Rebuild Bethlehem Baptist Church
A summer afternoon storm swept thru the Hickory-Taylorsville, NC area on Saturday afternoon July 18, 2015. Bethlehem Baptist Church of Taylorsville, NC was struck by lightning and immediately engulfed in flames. This misfortune came on the heels of a very moving week of Vacation Bible School hosting more than 150 local area children nightly. The total costs of damage yet very premature will be considerable. Though rattled, the members are steadfast in their faith and prepared to move forward with thanks that lives were spared and the damage is only structural. Please help our church rebuild in the wake of this tragedy. Bethlehem Baptist is not only a place of worship, but also serves our community through a child care center, preschool, after school care program and summer camp. Thank you for your support and your prayers!
We've had several generous folks who've come forward with support. Just last week our local Roasted Tater restaurant hosted a fundraiser that raised over $1000 for our rebuild fund!
There are also a few fundraisers that are upcoming:
1- Linney's Grove Baptist Youth will be holding a Fish Fry on Sat Sept 19th from 5pm until, and all proceeds will go to our Rebuild Bethlehem Baptist Church.
The address is 6160 Sulphur Springs Road Hiddenite NC 28636.
2- We will have a BBCSTRONG booth at Bethlehem Days on Saturday, September 19th from 9am-4pm. We will be selling t-shirts and accepting donations.
3- Line Dance Fundraiser to be held at Reformation Lutheran Church. All proceeds to benefit the rebuild of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Classes will be held each Thursday in October (Oct. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th.) at 6:15pm for 1hr. Dances will be beginner to intermediate level & taught by Emily Smith. Classes open to all ages. If questions or requests, please contact Emily at (828) 312-1081 or ESmith62988@yahoo.
We are so thankful for everyone who has prayed, volunteered, and donated to our rebuild fund. We need your support as we work to bridge the gap between our insurance coverage and the cost of rebuilding. Please pray, share and, if so led, give.
Please let's help this Church to get back functioning and replacing the small or any item that might be needed for the children along with the eldery or disabled. Look into each of your hearts to see what God might lead you help with this church. God Bless each that might give.
Why did god let this happen? How can we be certain it is not a sign?