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Learning Circles 

(Pre - 6th)

9:00 am 

Contact Us


Rev. Laura Ziehl 
Senior Pastor 
Ext 2

Pastor Sam Nelson
Associate Pastor
Constance Mithelman
Youth Director
Ext 12
Judy Foland
Office Administrator
Ext 1
Chris Matthews
Director of Children's Ministry
Ext 15
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October 2019

News and Events

 Letter From Karen Saake

Hello Bethlehem!
I am Karen Saake, long time church member and a member of this year's church council and I would like to ask you to thoughtfully and prayerfully consider your pledge for the coming year.
Although, many cost savings have been implemented this year and we owe a huge shout out to Mark Stauffer and Judy Foland for their work on this. We are still anticipating an 8-10% increase in the budget and are looking for a similar increase in giving.
We would like to highlight 3 urgent budget needs for next year. These needs presented themselves organically at this time in the life of our congregation but it is so amazing to me that they are driving passions in my own life. God does work in mysterious ways.
1st the landscaping - last year when the budget was tight, we eliminated a substantial portion of the landscaping budget. Do you know we have over 60 trees on this campus and countless shrubs and plants? They need the love of professional landscapers. One of the many things I have learned during my time on council is that there are so many people who do so much work for our congregation. One of those people is Dennis Asthroth who serves as our property manager. He carries out these responsibilities with great care and expertise. He strongly recommends that we fully reinstate our landscapers and I agree. This will cost just under $10k.
2nd library - our community library program which serves many, including many of my disadvantaged students from Ocean Knoll, was sponsored by an individual for many years when that sponsorship ended in 2018, we were able to fund it for 2019 with a special one-time gift. Moving forward it will be run by none other than our own Constance and it is already growing in new and exciting ways. We intend to include this ministry in our 2020 budget at a cost of about $6k.
3rd and perhaps most importantly is the livelihood of our pastors. These pastors are the heart and soul of our congregation. I have personally walked through the darkest days of my life with Pastor Laura by my side and I am not sure how I would have made it through without her. The synod publishes guidelines for pastor's salaries and we are not where we would like to be for either of our pastors. Meeting these guidelines will require a substantial increase in our budget.
These are the three budgeting areas we are focused on for the coming year but the church does so, so much more. In order to support this great work, I take advantage of the automatic giving option and encourage you to do so too. This assures the church a steady cash flow throughout the year safeguarding us from the fluctuation of attendance. When you turn in your pledge card you allow the church to create a responsible budget for this congregation. You all give in so many ways your time, talent, special offerings, legacy giving and regular offerings. We are deeply grateful for all your giving. Today I am asking you to make a pledge, a pledge that is meaningful and realistic for YOU. Next week (October 6th) we will walk to the front of the church and hand in our pledge cards. This is a very powerful action for me and I hope it will be for you too.
Thank you!
Karen Saake
BLC Council President

 New Worship Service Times
After the amazing response to our summer worship schedule, and much conversation between the pastors, the staff, church council, and those involved with children's ministry, we are very excited to announce that we will be permanently moving back to two worship services starting on Sunday November 3rd!  Worship will be at 8:30 and 10 AM, with learning circles taking place during the 8:30 service. We look forward with great joy to the new opportunities this schedule will create for our congregation!"
 2020 Stewardship Letter
Dear Fellow Bethlehem Members,
Our fall stewardship programs have historically focused primarily on the overall theology of why supporting Bethlehem and the many ministries of this congregation is important to our own faith lives. The theological focus has emphasized the giving of our first fruits and giving with gratitude in response to the blessings God has laid in our lives.   And who can forget Dick Dubois' description of our various ministries - Third Avenue Charity Organization (TACO), Es Por Los Ninos, Scraps and Prayers, and many others - that this church supports. The list of ministries we provide to our neighbors continues to grow.
But we learned something this past year about how many in our congregation view financial stewardship. This past spring when we had an urgent need to replace our failed air conditioning unit and you responded to that need in a huge way - thank you!   Because your response exceeded our goal, we asked for help in stretching those dollars to also cover a new roof and a few other capital needs. And this congregation responded generously yet again - thank you AGAIN!
That experience got us thinking - when members understand the concrete need, our hearts are more open to stewardship theology and our ministries. In light of that, this year, our focus will also include more specific information about the needs for the regular weekly/monthly giving and what that means for each family. So this year, you will hear temple talks about what it takes to fund our congregation and three specific budget needs we have for 2020:
* Landscaping - we eliminated a substantial portion of our landscaping budget for 2019 as one of our "belt tightening" efforts. We need to restore much of this in 2020 to maintain the integrity of our campus.
* Library - for several years, the community library that we've operated in our multi-purpose building has been underwritten by directed member funding. That funding has come to an end so we need the operating budget to cover the costs going forward.
* Livelihood - our congregation is blessed with incredible pastoral talents - in preaching, counseling, and overall leadership. Unfortunately, we've historically compensated them at the very low end of the scale (easy to do in our high-cost area) and it is time that we rectify this. We need to fairly compensate our pastors for the loving, wonderful work they do.

