Sunday’s Cool & Confirmation Ministries

Bubbles and Cornhole were part of the fun on Sunday Funday, May 22 (see photos below)

Our practices

As we deal with the still-ongoing pandemic, Bethel has been adjusting all onsite events. Sunday’s Cool (our term for Sunday School) and Confirmation classes continued through late May, sometimes outdoors and sometimes in classrooms with masks (as our youngest members are not yet eligible for vaccines).

Sunday’s Cool invites children age 3 through 5th grade to sing, play and learn with us! We will meet in person most Sundays, beginning after Labor Day 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. Guests and new students are always welcome! Pre-K to grade 2 parents receive regular email updates about upcoming themes and Bible stories. Parents of our students in grades 3-5 also receive regular updates so that all children can be ready for classes.

Our Confirmation ministry (grades 6-8)  meets on the same schedule as above. Students either attend in person (masks currently recommended), or may opt to join us from home. With our hybrid setup, we can all participate, whether at Bethel or at home. Our adult leaders focus on forming relationships with our young people while exploring the basics of our Lutheran brand of Christianity.

During the late fall, we all began recording audio and preparing for our Advent/Christmas program, an annual Bethel tradition, which is typically performed during worship on the Sunday which falls between December 16 and 22. The photo below is from our dress rehearsal on December 19 for “Ordinary Places,” and are grateful to Deb Bohlmann for her Gospel-filled scripts!

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 medical & media release on file, which we will provide.

God SO Loves the World! from our children’s Advent/Christmas program, “Ordinary Places” December 2021

Confirmation youth

Our acolyte training video is now available, and can be seen here. Please view it so you’ll be ready when Jody contacts you to get on the acolyte rotation. Extra training is available if needed. 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. Many of our Confirmation students have already received face-to-face acolyte training, but the video will be helpful, and the adult worship leaders are happy to help you on the morning you are scheduled. (Remember your mask.)

REMEMBER to bring your Small Catechisms and Bibles with you to every Confirmation class! Classes resume on Rally Day, September 11!


SUNDAY FUNDAY, May 22, 2022:

Jessica WhiteSunday’s Cool & Confirmation Ministries