Bethlehem United Church of Christ is a vibrant, open and affirming church that has served the community of downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan for nearly 185 years. We are a warm and welcoming church home for people of all ages, races, social convictions and backgrounds. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Bethlehem United Church of Christ is the oldest German heritage church in the state of Michigan, founded in 1833. We are the oldest continuing congregation in Ann Arbor but we are also a new congregation with new approaches to worship and education and music and outreach. We have built on a firm foundation of faith and have leadership that is leading us to a bright and exciting future.
Our worship services are a blended mix of more and less traditional styles. Whatever tradition you are from, you will find a connection here.
We offer an outstandingly creative children’s education program. We have an active youth ministry, and a variety of adult education opportunities. We have regular fellowship gatherings and offer many opportunities for outreach and service.
We are a church with a rich and diverse music program. Our recently upgraded Casavant organ is a pleasure to hear as it leads us in worship. But we also incorporate other instruments into our service including drums and guitar. Our 8:30 service is held in our chapel and is a more intimate setting and more traditional in style. Our 10:00 service is held in the sanctuary and includes all of our musical ensembles on a rotating basis.
So take a tour of our website. Listen to our service on WAAM Radio AM 1600. Come and visit us. We’d love to meet you!
With hundreds of active members, Bethlehem is an exciting place to learn, love, worship, make friends, and find opportunities to help our community.