Welcome to Bethlehem Church!
Bethlehem Church is a community centered on God's grace and focused on worship, music and social justice with a goal of growing together in faith and action.
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:30 am - Worship and Communion
250 Commerce Ave SWHoused in a converted parking ramp and vehicle storage facility, our sanctuary is located on the second floor of the brick building.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Parking is free in our garage and lot across the street.
Coalition to End Homelessness
BLC is proud to be a member of the Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness and collaborate with area agencies to achieve systems change in the area of homelessness and affordable housing.
Story of Our Heartside Location
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News From the Community Archive
Posted on January 30, 2017 | No CommentsWhen We Say We ‘Hate’, What Are We Saying? By George Bosnjak Council President, Bethlehem Church The following stream of thought came as a result of a too-long-delayed self-evaluation. My personal […]
Posted on June 23, 2016 | No CommentsA Simple ‘Thank You’ By Pastor Jay Schrimpf For five long weeks the kids from our Hill Child Development Center were prevented from playing on the playground between our building […]
Posted on February 19, 2016 | No CommentsMeet our music directors Matt Noykos likes to make music – literally. He builds stringed instruments in addition to playing the piano and cello. His wife, Sonja, enjoys playing the […]
Posted on October 30, 2015 | No CommentsMeet Bethlehem’s front-desk crew: Amanda Ewer and Marci VanOveren Amanda Ewer is a fan of football (soccer and the American gridiron) and she enjoys culinary arts and music. Marci VanOveren likes Pilates, […]
Posted on April 16, 2014 | No CommentsMany hands make light work, right? At Bethlehem Lutheran Church, many hands make the Lord’s work. “Who doesn’t volunteer at Bethlehem?” says Pastor Jay Schrimpf. Sure, the church has paid […]
Posted on May 20, 2013 | No Comments“So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to […]