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About Our Church

Bethlehem Lutheran Church exists under God's grace to save the lost and strengthen the saved to live bold and courageous lives of Christian witness before a non-believing world. Therefore, our purpose is to glorify God in word and deed, to nurture each other in Christian love, and to reach out to others with our Savior's Gospel of life and salvation.   Romans 5:8. Matthew 28:18-20

Who We Are

Bethlehem Lutheran Church had its beginning in the spring of 1952, with the influx of many people to Aiken for development of the Savannah River Project of the Atomic Energy Commission. 


Under the gracious providence of God, two families met for the first time for an evening vesper service on July 13, 1952, led by Concordia Seminary Student Earl Greimer. 


On August 30, 1953, the members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church gathered to dedicate their new sanctuary on Hitchcock Drive in Aiken. 


What We Believe

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.

Who We Support

Mission work in our community is so important. Bethlehem Lutheran supports:

  • Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS)

  • Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center

  • A seminary student from each of the two LCMS seminaries

  • LCMS Global Missions

  • Golden Harvest

  • Lutheran Hour Ministries

  • Angel Tree program

  • Shut in Meals (TLC)

  • Children's Hospital of Augusta NICU, PICU

  • South East Hospice of Augusta: Lap robes, Quilts, Afghans

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