Youth Ministry (9th-12th Grade)

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.

Sunday Mornings

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. 

Register here! 

 

Breakfast Club Online Option: 

Virtual Student Check-In at 9:00am-9:20am 

Can’t make it to in-person Breakfast Club or Worship? No worries! Each Monday in the weekly email, Ellen will send out the zoom link for connection time for students 6th grade-12th grade. Just click the link and join in for prayer, check-in and community time together with those that are able to join us virtually! This will start Sunday, Sept. 12th!

Register here! 

Confirmation

Wednesday Nights: Minneapolis Campus

Grades 9-10 Register here

Confirmation Calendar 9th and 10th Grade

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 take place at the same time on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm-7:45pm. 

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

MTKA Confirmation Calendar 21-22

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

High School-Adults
Monday Evenings, Minneapolis Campus

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Youth Choir

7th-12th Graders
Wednesday Evenings, Minneapolis Campus

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Handbell Ensembles

High School-Adults
Tuesday Evenings, Minneapolis Campus
Wednesday Evenings, Minnetonka Campus

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Chancel Choir

Middle School-Adults
Wednesday Evenings, Minnetonka Campus

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Upcoming Events

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Sun, September 19 @ 9:00 am

Leah Yellowbird Exhibit: “Can You Hear Me Now”

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Sun, September 19 @ 11:30 am

Family Outdoor Worship

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Sun, September 26 @ 9:00 am

Leah Yellowbird Exhibit: “Can You Hear Me Now”

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Wed, October 6 @ 4:30 pm

Flu Shot Clinic

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Thu, October 14 @ 7:00 pm

Annual Fundraiser for the ICA Food Shelf

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Thu, December 9 @ 7:00 pm

Meta’s Book Club: Homegoing

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Thu, December 9 @ 7:00 pm

Meta’s Book Club: Rage Becomes Her

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Youth Ministry Staff

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Ellen Weber

Phone: 612-312-3372