FAITH & EDUCATION
Bethel offers many opportunities for faith formation and education. On Sunday mornings during the school year members gather for education and presentations. In addition, Bible study is offered year-round virtually on Wednesdays at noon. Movie nights and discussions are held bi-monthly (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 hands-on learning abound throughout the year regarding faith, the public Church, the environment, and social justice issues. Check out the newsletter for more details.
& SUNDAY SCHOOL
Faith Formation and Sunday School for KIDS are offered on Sundays throughout the school year at 9:15 am. The second Sunday is Intergenerational music and the fourth Sunday focuses specifically on an aspect of social justice.
Sunday School - Nazareth Hall/Gym
Adult Faith Formation - Fireside Room
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
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
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
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS DAY CAMP
Every summer hundreds of kids, teens, volunteers, and church staff from South Minneapolis churches gather for a week-long 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!
This year's theme is Building Beloved Community. As we sing, pray, and listen to stories from Scripture together, our kids will be grounded in the Spirit's work in building community. Camp is for children entering kindergarten through high school, with a separate middle and high school track and opportunities for high school leadership with the younger kids.
A note about being back in person for Day Camp and COVID: This year, we plan to do all large group singing and eating outside on Bethel's spacious grounds. We will ask for families to pack a lunch from home for each day of camp; snacks will be provided at camp. If we also do smaller group indoor activities, we will require masks for children. We will pay attention to updated public health guidance as day camp approaches and adjust our protocols accordingly.
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! Call the church office if you have questions.
June 27, 9:00 AM – June 30, 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, 4120 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
To register, visit THIS LINK followed by clicking on REGISTER HERE text on that page.