About

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is proud to be a Reconciled in Christ Congregation, welcoming people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At Bethlehem Lutheran Church, we believe that all people are created in the image of God and are wonderfully made.  We welcome everyone into our community, finding joy in our diversity. We acknowledge that we are part of the church that has often excluded and harmed people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other marginalized groups. We confess our sin in creating this evil and commit to a future of healing and rebuilding. We offer an open table of communion and invite all people to gather, heal, grow, and find their purpose in the life, leadership, and mission of Bethlehem Lutheran Church as we live our lives in the fullness and promise of God's love.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00-1:00
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815-758-3203

Food Pantry

  • Tuesdays: 3:00 -5:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 9:30 -11:30 am

Ongoing Church Groups

Women’s Study Groups

Martha’s Sisters (Book Study):

Meets at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays at church

Eve Circle:

Meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday in homes or church

Sarah Circle:

Meets at 9:15 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday at Oak Crest Retirement Center

Rebekah Circle:

Meets at 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday in Fellowship Hall

Lutheran Church Women of the ELCA

Join them for their delicious Spring Luncheon and Program scheduled on a Saturday afternoon in April/May and the Salad Supper and Program in September. All women are invited to attend these events.

Study Groups and Bible Study

Adults meet throughout the year on weekday evenings as scheduled.

Sunday Forum

Adults meet after church on Sundays at 10:50 a.m.

Children’s Ministries

Sunday School, Confirmation Class, and special youth events are available.

Cut Ups

This dedicated group of quilters meets Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall September-June. Finished quilts are delivered to Lutheran World Relief to be distributed throughout the world.

Music Ministries

Vocal Choir and Handbell Choir meets Thursday evenings.
Special concerts and events are scheduled throughout the year.

Feed My Sheep Food Pantry

The pantry is open Tuesdays from 3-5 and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30.