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. 


500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 am – 12 Noon
University of North Florida
Fine Arts Center – The Robinson Theater
1 UNF Drive, Bldg 14A Jacksonville, FL 32224

Join us for an educational presentation celebrating the Anniversary of the Reformation with a series of presentations by noted Reformation expert speaker, Rev. Dr. Paul Robinson.

Rev. Dr. Paul Robinson is a professor of historical theology and the dean of the faculty. He has been on the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, since 1996. He also served as the faculty liaison to the Hispanic Institute of Theology from 1998 to 2006, chairman of the department of historical theology from 2003 to 2012 and the dean of ministerial formation from 2006 to 2008. He was named dean of the faculty in 2013.

There will be three exciting 45 minute presentations on separate topics about the Reformation with breaks in between. Light refreshments will be served. We truly hope you will join us for this exciting event!

General admission is free and seats are limited. Please register for event tickets at: 

Reformation Worship Service at 5 pm on Sunday, October 29th at BLC.

Middle School Youth Gathering

November 3-5, 2017

Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center

Leesburg, FL

Please check with Vicar McCarty for more details.

Registration due by October 11th

Congregational Meeting

See the PDF in the Member Resource tab for the slide presentation from Sundays meeting

Operation Barnabas

Our chapter is getting organized now. Please see Ben Bryant with any questions or call him at 318-1982.

Angel Tree Christmas 

BLC will be participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree again this year. Watch for more information coming soon. Thank you for your wonderful support.