High School

High School Youth: grades 9-12


ff hs grpWestern1We are expanding our Faith Formation program for our high school students. Their program incorporates fellowship, learning and serving opportunities. Additional information can be found in the Mission, Gather, and Connect sections. Also check out some pictures from the last ELCA gathering: Rise Up! Please contact Deaconess Kristen for more details.


All activites and events are currently suspended.


High School Fellowship and Caring Conversation

All High Schoolers are invited to fellowship and caring conversation in DK's office on Sunday mornings from 9:15–10:05 a.m., beginning September 22, 2019. Topics of conversation will include current events, Biblical connections to today's world, and whatever else needs to be discussed. Brian Carlson and Deaconess Sarah Loberg will once again be leading this awesome time of reflecting on God's activity in our lives. Please contact Deaconess Kristen (faithformation@bethlehem-lutheran.net) for more details.


Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp Updates

As of now, we are still moving forward with all things Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp, including Confirmation Intensive Camp on June 21–26 for incoming 6th graders through outgoing 8th graders and the High School High Wilderness trip August 2–7 for incoming 9th through outgoing 12th graders. The new deadline to register is May 1. A deposit will not be required to register but will be included in the final payment due three weeks before camp begins. Scholarships are available—contact Deaconess Kristen.

To learn how COVID-19 will change camp practices this coming summer, please visit www.skyranchcolorado.org/covid-19-updates. There you will find the most recent updates from Brad Abbott, Executive Director of Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Deaconess Kristen (faithformation@bethlehem-lutheran.net).


Sky Ranch Summer Camp Registration-see update above

It's time to sign up for camp! Check out all the great offerings for camp at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp (www.skyranchcolorado.org). Our Confirmation students will attend the Confirmation Intensive June 21–26, and our high school students will be there for a High Wilderness Adventure August 2–7. This year, Bethlehem Lutheran will give between $100 and $200 (depending on approval of budget at annual meeting and number of campers registered) towards the registration fee for each camper. Please let Deaconess Kristen (kristen@bethlehem-lutheran.net) know when you register so that she can make sure payments are sent to Sky Ranch. Confirmation students and high school students must register through Deaconess Kristen by May 1 since these are being handled as a group reservation!




Upcoming events


Past events


2020 Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Gathering

January 18–20, 2020: Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Gathering, Be TRANSFORMED, at YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park. Get ready to attend this RMS Youth Gathering in Estes Park! The Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Council and a planning team are coming together to make this happen! Middle and High School students will follow age-appropriate tracks while everyone will worship together, creating space to learn alongside each other while enjoying time with peers. A full schedule will be available this fall. The RMS Youth Council is excited to be creating a weekend that will be energetic, relevant, and youth-led on many fronts and in collaboration with other speakers and leaders committed to creating space for youth to experience the love of God in a variety of ways. Come be transformed!

Registration forms available from Deaconess Kristen (kristen@bethlehem-lutheran.net) and hard deadline to register is October 20. Cost is $170.




All Congregation and Family Night at Anderson Farms: cancelled due to weather!

Sunday, October 20, 5:00–10:00 p.m.: Join us for a night of a whole lot of fun (and maybe a little bit of terror) at Anderson Farms. We will provide transportation to/from Anderson Farms for high schoolers, or students/families are welcome to meet us there. 'Fall Festival admission' and 'Terror in the Corn' tickets will be purchased at Anderson Farms by individuals. We are also going to have a firepit and s'mores, so find us at Firepit G! Maps are available when you purchase your entrance fee. Contact Deaconess Kristen (kristen@bethlehem-lutheran.net) with any questions.


30-hour Famine Lock-In

October 25 at 6:00 p.m. through October 26 at 6:00 p.m.: Sr. High 30-Hour Famine LOCK-IN at First Lutheran Church. Mark your calendars but stay tuned for more information! All are welcome, so come join in! Contact Deaconess Kristen (kristen@bethlehem-lutheran.net) with any questions.


Theologically-based Comprehensive Sexual Education Program

On September 6 and 7, Kara Haug, creator of Grace Unbound (www.graceunbound.com), a theologically based comprehensive sexual education program, will be at Lutheran Church of Hope (1305 W 10th Ave, Broomfield, CO) to talk sex with parents and kids. Friday evening, September 6, from 6:00–8:00 p.m., there will be a wine and cheese event for parents of all aged youth. Saturday morning, September 7, high-school age youth will be with Kara from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. with a pizza lunch. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person for each of these events.


Senior High Trip 2019: Mystery Trip 2.0

The BLC Senior High Trip for 2019 will be Mystery Trip 2.0, held on July 21–27, 2019! Mark your calendar! Please turn in a $100 deposit (checks payable to BLC or online, type MysteryTrip 2.0 in the field next to Youth Activities). This trip is open to all CURRENT 8th-12th grade students. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, November 15.


Senior High BBQ with Westwood Lutheran from Westwood, MN.

July 31, 6:00–8:00 p.m.: The high school youth group from Westwood Lutheran Church in Westwood, MN, is coming to Longmont to do service projects in our area! This is a great opportunity for us to say thank you to them and to reciprocate the hospitality we will receive as we travel around our Synod for our High School Mystery Trip. Please consider if you are able to help us provide dinner for this group of 26, plus any of our youth that are able to come. Signup will be using Signup Genius for you to add your name and item if you are able to help out. All of our High Schoolers are invited to join them for dinner as well! Please sign up on the Signup Genius by July 30.

Contact Deaconess Kristen with any questions.



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