We Learn

Learning on Sunday Morning

Bethlehem has one or two classes for adults that meet during the 9:45 education hour on Sundays.

Bethlehem’s facilities include two education areas with ten classrooms. Children from preschool to 4th grade meet in the Lounge for Sunday School opening at 9:45, then go to their classrooms. 5th to 8th graders go to their Confirmation classrooms at 9:45, and high school students meet in the Youth Cafe.

(See the Young Bethlehem page for other-than-Sunday activities for children and teens.)

Enrichment is a Sunday morning learning opportunity for children from 3-5 years of age. After the Children’s Sermon, parents can escort their children to the Enrichment room on the first floor. The children will learn an age-appropriate lesson based on the Lectionary, followed by a song and an activity to enhance the lesson. This session lasts approximately 20 minutes, after which children return to the Sanctuary to continue worship.

Bible Studies

A Women’s Bible Study group meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  Friday mornings at 6:30, a Men’s Bible Study meets in the library at Bethlehem to talk about life, Christian faith, the connections between the two.  Young Adults Bible Study meets in the library at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.

Wednesday Courses

Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. we frequently have courses in a casual setting on a wide-ranging set of topics using books and leaders of our choice. We have recently read a book on Leviticus and a history of the church. We anticipate looking at Niebuhr’s Christ and Culture, one of Martin Luther’s writings, and World Religions. (Child care is provided during these events.)

“Faith & Film”

A film discussion group meets monthly (third Thursdays) to watch and discuss selected films, such as “Groundhog Day,” “Into the White,” “Last Days in the Desert” – a wide variety of genres.

New Member Class

Twice a year, Pastor Felde teaches a course for non-members who are interested in learning more about the Lutheran church and joining Bethlehem as members. The class examines Christian faith, life, and worship from the Lutheran perspective; anyone who wishes to review these topics is also welcome.