December 2018
Bethlehem Community Church (LCMS)
24490 Euclid Avenue   Euclid OH 44117
mmc484@att.net for News & Notes and prayer requests
 Joyfully Celebrating and Passionately Sharing Life in Jesus Christ

Sunday                9:15 a.m.         Adult Bible Class
     10:30 a.m.                Worship Service and Children’s Church
Monday     6:45 p.m.      Prayer Team (484 East 222nd Street)
Thursday       7:00 p.m.           Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday                  7:00 p.m.            Celebrate Recovery

And every 3rd Sunday at 12:00 Noon -- Free Friends and Family Community Lunch    
The January issue of Bethlehem News & Notes will be mailed after Christmas, but before New Year’s Day.  If you or your organization would like to publicize an event, send the information – name of event, date, time, location, cost, contact information – to mmc484@att.net no later thanDecember 19.  Thanks!


Every Sunday

·         9:00 a.m./10:00 a.m.   Hope Lutheran Church, 456 South Chillicothe Road, Aurora.  9:00 a.m. -- Adult Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. -- Sunday School and Worship.  For more information, call the church office at 330-562-9660.
·         10:00 a.m.  Greater Grace Gospel Church, Phillis Wheatley Association (Emeritus House), gymnasium, 4450 Cedar Avenue.  For more information, call 216-262-3069.
·         8:00 a.m.  Providence Church, 12712 Kinsman Road or 10:45 a.m. at the Manor Complex, 24111 Rockwell Drive (off Euclid Avenue) in Euclid.  For more information, call 216-991-5315.  The new sermon series … Living in the Goodness of God.

Every Monday
6:45-7:30 p.m.     The Bethlehem Prayer Team    If you have a prayer request, let us know.     E-mail your request to mmc484@att.net    All prayers are kept in confidence.   
7:00 p.m.   Celebrate Recovery, Hudson Community Chapel, 750 Streetsboro Street, Hudson.  For details, call Lisa at 330-650-9533.

Every Tuesday
10:00 a.m.   Non-Denominational Bible Study, Euclid Lakefront Community Center, 1 Bliss Lane.  The current study is 1 Thessalonians: Christ’s Return.  For more information, contact Artis Powell at ahpmtd1@yahoo.com 
1:30 p.m.   Bible Study, Greater Grace Gospel Church, Phillis Wheatley Association (Emeritus House), 4450 Cedar Avenue, 2nd floor cafeteria area.  For more information, call 216-262-3069.
6:00 p.m.   Celebrate Recovery at Community of the Holy Spirit, 36600 Stevens Boulevard in Willoughby. Child care is available.  For more information, call Paul Reese at 440-223-7282 or go tocr@chswilloughby.com
7:00-8:30 p.m.   Bible Study: God the Father, Providence Baptist Church, 24111 Rockwell Avenue (The Manor), right off Euclid Avenue.  For details, call 216-991-5315. 
7:30-8:30 p.m.   Celebrate Recovery, Providence Baptist Church, 12712 Kinsman Road in Cleveland.  For more information, contact Andre Williams at 216-926-8401.

Every Wednesday
·                12:15-12:45 p.m.   Music Near the Market features Cleveland’s world famous Beckerath Organ. Trinity Lutheran Church, West 30th at Lorain (five minutes from I-90 W. 41/44 exit).  Free program and parking in church lot.  Bring your lunch!  For more details, visit www.ClevelandBeckerath.org
·                 12:45 p.m.   Alcoholics Anonymous, Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street.  For more information, call 216-241-7387.
·                 5:00 p.m.   Free Community Meal, East Shore Methodist Church, 23002 Lake Shore Boulevard. Questions?  Call 216-261-1688.
·                 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Celebrate Recovery at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2031 West 30th Street.  For more information, call 216-281-1700 or visit celebraterecovery@trinitycleveland.com

Every Thursday
Times may vary   Women’s Bible Study, sponsored by Hope Lutheran Church, 456 Chillicothe Road in Aurora.  These meetings are held off-site.  For details, call the Church Office at 330-562-9660.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.   Celebrate Recovery at Harvest Bible Chapel, 34525 Melinz Parkway in Eastlake. For more information, call the church office at 440-942-8420.
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.  Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at Bethlehem Community Church, 24490 Euclid Avenue.

