Youth Sunday School
Sunday School, for children grades K through 6, is from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. from September to June. We kick off the Sunday School year in September with a "Rally Day." We have age appropriate curriculum and worship songs. In addition, children learn to be a part of the church worship serving as crucifer, acolytes, and lectors. All Sunday School children participate in a special ministry in which an adult member of the church serves as "Blessing Buddy". Sunday School children also participate in the annual Christmas and Easter Pageants.
For children grades 7th through 9th.
Classes meet Monday nights at 6 p.m. for instruction with Pastor Smith.
Contact Pastor Smith for more information.
First Communion Class
Classes offered annually.
A special ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in which an adult member of the church is a "Blessing Buddy" to a child in Sunday School. Each child is assigned an adult buddy and special events are scheduled during the year in which the Sunday School children share time working with their adult buddy on a special outreach project. This is an opportunity to build strong inter-generational bonds.
Meets during Sunday School and sings at church the first Sunday of the month.
Youth lock-ins are scheduled a few times a year in conjunction with a church ministry. In 2016 Pastor Smith held two youth lock-ins: In the Spring the youth prepared items for the church garage sale. In December they participated in the Angel Tree share event in which they purchased, wrapped, and delivered gifts to families in need.
Additional Youth Ministries
Located in the Catskill Mountains of NY, Koinonia is situated on 1,200 acres of forest. Centered in an empowered by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Koinonia is where God transforms and prepares people in an outdoor environment to love and serve one another.
Since 1927 Pinecrest has been gathering young adults of the ELCA in a one week summer camp, providing them with access to a strong faith community and an opportunity to develop their leadership skills in the church. This exciting and interactive camp has been a life changing experience for generations of campers. Pinecrest meets annually in August for a one week session, currently being held at Camp Louemma in Sussex, NJ. An annual theme guides the program throughout the week in group competition, athletic contests, and individual talent opportunities.
Located on the shores of Lake Kanawauke in Harriman State Park, Bear Mountain Camp Ma-He-Tu is a sleep-away camp for girls ages 7-15. At Ma-He-Tu all of the campers from youngest to oldest find a place where they can be themselves; a place where they belong. Campers safely enjoy exciting adventures, learn new skills, and make life-long friends in a supportive and caring environment.