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Welcome

Welcome to our Middle School Ministry homepage. Here you will find information about ministries, milestones, and events for the middle school ministry of Bethel. Continue to check back often as we will be updating information on a regular basis!

Groups in Middle School Ministry

 

 

 


What’s Happening in Middle School Ministry

 

 

 


Middle School Ministry Goals

  • Teaching the Biblical Story to the whole family.
  • Developing strong parental and caregiver faith.
  • Promoting family faith conversation, prayer, Bible reading, and service.
  • Equipping parents and families for faith formation.
  • Fostering Parent-Child/Youth relationships.

Milestones and Special Events in Middle School Ministry

  • 5th Grade – 1st Communion Milestone – Sept. 25 and 27: training, Oct. 2 – 1st Communion received
  • 6th Grade – Confirmation Introduction and kick off – Feb. 2 and Feb. 5
  • 7th & 8th Grade – Confirmation Parent Night – Sept. 14 and Feb. 22
  • 7th & 8th Grade (Fall of next year) – Attend Confirmation Camp at Good Earth Village – July 9–14
  • 7th & 8th Grade (Fall of next year) – Confirmation Camp Blessing and Send off during Worship – July 9
  • 8th Grade – HS (8-12) Canoe trip to Camp Amnicon – August 6–12

Upcoming Activities for Middle School Ministry

Aug. 20: 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Camp Make Up Class (2nd session)
• Aug. 27: Sunday Morning Education Volunteer Training 10 am, Room 115
• Aug. 30: Sunday Morning Education Volunteer Training 6:30 pm, Room 115
• Sept. 10: First day of Sunday School/Forum 56/Bridge for Youth (Rally Day Picnic/Carnival)
• Sept. 13: Confirmation Small Group Leader Training 6:30 pm.
• Sept. 20: Confirmation Classes Begin with Parent Night at 6:00 in the Sanctuary
• Sept. 20: Wednesday Night Pizza and Dodgeball begins at 5:15 in the Commons
• Oct. 18: No Wednesday Confirmation or Pizza Night
• Oct. 20: Middle School & Youth Evening Event 5pm to 10 pm (details to come!)
• Oct. 22: No Sunday Morning Education
• Nov. 10: Lefse Bake Fundraiser – 4pm to 9 pm in Bethel Hall Kitchen
• Nov. 11: Lefse Bake Fundraiser – 9 am to 4 pm in Bethel Hall Kitchen
• Nov. 12: Lefse Bake Fundraiser – selling lefse in the Narthex after 9:00 service
• Nov. 12: 5th Grade 1st Communion Training, 1:00 pm, Chapel (session 1)
• Nov. 14: 5th Grade 1st Communion Training 6:30 pm, Bethel Hall (session 2)
• Nov. 15: Confirmation Service Night (more details to come!)
• Nov. 18, Nov. 19: 1st Communion served to 5th Graders during all worship services
• Nov. 22: No Wednesday Confirmation or Pizza Night
• Nov. 26: Family Advent Preparation (NO Sunday School/Forum 56/Bridge for Youth)
• Dec. 10: Youth Christmas Cookie & Card Service Project
• Dec. 13 – Dec. 27: No Wednesday Confirmation and Pizza Night
• Dec. 24: No Sunday School/Forum 56/ Bridge for Youth
• Dec. 31: No Sunday School/Forum 56/Bridge for Youth
• Jan. 3: Wednesday Night Confirmation/Pizza Night Resumes
• Jan. 7: Sunday School/Forum 56/BRIDGE for Youth Resumes
• Jan. 14: Middle School Students & Families Snow Tubing Event (more details to come!)
• Jan. 28: 6th Grade Confirmation Orientation Class in Youth Hall from 11:45 – 1:00
• Jan. 29: 6th Grade Confirmation Orientation Class in Youth Hall from 5:45 – 7:00
• Feb. 7: Confirmation Parent Night – 6 pm in the Sanctuary
• Feb. 14: Ash Wednesday Youth Hosted Meal Fundraiser
• Feb. 14 – Mar. 28: No Wednesday Confirmation Classes or Pizza Night
• Feb. 14: No Sunday Morning Education
• Mar. 16: Middle School Event 5 pm to 10 pm (more details to come!)
• Apr. 1: Easter Breakfast – Youth Fundraiser
• Apr. 1: Easter Sunday – No Sunday Morning Education
• Apr. 4: Confirmation Wednesday Classes/Pizza Night resumes
• Apr. 8: Family Mission Day – NO Sunday School/Forum 56/BRIDGE for Youth
• Apr. 18: Confirmation Service Night (more details to come!)
• May 9: Last night of Confirmation/Pizza/Dodgeball
• May 20: Last day of Sunday School/Forum 56/BRIDGE for Youth
• June 3: Confirmation Camp Make Up Class
• June 18 – 21: Vacation Bible School
• July 8 – July 13: Confirmation Camp at Good Earth Village

>> Click here to download a PDF version of the Middle School Ministry Calendar