Fellowship Opportunities | Bethlehem United Church of Christ

Fellowship Opportunities

Bethlehem offers a variety of fellowship opportunities. These are groups where you can get to know others and enjoy the benefits of community lived out in Christ. 

WEB Ministry - Women Energizing Bethlehem
This women’s ministry consists of women of all ages. We are a friendly group of energetic, inclusive, caring and kind women who meet once a month, right after Sunday worship service.(Usually the first Sunday of each month in the Fellowship Hall.)  We share a salad lunch beginning with a short devotional.

The WEB ministry:

  • Is a service-oriented group that has service projects which benefit others, especially women in need.
  • Supports one another and the members of our Bethlehem community by building relationships of caring and compassion.
  • Coordinates a Bible Study. (In the fall and winter)   
  • Believes the Scottish proverb -“Many hands make light work.”

Retiree's Group
The retired group meets monthly for a weekday lunch at a variety of restaurants. Our fun-loving group is mostly comprised of retirees aged 70+, but we always encourage new retirees to join us.

Eosin Fellowship Group
Fellowship, fun, fundraising, service to our church and community, and food are the components of the Eosin social group. There is a 6:00 PM gathering on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the church for a potluck dinner. After the dinner, the group plans future events that are designed for community involvement, such as collecting items for the EVSC Clothing Bank, serving suppers at United Caring Shelters, service projects as needs arise, and organizing the Ice Cream Social to support Habitat for Humanity. Our fundraising events include: apple pie making in November, and the church-wide Cookie Walk in December. As a group, Eosin provides bereavement dinners and receptions for weddings and anniversaries for our church families. We are mostly adults in our 60's and 70's, and have been together for many years; however, our group is open and welcomes new members and friends of the church.

We gather with our families monthly on Sunday evenings to have potluck dinners in Fellowship Hall or at members’ homes.  We sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt and adopt a needy family at Christmas.  Most of our group is in their 30's and 40's, and we have children aged toddlers through teens.  Children are welcomed at the monthly gatherings and have a fun time with the other kids!

The Motley Crew
Motley Crew is a group of young adults whose fellowship time centers around various activities in our community.  The group is made up of singles, couples, and families - primarily in our 20's and 30's.  We participate in both fellowship and service-based activities, alternating between family-friendly activities (such as picnics, bowling, game night, etc.) and "adult" activities (going out to dinner/movie, mission trips, participating in community service projects through Habitat for Humanity or United Caring Shelters, etc.).

Youth Group
Our youth group is a fellowship and service group for Middle and Senior High youth (grades 6-12) that builds upon the spiritual development of Sunday School. We have regular activities and outings during the month, as well as multiple service projects throughout the year.  Some of our activities include: game or movie nights in the youth room, bowling, skating, rock climbing, swimming, and our annual Family Day at Patoka Lake, where we rent pontoon boats and jet skis.  Our service projects include: serving meals at The United Caring Shelters, projects to benefit our limited mobility members, and an annual mission trip to rural and urban areas all over the United States.  We have several fundraisers throughout the year, including an annual rummage sale and our Pumpkin Patch.  We even found a way to raise money using plastic flamingos!  If you are a young person interested in joining our group to make new friendships (or strengthen existing ones), events are listed on our website, in the weekly bulletin and in our monthly newsletter, the STAR.  We invite you to join us!

Elementary Group
The Elementary Group welcomes children from K — 5th grade to share fun and fellowship activities with Bethlehem friends. This group meets monthly for events and outings that include: the local zoo, rock climbing, roller-skating, the Children’s Museum of Evansville, and other activities. We join other age groups at Bethlehem for special events like an Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School, Rally Day (Sunday school kick-off), and Family Night (in December). Parents are always welcome, and often help host monthly events with food, transportation, and small group supervision. We ALWAYS welcome friends, neighbors and relatives to join the fun!  Want to know what’s coming up next for this group?  Visit our Children's Events page, or email our Children and Youth Director Margaret Eberhart.

Didn't see one that interested you?  Let us know!
We are always willing to help you form a new group!

Other Community-Wide Fellowship Opportunities

Cookout and Ice Cream Social - The Eosin group sponsors this fun summertime event each year during the summer.  Burgers, hot dogs, "cookout sides," and of course ICE CREAM (both store-bought and homemade) are served in our Fellowship Hall.  Our Welcoming Area is transformed into a room of fun games for the young and young-at-heart, including a cake walk!  This event raises money for Habitat for Humanity and is highly anticipated each year!

Church Picnic - We celebrate the end of summer each year with our church picnic.  After worship, we gather outdoors for a potluck dinner and fried chicken.  Activities are planned for all ages, and we invite the community to join in the fun with us!

Annual Fish Fry and Carry Out - Each year, Bethlehem hosts a Fish Fry.  This is a great community event that has not only great food, but the proceeds are donated to help alleviate hunger in our community and around the world!  Families of Bethlehem and the community have begun to make this event a tradition as we serve hundreds of people in a few short hours.