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June 1, 2021

Recent Transitions

Masks are no longer required for indoor events at Bethlehem’s three campuses. On Friday, May 14, Governor Walz lifted the state-wide mask mandate. On June 1, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey lifted the city-wide mask mandate for Minneapolis

On Friday, May 28, Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan lifted capacity limits and distancing requirements for all indoor events and gatherings. Beginning with worship services on Sunday, May 30, no reservations or check-in will be required. (Social-distanced seating areas will be made available at each campus; see worship service details below.)

As our church community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, see an overview of Bethlehem’s plans for ministry below. Also, consider subscribing to our Weekly e-newsletter for further updates.

Monitoring & Illness Prevention
Bethlehem leadership is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will seek to follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and from the Minnesota Dept of Health as they address this evolving situation. See this helpful Q&A from the Star Tribune (updated regularly).

COVID-19 Disclosure Protocol
Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19? If so, and if you attended a worship service or other Bethlehem event within several days of experiencing symptoms or testing positive, please help us protect the congregation and staff by letting the church know as soon as possible. Please contact Erika Booth (612-338-7653 x457). We won’t share your information, other than to generally inform other attendees that “someone” at a specific service or event has tested positive. Thank you!

Worship Services

Bethlehem is hosting public, in-person services are held at all campuses. We provide an online livestream worship service as well.

Attend a Worship Service
Beginning May 30, in-person worship services are open to all with no requirement for registration, check-in, or social distancing.

  • Downtown Campus 
    Sundays at 9am & 11am
    Note: Masks are no longer required
    A space for socially-distanced, masked seating is available in Room 111 at 9am.
  • North Campus 
    Sundays at 9am & 11am
    Note: Masks are no longer required
    A space for socially-distanced, masked seating is available in the Chapel at 9am & 11am. 
  • South Campus
    Sundays at 9am
    Note: Masks are no longer required 
    A space for socially-distanced seating is available in the Commons.

Livestream Worship & Resources
We livestream worship services on Sundays at 9am, which you can view at Campus-specific livestream options are available with links to worship service resources.

  • Translations of worship services are available by livestream in Spanish (Downtown Campus) and Russian (South Campus).
  • Sermon (only) will be available on the Sermons page usually by Monday evening.
  • See the Good Neighbor Bingo card (PDF) mentioned in Pastor Jasons sermon on March 29, 2020.

Spring 2021 Opportunities

Watch for Summer 2021 info soon!

See an overview of Winter/Spring plans at each campus:


  • Website: Go to the Giving page.  
  • App: The official Bethlehem Baptist Church App is available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Go to “Giving” from your app Dashboard.
  • Text: To participate, text “BBC (amount)” to 612-223-7432. For example, a text of “BBC 100” would send a donation of $100 to our “Fill These Cities: 25 x ’25” general fund.
  • Mail: You are welcome to mail checks to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 720 13th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
  • To contribute to the Global Diaconate Pandemic Relief Fund, see giving instructions on the Updates Blog.

Stay Connected

Care & Help

  • If you have prayer requests, would like an elder to reach out to you, or if you need practical help, please contact your campus: Downtown, North, or South.
  • Check in via phone/text with older congregants and those who have compromised immune systems.
  • Inquire with those in your small groups or Sunday school classes who may get laid off or become unemployed because of shutdowns. Keep in mind the availability of the Helping Hand Fund, and encourage organic and mutual support of those in need.
  • To contact the Helping Hand team, call your campus number and leave a voicemail: 
       612-338-7653 x700
      612-746-2650 x775
  • Are you in good health and able to offer practical help for others? You can contact your campus below to offer your availability. We cannot guarantee that your services will be needed, but you will be considered as needs arise. 
      Fill out the Downtown Campus form. 

      Fill out the North Campus form
      Send an email to Nick Roen.

Help Hotlines

We know that this difficult season can increase the risk of domestic violence, suicide, and assault. If you are in danger or in need of help, please call the following ...


Watch the events calendar, Weekly e-newsletter, and campus pastor emails for details about upcoming events.