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.
This summer all high school and middle school youth are invited to come have the experience of a lifetime as a servant of the Lord. This summer we will be heading up to our close neighbors in Savannah, GA to learn the true meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself." The trip will be Sunday, June 15 - Friday, June 20! For more information please contact Amy Gruhn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each One Reach One
Bethlehem will dedicate three consecutive Sundays to "outreach and evangelism" under the theme: "Each One Reach One." These services will take place on May 4, 11 and 18. On the final Sunday, May 18, we will have Friendship Sunday. On Friendship Sunday, everyone is invited to bring one friend to church with them. Imagine having 500 plus people in church to hear the Gospel of Jesus. some of them perhaps for the first time.
Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4
Women’s Retreat at Luther Springs, please sign up in the Narthex. $50 for one night/$75 for two nights. You must prepay by April 27th and mark your check for Women’s Retreat.
Thursday, May 22 our Information Class is starting and will run for six weeks, please sign up in the Narthex.