Worship with Communion
Grades 9-12, highlights include:
This Summer was:
New York City Mission Trip: The Bronx
Youths worked at local congregations who also have food, clothing, and service banks. Youth painted, made meals for the homeless, fixed a roof, created a garden plot, and on and on and on.
LYFE - Live Your Faith Everyday – Sunday morning interactive faith experience – 9:15-10:15
Summer trips – The Youth have gone to the Boundary Waters and places like Virginia and Colorado through various youth organizations. In 2012 they went to the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. This was an opportunity for our youth to learn, work and worship with thousands of other teens!
Lock-Ins – Two to three times a year the youth will have all night lock-ins with a variety of activities, games, movies and service projects.
Field Trips – The youth have visited college campuses, gone to concerts, ball games, visited other churches, apple orchards, Valley Fair. The possibilities are endless!
Service Projects/Trips – Many of our summer trips have been service trips including Youth Works, Habitat for Humanity and similar service organization developed experiences. They have participated in “Feed My Starving Children” and made sandwiches for the homeless. The youth have gone apple picking for congregation members, baked cookies for shut-ins and shopped and wrapped gifts for Bethel’s Adopt-A-Family program benefiting families through Sabathani Community Center.
TIM Team – Bethel youth have participated in Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp’s Teens In Ministry (TIM Team) leadership development program for Senior High Youth.
Fundraisers – To help the youth pay for trips and camping, there are several fundraisers throughout the year including an Italian Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction, Ice Cream Social and Easter Breakfast. During Youth Gathering years fundraising increases and becomes more creative!
Worship Assistants – Bethel youth are encouraged to participate in Worship services as readers, greeters, communion assistants, members of choirs, cross bearers and ushers. Bethel’s Youth are a valued part of the congregation.
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