30 Hour Famine Reschedule

Due to the winter weather coming on Saturday, it’s going to make it difficult for us to do our grocery store service project, and I don’t want to make people come out in the snow for the Famine Dinner Saturday night. We will not be doing activities on Saturday during the day or holding the Saturday evening Famine dinner.

Instead, here’s the plan:

  • We are going to end the event early on Saturday, hoping to get kids home before we get hit. Please come and pick you kids up at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 9th.
  • We are going to gather again on Sunday at 9:00 to prepare our Congo-themed Famine Celebration meal. The meal will be served after the 10:00 AM service at Living Hope at about 11:15 AM.
  • Then we will go on our grocery service project, buying groceries for families and delivering them. That will finish up at Living Hope at 4:00 PM.

There is a doodle poll at https://doodle.com/poll/gwmykuazmwzctzdw that you can go to to let us know which part of the event you are able to attend.

You can still give. Every $40 we raise can help feed and care for a child for one month. Make checks out to World Vision and give them to the contact person below, or visit our fundraising page at https://www.30hourfamine.org/team/blh.

You can still pray. Ask God to bring us together and to help those in need every day.

2019 Summer Mission Trips

REACH Mission Trip <June 22-29>

Our students who go on this trip will join with about 300 other Christian teens to make an impact on the community of North Lawrence, Ohio. We will spend the week making repairs to people’s homes, to make them safer, warmer and drier. The teens will grow friendships and create new ones through this exciting experience. Each day, there is time dedicated to large group spiritual growth and small group discussion time. We will work hard, play hard, and we pray that God impacts the community through our efforts.

COSTA MAYA Mexico Trip <July 13-20>

Our congregation partners with a church in Mahahual, Mexico (four hours south of Cancun). During this trip, our teens will help Costa Maya Ministries run one week of a four-week youth program in their community. Our students will be teaching the children English, and Bible stories. The neighborhood kids will join us to play games, make crafts, and sing songs of praise. This trip is for students who have taken at least two years of Spanish. We plan on being partners with this ministry for a long time, so start learning Spanish now so you can join us in the future!

What can you do to make these trips a success?

Encourage a teen. Students have so many opportunities and priorities. Take some time to talk to students in your circle of influence about the impact that a mission trip can make on them and the way God has gifted them to serve.

Sign Up. Registration for these trips happens right now during the holidays. 

For the Reach trip, you can sign up here to let us know that you're interested: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4AA5AD2BA3FC1-reach and then print this application form and return it to Joel by January 15th.

Reach Mission Trip 2019 Application.pdf

Give. Consider giving part of the mission trip cost as a gift to a teen this Christmas! or you can head to www.givesendgo.com/reach to donate to our groups trip.

Reach Trip 2017

Horizon is our High School youth group serving the 9th through 12th graders at BLH.  This group is led by Joel Hansen, our Youth Minister. During the school year, we are meeting on Sunday Nights at Living Hope from 6:30-8:30 PM.

We exist to: 

  • live in community with other teens 

  • be active members of our church 

  • develop a lifestyle of walking with Christ every day.

On Sunday nights, we look forward to gathering together with other Christian teens.  It is a great time to connect through snacks and games, and to discuss issues that are looming large in our lives.  We do our best to blend in solid Biblical study with real-life applications on the topics in front of us each week.  

Join us for a lively discussion about faith, friends and how Christ encounters us in the midst of our everyday lives.

If you haven't already, please complete our online Youth Registration form so we can best prepare for the year.  We have many events planned, check out our upcoming events below, we hope you can join us.  

Any questions?  Email joel.hansen@mybllh.org or call or text him at (715) 321-2631.

30 Hour Famine - 2017

We are so thankful to have had a healthy and safe fast. We interviewed some of the students to hear about their experience. I hope it motivates you to think about ways you can support people in need around you. It sure has motivated us! We look forward to another Famine event in 2018.


Famine Wrap Up from Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran on Vimeo.

Bloomington Campus

Map and Directions

Saturday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM

Sunday Morning Worship: 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Sunday School, God’s Little Lambs, Jr. High Empower Bible Study, and Adult Bible Class:  Sunday: 9:15 AM

 Monday: 7:00 PM

Living Hope Campus

Map and Directions

Saturday Evening Worship: 6:00 PM

Sunday Morning Worship: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM

 Sunday School, God’s Little Lambs, Jr. High Empower Bible Study, and Adult Bible Class: Sunday 9:00 AM