These are the most pressing, extraordinary needs that are beyond the day-to-day increases that we typically expect. In total, and after consideration of cost controls and income opportunities, our 2020 budget increase may range from $45,000 to $55,000, or 8% to 10%. As you listen the next few Sundays to our stewardship appeal, please prayerfully consider your response to these needs. We trust that your response will mirror your continued generosity.
In Christ,
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Council

 Pastor Sam's Sermon Blog

Did you miss one of Pastor Sam's sermons?  Want to double check if he actually said what you think he did?  Accidentally fall asleep and want to go back and read the section you missed?  Check out all of Pastor Sam's sermons on his blog at: https://sinningboldlywithsam.wordpress.com/"

 Children's Ministry

Nursery, Learning Circles, and Children's Choir. Nursery will be available at the 9 AM service. Kids will attend Learning Circles after the children's message. We will have a special large group activity planned for all students. Children's Choir and Chimers will resume this Sunday as well.  Children's Choir will meet in the Family Center at 10:00 and the Chimers will meet in the Family Center kitchen at 10:30. Both of these programs give kids a wonderful chance to learn about music and serve the Lord. Performances will be scheduled throughout the year.
Learning Circles Volunteers: This is the perfect time to prayerfully consider becoming a volunteer teacher in our Sunday school program. Your time and talents can be used to make a huge difference in the lives of our children at Bethlehem. We pray for at least 15 teachers to cover our Learning Circle classes this fall. There will be 5 groups, nursery, pre-k - kindergarten, 1st - 2nd, 3rd - 4th, and 5th - 6th. If you  would like to volunteer please contact Chris Matthews at childrensministry@blcenc.org .
Children's Christmas Program: Mark your calendars, this year's Christmas Program will be on December 15 during the 9 AM service. All children of Bethlehem are invited to participate!
Chris Matthews
Director of Children's Ministries
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

 Oktoberfest at Bethlehem


Oktoberfest is Happening at Bethlehem
Sunday October 27th, 12:00-3:00pm 

It's going to very fun with great food, beer garden, music, dancing, costume contest, games, kids area with jumping thing. We have plans made but are in need of volunteers to make this event happen. We have listed the things you can volunteer your time for a short while, work the booth, or to be in charge. Please let us know quickly as we are making this happen quickly. You may email, call or contact one of us or sign up on the sheet in the church entrance.

Thank you very much, 
Gail Winterbourn  winterb52@gmail.com  and Rose Moldenhauer  rosemoldy@cox.net

Music and Band- Chris Matthews
Food (grill)- The Lakeys
Beer Garden- Tom Wolf, Craig Moldenhauer, Tom Winterbourne
Corn Hole contest with prize- Lori Wolf and Loie Michaels

Baking and food prep-
Coffee Bar (pumpkin lattes and cold cider)-
Pretzel stand, sell soft warm pretzels and kids make pretzel necklaces-
Photo Booth-
Ticket booth, sell tickets, cost for meal $10 and tickets for the rest $1 each, no admission cost-
Pumpkin Bowling Booth-
Pumpkin Toss Booth-
Donut/Pretzel Bites Booth (Think apple bobbing except donuts hanging on strings)-
Apple Toss Booth-
And, wait for it...a tamer version of Dunk the Pastor booth-
Decorations: hay bales, create booths, make photo booth prop, decorate festival areas, table décor-
Set Up and Take Down:  Tables, Easy Ups, help with booths, ect. Everyone who sets up and takes down gets to have lunch with a pastor and hear an entertaining story-
All volunteers get a free beer or coffee and gratitude forever!


