FAITH & EDUCATION
Due to COVID-19, education for children, youth and adults has yet to be determined.
Bethel offers many opportunities for faith formation and education. On Sunday mornings during the school year members gather for education & presentations. In addition, Bible study is offered year round virtually on Wednesdays at noon. Movie nights + discussion are held bimonthly (monthly during the summer) presented by Bethel's Racial Justice Initiative, and Book Clubs are held monthly presented by Bethel's Intercultural Competency Building Initiative. Ongoing opportunities for group and hand-son learning abound throughout the year regarding faith, the public Church, the environment and social justice issues. Check out the newsletter for more details.
2001 FALL FAITH FORMATION
Faith Formation and Education is offered on Sundays throughout the school year at 9:15am. Each month we will focus on four themes: intergenerational learning, music, adult & kid focused lessons and social justice. Occasional fifth Sundays will focus on the many aspects of stewardship. This is a new format so we are all trying something new together. All are welcome!
Intergenerational Education Time
Intergenerational Music with Phil
Generational Lessons kids & adults separate
Social Justice Education Time
Lessons in Stewardship
Youth grades 7 - high school meet together and talk about faith, school, movies, social justice and life. They hold lock-ins, participate in service projects, take a mission trip, play Quidditch and have lots of fun! All our youth have mentors in the congregation for guidance and friendship.
Bible Study happens weekly on Wednesdays over Zoom. Those gathered discuss the lessons for the week with Pastor Brenda, often prompting good sermon ideas! You are invited to join in anytime!
INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY BUILDING
Would you like to increase your cultural capacity? Please join us for our Book Club every six weeks and learn more. We read one book at a time and discuss it together for an hour or so.
Every 6 weeks
Sunday 12:30 - 2:00pm
Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G. I. Hart
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAangelo
United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope by Lenny Duncan
RACIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE
For the past two years, Bethel's Racial Justice Initiative has hosted movie nights that engage with the challenging and urgent topic of racial justice. Join us on Zoom to watch the movie and afterwards for discussion.
Fridays 7 - 9pm
Movie: Temple Grandin
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS DAY CAMP
Every summer hundreds of kids, teens, volunteers and church staff from South Minneapolis churches gather for a weeklong South Minneapolis Day Camp on Bethel's grounds. Each year a theme is chosen and children sing, make music, do service projects, learn about Jesus, play, learn about social justice, garden and do lots of art!
The theme for this year's camp (2021) was Soil & Spirit. Our kids learned about the environment and God's Creation. The older kids also walked to George Floyd Square to learn more about racial justice and how it impacts our community. Day Camp took place virtually and partially in person due to COVID precautions. You can still find songs, videos, fun and games on the South Minneapolis Day Camp website.
If you've got little ones or kids or just want to volunteer and hang out with some beautiful souls, join us this summer! We hope to see you live and in person!