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The Week At Bethlehem

May 26, 2019
  • Sixth Sunday of Easter

    May 26, 2019

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  • Worship Service

    May 26, 2019  8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Sanctuary

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  • Worship Service

    May 26, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Sanctuary

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  • Children's Choir Rehearsal

    May 26, 2019  10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Family Center

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  • Children's Chimers Rehearsal

    May 26, 2019  10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Family Center

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  • Worship Service

    May 26, 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Sanctuary

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  • Mini-Golf Outing

    May 26, 2019  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Del Mar Golf Center - Pelly's Mini Golf, 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, USA

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May 27, 2019
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May 29, 2019
May 30, 2019
  • Bethlehem Community Library

    May 30, 2019  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Multi-use

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  • JuBellation Ringers Rehearsal

    May 30, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Family Center

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  • Good News Singers Rehearsal

    May 30, 2019  7:22 pm - 8:22 pm
    Sanctuary

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June 1, 2019

News & Notes


We are very excited to announce that during July and August we will be moving to two worship services at 8:30 and 10 am. From 9:30-10 there will be learning circles for the kids, as well as adult education classes taught by different members of the congregation. The only exception to this schedule will be on Bethlehem Serves Sunday which will be August 18th. Please mark your calendars and spread the word!

New Member Sunday – June 16th, 2019 – Anyone interested in joining BLC please contact the church office at 760-753-1026, ext. 1 or info@blcenc.org. There will be an orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:00 pm in the Multi Use Center. All are welcome to become a part of our church family. Please call with any questions or if childcare is needed for the evening.

Pajama Project: We will meet on Saturday, June 15th in the Family Center from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  We will be cutting and sewing. Come for any amount of time that you would like. Future dates for sewing are Saturdays 7/27, 8/24, 9/28 & 10/26. Questions?  Call Belinda @ 760-822-9573.

Stephen Ministry – Spring is a time of new growth and renewal. A time to try something new! Maybe it’s time to finally try Stephen Ministry. A trained Stephen Minister can care for you, listen to you, pray and encourage you. If you would like more information please contact Pr Laura, Pr Sam, or one of our Stephen Leaders, Laure Reynolds or Molly Hall.

Bethlehem has volunteered to help with “Feed the Homeless Program” at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 12 noon. We are in need of volunteers. If you are able to participate please sign up  today outside or contact Naida Malchiodi at naidalouise2@yahoo.com.

Save the Date!  The next Bethlehem Women’s Retreat is scheduled for May 1 – 3, 2020 at Luther Glen.

Adventure Ministry, Part 2. Grab your bikes and join us to ride off-road in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/osp/lospenasquitos

We will have a beginner route and an intermediate route. Meet Dennis on Saturday, June 8th at 9 AM at the parking for Los Penasquitos Canyon on the east side off Black Mountain Road. Use this Google map link to see the parking area just to the west of the ball field: https://goo.gl/maps/uPAH26w58zG2 We will depart promptly at 9:15 AM.

The beginner route will be mostly flat, 6 miles round trip. We will bike to the waterfall and back. Bicycles with tires at least 1-1/2″ to 2″ wide are recommended.

The intermediate ride will follow the beginner route but will climb up the service road to the mesa, follow the mesa, and drop back down single track to meet the group at the waterfall. Round trip distance of 9 – 10 miles. Mountain bike highly recommended.

Be sure to wear a helmet. Don’t forget your sunscreen and plenty of water. Bring a snack as we will take a break at the waterfall. Children over the age of 10 can join, too.

If you don’t have a bike but would like to experience the canyon, Eileen and Suzi will lead a hike to the waterfall. Meet at the same time and place as the bikers.

For more information, contact:

Dennis Astroth dennis.astroth@gmail.com
Eileen Lajimodiere elajimodiere@gmail.com
Suzi Westmoreland suziwestmoreland@hotmail.com

Children’s Ministry News

Second Annual Mini-Golf Outing Sunday May 26 @12 pm: Last year’s event was so much fun we decided to make it an annual event! Mark your calendars and join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship!

“Roar” Vacation Bible School, July 1-3, and 5th: This year’s “Roar” VBS will be the “mane event” of the summer! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Registration forms are now available at http://www.blcenc.org/ministries/vbs/

Roar Volunteers: If you would like to spend a week sharing “God’s Love” with the children of our community, there are many ways to be of service! Please prayerfully consider being a part of the VBS Team! Volunteer Registration forms are now available at http://www.blcenc.org/ministries/vbs/

Roar Donations: If you would like to help make our Roar VBS a success but perhaps are unable to volunteer your time. Making a small donation of materials is a great way to be involved! We will be collecting various items in the coming weeks. Here are a few items that would be helpful. These items can be donated or borrowed and returned: African themed art, African musical instruments, yarn, string, twine, stuffed animals (lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, gorillas, monkeys, etc.), towels, African themed fabrics, blankets and rugs, construction paper, rolls of butcher paper, empty paper towel rolls, grass skirts,
misc. vegetation (potted plants, greenery etc.).