2019 Summer Calendar
What an action packed summer is planned! Youth and/or their parents should have received an email with a link to a downloadable (and printable) calendar. Please keep track of these dates!
Hiking with Pastor Cam – June 4
For all you nature enthusiasts. Join Pastor Cam as we hike a couple of scenic nature trails. Students should bring a lunch, some snacks and a couple of bottles of water in a small backpack. Wear comfortable shoes and bring sunscreen and bug repellent. We will meet at the church at 8 AM and will be back at 4 PM.
School is Out Lock-In – June 7
Our first opportunity to hang out together all night. There will be games, events, food and more. We will go from 8 PM to 7 AM here at the church. The cost is $15.
VBS for the Church – June 9 – 12
We will have the opportunity to help volunteer with children’s ministries for Bethel’s Vacation Bible School. Students will be needed to help with music and all of the other VBS centers. Arrive at 5:25 PM and we are done at 8:45 PM. Please contact Jana Mathis if you would like to help.
Beach Trip – June 17 – 21
We will be going back to the beach this Summer, Garden City Beach to be exact, for our beach trip. This trip will be June 17-21, 2019. There will be fun in the sun and in the Son. We will have various events, games, beach time, a destination unknown and so much more. The cost for this trip is $259. A $50 deposit will reserve your spot. Give your deposit to Blair or put it in the black box to reserve your spot today.
Mission Trainings begin April 24
Mission Trainings are a time that we can prepare for our Youth Mission Trip to Epic Missions in Vero Beach. At each mission training we will prepare our VBS and other components of our mission trip. It is of the utmost importance for students to attend trainings. Unexcused absences will greatly affect a student’s ability to be fruitful on the mission trip. Trainings are at 7 PM 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10.
VBS for Day Care – June 24 – 27
Help us as we plan for the mission trip and run a VBS for the Day Care here at Bethel. This is considered part of mission training as we will run the VBS we will be doing at Vero. Students should arrive at 8:15 AM and will be done at Noon.
Mission Trip – July 14 – 20
We will be going to Vero Beach for our Mission Trip this summer. We will be working with Epic Missions. We will be doing VBS, construction, volunteering at food banks, Habitat for Humanity, and so much more. The dates for this trip are July 14-20, 2019. The cost is $180. Please reserve your spot by filling out a green mission application and a yellow epic form as well as a $50 deposit. All forms can be found in the youth area.
Movie Under the Stars – August 2
Join us as we eat dinner and watch a movie outside under the stars. We will meet at the Mathis house at 7:30 PM for dinner and then move outside for the movie. You can be picked up at 11 PM.
Movie Matinee Days – July 8 and August 13
We will meet at the church at 11:30 AM and grab lunch and then see a movie. Students need money for lunch and movie.
Carowinds – July 29
We will be headed to Carowinds to ride some rides and have a good time. We will leave the church at 8:30 AM and will return at 6:30 PM. The cost is $40 and students need money for lunch. Students should sign up with Chad.
Chad Chats – assorted dates
Bring your lunch and Bible and come chat with Chad. We will discuss some tough questions from the Bible and faith and how it all applies to us. Meet at the church at 11:30. 6/5, 6/12, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14
Serve at the Church – assorted dates
We will be gathering at the church to help paint, clean, and redecorate some of the youth areas of the church. Students should wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. Students will also need to bring $5 for lunch. Come help us 10 AM. 6/13, 6/14, 7/9, 7/25, 7/26, 8/8, and 8/9
Summer Fun Days – assorted dates
This is your opportunity to come hang out with the group and do something fun. Whether its a spike ball tournament, swimming, video and board games, or something bigger, it’s our chance to have fun. Chad will give you details and cost as the days get closer, just clear the time to come hang out. 7/1, 8/1, 8/6, and 8/16
Sunday Night Live
During the whole Summer we will have Sunday Night Youth all together from 6 PM – 7:30 PM. 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 and 8/18
Pigeon Forge Trip
Our winter trip was to Pigeon Forge, TN, January 18-21. We took part in some fun attractions in the area as we escaped from the tomb and learned to survive in medieval times at Magiquest. We also had the opportunity to see a great show at the “Stampede”.
More importantly, this trip was about making connections. We were able to make good connections with each other as we played games and hung out with each other. We also were able to connect with God in our small groups led by students. Our students were immersed in in-depth conversations about Christianity and Christian Life. The group was hungry for genuine worship as they sang loudly during worship times and were totally focused on the word delivered by Chad Deetz. Overall, we were challenged to live our lives for God so that He may be seen in us.
The students made huge strides in their faith and the group is growing!