November 27, 2020

Please join us for Sunday Worship Services


10:00 a.m. Worship

with Holy Communion


9:00 a.m. Learning Hour

for Adults & Confirmation Class


8922 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Office: 703-978-3131

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Church History

Bethlehem celebrated its 50th year in November of 2012.  We were an expansion from Hope Lutheran Church of the American Lutheran Church (ALC became part of the ELCA merger in 1988).  We built a building that was the center for education and worship.  In April, 1997, we built an addition to the building to include a beautiful new sanctuary and other property improvements. At our start in 1962 we had a worship attendance of 162 people. Over the years, our size has not changed much. We seem to maintain our small church identity with a caring community and active program content.   


Bethlehem is really sensitive to community and social needs in our community.  We have long term relationships with FACETS (Fairfax Area Churches Emergency Transitional Services) and with NOVACO (Northern Virginia Coalition) who provide services to the less fortunate in our immediate community.  We have teams of people who regularly engage the mission of these organizations.  In fact, in February, we host a hypothermia shelter at our church in conjunction with FACETS for the benefit of the homeless community.  Recently, Bethlehem has nurtured in other ministries as well.  We have a thriving youth ministry for high school students (and younger), community programs, and fellowship programs that nurture our community and our family. 


  Bethlehem views itself as one big family.  We care for each other and are aware of the needs of the people around us.  We do our best to reach out and help.  We also know the importance of supporting each other on our life and faith journeys.


This community looks to the future to continue to have an influence in lives of the people in our community and the lives of our church family. We constantly look for ways that we can fill a need in the community and point to the presence of God all around us.


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