Community Ministries

As we seek to serve our community, we are finding ways to REACH OUT and be the hands and feet of Christ to those in need right around us. 

Feed My Sheep

Bethlehem has a commitment to those that are in need of both physical and spiritual food in our neighborhood. This ministry has been a backbone in our attempt to meet the needs of the poor and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Here is how our ministry works:
We answer this need by collecting food on the third Sunday of every month. Please feel free to bring in as much food as you would like to share with others. Place your donation in the Feed My Sheep box located in the Narthex.

These items are taken to Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) at Jacksonville Beach. Click here to find out more about this ministry: Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry

Contact: BLC Church Office l 904.249.5418 or

Lutheran Social Services

Bethlehem Lutheran Church partners on a regular basis with Lutheran Social Services. They have five key ministries that we encourage our members to become actively involved in:

1. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Florida

2. Refugee and Immigration Services

3. Aids Care and Education Program

4. Representative Payee Services

5. The Sharing Place Thrift Store

Click below for monthly ministry opportunities or please visit their website to find out more. Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida  

Lutherans for Life

Lutherans for Life (LFL) is dedicated to providing help and information in all aspects of “human life”.  They handle and discuss real issues facing our society today. Issues like abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and human cloning.  In February, the LFL ministry sponsors a “Baby Drive” to collect items that benefit area crisis pregnancy centers and the women that receive help from them.

Contact: church office

Mission House

On the third Friday of every month, a group of members of BLC go to Mission House to make and serve dinner to area homeless in need of a smiling face, and a good, hot meal. All are welcome to be a part of this wonderful outreach, and sign-up sheets are in the Narthex for the upcoming months. Look at you calendar, and then sign-up. You'll be glad you did!

Contact: Brenda Murray |