Life Groups

It is not a newly found concept. Jesus himself had his own small group of 12 people. Although He had a much larger community of followers, He invested the majority of His time and efforts in the lives of these few, special people. Our goal is to give each individual an opportunity to nurture their faith through Christian fellowship and Bible study. Life Groups are essential to spiritual growth, care, and outreach. They help the members of our congregation develop friendships and a support system in times of difficulty and joy.

Ministry Life Groups

Servants of God at His house

  • Grounded in Faith - In 2015 we began coming to church once a month on Saturday mornings. We are a small group but a hard working group. Please join us the first Saturday of the month at 8 am in the summer to weed around our church properties. 

   Contact: church office

  • Altar Guild - The Altar Guild 's primary mission is to prepare and maintain our sanctuary for use by God's family. We prepare for regular Sunday worship services, celebrating communion every Sunday. We also prepare for Lent, Easter, Christmas, as well as other special events. To make worship meaningful for our congregation and friends is truly the Guild's privilege. Each member who serves on the Altar Guild is committed to this service. We appreciate their gifts of time and warmly welcome any and all members of Bethlehem Lutheran to join.

   Contact: Valerie Gruhn l 904.536.2912 or

  • Widow and Widowers' Club - This is a social outlet where people come who want to have fun, and be useful. We are a vibrant and active group that believes in serving. We have adopted BLC's military prayer list as our ongoing service ministry. Each month we get together for fun, service, devotion and prayer. Maybe a trip, or simply a walk on the beach. We look forward to meeting and serving with you.
    Contact: Eunice Schauer l 904.292.0254 or

There is a place for you

Music Ministries at BLC

There are many opportunities to serve and worship through music here at Bethlehem. Whether you are an experienced performer, or just want to serve the Lord with a musical offering, there is a place for you. Below is a list of the many different groups that make up this ministry, and for more information click here to view our Music Ministry page. 

  • The Adult Choral Choir - serves to learn and sing a variety of styles of sacred music to praise our Lord. We rehearse weekly on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
    • Praise Team - We have a number of musicians who share their talents for the 9:30 am Family Service on Sundays. There is truly a wide variety of music for worship, and anyone who would like to join this group, be it as a soloist or with others is welcome.  
    • Special Soloists - The music ministry is always looking for and honored to have special soloists join in on any given Sunday. 

       Contact: Kathleen Olive, Minister of Music l 904.249.5418 ext 17 or

    • Adult Handbell Choir - The Handbell Choir is a great way for people to get involved in music ministry for those who can’t, don’t or choose not to sing. Regardless of your music level, or lack thereof, we have a place for you!
       Contact: Kristine Murray Perryman l

    Life Groups formed around the study of the Word

    Want to learn more about God, His Word, His works, and His promises? Bible Study is for you.

    If you would like more information on any of our Life Groups or Bible Studies,