Youth Ministry (9th-12th Grade)
Youth Ministry Simpls Fundraiser
We are doing a new fundraiser this year for our summer 2022 youth ministry trips. To help make it more affordable for students, we have partnered with Simpls, a Minneapolis company that makes amazing scratch-made soups, pizza, bread, and more, all using local, organic, and sustainable ingredients. We’ll earn 25% of total product sales on orders placed with our special promo code through November 29.
Simply go to their website: www.simpls.com and place an order of $30 or more, enter the promo code at checkout: CYFSOUP21
(Simpls will then deliver the frozen goodies to the doorsteps of the recipients within 2 business days.)
Contact Ellen with any questions.
Senior High Ministry
High school is a time of joyful, messy, brave identity formation. Bethlehem high school youth practice personal, interpersonal, and systemic boundary crossing in safe and supportive community. We explore how to lament, dialogue, show up, listen and build meaningful relationships as spiritual practice. We recognize God on the ski slope, in our vulnerable neighbors, in the community garden, in worship, and inside our hearts. We grapple with big questions and unfold into the sacred interaction of God’s story, our story, and the story of our broken and beautiful world.
9th-12th Grade Breakfast Club In Person Option:
9:30am-10:15am in the Minneapolis Campus Courtyard
Together on Sunday mornings starting Sept. 12th, let’s explore how we are “Known, Challenged, Changed and Sent” with God while building meaningful relationships as spiritual practice. We will meet in the courtyard at the Minneapolis Campus at 9:30am before the 10:15 am worship service for community connection time with food and discussion, then at 10:15 students will have the option to join Ellen in worship or sit with their families.
Wednesday Nights: Minneapolis Campus
Grades 9-10 Register here
As we get closer to Affirmation of Baptism, 9th and 10th graders will be exploring together how we listen, learn, act and communicate our stories together as a community of faith. This year will be “The Year of Baptismal Promises” where we dig deep into the promises the whole community makes when one is baptized and how we go about faith in the Lutheran (ELCA) tradition. Faith is being part of a community and how we practice these promises together matters. We will be in large groups, small groups, and out in the community learning together how the Baptismal promises may have been spoken within the walls of the church, but we carry them with us wherever we go.
Online Option**We will have a small group option online for students who cannot be in-person. This will be in the form of a google classroom.
Grades 11-12 Register here
This fall, 11th- and 12th-graders are invited to join us on Wednesday nights in a variety of different ways based on what they need this year. We acknowledge that 11th and 12th graders have a variety of responsibilities. Therefore, we invite all 11th-12th graders to join us on Wednesday 6:30pm-7:45pm whether they have a desire to grow their leadership skills by being a peer leader or if they would like a space to gather together to connect. We will have a room each week designated for 11th and 12th graders to connect at the Minneapolis Campus.
If they have a desire to grow their leadership skills they will be able to choose whether that be with 6th-8th grade confirmation, with the 9th/10th grade confirmation or with online small groups.
Tuesday Nights: Minnetonka Campus
All Students Register here
Students at the Minnetonka Campus will be exploring together how we listen, learn, act and communicate our stories together as a community of faith with Pastor Meta and Ellen. This year will be “The Year of Baptismal Promises” where we dig deep into the promises the whole community makes when one is baptized and how we go about faith in the Lutheran (ELCA) tradition. Faith is being part of a community and how we practice these promises together matters. We will be in large groups, small groups, online, and out in the community learning together how the Baptismal promises may have been spoken within the walls of the church, but we carry them with us wherever we go. When we are in person, we will be meeting from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Minnetonka Campus.
Youth Choirs & Ensembles
Women’s Choral Ensemble
Monday Evenings, Minneapolis Campus
Wednesday Evenings, Minneapolis Campus
Tuesday Evenings, Minneapolis Campus
Wednesday Evenings, Minnetonka Campus
Wednesday Evenings, Minnetonka Campus