Beth Eden Baptist Church

Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor


Pastor's Letter.....





​September 16, 2021

Dear Church Family,

I have immense joy in my heart! The reason is simply because the Lord is blessing our congregation. Words cannot truly express the gladness within, as I have reflected on how God allowed us to have in-person worship once again. For a period of 18 months, we were not able to worship together. Then, on this past Sunday, the joy of seeing one another, and sharing in fellowship was great! The smiles on the faces, the sounds of laughter, and the beauty of worshipping were all blessings.

There are several things I want to remind you of.

1. Service begins exactly at 11:00 A.M. This is because our service is a live broadcast for our YouTube and Facebook platforms. The service time is for approximately 1 hour.

2. Please arrive early so you may have your temperature checked, before being seated in the sanctuary.

3. Please avoid walking down the center aisle once the service begins. Doing so would interfere with the camera shot of the sanctuary.

4. Seating is also available in the Haynes Center and the East Chapel. With the sanctuary, the Haynes Center, and the East Chapel, there is plenty of room for seating.

5. In your giving, don’t forget that you can give electronically. Givelify, Zelle, and through your banking institution, are ways of honoring God through giving.

6. I encourage you to tell others that we are back in the sanctuary to worship our Lord. Be a witness and give an invitation to others to share with you, glorifying God.

Again, the worship service will be LIVE FOR those who view our ministry on YouTube and Facebook. Worship will promptly begin at 11:00 A.M. Remember, the ministry will be seen across the world by those who tune into our service by social media.

For our Bible classes now through October, I am teaching from the subject “How the Bible Came to Be.” This is the course I taught for the National Baptist Convention Sunday School Congress in June of this year. The times for this special class are on Wednesdays at 12 Noon, and 7:30 P.M. on Zoom. I will send out a Zoom invite encouraging you to take part in the study of the word of God.

PUT ON A SMILE: Pete and Larry had not seen each other in many years. Now they had a long talk trying to fill in the gap of those years by telling about their lives. Finally Pete invited Larry to visit him in his new apartment. "I have a wife and three kids, and I'd love to have you visit us."

"Great. Where do you live?"

"Here's the address. And there's plenty of parking behind the apartment. Park and come around to the front door, kick it open with your foot, go to the elevator, and press the button with your left elbow, then enter! When you reach the sixth floor, go down the hall until you see my name on the door. Then press the doorbell with your right elbow and I'll let you in." "Good. But tell me...what is all this business of kicking the front door open, then pressing elevator buttons with my right, then my left elbow?"

 Pete Answered, "Surely, you're not coming empty-handed."






Our Worship Service will be live streamed on our Facebook and/or YouTube channel every Sunday at 11:00 am. For YouTube or Facebook, type in the search engine Beth Eden Baptist Church Chicago.

Love ya,

Pastor Jenkins

Thanks to the Homecoming Committee, the Leadership Team, and the Congregation for blessing us with a momentous day of celebration. Praise the Lord!

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