Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond is celebrating 70 years of service with a number of events this month, including an anniversary celebration program on Nov. 15.
The church was organized in the apartment of Rev. and Mrs. Nathaniel Phanor at 533 Spring St. in Richmond on April 8, 1945. That same year, the church was erected and dedicated at its current location at 684 Juliga Woods St. (formerly Erlandson), which has been expanded.
The public is invited to all November anniversary events at the church, led by Rev. Alvin Bernstine. The celebration kicks off this Sunday with a breakfast at 9:45 a.m. and worship service 45 minutes later entitled Celebrating Loving My Family and Friends Day.
Then every night at 7 p.m. from Nov. 10-12, the church will host Loving Spiritual Renewal Revival featuring a lecture series and music.
The church will hold its anniversary celebration program Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. with San Francisco Rev. Joseph Bryant Jr. returning as guest speaker.
To close out anniversary month, the church will hold a Community Praise event Nov. 29 where Community Activist Awards will be given during the 10:45 a.m. service.
For further information, call (510) 232-0193, visit the church’s website, or see the flyer below.
— The photo above from inside Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church was posted on social media by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia at a Youth Empowerment Symposium earlier this year.
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