Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor

Sunday, February 21, 2020

Pastor Jenkins

"My Lenten Prayer"

Scripture Text: Psalm 51:1-7

Pastor's Letter

​February 18, 2021

Dear Church Family,

I begin this letter by thanking God for our Ash Wednesday worship service on Zoom. It was a wonderful worship experience. I praise God that during this Lenten season, efforts are made to grow more spiritually. In this world filled with uncertainty, it is good to draw closer to God. Scripture tells us in James 4:8a “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”

Church family, our Zoom worship services are not done by me alone. There are key people who make the services really happen. Of course there is God who blesses us. And God has blessed this congregation with people willing to serve. In particular I want to thank Linda Broadnax and Gregory Rush for making sure that everyone is able to get on Zoom. In addition to that, they make sure that the audio is clear for all. I thank Robert E. Wooten, Jr., who chooses the appropriate music for the services. Finally, I thank our ministers; Keller, McEwen, Coleman, Landrum, Hardaway, and Jones for sharing.

Believe me, ministry is a team effort. Everyone is important in the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether you participate in the worship services, or just tune in to the ministry on Zoom, your presence give witness to the power of Almighty God.

Sunday is a special day in the life of Beth Eden. The Wooten Choral Ensemble will celebrate “Founder’s Day.” Robert Eugene Wooten, Sr. founded the W.C.E. in 1949. After enduring a serious illness, Dr. Wooten made a vow to the Lord in service for the Lord. In honoring his vow, many lives were touched by his musical genius, and by his integrity in public service in churches and in the Chicago Public School system. We also thank God for his wife Frances, who gave total support to Dr. Wooten, as the Lord led him.

At 5:00 pm, the annual Day concert will take place. You will be able to view the concert on the YouTube, as well as the Facebook. I know that you will enjoy the ministry in song! Invite others to view the concert, and share the blessings found in this spiritual production.

Finally, I ask that you pray for our ministry. In the past few weeks, there have been deaths of individuals related to our church members. This pandemic has taken a toll in the lives of many.

I know that you are tired of wearing masks and being in your home as much as you have. Yet, you must be diligent in your duties, as you do your part in health care. As much as you want this pandemic to end right away, it takes time. I encourage you to be patient, as all of us are experiencing the challenges of what this pandemic has done.

Believe me, God is well aware of what is happening. God has not left us. His Spirit is available right now to comfort us. All I ask of you, is that you trust God, and know that God’s promises are true! It’s in the Book! Deuteronomy 31:6 reads: “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

Love ya,
Pastor Jenkins


Beth Eden Baptist Church

11121 S. Loomis St.

Chicago, IL. 60643



BETH EDEN BAPTIST CHURCH is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom worship.


Meeting ID: 958 0500 0607

Passcode: 11121# PHONE ONLY 1-312-626-6799 95805000607#

Love ya,

Pastor Jenkins

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, February 28, 2020  @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!

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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