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South Summer 2021

Adults Children Serve All-Church

Join the South Campus for worship services and events this summer. If you have questions, contact Rachel Dyvig (612-746-2650). 

South Summer Highlights

Sunday Worship Service
 Sundays, 9am
This summer, gather for worship on Sundays at 9am. No pre-registration is required. Social-distanced seating is available in the Commons. Livestream is available at 9am at bethlehem.church/LiveSouth.

Bethlehem Backyard Barbeque
 Wednesdays, June 9–August 25
(no gatherings June 23, July 7, and August 4)
5:30–7:30pm

Come join the South Campus family for a full grill-out meal on the lawn, starting at 5:30pm (burgers, hotdogs, and sides; bring your own beverages). Bring lawn chairs (or a blanket, picnic style) for your family. Following the meal (6:15–7:30pm), we’ll have fun together with yard games, a bonfire pit (bring your own s’mores stuff), and a basketball hoop. So bring a frisbee, a ball, or a game, and let's enjoy one another this summer! Meal cost is $3/person and registration is required for the meal. Watch for the weekly registration link in Pastor Dave's South Campus Update email. 

Night of Worship With the South Campus Choir
 Sunday, June 13
6–7:30pm

All are warmly invited to gather with the South Campus for an evening of worship with Pastor Chuck Steddom and the South Campus Choir. Come hear the choir, worship with us in song, and give thanks to God for Pastor Chuck’s faithful ministry as he and Carol transition to the Downtown Campus and Chuck’s role as Pastor for Worship & Ministry Development, Downtown. A reception to honor Pastor Chuck & Carol will follow the worship service. Join us in giving thanks to God for their ministry!

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Spring Fellowship Dinner: Beauty, Blessings & Beginnings
 Friday, June 4
6–8pm

This event has reached capacity and registration has closed.

South Women’s Summer Bible Study
Even Better Than Eden
A study by Nancy Guthrie
 Wednesdays, June 16–July 28 (no class July 7)
10am–Noon 

Women, join us for a summer Bible study with a teaching series by Nancy Guthrie. Register online. Contact: Emily Zwicky, 612-746-2650 x600

Men’s Ministry

South Men’s Bible Study: 1 & 2 Thessalonians
 Various dates & times
Room 204
Men, join us at any point in our 9-week series on studying 1 & 2 Thessalonians. The cost for the study book is $15.

  • Fridays, 7–8:30am, through July 2 
  • Saturdays,  7–8:30am, through July 3
  • Tuesdays, 7–8:30pm, through July 6 

Contact: Phil Nelson 

Weekly Prayer Opportunities

South Prayer Gatherings
Join us to pray for our hearts, our church, our nation, and the nations! During the summer, our Friday Morning & Friday Noon Prayer times will pause and we’ll gather for prayer on Wednesday mornings.

  • Wednesday Morning Prayer
     Starting June 16, 7:30–8am, 
    Commons
    Contact: Nathan Metcalf

All-Church Early Morning Prayer
 Friday, 6:30–7am, Commons
Everyone is welcome to gather for prayer each Friday morning at the Downtown Campus. For those unable to gather in person at this time, a Zoom option is being made available. If you are interested in joining via Zoom, contact Keith Anderson for details.

Children’s Ministry 

Vacation Bible School
 Monday–Thursday, June 21–24
6–8pm
Children going into grades Kindergarten–Grade 5 are invited to join us for Vacation Bible School. This year children will discover that Jesus’ love provides a foundation that will last. Registration closes on Friday, June 11. Learn more and register at bethlehem.church/vbs.

Opportunities to Serve 

Nursery Caregivers
Caregivers in our nurseries serve during Sunday worship services and Women’s Bible study (Wednesday mornings). We’re seeking additional caregivers this summer, as worship services fully open up and women hope to return to Bible study. To learn more or volunteer to serve, contact Sarah Vogel.

Meal Prep for Bethlehem Backyard Barbeque
Each week, the kitchen team prepares for the Wednesday meal on Tuesday afternoons. Then on Wednesday evenings, someone is needed to oversee the grilling. To join us and help prepare for our weekly meal, contact Kim Schiller.

Vacation Bible School Volunteers
At the South Campus, we are hosting a Vacation Bible School for children in Kindergarten–Grade 5 on June 21–24, 6–8pm. Our theme will focus on the strong foundation of Gods love for our lives, and we are seeking volunteers to help in various roles for this event. To learn more or volunteer, contact Joshua Oakley.

All-Church Summer Highlights

Disaster Response Team Meeting 
 Thursday, June 24, 7–9pm
Commons
We are eager to expand and strengthen Bethlehem's Disaster Response Team so that men and women are prepared to go and help meet physical and spiritual needs among people who have experienced a natural disaster or traumatic event. Would you join us? Learn more by reading Pastor Brad Nelson’s update on the Pastors Blog

Worldview Institute With Worldview Academy
 Tuesday–Friday, July 6–9
Bethlehem College & Seminary is hosting a Worldview Institute at the Downtown Campus for students ages 12–18. Worldview Institutes are day camps hosted in partnership with local churches and communities that allow students to experience a slightly modified Worldview Academy camp experience but in a day camp format, enabling them to sleep in their own bed at night. For those who are interested in Worldview Academy but cannot or are hesitant to attend a week-long residential camp, a Worldview Institute would be a perfect way for them to participate. Worldview Academy is a non-denominational organization dedicated to helping Christians to think and to live in accord with a biblical worldview so that they will serve Christ and lead the culture. Learn more and register at worldview.org.

All-Church Quarterly Strategy Meeting
   Sunday, July 18
5–7pm

Members, gather at your campus for all-church ministry updates. Registration and agenda details to come at bethlehem.church/qsm.

Virtual Barnabas Team Enrichment
Monday, Aug 16, 7–8:30pm
Online on Zoom
Join Pastor David Livingston and several of our global partners at this quarterly Barnabas Team Enrichment meeting. The topic will be “Trends in Missions.” Registration to come.

1960s Bethlehem Youth Group Reunion
 Thursday, Aug 19, Noon–3pm
Third Floor
Watch for details to come as we celebrate a “150th Anniversary” Reunion of our 1960s Graduation Sunday School Class. 

Bethlehem’s 150th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, August 22
6–8pm
Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
We’ll gather at Grace Church Eden Prairie to mark this milestone and give thanks for God’s faithfulness. Learn more.