Confirmation & Middle School Spring 2014 Calendar is HERE!
Give & Grow Projects
Enjoy the musical talents of Bethel Confirmation students and support the American Cancer Society with a benefit concert on Saturday, March 22 from 3-4pm in the Pentecost Room! Free-will offering. The confirmation students in Arianna Keil’s homeroom have chosen to support the American Cancer Society as their confirmation Give and Grow project through this effort.
Pick up your homemade dog treats to benefit Dane Co. Humane Society on Sunday, April 27! The confirmation students in Karyn Wood Holmes' and Susan Hebgen’s homeroom have chosen to support the Humane Society for their confirmation Give and Grow project through this effort.
Bethel Youth 2014 Mission Trip Info & Dates to Remember
Wed, Feb. 26 6:30-8pm, Mission Trip Pre/Re-Union: Been on a mission trip before? Never been at all? Come meet past and present attendees for food and reflection on the adventure of mission trips! Trip alumni: bring a favorite photo from a past trip. Newbies: bring a permanent marker (it will make sense that night, promise!). At the Pielage’s house: 1767 Beach Rd, Verona.
Sun, April 27 10:15-11:15am: Required Parent/Student meeting at Bethel; forms and details distributed.
Wed, May 7 6:30-8pm: Mother’s Day Brunch Fundraiser Prep at Bethel.
Sat, May 10 11am-1pm: Mother’s Day Brunch Fundraiser Prep at Bethel.
Sun, May 11 7am-2pm: Mother’s Day Brunch Fundraiser (event from 9am-1pm) at Bethel. More Brunch prep dates will be added. You’ll earn money towards your trip for every hour worked preparing for/at this event.
Wed, May 28 & Wed, June 4 @ 6:30-8pm: Pre-trip gatherings for all participants as we get ready to serve & grow!
Wed, June 4: Final payment, forms, and copy of insurance card due.
Sat, June 21: Depart from Bethel (time TBD)
Sat, June 28: Return to Bethel (time TBD)
2013 - 2014 School Year Info & Forms
Winter 2014 Confirmation Class Descriptions - updated 12/24/13
Confirmation Year 2 Mission Trip Information & Registration for 2014 - updated 8/26/13
Boundary Waters Trip Information & Registration Form - updated 11/11/13
Overview of Confirmation Program
Young people in grades 7-9 participate in a two and one-half year program to confirm the promises that were made for them in infant baptism.
Monthly homeroom classes meet on the second Sunday of the month starting in September and ending with a special homeroom wrap-up on the third Sunday of May.
In addition to regular worship, students take classes, go on retreats to Bethel Horizons, and perform community service. Social events and fellowship are always a part of this program.
This intensive faith-development process is key to strengthening their faith prior to adulthood. Such preparation may greatly affect their future life-decisions. The Confirmation ceremony takes place on the last Sunday in October.
Also visit Bethel's Middle School Ministry webpage for more activities and opportunities for youth in grades 6 - 8.