Learn about holiday events, worship services, and many ways that you can connect, give, and serve this year. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you!
Updated December 14, 2021
Advent Worship Services
Sundays, November 28–December 19
Livestream is available at 9am (Downtown and North) and 10:30am (South).
Gather for a Christmas Eve worship service at your campus to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Please note that no childcare will be available. Due to dim lighting for the service, the livestream options may appear darker than usual worship services.
Prayer Week Events
Watch for details to come on prayer events at your campus.
Resources for Social Outreach & Event Sharing
This year, especially as people look for online connections and ways to celebrate, invite them to connect with our Advent worship services and Christmas Eve services. Click on and download the sized graphics below for e-invitations for events at your campus ...
Women’s Ministry Gatherings
Senior Sojourners Christmas Gathering
Thursday, December 9, Noon–2pm
Seniors from all campuses gather for Senior Sojourners to enjoy a meal and program at the Downtown Campus. This month, we will have a delicious Swedish meal followed by a joyous time singing Christmas carols led by Pastor Sam & Vicki Crabtree and Mike McCowen. Come celebrating the birth of our Savior! Tickets are $15/person. RSVP for the meal by Noon, Monday, Dec 6, with the Receptionist at 612-338-7653 x400.
Youth Gatherings & Events
At each campus, youth events are planned to celebrate the season—and the Reason for the Season—together! Watch for details from your ministry team or contact your campus to learn more ...
Order Christmas Rolls, Pies & More
As you plan holiday gatherings and gifts, consider these items. A variety of rolls, pies, and desserts are available to order—all prepared by Kim Schiller, Kitchen Coordinator, South, in the South Campus kitchen with fresh, real ingredients. No chemicals. No “mixes.” Just authentic, homemade goodness! Order online by Friday, December 17. Pick up options include times the South and Downtown campuses:
Wednesday, Dec 22, 2–5pm
Wednesday, Dec 22, 3–6pm or Thursday, Dec 23, 10am–Noon
Campus Outreach New Years Conference—Indianapolis
December 28–31, 2021
Hundreds of students from more than thirty colleges will gather for a week of fellowship and teaching about knowing Jesus and growing in relationship with him. Speakers: John Onwuchekwa, Patrick Lewis. Cost: $199/student. Register by Dec 1 at conycindy.com.
Helping Hand Thanksgiving Food Drive
Instead of receiving grocery items for our traditional Thanksgiving Food Drive, our contributions will be made as funds to local food shelves. Each of our food shelf partners is seeing record needs in our community. For each $1 donated, the food shelf can obtain $8 of food through Second Harvest Heartland. Throughout the month of November, donations to the Helping Hand Fund will go toward our local food shelves:
Jericho Road Ministries (CityJoy)
Ralph Reeder Food Shelf
To give online, you can indicate your campus and select the “Helping Hand Fund” at bethlehem.church/give.
Operation Christmas Child
You can help pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to help provide opportunities around the world to reach children with the gospel. Plan to return filled shoeboxes to the South Campus by November 21. Contact: Arlene Hurt
CityJoy is a nonprofit ministry organization of Bethlehem that exists to mobilize our church for ministry. Learn more at CityJoy.org.
Christmas Baskets of Blessing With Joni & Friends
We’re partnering with Joni & Friends of Minnesota to provide baskets filled with items to bless the households of those who have a member with a disability or special needs. The basket will include a Bible and information about resources for those affected by disability. Would you join us?
To share names or offer to help, contact Joshua Oakley.
Donations for the Community Support Center
Our North Campus Neighborhood Outreach ministry partners with the Community Support Center when serving people in the Mounds View school district who are facing eviction and have reached out for help. Donations can be made by sending checks payable to the “Community Support Center” to 1600 Silver Lake Road, New Brighton, MN 55112. To learn more or consider volunteering, see communitysupportcenter.org.
Downtown Campus, gather with other Bethlehemers and sing to our neighbors & in the metro that Jesus has come! We will welcome onlookers to join us (with invitations to Advent services) as we celebrate God’s gift of his Son this season. You need not be a choir member to participate—please invite your friends, family, and small group members to come along!
We will start at Bethlehem’s Downtown Campus at the listed start times. After prayer together and a coffee/apple cider/cocoa fillup, we’ll caravan to our caroling site. In case of inclement weather, check the event page. RSVP to Nathaniel Andersen to receive notices and confirmation of the Caroling Site/details. Also, feel free to contact Nathaniel with any questions you may have.
Holiday Nursery Caregivers
Nursery staffing can be challenging over the holidays since some regular volunteers are unavailable or may be dealing with illness or COVID-19 exposure/testing. Would you be willing to serve during Sunday worship services so that we are able to accommodate all the families attending with young children? For details, contact ...
Lisa Burk (612-338-7653 x495)
Carmen Tomaszewski (612-455-0800 x807)
Sarah Vogel (612-746-2650 x656)
Welcome Team Members
Would you consider joining us in showing hospitality to all who come to Bethlehem’s worship services? We’re looking for greeters, ushers, check-in kiosk helpers, or Welcome Desk hosts. Welcome Team members serve on Sundays and on Christmas Eve. For details, contact …
Jacque Boldt (612-455-0800 x803)
Emily Zwicky (612-746-2650 x600)
Bethlehem Bookstore Christmas Sale
At our storewide book sale through December 31, save at least 25% off the original retail price on most in-stock titles, including 40% off all ESV Bibles. Come find great gifts that encourage others to pursue their joy in Christ!
Gift ideas for everyone on your list, including …
Please make the Bethlehem Bookstore your only stop for book purchases this Christmas and all year round. Special orders welcome. All proceeds go to Bethlehem College & Seminary. Thank you for partnering with us!