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Join our Family

There are many ways to get involved
at Bethlehem Life Church

Here at Bethlehem Life Church, we believe in building a strong sense of community

among our members. We welcome you to come and be a part of our family.

Our church offers a variety of programs and activities that cater to the needs of our members. Come and experience the warmth and love of our community.

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Children's Department

Sunday School is for children nursery age to 8th grade.

Held Sundays during our contemporary worship at 9:30AM. 

Children's department holds different events throughout the year including open gym monthly as well as fundraisers like the chili cook off in the fall.  VBS is typically held the end of June.

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Book Discussion Group

Our book discussion group

is held the fourth Wednesday

of each month at

10AM in the conference room

A new book is chosen 

each month. 



 We are looking for  persons or couples who would be willing to greet one Sunday before the 10:30AM service. Serving time would begin at 10AM at the front of the church.  Contact Palmer Poff at 717-244-4240 if you would be willing to serve in this meaningful ministry of welcoming members and visitors to our wonderful church.

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Missions Central

Mission Central connects God's resources with human need. 

Whether it is local need, such as school supplies or worldly disaster relief, Mission Central is there to lend a hand. Every other month throughout the year, a team of faithful volunteers delivers all the items that have been donated to missions central in York.  If you would like to be a part of this team, please contact Terry Tyson

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

The prayer shawl ministry had their first gathering on June 20, 2011, and on July 24, 2011, their first thirteen shawls and blankets were blessed for distribution.  Since that time, we have blessed and distributed almost 2,000 items.  Our blankets and shawls have gone far and wide.  This group of approximately eight ladies work diligently to make blankets and shawls.  They are knitted, crocheted, fleece and some are quilted with love in each garment.

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Men's Group

Our men's group meets every Saturday morning at 8AM for fellowship and discussion in the café.

All are welcome. 

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Flower & Altar Guild

The altar guild is a lay ministry that takes care of the altar, vestments, vessels, altar linens, communion, and preparing Holy water for the Baptismal font of the church and for special highlights in the Christian church and its calendar. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services and clean up afterward. At Bethlehem, this ministry is broken down into specific responsibilities and sharing as listed.

The Altar and Flower Guild prepares candles and wicks for all services and special religious  calendar events, creates large floral arrangements and decorates the Sanctuary for special holidays and religious events. They also plant flowers and water the plants and decorate the front or façade of the church for special calendar holidays, and special events. Special arrangements are created and snacks are prepared during the holiday season and delivered to the home-bound members of Bethlehem.. If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Terry Knisely.

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Funeral Luncheon Committee

The Bethlehem Funeral Luncheon Committee is a meaningful way to serve others. Organizers are Nancy Knisely, Lila Metzel, and Debra Raver along with a list of friendly helpers called upon from time to time. We can always use additional volunteers, women or men, for tasks such as table setting and decorating, food and drink preparation of delivered items (not cooking), simple serving, and clean up. Volunteers choose what they prefer to do and times they are available. We consider this a labor of love for others at an emotional time and a special way to make new friends.  Please see any organizer for further information. 

Prayer Group

Women's Bible Study

Women's bible study meets every Wednesday at 10AM in the conference room.  Study topics vary every season. 

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Missions Team

Our missions team seeks

 to spread the message and image of Jesus Christ to our community. 

 Every year, the team sponsors the Bowersox golf tournament, the  make-a-wish holiday party, & serves free meals at the Dallastown Halloween Parade and our weekly Meals and More bible study. The team also hosts the free community Christmas dinner.  

Join us in making a difference!


Hospitality for 

Special Events

The team was initially formed in January 2009 beginning with the service of Rev. Lewis Crouse.  Our main purpose is to provide assistance and  guidance for family and friends during this time of grief and loss.  The only requirements to serve are a smile and a willing spirit to help those in attendance.  In addition,   we serve light refreshments.  Should you feel this is a place for you to serve God, please contact Gerry or Terry Tyson 

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Youth Group

Youth group meets every Sunday from 11:30AM-1Pm

in old fellowship hall 

We have lunch together and also have events throughout 

the year including a corn maze and laser tag! Join us!

Church Choir Singers and Music Sheets


The Bethlehem Life Church choir is a

30-member group of singers who enjoy lifting their voices to praise God. The choir rehearses weekly and is an integral part of the traditional worship service.

Every Christmas Eve the choir presents a cantata for voices, organ and piano. The choir is multi-generational and open to all who wish to praise God through song. 

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Children's Choir

The children's choir has fun singing, moving and playing percussion instruments! Open to children in grades KG - 6th, the group rehearses every Sunday morning and participates each month in both the traditional and contemporary services. The choir also presents the annual Christmas Eve pageant for the family service.


Service Times


8:00AM Chapel Service

9:15AM Contemporary Service

10:30 Traditional Service

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