Bethlehem Luthern Church
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Our Youth Ministry Mission Statement is:

Cradled by... Gathering in God's presence
                         Reaching out to those in need
ccepted and forgiven
alled to follow Jesus
                         Encouraging others to join us

We have three youth groups at Bethlehem, one for senior high, one for middle school, and one for upper elementary.

5:6 Youth Group For youth in 5th and 6th grade. We will meet every Wednesday from 3:30 pm- 5 pm. The Bethlehem bus will pick up the youth at the high school where the buses are, and bring them to church for devotions, games, fellowship, and a snack. We have a great time come and check it out! Friends are welcome!!

6:8 (Middle School Youth Night) We will meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 6 pm-7:15 pm. This is a time of fellowship, games, and fun. The first Middle School Youth Night will be September 15, 2013. Come and check it out! Friends are welcome!

9:12 (Senior High Youth Group)We will meet every Wednesday from 7:30 pm-9 pm. The first Senior High Youth Group will be September 11, 2013. Join us for fellowship, games, Bible study, cookies and milk, and tons of fun! Come and check it out! Friends are welcome!! All are welcome!

We are eager and excited to begin a new season of confirmation. Again this year we will be offering a light supper prior to confirmation starting at 5:45pm in fellowship hall and families are invited to join us for the meal. We will then move to large group, with each class being their own large group for instruction and then break into small groups for conversation. Again this year we will have family Confirmation during Lent and Advent. We will also have fellowship opportunities and service projects.

6th Graders beginning this fall, will be part of the 5:6 Youth Group meeting every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00pm. Confirmation classes for them will start in their 7th grade year, and the Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) service will be held in the fall of their 10th grade year.

All students currently in the confirmation program will be confirmed in the fall of their 9th grade year.

taught by:

7th grade - Pastor Kate
8th grade - Pastor Tom

Wednesday Night Schedule
5:45pm - Light Supper (Provided)
6:15pm - Large Group
6:55pm - Small Group
7:30pm - Confirmation ends

“What is required for my child to get confirmed?” you may ask…
Each of the three years (the guides will track these):

1. Attendance at the following:
- Confirmation Class
- Worship (15 sermon notes/year or equivalent)
- Advent & Lenten Family Confirmation
- Sunday School (highly recommended)

2. Three service projects/year (Two with your small groups and one individual)
- Options will be provided as part of Confirmation
- You can also do one as a family
- How to fulfill this requirement is entirely up to you.

3. Involvement in Acolyting and/or one or more of the following ministry areas:
- Acolyting
- Help with Communion (w/parent)
- Greeting (w/parent)
- Ushering (w/parent)
- Reading the Lessons
- Worship Team

4. Pastor's Home Visits (6th graders)

5. Fall of Confirmation (9th Grade Year)
- Meeting with your Youth Director
- Relaxed One on One with Pastor
- Confirmation Retreat
- October Banquet and Pictures
- October Confirmation Sunday


The Youth Team is responsible for developing and supervising educational programs, events, and activities for our youth starting in fourth grade through high school including fellowship opportunities, bible studies, mission trips, and funraising for local and global missions.

102 West Junius Ave • Fergus Falls MN 56537 • Phone: 218-736-5614