Bay View was established by Norwegian settlers in 1883 (the first records were written in Norwegian and we still have some members who can read them). The church bell, purchased by the ladies of the church, is still in our bell tower calling us to worship and marking the events in the life of our church family. The stained glass windows are still in our building casting their enchanting lights on us.
While we are mindful of our past, we are always looking to our future. In that vein, we have a new addition to our church with a focus on our youth education and faith formation but is a place for all of us and our community as well. We have a wonderful multi-media room that allows us to host confirmation classes, Learning in Retirement seminars, Adult Forums and our Bethel Bible Study class (the last class had two members in remote locations who joined the class via their laptops using Skype). There is a sunny, welcoming multi-use room that is home base for WATT Kids (our excellent program for elementary school kids) it has also hosted birthday parties, bridal showers and community meetings. Add the youth room with it’s awesome paint job, the computer lab and classrooms for Sunday School; and a library that just begs you to sit down and get comfortable.
We’d be glad to show it to you ….. and share it with you when you visit. There is a place for you here at Bay View Lutheran Church!