Questions? Kayleigh Lopez ( ) - Minister of Youth, ext. 18
ARE YOU ABLE TO HELP?
LAST Sunday of every month is our High School Youth Group Game Night and we are looking for families that would be willing to open their home up for this game night from 4:00-6:00pm. Contact Kayleigh Lopez ( ) and she can answer any questions you may have. Your hospitality is most appreciated!
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. 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!
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!
*** Registration is now closed to attend the LCMS Youth Gathering with Bethany. We have 23 Youth Participants and 8 Adult Leaders going this year. Please keep these participants and their families in your prayers as we begin this year of preparing for this Gathering. ***
Schedule of payments...
Participant families that have a balance owing were emailed the amount due. If you do owe, please pay the balance by JUNE 30th.
*To make your Gathering Payment - online instructions:
- Once on the Giving Page, click on the purple button "Give Online", then on the Fund drop down choose, "Youth Gathering - Participant Payment".
- Click HERE to go to the Giving Page.
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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:
High School Youth...if you are interested in volunteering to help with Coffee & Donuts on Sunday mornings please click on the link below. If you have any questions, please send an email to Aimee Coleman at .
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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 Mara Widmann at 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.