where we are. Join us!  For refreshment, the unloading of burdens through the Word and Sacrament. 

As we continue to do this, we are then prepared to GO and make disciples of all nations.

It is as simple as that. Through weekly worship, and the study of the Word, God reveals Himself to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As we receive the Sacraments, and are filled with the Holy Spirit, we cannot help but to GO and tell others what He has done. 

We are enabled to complete this cycle by proclaiming His name in our context here and in the world through words, service to our neighbors and to the community as a whole. Reaching to the ends of the earth with His message of love, grace and forgiveness. 

As you explore our website feel at home, like a day at the beach. It will become evident that we are passionate about using everything God has given us to bless the lives of all we serve, here at Jacksonville Beach, or the world beyond. As we COME to gather every week at this special place we call “Bethlehem at the Beach,” and then as we GO into our bigger world serving as the Body of Christ. 



Ash Wednesday Worship is at 12 noon and 7 pm on Feb. 10th with Holy Communion. Feb 17th - March 16th we have worship with Holy Communion at 12 noon and 7 pm on Wednesdays. Please Join Us!


Are you receiving email notifications from the church? If not, it may be that we do not have your correct email address on file. When you sign the attendance book today, please include the email address you would like for us to use when sending out notifications. Notifications may be funeral announcements, events or just general communication to all members. We don't want anyone left out. Contact Carol at carolpiet@aol.com for more information.

Widows Club!

We are meeting Saturday, February 6th at noon in Disciples' Hall.  We are ordering pizza for lunch.  
We are writing out Valentines' Day cards and putting together gift bags to be delivered to Bethlehem's homebound members. If anyone in the church would like to donate Valentines cards, small gift bags, tissue paper, small gift items, please place them in the  box in the narthex marked widows' club before February 6th.  For more information, Please contact Eunice Schauer 904-292-0254

Valerie Gruhn, Susan Heimbach, and Jessica Harrison are traveling to South Africa in February to minister to the people in the village of Ntswogeni.  They can each take two suitcases on the plane.  We want to fill them up with basic needs and supplies, and some toys for the children at the orphanage and school.  Please donate tylenol, aspirin, cough drops, travel size tissue, bandaids, Q-tips, emery boards, nail clippers, tweezers, used eyeglasses, readers, small toys, match box cars, tennis balls. Please place them in the donation box marked for South Africa before February 14th.


The Guatemala mission team is still accepting applicants. Registration and payment is due March 15th. I have 3 church members who have offered a financial scholarship. Please contact me if you are interested. To register you must have a valid passport with an expiration date beyond November, 2016.