SAVE THE DATES:
Feb 20 - 22, 2014 - Youth Ski Trip
June 21 - 28, 2014 - Mission Trip 2014
July 20 - 25, 2014 - Youth Boundary Waters Trip
Thursday, November 21 - Acolyte Training in the Bethel sanctuary from 5:15-6:00 p.m. All acolytes who have not yet been trained are asked to attend.
Thursday, November 21 - Middle School Night at Bethel from 6:00-7:30 p.m. All 6th-8th grade Bethel youth and friends are welcome to come for pizza, games and more.
Thursday, November 21 - Christmas Wreath Prep Fundraiser at Bethel from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All 8th-12th grade Bethel youth who will be participating in one or both of the summer week-long trips (the Mission Trip to New Orleans and the Faith and Team Building trip to the Boundary Waters of Minnesota) can come to help get the wreaths ready for pick up. Garland needs to be cut, bows need to be put on wreaths and orders need to be organized. Profits from this fundraiser will go towards the cost of the summer trips for those youth who help. Plus, everyone who attends will get free pizza!
Sunday, November 24 and December 1 - Wreath Pick Up Day The youth in 8th-12th grade who will be taking part in the summer trips are asked to help on these two days. We will be at a table in the parking lot entrance at Bethel from 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (shifts are from 8:15-9:00, 9:00-10:00, 10:00-11:15 and 11:15-12:15) to give the wreaths to those who ordered them. Send John Swanson an email to sign up for a shift or two. To sign up for a shift, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 14 - A Day at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells. Cost is $35. We meet at Bethel at 9:00 a.m. and will be back at 5:00 p.m. We will be taking a charter bus. To sign up stop at Bethel's front desk or send me an email (you will still need to send in or drop off your $35 if you email John Swanson). Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.
Sign up at Bethel’s Front Desk or send an email to email@example.com.
BLC Youth - Fall 2013 Schedule of Events (Click here for PDF of complete schedule of Middle School & High School events)
Middle School youth and their friends meet for a regular on-site, free event each THIRD Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The next Middle School Youth Thursday will be November 21, 2013.
6:00 pm - Fireside Gallery -
for food, fun and a moment with God.
7:10 pm - 7:30 pm - Middle School Room - for DDR, Guitar Hero, Wii, pool, foosball, and air hockey.
Pick up at 7:30 pm from the Middle School Room in the lower level.
Parents are welcome to stay and join in a discussion with other parents.
BETHEL YOUTH TEXTS
Middle School youth and parents can subscribe to BethelYouth texts (Text @BethelYouth to 23559) to receive updates and announcements regarding Bethel’s Youth Ministry.
Parents and Youth: Need a Code?
If you need the passcode to get into the Middle School youth room, please contact Joe. He will get you the info you need!
Also visit Bethel's Confirmation webpage for more activities and opportunities for youth in grades 7 - 9.
Boundary Waters Trip Information & Registration Form - updated 11/11/13
Youth Ski Trip Information & Registration Form - updated 11/11/13
Confirmation Year 2 Mission Trip Information & Registration for 2014 - updated 8/26/13
Our Youth Ministry exists to reach non-believing students as well as believing students in order to connect them with other Christians, to help them grow in their faith, to discover their ministry and praise God with their lives.
Youth ministry is about families and relationships. Faith is formed in personal trusted relationships and it usually happens in the home. Youth ministry will nurture healthy family relations and help households consider their values, meaning, and hope that will lead them into a faith-filled future. Through research done at The Youth and Family Institute of Augsburg College, it is evident that there are four keys that can nurture healthy relationships and faith. Those keys are caring conversations, family rituals and traditions, family devotional life, and intergenerational service to others that convey the beliefs, values, and lifestyle of their home.
These four keys have become the new way to provide youth and family ministry in congregations.