Every Friday
12:00 Noon   Euclid Good Glory brings together prayer warriors to pray for our community and its leaders.  Meet in the Euclid City Hall Council Chambers, 585 East 222nd Street. For more information, call Mike Tortorici at 216-533-3826.
7:00-8:30 p.m.     Celebrate Recovery at Bethlehem Community Church, 24490 Euclid Avenue. Call Bill at 216-548-2738 or cr.euclid@gmail.com
·       7:00 p.m.   Celebrate Recovery, Church in the Falls, 837 Chestnut Boulevard, Cuyahoga Falls. Contact Gail at 330-929-4717.
·         7:00 p.m.    Celebrate Recovery, Hope Community Church, 3033 Middletown Road, Hudson.  Call 330-655-5170 for more information.

Every Saturday
·         3:00-7:00 p.m.   Youth Group – New Life Education Department for youth 8-15 years old, New Life Christian Church, 24950 Lake Shore Boulevard.  Call 216-383-0690 for more details.
·         7:30 p.m.   Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting at Hope Lutheran Church, 456 South Chillicothe Road in Aurora.

Schedules change during the holiday season, so it’s a good idea to call and check to see if a program or meeting will be held at the time listed.

Saturday, December 1, 9:30 a.m.    Women’s Bible Study: The Growing Disciple: A Bible Study Based on the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians,  484 East 222nd Street.  Call 216-289-4870 for details

Saturday, December 1, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Temple “Flea” Market, 1862 Noble Road, East Cleveland.  For more information, call 216-403-9647.

Saturday, December 1, 9:00 p.m.   God’s Girl is a monthly Internet radio show broadcast live atwww.blogtalkradio.com/putmebacktogetherlord or 323-679-0925.

NEW   Sunday, December 2, 3:00 p.m.   Euclid Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd Street.  Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door, and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.  Visit www.euclidsympthonyorchestra.com to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, December 4   Towards Employment connects individuals with criminal backgrounds with employers willing to provide a second chance.  Orientation and workshop sessions are held at 1255 Euclid Avenue. Suite 120. To learn more call 216-696-5750 or visit their website at http://www.towardsemployment.org

Tuesday, December 4, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Hope & Healing, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Mentor Office, 5786 Heisley Road.  An on-going monthly support group for grieving adults.  Registration not required.  For more information, call Lisa Florjancic, 440-853-5365.

Wednesday, December 5, 7:00 p.m.  Diabetes Support Group, Waltz Auditorium, Euclid Hospital, 18901 Lake Shore Boulevard.  Call 216-692-8711 for more information. 

Thursday, December 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.    Monthly Scrapbook Night, Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center, 300 East 185th Street.  No matter where you are in your grieving process, here’s an opportunity create memories.  Bring photos (copies of originals would be best), handwritten notes, etc.

NEW   Thursday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.   Coloring Therapy for the Holidays, Euclid Public Library, 631 East 222nd Street.  The holidays can be stressful so this evening of adult coloring with refreshments, music, and supplies provided may help.  Wear your favorite ugly holiday sweater and maybe win a gift.

NEW   Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 4:00-8:00 p.m.   “Breath of Heaven” – Live Nativity Presentation, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 15617 Mason Road, Vermilion.  Walk-through presentations approximately every 15 minutes.  Donations of non-perishable food for local food banks appreciated.
NEW   Sunday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.   Annual Service of Advent and Christmas at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2062 East 30th Street.  Join others in Hymns and Carols of the season, including a reading of the account of Jesus’ birth according to the Gospel of St. Luke.  An informal fellowship will follow the service. Questions?  Call 216-681-2179.

Tuesday, December 11, 1:00-2:30 p.m.   Horizons, a monthly support group for the older adult widow and widower, is an open ended and on-going group sponsored by the Hospice of the Western Reserve.  Meetings are at the Mayfield Village Baptist Church, 6500 Highland Road in Mayfield Heights.  For more information, call Kathryn Harrison Brown at 216-486-6331.

NEW   Tuesday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.   Arm Chair Travel: Silent Night, Euclid Public Library, 631 East 222nd Street.  Travel to the Austrian village of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, the birthplace of “Silent Night.”  First performed on Christmas Eve 200 years ago, it is now sung in more than 300 different languages.  This program will be a lesson in history, culture, music, and Christian heritage.

Tuesday, December 11, 2:30-4:00 p.m.   Parents Together, a program of the Hospice of the Western Reserve for parents who have lost an adult child.  Sessions are held at the Warrensville Heights Office, 4670 Richmond Road.  Registration is required.  For details, call Karen Kincaid, 216-486-6973.

