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Sunday & Wednesday/Midweek Classes Downtown

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In the 2022–23 school year, join us for various classes on Sundays and midweek. To locate rooms, see an interior map of the Downtown Campus.

Updated January 14, 2023

SUNDAY

Children, Youth & Parenting

Preschool–Grade 12 classes are held Sundays, September 18–May 21. Classes will not meet on these Sundays: November 27, December 18 & 25, January 1, and April 9.

Family Check-In
Parents, when you arrive, come to a Check-In Kiosk so we can greet you and print a name tag for each student.

Nursery
9am & 11am, Sanctuary Basement
Nursery care for children (birth–age 3) is available during our worship services on Sundays at 9am & 11am. Ask at the nursery check-in counter if you need to use the Nursing Mothers’ Room.

Preschool
9am, Preschool, Sanctuary Basement – Room 09
Check-in begins at 8:45am

11am, Preschool, Sanctuary Basement – Room 09
Check-in begins at 10:45am

K–Grade 5 Classes
11am, 2nd & 3rd floor classrooms
Check-in begins at 10:45am
Worship leaders, small group leaders, and teachers help students grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and God’s word. Parents, please escort children in Grade 3 or younger to their classrooms and pick them up when class is finished.

‘Restless Child’ Room
Available as needed, Room 218
This room is for families who need a place to watch the worship service while their children play in a contained room furnished with toys.

Middle School Class
11am–12:30pm, Youth Basement, Room 53
Students in grades 6–8 gather for Bible study, activities, and small group discussions.

Sr High Class
11am–12:30pm, Youth Basement, Room 52
Students in grades 9–12 gather for Bible study, activities, and small group discussions.

Adult Sunday School

All-Nations Fellowship
11am–12:20pm, Room 307
Join this class for multiethnic fellowship, teaching, outreach, and discipleship. Contact: Charles Kim 

Beauty: An Attribute of God and a Feature of Faith
Jan 8 – March 26 (12 Weeks)
11am–12:15pm, Room 305
Beauty can be an underappreciated and neglected attribute of God. We will dive into this subject in an effort to understand a dimension of God's nature and its implications for Christian discipleship. Cultivating an appreciation for beauty will help us connect with a city that has an appreciation for the arts. Contact: James McGlothlin

College Connection
January 22 – April 30
10:45am, Room 303 (BCS Lounge)
Come connect with other college students attending different schools in the Twin Cities. Contact: Ken Currie

Group Connect
Jan 22 – Feb 12
11am–12:30pm, Room 322
Are you interested in joining a small group? Group Connect is a gathering designed to help you make connections with others and explore how to join a group. Learn more & register.

King’s Friends
10:45am–Noon
Room 114 (meets year-round)
Adults in mid-life and beyond gather to celebrate God’s word, to share & pray, and to hear from global partners. The class meets year-round, even on holiday weekends. Teacher: Rod Takata | Contact: Keith Anderson

Reunión Dominical (Hispanic Sunday Gathering )
11am–12:30pm, Room 111
(Todo el Año; meets year-round)
¡Únase a nosotros para un tiempo de estudio de la Palabra de Dios, oración y comunión! Para más información, se ponga en contacto al
All are welcome to join this class to build relationships and enjoy a study of God’s word in Spanish. Contact: Joey Bures 

Theological Foundations, Part 2
Jan 8 – April 12 (13 weeks)
10:45am–12:15pm, Room 310
Join this class to understand Bethlehem’s Elder Affirmation of Faith. The curriculum for this course was originally developed by The Bethlehem Institute, a precursor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. The class will be structured around Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology and will require approximately 30 minutes of daily study. Contacts: John Mielke, Todd Swanson

WEDNESDAY & Midweek

‘Wednesdays Together’

Wednesdays, Sept 14 – May 17, 5:30–7:30pm
(No classes on Nov 23, Dec 28; Jan 4, April 5, 2023)

Be sure to join us for Wednesdays Together Dinner at 5:30pm. To RSVP: Call the receptionist at 612-338-7653 by Noon on the previous Tuesday, or sign up at the meal for the following week. Specify your name and number of meals. Cost is $5/person, maximum of $25/family.

Nursery & Preschool
Wednesdays, Sept 14 – May 17
6:30–7:30pm
Nursery will be available for children through Preschool during Wednesdays Together, with parents serving on a rotational basis.

Kindergarten–Grade 5
Wednesdays, Sept 14 – May 17
6:30–7:30pm
Children will enjoy a time of music followed by “family devotions” led by Pastor Bud Burk and parents serving on a rotational basis.

