Questions? Kayleigh Lopez ( ) - Minister of Youth, ext. 18
2022 LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas!
Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ and learn about the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.
I am excited to share with you that Bethany Lutheran Church’s High School Youth Group will be attending the LCMS Youth Gathering from July 8-13, 2022!
*** There was an information meeting held on Tuesday, August 24. If you missed this meeting and have not been receiving emails from Kayleigh Lopez regarding this event...and are interested in your youth attending the Gathering; PLEASE CONTACT KAYLEIGH ASAP! ***
There are a few items of importance...
- The registration fee for the LCMS Youth Gathering is $395 per participant.
- Youth Participant's Registration form and Registration fee of $395 are Due by October 24th. (Registrations will NOT be accepted after October 24th, NO EXCEPTIONS)
- Adult Leader Application and Registration are Due by October 3rd.
LINKS FOR Gathering Registration Materials...
- Due October 24 - 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering - Youth Participant Registration
- Due October 24 - 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering - Special Needs Form
- Due October 3 - 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering - Adult Leader Registration
- Due October 3 - Bethany's Adult Leader Application
Fundraising and scope of the expenses were covered at the meeting on 8/24. Again, if you are interested in going contact Kayleigh Lopez ASAP.
The Youth Gathering is a long-standing tradition in the LCMS. It focuses on the spiritual formation of your child in a safe and fun manner and we are beyond excited to begin planning with you and your youth!
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Hey High School Families,
Our Sunday evening Youth Group will be on Bethany's campus, 4:00-6:00PM.
The High School Youth Group utilizes the WhatsApp. Please read the information below to get set up.
If your child is entering into their freshman year of High School, I would like to add them to the High School Youth Group WhatsApp.
The High School Youth Group communicates through “WhatsApp”. “WhatsApp” is a free messaging application on Smart phones that will allow for the user to send and receive text messages, calls, photos, videos and voice messages.
Text message is one of the biggest ways I communicate with the Youth Group about upcoming Bible Studies and events. Over the last year is has become apparent that using standard text messaging is no longer a viable option.
Our Youth Group has outgrown the ability to have all of our members in a single group chat via standard text message. “WhatsApp” helps to eliminate that problem and will allow for Android and iPhones users to communicate in the same group chat.
Please consider allowing your child to download and use the “WhatsApp” so that this line of communication may continue. If you have any questions about this App please feel free to email, call or text me. I had attached a picture of the app so you can make sure you are using the correct one.
-Kayleigh Lopez, DCE
Youth Ministry Year Long Permission Form - Families with youth in grades 3-12 must have this form on file to participate in ANY & ALL YOUTH MINISTRY Events. The Youth Ministry Year Long Permission Form is an ONLINE FORM! Click the link below to fill out this online form:
Currently there is NO fellowship time being offered on Sunday mornings. When the decision is made to change this, we will be put together another schedule for volunteers. If you are interested on being on that list, please send an email to Aimee Coleman at .
- Coffee & Donuts Schedule - TBD
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- School - Bethany Lutheran School Long Beach, CA
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*Both apps can be found in Googleplay or the App Store
Other Social Media for the High School Youth - Be in the Know!
High school youth interested in participating in Bethany's Music Ministry are encouraged to contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (Director of Music Arts) to get involved in The Bethany Choir, TheWordAlive Band, TheWordAlive Vocalists and/or one of our Hand Bell Choirs.
ACOLYTE AND CRUCIFER PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS:
Boys and girls in the 4th through 12th grades, who are members of Bethany Lutheran Church or non-members who participate in one of Bethany's education programs (e.g. Kid's Bible Discovery, Christian Day School, or Confirmation classes) are eligible to participate.