Tuesday, December 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.   YoungLives Cleveland East Club, Bethlehem Community Church, 24900 Euclid Avenue.  For more information about YoungLives and its work with teen moms and their babies, visit www.clevelandyounglives.younglife.org or call Nisha at 216-650-1914.

Tuesday, December 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m.   Parent Loss is a Hospice of the Western Reserve support group for adults adjusting to life after the death of a parent.  Meetings are in the Lakewood Office, 14601 Detroit Avenue (Suite 110.)  For more information, contact Judy Beckman at 216-383-2222, ext. 1114.

Thursday, December 13, 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Bingo Supper Club, Gateway Manor House, 4 Gateway Drive, Euclid. (Located behind Home Depot) Come and enjoy a variety of desserts and refreshments while playing bingo! Many great prizes to be won! RSVP is appreciated by calling 216-383-1459.

NEW   Thursday, December 13, 7:00 p.m.   Holiday Sing-Along, Euclid Public Library, 631 East 222nd Street. Ron Palka, Children’s Librarian and talented pianist, will perform holiday songs and there will be a family sing-a-long program.  No registration, but space is limited.

Saturday, December 15, 9:30 a.m.    Women’s Bible Study: The Growing Disciple: A Bible Study Based on the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians,  484 East 222nd Street.  Call 216-289-4870 for details.

Saturday, December 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon  Prayer and Fellowship, 20713 Recher Avenue (off 200thStreet).  For details, call Ruth Munkubanda-Powell, 216-479-9571.

Sunday, December 16, 12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m.     Free Friends and Family Community Fellowship Lunch,Bethlehem Community Church, 24490 Euclid Avenue.  Come join us for a Message and a Meal!

NEW   Sunday, December 16, 2:00 p.m.   The Singing Angels, Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd Street. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at the Shore office, by calling 216-289-8578, at the door, or atwww.shoreculturalcentre.com

Monday, December 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.   Strong parents Strong Families Support Group (Tapestry), East Shore Methodist Church, 23002 Lake Shore Boulevard.  Dinner and child care provided.  Questions:  Call Anita Thompson at 216-731-7454.   

Monday, December 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.   Hope & Healing is an on-going monthly support group for grieving adults held at the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street.  No registration required but call April Ratcliffe at 216-383-3782 for more information. 

Monday, December 17, 7:00 p.m.  The Euclid Diabetes Support Group, Lake Room, Euclid Public Library, 631 East 222nd Street.  Free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Ray at 216-261-6117 orraypetrea@aol.com

Thursday, December 20, 6:00-7:30 p.m.  Hope & Healing, Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185thStreet.  An on-going monthly support group for grieving adults.  Registration not required.  For more information, call April Ratcliffe, 216-383-3782

Thursday, December 20, 7:00 p.m.  Serenity group for parents and caregivers of children with special needs, Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd Street.  For details, contact Sharon at 216-906-2903 orroseofsharon44123@yahoo.com 

NEW   Friday, December 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m.   Celebrate the Winter Solstice, Penitentiary Glen, 8669 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Willoughby.  The winter solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It has been celebrated for thousands of years across many cultures.  Many modern traditions are derived from this astronomical event. Enjoy an evening full of hiking the trails at night, roasting marshmallows, sipping apple cider, meeting wildlife, listening to campfire stories, playing games and learning about the traditions of the solstice. Cost is $5.00, and registration is required.  Call 440-256-1404 to reserve or with questions.

Wednesday, December 26-Monday, December 30, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.   Daytime Toy Workshop, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid-Chardon Road.  The Farmpark Toy Workshop is the place where memories are built! Children ages 2 through 11 select a wooden toy to build with Santa’s elves, using drills, power screwdrivers, and of course hammer and nails. Kids then paint and decorate their new toy. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the memories of your child hard at work. The fee is $2 per toy with paid regular Farmpark admission, first-come, first-served. Call 440-256-2122 for details.

NEW   Thursday, December 27, 2:30 p.m.   New Device Drop-In, Euclid Public Library, 631 East 222nd Street. If you got a new device, stop by for pointers on how to use that new tablet, eReader, or phone.

Thursday, December 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m.   New Journey, a support group for adults of any age.  Held at the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185th Street.  For more information, call Kathryn Harrison Brown, 216-486-6331.