 Bethlehem Women of the ELCA- Giving Tree 

Bethlehem Women of the ELCA:
Mission Action and Giving Tree Schedule 2019

All through the year, the Giving Tree, at the entrance of the church, gives opportunities to help people.  There are different projects, with different leaders, but the same heart.

ELCA World Hunger Appeal // St. Andrew's Food Pantry
Cheryl Monreal

Lori Cook

College Care Packages
Skye Svenningsen

Celebration of Lent

29:Eleven Maternity Home

Center for Global Awareness
Dianne Nichols & Gail Winterbourne

July 1st-8th
Vacation Bible School
Chris Matthews

July 9th-Aug 18th
Bethlehem Serves
Beth Nelson

Aug 19th-Sep 22nd
Pajama Project
Belinda Simonini

Sep 23rd-Oct 12th
Lutheran World Relief Ingathering: Quilts & Blankets
Scraps and Prayers Quilting Group

Oct 13th-November
Secret Santa
Cheryl Monreal

Community Resource Center (CRC)
Sheri Burtt

T.A.C.O. (soup kitchen)

 Giving Tree- October 6th (last day this year)

Quilts on the Pews-   October 6th (last day this year)
The quilting ministry, Scraps and Prayers, has placed quilts on the pews.
For a donation, you have the opportunity to take home a baby, lap, full size or specialty quilt.  Your donation helps support the Scraps and Prayers ministry in purchasing materials needed to make quilts throughout the year
If you would like one of the quilts, please see Bobby Allen or Dana Roberts at the table outside the conference room in the narthex or Kim Oswald or any of the other Scraps and Prayers members in the church on the 6th. You may take your quilt home with you. Large and lap quilts available for donation are located in the pews in front of the organ.  Baby quilts available for donation are located on the pews in front of the Pray Room.  Thank you for supporting this vital ministry!
The majority of the quilts from Scraps and Prayers are made for Lutheran World Relief (LWR).  The LWR quilts will be displayed on the pews for all to see and will be blessed on October 6th and then sent to LWR for distribution around the globe.  Where have our quilts gone? Last year's our quilts were shipped to Iraq, Mali and Tanzania.  If you would like to donate to the LWR shipping fund, see Bobby or Dana in the narthex on Sunday or put it in the Giving Tree donation box.
Scraps and Prayers also supports our community by making quilts for:
- Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Pendleton
- STEP (Support The Enlisted Project)
- 1st Battalion, 5th Marines commanded by congregation member, Eric Olson
- 29: Eleven Maternity Home (May Giving Tree)
- Gently Hugged - a nonprofit which aids new moms in need
- Foster Teens entering UCSD this fall

 Scraps and Prayers Ministry Collecting Bars of Soap

The Scraps & Prayers ministry is collecting full size bars of soap through
October 6th.
The bars of soap along with the LWR quilts and the 125 school bags which were filled with school supplies during Bethlehem Serves will be sent to Lutheran World Relief in mid-October.  Please put the full size bars of soap in the box labeled LWR soap bars next to the Giving Tree Table. 
As always, your support is very much appreciated.
  Giving Tree- October 10th through November 30th
Secret Santa Project

We will have the same giving opportunities for gifts for those in need in our community and in Tijuana as in past years.  We also have a new request  from Es Por Los Niños for assistance - HELP! We need medicines for babies with HIV/AIDS.  Donations can be made directly to the site or through checks (made out to Bethlehem with Es Por Los Niños in the memo line) or cash put in the Giving Tree donation box.  Any questions please call Cheryl Monreal at (760) 942-1482.

We need AZT, a medicine to prevent
HIV in babies! 


