Youth

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

Summer Movie Nights will be held throughout the summer. Watch for the dates in your weekly email and bulletins.

2022 VBS
June 20–24
Registration closes June 10. Our theme this year is “Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness”.  

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Middle School Camp
June 27 – July 1
This year is for incoming 6th graders through 8th grade. We will be going to Sky Ranch. Please contact Gary in the church office for any questions.  We will have fishing with Gary, high rope course, low rope course, hiking, games, smore’s time

Family Camp
August 5–7
Mark your calendars for Family Camp at Sky Ranch. If you are part of the Bethlehem Church family then you are welcome to come. We will have fishing with Gary, high rope course, low rope course, hiking, games, smore’s and campfires. Our weekend’s theme is “Love Wins”. We will explore as a congregation what it means to love one another. The men will cook breakfast each morning. Please plan to attend a meeting on Sunday, July 31 at 9:15 a.m. (in-between services) for information about what to bring.

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.

Sunday School
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 (faithformation@bethlehem-lutheran.net, 303-776-3290).

Summer Schedule
June 5, 12, and 26
July 10, 17, and 24

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 (pastor@bethlehem-lutheran.net) or the Faith Formation Director Gary K. (faithformation@bethlehem-lutheran.net) with any questions.

Current Schedule
Enjoy your summer break!

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., (faithformation@bethlehem-lutheran.net, 303-776-3290).

Current Schedule
Summer events include Water World, Elitch Gardens, and a Rockies game. 

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.

Update to Scholarship Opportunity

Due to the downturn in the market we will not be able to offer scholarships to qualifying Bethlehem students for 2022. We hope to be able to return to offering scholarships for 2023. Sorry for any confusion this may have created for potential applicants. If you have any questions, contact Pat W at wilder.patr@eagle.uwlax.edu.