Organizations

Organizations & Committees

Here is a brief description of the organizations and committees available.  For more information or if you are interested in joining one of these committees, please contact the church office (262) 251-3555 or Email the Church Office.

Active Christian Teens (ACTS)

What is ACTS? ACTS is Bethlehem’s teen group.  Anyone entering 8th grade through 12th grade is invited to come and check it out!  Activities include service opportunities, fun get-togethers with other teens, and Sunday morning “recharge sessions” that apply what you learn to the teen life.  Let your Christian light shine as you have fun, bond with other teens, and serve in gratitude toward our Savior!

Why does the group exist? ACTS exists to equip teens with the truth of God’s Word and give teens the confidence to stand upon the words of the Bible when their faith is challenged in our increasingly dark world. ACTS also empowers teens to actively invest in their relationship with God and boldly live out their faith in their daily lives.

Weekly “recharge sessions” are held during Family Bible Hour at 10:30am on Sunday mornings at our Germantown campus.

Want to learn more or find out how YOU can get involved? Click here to be taken directly to our ACTS page where you can learn about specific upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and lots of great additional links for you to explore! Also, be sure to check the page regularly for our monthly bonus activity announcement!

Adult Bible Classes

Click here to see a schedule of just some of the Bible Class opportunities offered. There are several home-based Bible studies currently running in the Bethlehem Family. Contact the Church office for more information at (262) 251-3555.

Banner Committee

Makes the banners to hang in church for holidays and events during the year.

Board of Education

The Mission of the Board of Education is to direct, assist and support the faculty and all programs under the Board’s responsibility ensuring children are educated in God’s Word, taught to make God-pleasing choices as Christian citizens, prepared to communicate the Gospel to others and specifically for our Lutheran Elementary School children, provided with a formal education as a pre-requisite for high learning.

Board of Elders

Oversees the spiritual welfare of the church by tending to the needs of all members, especially the weak, wounded and straying, managing good order in worship services and overseeing the welfare of pastors and office staff.

Board of Evangelism

Provides leadership in the evangelistic efforts of Bethlehem Ev. Lutheran Church by seeking out and witnessing to the unchurched of our community.

Board of Spiritual Growth

Exists to recommend Biblical material and provide opportunities for Bible study so that, growing in their understanding of God’s Word, Bethlehem’s members will increase in their spiritual maturity and grow in their service to the Lord.

Board of Stewardship

Encourages and educates the members of Bethlehem to understand that stewardship is a form of worship, by reminding them that. “all I have is a gift from God, what I do with what I have is my gift to God.”

Board of Trustees

Enhances the ministries of Bethlehem by managing and maintaining the properties and facilities.

Board of Youth Ministries

Oversees several Bible based organizations and activities at Bethlehem for children ranging in age from babies through college age students including ACTS (Active Christian TeenS), Boy and Girl Pioneers, Summer Bible Camp, Sunday School, Cradle Roll, Parents with Tots, Public School Instruction, KML Recruitment, Parades, Youth Rallies, Foundations and ACTS (see our ACTS webpage here).

Card Night

Enjoy a night of playing cards with fellow Bethlehem and other WELS members!  This group meets on the second Saturday of the month, following the 5:00 p.m. worship service in Menomonee Falls.

Choir

The Bethlehem Adult Choir exists to serve the congregation by proclaiming God’s word in song through hymns, songs and liturgical music. The choir also helps introduce new hymns and liturgical music to the congregation. We rehearse every Wednesday during the school year at 7:00 pm in Menomonee Falls. During Advent and Lent we meet immediately after the evening services. All are welcome! Join us for fellowship and song.

Church Council

Confirmation Classes

Please contact Pastor Schmidt for more information.

Dartball

Bethlehem participates in the Wauzaukee Lutheran Dartball League.  Games are played on Monday evenings, October through February – Click here for game schedule.

Home games are held in the Omega Room at the Germantown campus.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Drew Krueger at txfan07@gmail.com.

Decorating Committee

Decorates and beautifies the church for events and special occasions.

Foundations

What is Foundations?

Foundations is Bethlehem’s college-age group. Any member age 18-25 is invited.

Why does the group exist?

College is the time where we as young men and women growing into adults are trying to find our identify and figure who we are and when we have the foundation of Jesus that is a much easier question to answer and when we have a strong foundation we are less susceptible to the constant negative peer pressure on college campuses and life in general.

How to connect

Join the Foundations Facebook Group!

Subscribe to the email newsletter to connect with the group through digital devotions and opportunities to connect with fellow college-age members.

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Greeters

Welcome members as they arrive for worship.  Please contact the church office if you would like to be put on the schedule.

KML Band

Contact the school office for more information.

OWLS

Offers an active alternative to inactivity for people retired and/or 50. Through involvement, fellowship, mutual support, life enrichment activities and service to others, OWLS members are encouraged and helped to be all that they can be… and maybe a little bit more.

“OASIS”

Oasis is a community for 20-30-somethings seeking to connect with one another for the purposes of growing friendships, building each other in faith, and serving the Lord. We’re nothing too formal, just a way to strengthen our relationship with Christ! Oasis Events include monthly Bible Studies and planned special events.

Join Oasis!

Pioneers for Boys and Girls

Christ centered fun and educational programs for boys and girls. Meeting twice a month during the school year.

Boy Pioneer Registration Form

Girl Pioneer Schedule      Girl Pioneer Registration Form

Prayer Committee

Quilters

Meets twice a month during the Meet the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month at 6:00pm in Menomonee Falls.  We welcome all to attend, even if you do not have any sewing experience!  This is a great opportunity to learn!

Service Opportunities

Looking to get involved….. We can use your time and talents!

Summer Bible Camp

One week of bible study, music, crafts, fun and fellowship for children age 3 through grade 6 during the summer. (formerly VBS)

Sunday School

Sunday morning bible study for children ages 3-13.

Ushers

Ushers serve to ensure that at all regular weekly and special services are run in good order. There are currently 21 teams that cover all services at both the Menomonee Falls and Germantown locations, on a rotating schedule. All confirmed male members of the congregation are welcome to serve. Please contact the Church Office for more information (262) 251-3555. Click here for the Usher Schedule.

Women in Christ

is open to all ladies who are communicant members of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church. Women in Christ typically meets the second Monday evening of every month from September through May to enjoy Christian fellowship, various types of entertainment, and different opportunities to serve the Lord.

Click Here for Women In Christ Information

Do you have any information or updates that you would like to add to this site? Just send us an e-mail to brippel@bethlehem-wels.org