The Health State Department in Baja California is in crisis with the lack of medications for people infected with HIV among them the babies exposed and children infected with the AIDS virus. Es Por Los Niños is advocating for this "unrecognized" population - the babies, the children and their mothers/caregivers.
One bottle of AZT (zidovudine) to prevent HIV cost $50.00. The treatment for one infected child/adolescent costs $2,850.00 per month.
Please help us by donating the cost of one bottle of AZT for our exposed babies in Baja California. It's simple: click on our website www.californiaexn.org.
Thank You! 

Eunime DBA Es Por Los Niños
  591 Telegraph Canyon Road #421 ,
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Es Por Los Ninos is a registered under 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization. Recognized by Guidestart.org

 CRC's Holiday Baskets Program

Every December, Holiday Baskets brings holiday joy to over 6,000 people in need, including over 3,000 children and 300 seniors. To make this possible, they need over 50 tons of food, 6,000 toys, 6,500 coats and more!   To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit https://crcncc.org/integrative-services/holiday-baskets/.  Bethlehem will also be volunteering as a group  at Holiday Baskets again this year - watch the bulletin for more details later this month.

 Women's Christmas Bazaar

Save the date - Women's Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, December 8th.  We will also have an opportunity drawing for a breathtaking quilt at the end of the bazaar.  Get your Christmas shopping list ready - so many goodies for only a couple of hours once a year.

 Women's Christmas Bazaar- International Market

The Center for Global Awareness is again hosting its 9th International Market at the  ELCA Women's Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, December 8. Items are from the  Lutheran World Relief SERRV catalogue and CGA donates all proceeds to Lutheran  World Relief water projects. The SERRV catalogue will be available the middle of  October and the entire catalogue is available online, www.serrv.org. Please include in  your order: your name, item name, catalog #, the number of those items you wish to  order and price of each item. You will pick up and pay for your orders at the bazaar on  Sunday, December 8th. In order to ensure that your items are available for pickup at the  Bazaar, orders need to be returned to Dianne Nichols (diannenichols86@gmail.com) or  ChaCha Appel (appel13@cox.net) or you can also leave your order in the SERRV  envelope on the table inside the church narthex by the conference room by November 17.

 3rd Annual Bethlehem Lutheran Golf Tournament

Congratulations to winners of the 3 rd Annual Bethlehem Lutheran Golf tournament!  Pastor Sam, Mike Lyons and Tom Wolf won the event with a collective score of -5 under par!  Thank you to all who participated and we hope to see you again at our next event.

 Sunday Ride Ministry

Sunday Ride Ministry is a program we are starting at Bethlehem to lend a hand and a ride to church services for those in our church in need. If you can occasionally give a ride please sign up in the church entrance or contact  Rose Moldenhauer  rosemoldy@cox.net.

 Learn American Sign Language

It's ASL time again! Please join the Westmoreland family to learn American Sign Language and an introduction to Deaf culture. Every Thursday starting September 19 through November 21 in the Multi-Use Building. Introductory class from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Intermediate class from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Join one or both! Contact Suzi Westmoreland for more info and to sign up: suziwestmoreland@hotmail.com or 760-505-3365 mobile.

 Bethlehem Women's Retreat

Save the Date !   The next Bethlehem Women's Retreat is scheduled for May 1 - 3, 2020 at Luther Glen.

 Choose To Serve (Outreach Ministries)

Upcoming Opportunities to Serve Others

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   8:30-11:30am   Scraps and Prayers
October 26  9:00am- 12 noon  Feed the Homeless  (at St. Andrews)

Scraps and Prayers

This group sews quilts, and assembles school bag and fabric kits for people in need.  We meet each Wednesday morning from 8:30-11:30am in the Multi-Use Room.  We need your help cutting, sewing and tying quilts.  No experience necessary!  Come along for an hour or the whole morning; we'd love to share our scraps and prayers with you.  For more information, contact Kim Oswald at rdoswald@aol.com or Laure Reynolds at laurereyn@roadrunner.com.

TACO (Third Avenue Charitable Organization)

Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO): We are collecting travel size toiletries for TACO again this summer. All items need to be unopened and nothing sharp. Please put them in the box in the entry which will be labelled TACO. Thanks to everyone for you continued support of TACO. You are much appreciated!! If you have any questions, please call me, Lori Cook, at 760 207-0432.

Pajama Project
The Pajama Project Kicks off it's 23rd Year!

