Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Mission Statement: To give of ourselves so others may know Jesus Christ.

Welcome to Bethlehem United Methodist Church


Our Mission:  To give of ourselves so others may know Jesus Christ. 

Bethlehem United Methodist Church is a congregation of Christian believers with over 180 years of history proclaiming the gospel and lifting the Biblical Faith before Dallastown, Red Lion and the surrounding community.
We are a church that believes in the power of God to bring new life to all people who earnestly seek it. We see the cross as a place where all people may stand in unity.
We are diverse in our membership, yet united with Christ in our commitment. Rather than seek conformity, our Christian task is to use our gifts to meet the needs of people in our community.
  We believe we are on the edge of an exciting new era. Come join us! 

Covenant Bible Study will resume with the second module: "Living". Several Bible study small groups are available to strengthen your exploration of the material and to grow a deeper sense of community.
This particular module focuses on how the community lives out its covenant in faithful love—how it’s applied to actual relationships in daily life.
The module includes eight episodes that examine the practical challenges of faithful covenant life. In them, we explore leadership problems among tribal chieftains, kings, and prophets during spiritual and political crisis. 
The leaders look for practical wisdom and guidance in the teachings of Israel’s sages, the letters of Paul, and more. 
And by demonstrating how people of vastly different culture come together in a common purpose, the episodes show how faithful love is the root of the covenant life.
There are several groups available, starting on January 8, 2016.
Please contact Elizabeth Trump if you are interested in joining.

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word "lencten", which means "spring."
The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism.
Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.
Bethlehem Church invites everybody to set aside Wednesday evening, Feb 10,2016 at 7 pm as we gather to share a meaningful time of worship. Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent as we recall the final journey of Jesus toward Jerusalem and the events of the passion and crucifixion that await him there.

The Susquehanna Conference, a Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church offers a Camp and Retreat Ministry for 2016 in four locations: Greene Hills, Mount Asbury, Wesley Forest and Camp Penn all in Pa.
These camps provides opportunities to develop relationships within the community under the beauty of God's creation.
The events start on February and finish on December and it applies to all ages.
Online registration will start the week of January 4th-8th, 2016.



Electronic Giving/Offering
An option for your giving to Bethlehem Church:
We believe that following Jesus means we honor God with our finances in the way we give back to God and the way we spend our money.
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Questions:Please contact  church office: 717- 244 - 1486