Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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 170 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! 

Electronic Giving/Offering: An option for your giving to Bethlehem Church - Link:
Attention Members: The United Methodist Church, in partnership with major online retailers, has created a shopping portal that gives churches from 1% to 9% commission for purchase made online by members of our church. This is simple, safe way to help raise money for our church.
There is no increased cost or hidden fees. Items purchased will be for the same prices you would pay on those retailers' sites.
Simply visit and create an account. During the account setup, you will be asked to designate a beneficiary church to which the commission for your purchases will go. Select Bethlehem UMC Dallastown... that's it!! Questions: Please contact the church office: 244-1486.

Please play this short video for an explanation on Ash Wednesday's meaning:
Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.
Please connect with this link provided by The Upper Room to learn about the basic information related to Lent 101

Be also aware of the One Great Hour of Sharing, a devotional book developed for the 40 Daily Devotionals for your Lenten Journey.


Presented by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian relief and development arm of the United Methodist Church.


Please connect with this link: Devotionals - 40 Days


Bethlehem wants to invite you for our traditional Maundy Thursday Dinner on April 17th at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.
Come and enjoy our ham loaf and hog maw dinner. After the meal, join us together in the Church Sanctuary for the Worship Service with Communion at 7 pm.
Please register for the meal no later than Sunday, April 6th: Link. Childcare will be provided.

Bethlehem would like to invite you to join us on April 18th at 7 pm in the Church Sanctuary for this very special Good Friday - Service of Shadows.
There are seven "shadows" that represent seven stages of the Good Friday events: Betrayal, Denial, Aloneness, Accusation, Suffering, Crucifixion and Death.
This service is a beautiful way to gain an understanding of the death of Jesus by remembering his life.


Bethlehem will present a dramatic reading for Sunrise Easter Service, based on the play "The Rock" by Mark Jacobs on April 20th. 
The service will be held outdoors in Home Cemetery, 15 South Charles Street. Chairs will be provided.
A creatively rendered piece told by four readers who interpret the events surrounding Christ's final hours.
Unifying these vivid images is the theme of rocks: hurled handfuls of pebbles thrown by onlookers as Jesus faced the angry mob, a heavy stone in the hand of a callous Roman soldier who pounds the nails for the Crucifixion, and the huge boulder sealing the entrance to Jesus' tomb.
Amid this darkness, the women discover the tomb's rock has been rolled away!
They exult in the risen Christ, the Rock of Ages who became our Cornerstone. 
In case of inclement weather, we will move across the street to the Trinity Center Sanctuary.
Following the service, we will enjoy fellowship over cross buns, juice, coffee and tea at TLC.

Bethlehem is featuring a dinner and musical concert within the M&M's program on April 23th at the Trinity Life Center.
Join us for an evening of lively music as Andy Stump, founder of the ASAPH Teaching Ministry in Haiti, partners with the TLC Praise Team  at 6:15 pm.
A free offering will be taken to support this great and noble ministry. Dinner will be held at Fellowship Hall as usual and transportation to TLC will be provided for those who may need it. 
Asaph is a biblical name for this individual who was a musician/teacher appointed by King David to lead worship. 
For more information in this ministry: Please visit link

Bethlehem would like to invite ALL MEMBERS  and ALL ATTENDEES to be part of the Pictorial Directory.There is no cost to you to have the portraits taken, and you will receive a complimentary 8" x 10" portrait and a directory just for participating.
There will be an announcement on Sunday, Feb 16th during the worship services to further explain this project.
Please connect to our website and click the link to schedule your portrait session. There is step by step instructions to assist you in the registration.
Questions: Please contact Gail Gianneschi at 747-1974, Carole Koch at 741-3407 or the church office at 244-1486

Attention Parents and Children: Bethlehem wants to invite children for ages Kindergarten to those finishing Sixth Grade to joins us for a summer of great fun! 
The Summer Adventure Day Camp will be held from June 16th to August 22nd from 7:30 am to 5 pm weekdays. 
Make this summer full of memories, friends and good times.
Pre-registration days will be April 26th and May 24th from 9 am to 12 pm in Fellowship Hall.
For more information: Please visit link

Attention Crafters and Vendors: Bethlehem is excited to partner once again with the Dallastown Borough to celebrate the 6th annual CHRISTMAS DAYS IN DALLASTOWN event on November 8, 2014 from 9 am to 3 pm.
The event will offer unique crafts and Christmas gifts!
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for breakfast and lunch!
Proceeds from this event will benefit Mission Projects locally and abroad.
Registration for the event : Link
For more information, please contact Alesia Bray at email