We distributed 1235 pairs of PJ's and Sleep Pants last October and are ready to wash flannel and begin again!

We will begin our"Work Party Days" this month, our schedule for the year is below.  Come to cut out PJ's and make "kits" to be taken home to sew.  We Always need more sewers if you, or someone you know, would like to sew these cozy PJ's, which warms the heart, ours and the recipients! 

We also always need volunteers to provide lunch on one of our Work Party Days for 8 to 20 hard working people.  Please contact Belinda Simonini if you are willing to help with this.

2019 Work Part Days:  Drop in and stay as long as you would like between 9:00 and 2:00 on these Saturdays:  February 23, March 30, April 27, May 18, June 15, July 27, August 24 and September 28

Thank you for your support of The Pajama Project Bethlehem!
Warmly Yours,
Belinda Simonini
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Five new beautiful shawls were added to our inventory. We have already distributed three shawls this year. If you know anyone who would benefit from receiving a prayer shawl (if he/she is going through a particularly difficult or joyful time), please contact janet.mastrogany@gmail.com,  Please continue to create at home at your own pace - & if you are interested in learning how, we will pair you with an experienced knitter/crocheter! We meet every other month 9-11 at church (before or after your favorite service) for a casual drop in opportunity to knit/crochet and visit together.   

Patterns are available at  www.shawlministry.com Here is a quote from their website: "Shawls...made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God.  They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles."  
Contact Janet Mastrogany 619 980-8671   janet.mastrogany@gmail.com 

CRC (Community Resource Center)

Did you know:
Last year, 138 homeless individuals obtained permanent housing through CRC's case management and housing assistance?
Over 500 households visit CRC monthly to receive healthy food, nutrition resources, benefits assistance and education?
Last year, 150 people found safety in CRC's domestic violence shelter, receiving help and counseling to get back on their feet?
CRC works to end hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in North County San Diego. As a provider of integrative services, CRC's programs include a domestic violence emergency shelter, hotline and prevention/education outreach; a Therapeutic Children's Center; professional counseling; legal advocacy; food and nutrition distribution center; homelessness prevention; and rental and housing assistance. All of CRC's programs are designed to assist participants to successfully navigate their paths of safety, stability & self-sufficiency. CRC relies on our community support. Click here to see the many ways in which you can help CRC to help those in need!

Contact: Sheri Burtt at sherissb@gmail.com.

Es Por Los Ninos
Es Por Los Ninos is a binational non-profit organization helping children, women and adolescents infected with the AIDS virus in Baja California Mexico.  Lacking financial resources and education, this vulnerable population is struggling to survive.  For 20 years, the members of Bethlehem have supported Es Por Los Ninos, by donating clothing, supplies and money, including gifts from our Secret Santa program and school bags assembled during Bethlehem Serves.  Donations are welcome at anytime; please call Cheryl Monreal for more information.
Contact:  Cheryl Monreal   760-942-1482

 Stephen Ministry

What if I am Unsure About Asking for a Stephen Minister?  

Upon asking about Stephen Ministry the first step is a visit from one of our Stephen Leaders, Molly Hall, the Referrals Coordinator. She will explain exactly how Stephen Ministry works, answer any questions you may have, and help you find out whether Stephen Ministry is right for you. Any personal information you share will be held in strict confidence, regardless of whether or not you decide to pursue Stephen Ministry at this time. To request a visit please contact Pr. Laura, Pr Sam or one of our Stephen Leaders, Molly Hall or Laure Reynolds.
 ELCA Advocacy 
"Centered in Christ, the 2019 Churchwide Assembly was significant in many ways: worship, thoughtful deliberation and prayer led to the adoption of memorials and resolutions that will shape this church for years to come. Among these decisions, this church was called to address the deadly power of racism and white supremacy."
Building on the momentum of the United Nations Climate Change Summit 2019 in New York, a coalition of more than 45 global interfaith organizations joined the ELCA for a faith-based civil society consultation on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to address the current climate emergency. The consultation met under the theme "Climate Emergency: Faith-based Organizations Raising Ambition - Leaving No One Behind."  
Read how encouraging people to vote can be an act of faith. The Rev. Lamont Wells, President of the African Descent Lutheran Association, says, "As a person of faith who is dedicated to creating a just world for all, I know I/we must be involved. Our Christian faith is infused with hope and our Lutheran witness is built on a foundation of action. That's why I am so glad to help those in my community get prepared to change the world around them."
Want to check your voter registration status? Click here.
Jubilee USA's Executive Director, Eric LeCompte addressed world leaders on climate driven weather events, tax havens, rising debt levels, and combating global child poverty. Bethlehem is a Jubilee congregation.
ELCA Advocacy Updates for September
United Nations and State Edition and Advocacy Connections from the Washington, DC Lutheran
Office of Public Policy
Follow us!
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: Facebook, Twitter
For information or questions about Bethlehem's Advocacy Team, contact Karin Kloehn at blcadvocacy@gmail.com.

