OUR BETHEL COMMUNITY
Bethel is committed to building real and lasting relationships among its members and with our neighbors in South Minneapolis. We are a warm and friendly church, truly welcoming of anyone we meet.
We come from all sorts of backgrounds and value being intergenerational. We are moms and dads, toddlers, tweens, single, married, divorced, widowed, GLBTQIA+, retired, in college and grandparents. We have mental health issues, physical disabilities, unique talents and gifts, quirks and foibles, lots of fun with each other and God's love to share.
Bethel hosts many events throughout the year that are open to the community. These events include Easter egg hunts, homemade mini-golf, Quidditch tournaments, chili cook-offs, our annual Holiday Bazaar, plant sales, and countless other community building, fun activities for all ages. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive more information on upcoming activities.
CAMPS & RETREATS
Each summer Bethel hosts a Summer Day Camp, which is put on by 5 neighboring churches and welcomes kids from all over. They have a blast learning about God's love through art, service, and other fun activities.
Camp is a weekend away at a camp retreat center for fellowship, learning, praising, s'morsing, swimming, games, and nature. It used to be called Family Camp, but really it's for everyone!
To me Bethel is a congregation where I know everyone can be heard and loved for who they are and the social justice they believe in. We have a common heart opened toward loving our neighbors, and common hands to turn our love into action.
This is my family. We are Irish, Swedish, Norwegian, French, American Indian, Korean, Spanish, African American, Hmong. We are all God's children and I love them with all my heart.
Bethel is my family too!
BREAD OF LIFE DEAF LUTHERAN CHURCH - BOLD
Bethel proudly partners with our brothers and sisters at Bread of Life Deaf Lutheran Church. Members of BOLD have shared stories of growing up marginalized and often oppressed by the majority culture. Our time with them has included shared worship, social events, ASL Classes, and shared Bible studies. We continue to strengthen our relationships with this inner city congregation.