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Updated Monday, September 26, 2022


Fall 2022 Women’s Bible Study:
The Power of Knowing God
Tuesday, September 27, 9:30–11:30am
This no-homework Bible study aims to help women know our all-sufficient God through his word and by using inductive Bible study methods & tools with a workbook. Register online.

‘Wednesdays Together’ Meal & Programming
Wednesdays, Sept 14 – Dec 14
Meal, 5:30pm | Classes for all ages, 6:30pm
Come join us for our Wednesdays Together! The cost for a meal is $5/person, with a maximum of $25/family. Options for how to register/pay for your meal:

  • RSVP online
  • Call the receptionist at 612-338-7653 by Noon on the previous Tuesday to sign up. Pay upon arrival at the meal. Beginning this Wednesday, you also have the option to sign up at the meal for the next week. 

Parenting With Words of Grace
Mondays, October 3–17

Online Google Hangout
Parents, join this online gathering hosted by Pastor Bud & Lisa Burk for conversation and prayer based on topics from the book Parenting With Words of Grace by William Smith. Register to receive the meeting link.

The Orchard Theater Collective Presents ...

Oct 6–8, 7:30–9pm
Open Book, 1011 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis

Missing was the first play ever produced by Damian & Anna Leverett’s theater company, The Orchard Theater Collective, back in 2017. This original show, devised by all four cofounders, follows interwoven plot lines inspired by ancient poetry from the Song of Solomon. See ticket information

Celebration of Life Service for Blair Anderson
Sunday, October 9, 2pm
Join us for a Celebration of Life service in memory of Blair Anderson. Following the service, enjoy root beer floats—one of Blair’s favorites—in the Main Hall. 

Multiply Webpage
In addition to an overview, information, and FAQs regarding the proposed three-church transition, we’ve added content on the Multiply webpage regarding the motion for the vote at the October 16 All-Church Quarterly Strategy Meeting.

Events of the Week

Looking Ahead


Open Positions at New Life Family Services on Franklin & Chicago
The recently-opened NLFS location in the Phillips neighborhood has several open staff positions. Read the full job descriptions and find the employment application at New Life Family Services: Careers (scroll to the Phillips location). Volunteer opportunities are also available.

  • Client Care Nurse
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Client Care Advocate
  • Client Care Social Worker

Ministry Opportunities

Serve at ‘Wednesdays Together’
Beginning September 14
For our Wednesday evening meals, we have opportunities for volunteers to help prep & clean up:

  • Prep/Serving Team: 4:30–6pm
  • Clean-Up Team: 6:30–7:30pm

If interested in either area of service, email .

Jubilee Youth Center Volunteer Cook(s) Needed
The Jubilee Youth Center (formerly Say Yes) is searching for a volunteer(s) who will prepare meals for JYC’s Jubilee Kids program this school year. Our meal time is a vital aspect of Jubilee Kids as many of our students come directly from school and (more importantly) our meal time provides a valuable opportunity to build relationships. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please reach out to Caroline.

Serve Our Global Partners

Opportunity to Serve Alongside a Global Partner in South Asia
Do you have a heart for the nations, cross-cultural experience, and a readiness for sacrificial living? South Campus Global Partners Vijay & Abigail M. are seeking help August 2023 – August 2024. Helper(s) must be willing to raise their own support and provide assistance for a variety of tasks within Vijay & Abigail’s home and ministry. (For security purposes, this position is not recommended for single women.) If you’re interested, please contact Krista Smith.

Short-TermVehicle Loans for Global Partners

  • Downtown Global Partner Emily J. is seeking a vehicle starting immediately, for a period of at least one week (September 14–20). If you have a vehicle to lend, please contact Krista Smith.
  • Downtown Global Partner Laurie H. is seeking a vehicle starting on October 1. If you have a vehicle to lend, please contact Krista Smith.

Memory Verse

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.—Phillippians 4:19

Contributions (All CHURCH)

Sept 25:            $110,020
Budget:             $160,000
Last Year:         $166,800

2022 YTD:      $5,479,324
2022 Budget:   $6,450,000
2021 YTD:      $6,103,613

ConNECT With Us

  • Join us Sunday at 9am & 11am for a corporate worship service, as we proclaim that Jesus is Lord and hear the next sermon in the series “Strengthened by Grace” from René González. If you missed a previous sermon, you can catch up on the Sermons page or in the Bethlehem App.

  • If you are unable to join us in person, you can view a livestream of the 9am service on our Downtown Campus LIVE Content page or on our YouTube channel. Be sure to “check in” with us when you view the livestream. Simply text DOWNTOWN to 612-223-7432. This helps us know you’re viewing and staying connected.

  • Remember to make use of the Bethlehem App, which you can use to check in and to see the Order of Worship, upcoming events, and opportunities to serve.

  • If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our Downtown Pastor Update email.