 Adventure Ministry
Grab your bikes or hiking boots and join us to ride/hike off-road in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. 
Our beginner bike route will be a generally flat 6 miles round-trip and the hikers will follow the same 6 mile round-trip route. We will meet on Saturday, November 9th at 9AM at the ranch parking lot, Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/uPAH26w58zG2, and depart promptly at 9:15AM.
Our beginner bike route will be a generally flat 6 miles round-trip and the hikers will follow the same 6 mile round-trip route. We will bike/hike to the waterfall and back. Bicycles with tires at least 1-1/2" to 2" wide are recommended. 
Be sure to wear a helmet. Don't forget your sunscreen and plenty of water. Bring a snack as we will take a break at the waterfall. Children over the age of 10 can join, too.
For more information, contact:
Dennis Astroth dennis.astroth@gmail.com
Eileen Lajimodiere elajimodiere@gmail.com
Suzi Westmoreland suziwestmoreland@hotmail.com

 Feed the Homeless Program

Bethlehem has volunteered to help with "Feed the Homeless Program" at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on the 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 12 noon. We are in need of volunteers. If you are able to participate please sign up today outside or contact Naida Malchiodi at naidalouise2@yahoo.com .  

 Bethlehem Cares Fund

Bethlehem Cares Fund: F or members of Bethlehem, we have a fund to assist you with temporary financial needs such as medical, home, family or personal needs.Contact Pastor Laura, Pastor Sam, Rose Moldenhauer or Molly Hall. If you are able to contribute to the fund please mark your gift to BLC with the notation Bethlehem Cares.

 Church Property News/Maintenance Requests

Notice something on our church campus that needs fixing? Concerned about lighting, air conditioning/heating, water, etc.? We have a property manager who can take care of your concerns. Please call or leave a message with the church office (760-753-1026) or email property@blcenc.org and someone will get back to you.

 Newsletter Now Available on Our Website

Have you missed one of our monthly e-newsletters? Have you wished you could open up that newsletter again to get that bit of information you were looking for? Well, now you can. On our Newsletter Archive  page there are links available to view current and past newsletters.

 Need Help?

Join us in meeting the needs of our North County community. The new Resource Book in the church office has resources that can help those in need. Be equipped to help those who may be experiencing hard times. If you know of a helpful resource or are having difficulties finding the help you need, please contact Sarah Breding at sbreding@cox.net.


Bethlehem is now participating in the AmazonSmile program. This is a great way to easily benefit our congregation when you are shopping online.

Bethlehem will receive 0.5% of the price of eligible online purchases automatically when you use the smile.amazon.com website. See the website for more details.

 Online Giving

Online Giving

A Green Path to Stewardship


We are always looking for ways to make giving more convenient and environmentally friendly. With today's online financial tools, it has never been easier to set up and track regular giving, special offerings and donations to specific areas. Just follow the easy steps provided with our new online service and you will be surprised at how easy it is to be a regular giver at whatever level seems right. We have expanded on the services provided by the same Minnesota-based online service that has managed our electronic giving for a number of years. They serve thousands of churches, and the service is secure, maintaining privacy. 


How to get started...

You may access the online service by clicking on the link on Bethlehem's web Stewardship page. Once you are on the site, you may use your checking account, or your debit or credit card information. If your cards are on a mileage program, you can gain frequent-flier miles while helping support the ministries of Bethlehem.

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