Pre-kindergarten through High School Ministry is the age-specific ministry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church that recognizes the unique variety of needs and gifts of children and teenagers and seeks to walk along side these members and their families in identifying God’s activity in their lives. We do this through Faith Formation, Serving/ Mission, and Fellowship on a regular basis.
Upcoming Events & News
(All aged) Sunday School will be having Sunday school for all ages in the Fellowship Hall. There is a story about the lesson (lectionary) and small groups for conversation, craft and prayer time. We are currently looking for Sunday school teachers.
Summer Camp is just around the corner from June 18-23, 2023 at Sky Ranch. Register now and use code 23SKBLC. This is for grades 3-8. Contact Gary if you need more information.
Family Sunday will be May 7 from noon to 2:00 p.m. We will meet at the Carlson’s home for lunch and family fun and games. We will then come back to church and play in the drum circle.
VBS – Registration is open! From June 26-30 ages three (must be potty-trained) through 5th grade (just completed) are invited for a week of in-person faith, fun and more! Staff and volunteers from Bethlehem Lutheran (BLC) and First Evangelical Lutheran Church (FELC) will lead stories, activities, songs, games, and this week of faith and relationship building. Visit https://bethlehem-lutheran.net/ministries/youth/vbs2023/ for more info and to register
Summer events will be posted each month for July and August.
Senior Recognition Day is May 21, 2023. We will be celebrating our Seniors that day at the 10:15 service. Come join us as we celebrate the following Seniors: Kyle Buck-Gengler, Kaiden Box, Kyan Bloemker, Ben Clausen, Casandra Lee, Gabe Pemberton, and Julian Letow
Pre-kindergarten – Grade 6
In a typical year, this age group has weekly hour-long Sunday School classes during the academic months, Holy Communion classes, special Christmas worship/program, Easter events, summer Day Camp, and events to build fellowship and faith.
During the school year, Sunday School meets between worship services (9:15 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.) for ages 4 through 6th grade. Songs, prayers, and activities to help our young grow in faith vary each week. Contact our Faith Formation Director, Gary K, for more information or to volunteer to help (firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-776-3290).
Middle school and Confirmation: Grades 7–8
What a great time to explore faith together! Through events, classes and life together, we welcome youth in grades 7 and 8 and friends to be a part of this community.
Confirmation Ministry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a ministry program for youth in grades 7 and 8. They will study the Ten Commandments, the Apostle’s Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Old and New Testaments of scripture, and cover topics relevant to living a life of faith in current times. Students meet on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings throughout the school year. Additionally, each Confirmation Student is assigned an adult Mentor who walks alongside them for the entire period. The Affirmation of Baptism is celebrated on Reformation Sunday of the 9th grade year for those who wish to affirm their faith. Contact Pastor Katie (email@example.com) or the Faith Formation Director Gary K. (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
We start Confirmation this year with a comprehensive look into the Lutheran’s faith of the small Catechism. We have expanded our Confirmation Ministry to a 3 year cycle.
High School: Grades 9–12
Our church strives to help students in high school explore their faith, find a welcoming community and let’s face it, have some fun too! In a typical year, this ministry has monthly activities ranging from silly game nights, to community service opportunities to being together in worship. Information for these events can be found in the Star newsletter, our weekly emails or by reaching out to the Faith Formation Director, Gary K., (email@example.com, 303-776-3290).
Mission to Serve
Household service is one of the Four Keys of faith formation. Youth of all ages from Bethlehem Lutheran Church are active participants in serving our community.