Please contact the church office for more information, or to be added to our contact list. We request that each child in our ministry have a new medical/media release form on file each year (click on the blue to open the link; we have hard copies on the bulletin board by the Youth Lounge, too).
Bethel Youth & Confirmation
See this link to Bethel Youth for events attended by our middle schoolers
Sunday’s Cool invites children age 3 through 5th grade to sing, play and learn with us! We will meet in person most Sundays, except for the first Sunday of each month, and continuing through the Sunday before Memorial Day. Our adult leaders have email addresses for all of the children whose parents have indicated interest, and send out emails regularly so that all children can be ready for classes. Guests and new students are always welcome! Contact Deb Grupe or the church office.
Our Confirmation ministry (grades 6-8) is led by Pastor Scott Benolkin, and meets on the same schedule as above. Pastor Scott and other adult leaders focus on forming relationships with our young people while exploring the basics of our Lutheran brand of Christianity and allowing plenty of space for questions and conversation.
REMEMBER to bring your materials with you to every Confirmation class. Join us on Sundays during the Education hour!
Please note: Confirmation Youth are currently invited to all Bethel Youth activities. See the Bethel Youth page on this website.
Children’s Advent/Christmas Service: “The Disruptive Baby”
Our Advent/Christmas program is an annual Bethel tradition, presented during worship on the Sunday which falls between December 16 and 22. We are grateful to Deborah Bohlmann for her Gospel-filled scripts! This year, we repeated a favorite, “The Disruptive Baby,” last done via Zoom in 2020! This year’s proclamation of God’s love story to us was presented at worship on Sunday, December 17.
Below: Anna and Simeon recognize baby Jesus as the One God sent to disrupt the old order and bring Good News of God’s love and redemption for all.
Serving as worship leaders
Our acolyte training video is now available, and can be seen here. All Confirmation students and others who are interested are welcome to view it so you’ll be ready when Jody contacts you to get on the acolyte rotation. Extra training is available if needed. We anticipate offering “Worship Games and Training” soon for Confirmation students, high school youth, and anyone else (adults, too!) who are interested, to learn about worship roles like acolyting, ushering, Communion assistant. Try acolyting at least one time, and see if that’s something you would like to continue doing as your service to the worshipping assembly. Our Confirmation students have already received face-to-face acolyte training, and Jody K puts together and distributes an acolyte schedule. Remember that all of the other worship leaders are happy to help you on the mornings you are scheduled.
Sunday Funday 2022
2021-22 Sunday morning faith formation year (courtesy of Sherman Lee)