Welcome to Bethlehem!

COME and GO: Two words with great meaning.  

You are invited to COME to Bethlehem - 
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Join us! God meets us where we are. Join us!  For refreshment, the unloading of burdens through the Word and Sacrament. 

As we continue to do this, we are then prepared to GO and make disciples of all nations.

It is as simple as that. Through weekly worship, and the study of the Word, God reveals Himself to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As we receive the Sacraments, and are filled with the Holy Spirit, we cannot help but to GO and tell others what He has done. 

We are enabled to complete this cycle by proclaiming His name in our context here and in the world through words, service to our neighbors and to the community as a whole. Reaching to the ends of the earth with His message of love, grace and forgiveness. 

As you explore our website feel at home, like a day at the beach. It will become evident that we are passionate about using everything God has given us to bless the lives of all we serve, here at Jacksonville Beach, or the world beyond. As we COME to gather every week at this special place we call “Bethlehem at the Beach,” and then as we GO into our bigger world serving as the Body of Christ. 


500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 am – 12 Noon
University of North Florida
Fine Arts Center – The Robinson Theater
1 UNF Drive, Bldg 14A Jacksonville, FL 32224

Join us for an educational presentation celebrating the Anniversary of the Reformation with a series of presentations by noted Reformation expert speaker, Rev. Dr. Paul Robinson.

Rev. Dr. Paul Robinson is a professor of historical theology and the dean of the faculty. He has been on the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, since 1996. He also served as the faculty liaison to the Hispanic Institute of Theology from 1998 to 2006, chairman of the department of historical theology from 2003 to 2012 and the dean of ministerial formation from 2006 to 2008. He was named dean of the faculty in 2013.

There will be three exciting 45 minute presentations on separate topics about the Reformation with breaks in between. Light refreshments will be served. We truly hope you will join us for this exciting event!

General admission is free and seats are limited. Please register for event tickets at: 

Reformation Worship Service at 5 pm on Saturday, October 28th at BLC.

President Equip Conference

Marriott Resort Sawgrass

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

September 28-30, 2017

Be part of an energizing three-day event with Florida-Georgia pastors, educators, DCEs, music ministers and lay members.  60 workshops for church professionals and lay volunteers, fellowship including an opening night dessert reception, Friday evening banquet and regional gatherings, uplifting closing worship service.  See flyer on the bulletin board for more information. Registration is full but we could use many volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on the bulletin board. 

Congregational Meeting

See the PDF in the Member Resource tab for the slide presentation from Sundays meeting

Bethlehem Bowlers

Bethlehem Bowlers begins at Mayport Naval Station at 5:30 pm.  BLC Bowlers meet every other Saturday night and everyone is invited.  Bring your neighbors, friends or other bowling friends.  You will need to get a pass at MWR to get on the base ASAP.  The cost is $15 per week for bowling.  Questions, please call Brenda Murray at 904.465.1781 and sign up in the Narthex.

Widows Club Meeting 

Their next meeting is Saturday, September 16th at 11 am in the cottage. Please bring a snack or a beverage to share. For more information call Eunice S at 904-292-0254.