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. 


Christmas Baskets

Bethlehem will once again provide Christmas baskets for needy families in the area.  We are collecting gift cards and non-perishable items in basket in the Narthex.  If you know of a needy family, please call the office.

Thanksgiving Worship

Worship begins at 7 pm on November 22nd with Holy Communion. Please bring a loaf of bread to share with your name on it and remember to take a loaf of bread and pray for the family on Thanksgiving Day.

Congregational Meeting

Voter's meeting was held following the 11 am worship on November 19th. The 2018 budget was approved. If you would like a copy of the budget please let us know.

Operation Barnabas

Our chapter is getting organized now.  Please see Ben Bryant with any questions or call him at 318-1982. 

Angel Tree Christmas 

Bethlehem will be participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program this year.  Look for our Angel Tree in the narthex.  There will be a list of needy children and their Christmas wish.  Please consider taking an angel, purchasing the item, and returning it under the tree.  Thanks in advance for the congregation’s support of the needy children in Jacksonville.