Volunteering Opportunities &
The Christian Education Committee oversees all aspects of faith-based learning for adults, youth, and children at Bethlehem. Everyone from the smallest members of our church to the wisest members have an opportunity to share in learning about God's unending and unconditional love for them.
Bearing in mind Bethlehem's Mission Statement of "being and making disciples," the Evangelism Committee welcomes and facilitates the reception of guests and new members. The Committee oversees the church library and promotes growth in faith through lectionary readings, Lutheran magazine subscriptions, videos, movies, and community events, plus also provides activity bags for children to enjoy during worship.
The Fellowship Committee sponsors a variety of events throughout the year where members can enjoy time with one another at special activities such as Octoberfest and receptions, playing games, listening to music, or just plain having fun.
The Personnel Committee addresses the administrative and developmental issues involved with our church staff. The Committee works to ensure fair, consistent and respectful personnel practices that foster a positive work environment and reflect our Christian values.
The Property Committee has the responsibility of overseeing the normal maintenance of our church building, grounds and rental property. Projects range from general upkeep to repairs and renovations. All skills (painting, cleaning, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, etc.) are always valued and appreciated.
The Social Ministries include a variety of opportunities to love the neighbor. These include the Hope and Compassion group that cares for shut-ins, sends cards, and special care to those in celebration or need.
Special outreach opportunities are offered depending on need. This includes providing space for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to meet and outside organizations to gather.
The Stewardship Committee serves the congregation by helping members give of their time, talent and treasures promoting greater levels of involvement in our church community and in response to God's many blessings. The Stewardship Committee also helps in the planning of our annual budget.
Communications & Technology
The Communications & Technology Committee advises and assists the church staff with the implementation of various technologies such as computers, networking, email, and phone systems. This committee also maintains communication through social media including YouTube for livestreaming, Facebook, and distribution of Weekly Announcements to emails.
This committee, in conjunction with the Evangelism Committee, is also responsible for the design and maintenance of Bethlehem's church website and the Bethlehem Backchat Podcast.
Worship & Music
Each year the members of Bethlehem provide Christmas gifts to needy children in the Pittsburgh area. A few weeks prior to Christmas, you can pick up a gift slip before or after worship. The slip will tell you the recipient's name, age and gender and an item that they are hoping for. On the date specified, return the wrapped gift with the slip secured to the outside of the present. We will ensure that your gift gets delivered.
The Youth Ministry Committee guides and coordinates the scheduling of Sunday evening gatherings, special events, service projects and fun outings throughout the year. This committee also oversees fundraising for retreats and gathering opportunities for our youth.