Calendar & Events
Bethlehem News You Can Use
We have highlighted a few events below, but you can click a link below to read and/or download a full copy of the Bethlehem Star.
You can now read and/or download the Weekly Announcements (yellow pages) from the BLC website. Click here to go to the Announcements page.
First Friday Fellowship
Our next First Friday will be on June 7 at Larry and Tonja Twito’s house (230 Peppler Dr., Longmont), 6:00–8:00 PM. Just bring an appetizer to share and a beverage of your choice. This is a great way to meet other members. All adults are welcome. Join us! Also, new this month, the Baltrums have graciously offered to provide childcare so that parents of small kids may also come. Contact the Baltrums (303-817-5482) for details.
Save the Dates
Congregational Picnic/Pig Roast
Sunday July 7, noon—More details on cost will be available later. If you would like to help with the planning, contact Amanda and Steve Dawson.
August 11—Contact Wanda Schnabel for tickets.
BLC Serving Lunch at OUR Center
Thrivent/Habitat Build Days
Thank you to all the Bethlehem members who came on April 13 to help with the build of the Thrivent/Habitat home on the corner of 15th Avenue and Baker Street. Working with us was a group from Mead High School doing community service, and also Stephanie Rodriguez—the excited homeowner-to-be—doing her “sweat equity.” A thank you also to the BLC members who brought us the great lunch enjoyed by all 25 people working that day.
Profile of the Pine Ridge Reservation
An element of our Stewardship program is to ensure that the congregation is comfortable with how we are using the gifts we have been bestowed. We are beginning a relationship with the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation and would like to provide a view as to why we feel this is a good choice for our missionary efforts.
We are anxious to get involved with this group of people to help, to establish a relationship, to learn from them, and to spread God’s message.
A Thank You from the Round Pantry
One of the ministries that we help support is the Round Pantry, a local food bank run by Westview Presbyterian Church. At the recent Palm Sunday 10:15 AM service we shared with Light of Christ, the loose offering was designated for the Round Pantry. They sent us this note:
On behalf of the Round Pantry at Westview Presbyterian church we would like to say thank you for your generous donation of $110. We appreciate your commitment to partner with us financially. Your ongoing support of our mission to feed those who are hungry in our community is a tremendous blessing to us and to our guests.
Blessed to be a Blessing
We ended 2012 with a budget surplus and were able to share it with an number of our mission partners. Here is a thank you note received from Rainbow Trail:
Wow! Thanks for your tremendous gift of $5,000 to Rainbow Trail’s Land Exchange Fund. We have raised $687,000 for the land so far. (The land exchange with the forest service will allow Rainbow Trail to finally purchase the land the camp sits on and eliminate the rent they pay.) You’ll be a part of history. This gift will make a huge difference for generations to come.
~Dave Jarvis, Executive Director, Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp
Choice DollarsSM Update
This month the church council approved that $1,000 Choice Dollars be given to support the Nicaraguan Mission.
Also, we have been adding to the Education Endowment Fund with Choice Dollars over the years. This month we hope to award $2,600 in scholarship support to our graduating high school seniors.
Thanks to all the Thrivent members who have made Bethlehem the recipient of your Choice Dollars. They are making a difference in people’s lives.
Bethlehem Book Club
We meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 AM, Ziggi’s Coffee House (4th & Main) in Longmont. Everyone is welcome!
May: The Harbinger: The ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future by Jonathan Cahn.
Retirement & Estate Strategies Workshops
Rockies Game with Thrivent
Save the date of Sunday, June 16th (Father's Day). Our Thrivent Community is going to the Colorado Rockies Game at 2:10pm, and the Rockies are doing great!! Tickets are only $10 for Thrivent members and guests, will include seating in the Upper Section and a $15 voucher for food or merchandise in the park. Also, part of your ticket price will be donated to an area nonprofit! What a great way to spend the day with Dad and the family! More details will be coming by email, postcards, and the Thrivent Community/Front Range website.
Star and Weekly Announcements