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.  

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!

FUN WITH OUR NEIGHBORS

 

OPEN GYM

Mondays & Wednesdays

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Come on over and shoot some hoops, let the kids run off some energy, put together a pick up game, meet in the youth room to play a board game or just relax.  Balls are available to borrow, just ask the custodian on duty.  Due to demand at times, the gym may be divided by age to keep the little ones safe.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP

Wednesdays

9:30 - 11:30 am

 

Let's play! We have a huge gym and toys to share! Playgroup is for children 5 and under accompanied by a parent or caregiver. While the little ones run and play, there is time for adults to visit.  Two volunteers will join your time together.  Playgroup meets during the school year excepting days MPLS schools have off. For more info, call our office,  

(612) 724-3693.

2nd SATURDAY CONCERT SERIES

Second Saturdays  3pm

Schedule TBA

 

Bethel hosts high quality local musicians who share their talents through a series of free concerts.  They are open to the public and ALL are welcome. Past acts have included brass, guitar, jazz, swing, ensembles. Proceeds from the concert further the music ministry at Bethel.

One week annually in June

 

Each summer kids across South Minneapolis have a blast learning about God's love through art, service, and other fun activities.  At Daycamp they meet new

friends and grow together as larger community.

SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS SUMMER DAYCAMP

ANNUAL PICNIC

Summer 2021 

 

Hot Dogs | Hamburgers | Tamales | Grilled Corn | Chips | Desserts

Bouncy House | Petting Zoo | Neighborhood groups

Live Music!

All Free!

Stop on by, grab a bite to eat and meet some new friends! 

BETHEL BAZAAR

Late November

TBD

The Bazaar hosts local artists and their crafts, Granny's Attic, a splendid lunch, a visit from Santa, and the Cookie Walk. Thousands of  homemade cookies are baked for this occasion! You pick the ones you want and pack them into a set price box. Is there any better way to get a start on the holidays other than some seasonal treats?

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Bethel's building serves as host to many tenants including neighborhood organizations, scout groups and support groups. 

4120 17th Ave. South

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-724-3693

bethel@bethel-mpls.org

In gratitude,

Bethel Lutheran Church

amplifies God’s grace, nourishes all creation, 

reaches out and builds community.

© 2020 Bethel Lutheran Church