Middle School & Senior High Gathering
Wednesdays, Sept 14 – May 17
Holiday breaks: Oct 19 (corporate Global Focus programming), Nov 23, Dec 21 & 28, 2022; Jan 4 & 11, Mar 15, Apr 5, 2023

6:15–8pm, Youth Basement – Rooms 52–53
Students in Grades 6–12 are invited to gather for fellowship, activities, snacks, and interaction in large and small groups. Contact: Pearl Gaspar

All Nations English Conversation Class
Wednesdays, mid-September through mid-May
6:30–8pm, Room 205 (Mondays, 6:30–8pm, online) 
Adult English learners (intermediate to advanced level) are invited to come and improve conversational skills. In small groups, students speak with a tutor about a different topic each week. To register or to find out about becoming a tutor, contact Erin Evans.

Women

Women in Missions (On ‘hold’ until March)
Second Monday of the month, September – May
10:30am–12:30pm, Main Hall
Women, the Global Outreach Department invites you to join us as we hear from a Downtown global partner, pray together, and share a meal. No registration is required.

MOMS
First & third Tuesday of the month, Sept 20 – May 2
9:30–11:30am, Main Hall
Mothers of all ages and stages in life, come to experience fellowship and growth as we encourage one another this year from our theme “Sufficient for Today” (2 Corinthians 12:9). See details and register. (Register for childcare by Sept 7.)

Women’s Bible Study
Second & Fourth Tuesdays, Jan 24 – April 11
9:30–11:30am, Room 114
‘Jesus: Experiencing His Touch’ (Mark 1–6)
The Women’s Ministry invites women to gather to grow together around God’s word. This year we’ll learn inductive Bible study methods and discover more about our all-sufficient God. See details and register. (Please register for childcare by Jan 8.) Contact: Cynthia McGill

Estudio Biblico Para Mujeres: Filipenses, ‘Arraigados en Cristo’
3 de sept 2022 – 13 de mayo 2023
Cada segundo sábado del mes*
10am–mediodía en Salon 111
Únase con nosotros para aprender más acerca de ser firmes en nuestra fe y estar arraigados en Cristo.
*EXCEPCIÓN: En el primer mes nos reuniremos el primer sábado, 3 de septiembre.
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Women’s Spanish Bible Study: Philippians, ‘Rooted in Christ’ Study in Spanish
2nd Saturday of the month*
Sept 3 – May 13
10am–Noon, Room 111
Please join us as we learn more about being firm in our faith and rooted in Christ.
*With the exception of the first meeting, which will be on Sept 3.

White Cross
Second & Fourth Tuesdays, Sept – Nov & Jan – June
9:30am–Noon, Main Hall
White Cross is a group of women who enjoy Christian fellowship and like working with their hands—and is even for those who don’t sew! Projects include assembling quilts for new babies, sewing items for the nursery, and making book bags and other items. Contact: MaryAnn Burnes

Prayer Gatherings 

Pre-Service Prayer
Sundays, 8–8:30am, Room 112
Prayer is the visible engine that drives all our effort at Bethlehem. All are welcome to join us for 30 minutes of prayer as we ask for God’s grace & mercy for the morning services and pray over the preacher. Contact: Gary Keeler

Prayer for Global Gospel Advancement
Mondays, 7–7:30am, Commons
Meet to pray for the gospel to advance among the nations. Contact: Krista Smith

Friday Morning Prayer
Fridays, 6:30–7am, Prayer Room
Everyone is welcome to gather for prayer each Friday morning. Contact: Nathaniel Andersen

Sanctity of Life Ministry Prayer
First Sunday of each month (except Jan), 10:40–10:55am, Prayer Room
The Sanctity of Life Ministry invites Bethlehem to come to their monthly prayer meeting, immediately following the 9am service, to join us in calling out to the Lord to help our nation and give grace and mercy for the unborn.

Watchmen Prayer Gathering
First Sunday of each month, Oct–May (except Jan & Apr), 11–11:30am
Third Floor Commons
Men gather with Pastor Bud Burk to pray for children, families, and our ministry to children. Watchmen are those on the city walls who stay alert to danger, guarding the city and its citizens (Ezekiel 33:1–6). And we are like watchmen when we pray for children, their parents & families, and the ministry teams who serve them.

‘Beholding and Being Transformed’ Prayer & Worship
Third Friday of each month, 7–8:30pm, Room 112
Come behold “the glory of the Lord … being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” We gather for an open time of unhurried worship and prayer in which we desire and make room for the manifestation of God’s presence through the exercise of the gifts of the Spirit among us. Contact: Timothée Davi

Prayer for Prodigals
Fourth Monday of each month, 7–8:15pm, Room 111
Parents are invited to gather to pray for their prodigal children. If you have an adult prodigal, or a younger child who appears to be walking down that road, we would love for you to join us in prayer. Contact: Debbie Mairet

Prayer for Children
Fourth Monday of each month, 8–8:30pm, online
Join Pastor Bud Burk online in praying for parents, their children, and our ministry to them. This monthly gathering is designed for intercession in Jesus’ Name using a different portion of Scripture as the anchor for each month. Register to receive the online meeting link. Contact: Debbie Mairet