Faith Formation for Adults

One of our goals for our members is to provide opportunities to learn and grow on their faith journeys. We offer several opportunities to read, hear, discuss and share information and experiences. Please explore these opportunities and join us!

 

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Sunday Adult Forums
Adult Bible Studies
Retreats

 

 

Adult Forums

During our learning hour (9:10–10:00 a.m.), the Adult forum meets in the Fireside room or the Fellowship hall to discuss various books, topics, or videos. Occasionally, we have guest speakers who relate additional ideas regarding faith formation.

 

March Adult Forums

Sundays, 9:10–10:10 a.m. in the Library Classroom

 

March 3: Network of Biblical Storytellers – Pam Faro, a professional storyteller who performs and teaches across the U.S., will be joining the adult forum to discuss the Network of Biblical Storytellers. Pam has MDiv from the Iliff School of Theology and was a keynote speaker for the 2008 Australian National Gathering of Biblical Storytellers. She also happens to be married to Pastor Keith.


March 10: Habitat for Humanity – Krystal Erazo and Brother Grimes, staff at Habitat for Humanity, will show and tell about the Glens, the location where BLC will be working one day every other month through 2019. Please plan to attend this special presentation. Prior Habitat participants at Poplar Grove should find this especially interesting.


March 17: School Safety – What is an SRO? Public schools look a lot different now than they did “back in the day.” Security measures are tighter. Some school buildings have metal detectors, and most have School Resource Officers. Is this a response to the increase of school shootings or is there more happening in schools than parents and grandparents know? What is the role of the SRO anyway and who do they work for—the school or the city? How do they help keep our kids safe? Come hear the answers to these questions and more as we meet and chat with Skyline High School’s SRO, Officer Bill Clark. Officer Clark also is a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Greeley and has served as a security person for the Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Gatherings. Come and learn more about the world in which our students are walking!


March 24: Spring Break – No Forum


March 31: A Brief History of Church Music – From Miriam and the women praising God with song, timbrels, and dancing, to the Priests celebrating Solomon’s temple with trumpet and song, to monks singing unaccompanied Gregorian Chant in Latin, to congregations singing hymns with organ, to rock bands leading praise and worship services, let’s have a look at how our worship music (and the rules governing it!) have changed over the centuries. This will be a three–part class led by Mary Jane Voogt.

 


 

 

 

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Adult Bible Studies

ff a bsTh 2015 LSB1Bethlehem has a number of Bible Studies meeting on different days and discussing various parts of the Bible. All are welcome and encouraged to find a group that allows growth in faith. Discussions and questions are not only welcome but expected! Check out the various current Bible studies for more details.

 

The Daily Walk Bible Study

Lutherans have a rich heritage of reading the Bible. Martin Luther translated the Bible into everyday language so we have the opportunity to read and study God’s Word. Please join us as we read through God’s Word during 2019.

 

“This Bible...is God’s story of His love for mankind. It’s His guidebook for everyone who seeks Him and who will follow His Son, Jesus...Our prayer is that you will be one of those who read it, for it will change your life. The Daily Walk Bible gives you a reading plan that intersperses brief explanatory and inspirational teaching between the segments of Scripture, guiding you through the Bible day by day...When you step into God’s story, you’ll encounter the true and living God and your life will be changed forever. “ (Paula Kirk, editorial director or Walk Thru the Bible Ministries)

 

Our Daily Walk group meets on occasion and we would love to have you join us. Contact Colleen Beyer (cabeyer7@gmail.com) for more information.

 

 

Daily Discipleship

This Bible study meets on Tuesdays from 7:30–8:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe Grill, 33 S. Main St., Longmont, CO, 80501, and focuses on the lessons for the upcoming Sunday. All interested members are welcome to join! Contact Colleen Beyer (cabeyer7@gmail.com).

 

Promise Keepers

This group of men meets on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. in the Bethlehem Peace Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact the church office.

 

Manna Bible Study

The Manna Bible Study for women meets each Monday at 9:00 a.m. at various members' homes. In addition to the study, we prepare meals for HOPE once a month, share prayer concerns, and have meaningful Bible-based conversations. All women are welcome! Contact Phyllis Wright or Colleen Beyer for the location of the next meeting or if you would like more information.

 

 

Naomi Circle

The Naomi Circle meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (except for July and August) for study, fellowship and mini-brunch in the Peace Fellowship Hall. Our study will follow the ELCA Gather Bible study series in the Lutheran Gather magazine and is led by Pastor Prekker. The studies are written by Lutheran women clergy and theologians. Our membership is open to all who are interested in joining us.

 

We also participate in various service projects during the year—creating layettes, serving lunch at the OUR Center, putting together school kits and serving lunch to Habitat for Humanity workers. Many of our members join in quilting at the church on Thursdays, 9–11:30 a.m.

Please contact the church office or Sue Smith for further information on the above.

 

Friday Morning Men's Group

The Friday Morning Men's Bible Study group meets on Friday mornings at 6:30–8:00 a.m. at various members' homes for breakfast and study. Contact Jerry Phipps if you would like more information.

 

 

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Retreats

We have retreats during the year for different groups. The Women's Retreat in 2014 went to the Abbey of St. Walburga; the Women's Retreat in 2015 went to the YMCA of the Rockies and invited Ruth Bachman, founder of The Hourglass Fund Project, as the guest speaker. More details about past and future retreats can be found below. If you have an idea for a retreat, contact Deaconess Kristen.

 

Stay Tuned for more information on the 2019 Women's Retreat!

Tentative date is: October 4–6, 2019 at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp. Contact Deaconess Kristen with comments, suggestions and ideas.

 

"Get Wired" at BLC

Bring anything with power cords for recycling–old home phones, radios, computers, etc. You can even bring in non-working strings of Christmas lights, as  long as all the bulbs are removed. There is a box in the narthex marked "Get Wired." All proceeds will benefit the women's retreat fund. This will be an ongong fundraiser. Now is the time to start your spring cleaning and bring in those old, unwanted items with wires. For more information, check out www.wiserecycling.com or contact Bev Coody or Deaconess Kristen Baltrum.

 

 

 

 

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