April 8, 2021

“There is a balm in Gilead To make the wounded whole; There is a balm in Gilead To heal the sin-sick soul. Sometimes I feel discouraged, And think my work's in vain, But then the Holy Spirit Revives my soul again. If you can't preach like Peter, If you can't pray like Paul, Just tell the love of Jesus, And say He died for all. There is a balm in Gilead To make the wounded whole; There is a balm in Gilead To heal the sin-sick soul.” (African American Spiritual)

Dear Church Family,

 On this wonderful spring day, it is a fine time to reflect on the good and bad, the ups and downs, since my last letter. As we experienced the “mountain top” exuberance of Resurrection Day, we have been exposed to the “valley low” moments of despair. It is because of the balm, the ointment of our Lord, that we are able to make it.

There have been different challenges to face each of us, and so many of those challenges we face include death, sickness, injustices, and pain caused by others to each other. In particular, let us keep in prayer young master Kayden Swann, the 21-month year old toddler, who was shot because of road rage on Lake Shore Drive. We need a balm, a soothing ointment.

 Sixteen people were shot on April 5th. There were two deaths and 14 who were wounded. This is “valley low.” In addition, we are now reliving the trauma of the George Floyd killing, as we are aware of the court case involving former police officer Derek Chauvin. Again, a “valley low” experience. Caring for our families, watching out for our loved ones, schools, jobs, unemployment, and the like are all challenging, difficult, and demanding.

As Christians, we are encouraged to come down from the mountain top and be willing to confront issues in the valley. That is what Jesus did. The late Andre Crouch penned the words, “He left His mighty throne in glory, to bring to us redemption’s story. But He died and rose again just for me. Oh I’m glad, so glad He did. I don’t know why Jesus loved me. I don’t know why He cared. I don’t know why He sacrificed His life, oh but I’m glad, so glad He did.”

The pandemic that we are going through has moved people to a state that they have never been before. Stress, heartache, rage, and so much more has now become a part of our day-to-day reality. Though many are not able to go to the church building for worship, to hear the prayers, songs, and sermon to gain spiritual strength, the time is now to make an understanding that the “church” is in your heart. You must do the things that will keep you strong! You must read your Bible! You must pray! You must make the effort of listening to or watching good spiritual programs.

As a church we make available for you to engage in the study of God’s word through Sunday School lessons on Saturday and Sunday. We have our live Zoom worship service Sunday at 9:00 A.M. We have our Facebook/ YouTube ministries on Sunday with the premier of the telecast at 11 A.M. On Wednesdays, we tape our Facebook/YouTube service. If your schedule is free, join us at 3:30 p.m. for the taping. It is a Sunday worship on Wednesday! For information regarding the times for Saturday and Sunday lessons, please call church office.

You cannot allow your faith to get weak. Paul declared in Philippians 2:12, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

We have work to do, lives to be touched and changed. We have to do something to help someone along the way.

 For your information: A grant from Peoples Gas and Com Ed worth up to $500.00 is available to those who qualify. To qualify you must: 1. Call today! 2. You must have a past due balance. Peoples Gas call: 1-866-556-6001/Com Ed call: 1-800-334-7661.

Finally, I ask that you pray for the ministries of Beth Eden, our parishioners, and families, and for one another. Remember, we are still in the pandemic, so keep practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and washing your hands. Let us take care of ourselves and one another.



Beth Eden Baptist Church

11121 S. Loomis St.

Chicago, IL. 60643



Zoom information: Spread the word. More and more are tuning into the ministry. Let us do our part in sharing this Gospel. Why not share the Zoom information with others?

Time: April 11th, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 958 0500 0607

Passcode: 11121#

PHONE 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 958 0500 0607

In addition to our Zoom service, you can view our worship service via Facebook and/or YouTube every Sunday at 11:00 am. For YouTube or Facebook, type in the search engine Beth Eden Baptist Church Chicago.

Love ya,

Pastor Jenkins


Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1st Corinthians 2:9

Sunday Morning Service on Zoom

Sunday School on Zoom (Youth & Adult)

All Men's Class Also Available 

Wednesday Zoom Bible Study

12 Noon & 7:30pm

11121 S. Loomis St., Chicago, IL. 60643

Church Office--773-233-6953

Email: churchoffice@bethedenbaptistchurch.org



Sunday Morning Worship


Sunday, April 11, 2021  @9 am

we will have Worship Service on Zoom

Meeting ID: 958 0500 0607
Passcode: 11121#



958 0500 0607#

​Passcode: 11121#

At 11 AM  join us on Beth Eden's FaceBook page where a Message of encouragement will also be shared.

Sunday school on Zoom!

Co-Ed Class Sat. @ 2:30PM

Women's Class Sat. @ 5:30PM

Men's Class Sun. @ 10:15 AM

Teen Class Sun. @ 10:30AM

Young Adult Sun. @ 11:00AM (Free Conference Call)

Pre-Teen Sun. @ 12:00PM

Please Call Church Office For More Information

(773) 233-6953

​                              Email:churchoffice@bethedenbaptistchurch.org

Please pass on the word!


"Eye hath not seen, nor ear hear, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

1 Corinthians 2:9

"A body is made up of many parts, and each of them has its own use.  That's how it is with us.  There are many of us, but we each are part of the body of Christ, as well as part of one another."

Romans 12:4-5 (CEV)


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Sunday, April 4, 2020

Happy Easter

Pastor Jenkins Preaching

"The Miracle of the Resurrection"

Scripture Text: Matthew 28:1-6 KJV

Pastor's Letter

Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor