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 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).
Sunday mornings and Covid response
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 continue through late May, sometimes outdoors and sometimes in classrooms with the option of masks (our youngest members are eligible now for vaccines, but masking will still be an option).
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) meets on the same schedule as above. Our adult leaders focus on forming relationships with our young people while exploring the basics of our Lutheran brand of Christianity.
REMEMBER to bring your binders, Catechism and Bibles with you to every Confirmation class! Join us on Sundays at 8:43 in the Youth Room — Andrea’s back — don’t forget your binder and Small Catechism! Bring your Bibles, too (and highlighters, if you like) to classes. Confirmation Sunday is April 30, 2023!
Children’s Advent/Christmas Service
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 Deb Bohlmann for her Gospel-filled scripts! On December 18, 2022 we premiered her newest creation — “God of Hope.”
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, May 22, 2022 (Join us for our next Sunday Funday on May 21, 2023!):