English summary

The aim of ”Betlehemskyrkan” in Gävle is to, by its word and action, reveal the love of God and Jesus Christ as the way and the truth and the life. Together we seek to better know God and to share the life with each other.

Betlehemskyrkan seek to point out a path to a personal faith in Jesus Christ. We want our church to be a place where faith is deepend, people find spirit of community, are met by care and become inspired to engage in our society and the world we live in.

Betlehemskyrkan is an open church that wish to present the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that he is the most fantastic thing that has ever happened. Here, every week, all generations meet, from young children to elderly people.

Our vision is: ”An open community with Christ in its’ center.”

Betlehemskyrkan is part of the Uniting Church in Sweden (Equmeniakyrkan).

Your are not required to be a member of the church to participate in Sunday services or other activities. All events are public and you are most welcome.

We believe in Jesus Christ as our saviour and Lord. He brings liberation to each human being. Him we want to follow and emulate and he reveals to us who God really is.

We believe that God gave us his words through the Bible. Every believing individual is inspired to read the Bible herself and seek to understand its’ contents and to share her interpretations with to the community.

God is present in our daily lifes. He created us, loves us and welcome us to develop a personal relation to him through the wholy spirit. 

The community has been assigned a special mission in being the people of God and the body of Christ. By word and action we want to spread Gods love to all humans, the society and the whole creation. Every individual is in equal important position to contribute to this.

With the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed we confess the same faith in a trinity god as all Gods’ churches all over the world.

Sunday service is celebrated each Sunday and is open to everyone whether you are a frequent visitor or not, whether you are a believer or a doubter. The form and contents of the service may vary as may also the songs and the music. Our aim is that everyone should find something that speaks to her – her thoughts, her feelings and her will.

The Young people of Betlehemskyrkan (BKUng) in Gävle, is part of Betlehemskyrkan with a special focus on young people and children. With a varying set of activities the aim is to encourage, inspire and confirm children and young people in Gävle but also to bring forward the gospel of Jesus. This takes place through activities like Scouting, Teenage events, sports and music etc. BKUng is also a part of the swedish youth organisation ”Equmenia” which is one of the largest childrens’ and young peoples’ organisation in sweden.

You are much welcome to contact us should there be anything further you like to know. Our employees will be happy to help you.

We also have interpretation service in English and French at sunday services.