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BETHEL YOUTH
 events for 2021-2022 

we are a Christian youth ministry and all youth are welcome at the table!

Registration for the year 

We kindly ask that parents register all youth prior to joining us in-person. Youth from the same household can be registered under one form submission. Thank you!

2022 

Rundle Park IceWay

Friday, January 14

7:00 'ish pm - 9:30 pm

Cost = Free!

The forecast is looking relatively balmy for the 14th of January! Meet at the Rundle Park Family Centre, (where the IceWay begins/ends) at 7:00 'ish pm and bring your skates for about 2 km of ice trails that wind its way through the trees! There is a separate pond for Shinny, so bring your hockey stick too (if you like). The church has some hockey pucks, so I can bring those along. The Family Centre is a good spot to put on/take off your skates. A mask is required in the building, but not for the IceWay (or anywhere outdoors). I'll bring some hot chocolate along as well. Bring a friend!

Catalyst # 6 - Justice for All | Part 1 of 2

Friday, January 21

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Our 2022 bible discussion study kicks off with the next topic of our Catalyst series. Today, we talk about justice from a biblical perspective. We will be going over the story of Joseph in Genesis.

References: Genesis 37:1-36; I Corinthians 13:1-7; Psalm 138:7-8

Millennium Place

Friday, January 28

7:03 pm - 9:32 pm

Cost = Free!

This week, Bethel Youth is planning to go to Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. Meet at 7:00 pm to 7:10 pm for their drop-in schedule for using their gym (equipment provided for a variety of sports including volleyball, badminton, basketball, and floor hockey), or you can use their pool, or their skating rink. The choice is yours, so bring clothing that matches what you want to do. Also, bring a combination lock or share a locker with a friend. There is no cost, so just show up!

The facility is part of the REP program, so please bring your proof of vaccine (QR code) or medical exemption letter.

No ID is required.

Millennium Place

2000 Premier Way {take the Broadmoor Blvd exit off the Henday/Yellowhead interchange, then left at the 7-11}

Sherwood Park, AB

Catalyst # 7 - Justice for All | Part 2 of 2

Friday, February 4

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

Our Catalyst series of justice continues with the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis starting in chapter 39. Today's focus is on integrity that can withstand injustice and God's justice restores what it broken.

References: Genesis 39:1-23; Genesis 45:1-8; Genesis 50:14-21; Psalm 1:1-3; Luke 6:27-38; I Peter 3:15-17; Romans 12:17-21

Make Your Own Pizza Night

Friday, February 11

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

This week we will be making our own pizzas here at the church! All the ingredients and kitchen supplies will be provided. There will also be games and a short devo (devotional) as well. Bring a friend (who likes pizza)!

LaunchPad

Friday, February 25

7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Cost = Free!

               

This week for Bethel Youth, we are planning to meet at LaunchPad Trampoline Park on the South-side. There is no cost, so just show up. However, the place does require a parent or guardian to fill out an e-waiver on their website prior to the event. Please bring proper clothing and a mask (when not participating in an activity). See you there!

http://launchpadtrampoline.com

LaunchPad Trampoline Park 

6142 50 Street

Edmonton, AB

Volleyball Tournament

Trinity CRC Gymnasium

Cost = Free!

Thursday, March 3

11:00 am - 2:00 pm (approximate ending time)

               

It's Teacher's Convention, so Trinity CRC is hosting a Volleyball Tournament for grades 7-12 at their gymnasium. Youth are welcome to join with some ideas for their team selection. Youth who prefer not to play are still welcome to attend and enjoy time with friends. The leaders will honor that as best they can; however, we still may switch youth around to make teams fair. We encourage youth who want to play to invite their friends from school, et cetra. Note: It's a Thursday and not the normal Friday! Updated note: Although snacks & beverages (including water) will be provided at no charge, it would not equal that of a proper lunch. You may wish to consider bringing lunch-like food and/or a water bottle.

 

Trinity CRC

13427 57 Street

Edmonton, AB

Catalyst # 9 - Let's Get Real - Open Session

Friday, March 11

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

Tonight will be different. We will be having an open session! I plan to talk less and listen more. Do you have any questions on Christianity? Let the group know. Do you have questions on what's going on in the world (or your own world)? Let's talk about it together. We may not have all the answers, but we can have a safe space to talk about what's on your mind. There will be an opportunity to address questions anonymously as well. We can take comfort that God is in control no matter the circumstances! Snacks (of course) will be available while we are discussing!

Serve Night - Mustard Seed Poverty Simulation

Trinity CRC

Friday, March 18

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cost = Free (although it may involve an optional donation)

We are joining several of the Edmonton CRC Youth groups participating in a poverty simulation with the Mustard Seed of Edmonton at Trinity CRC in their gymnasium. The Mustard Seed has an event where they organize the youth into real life situations and they experience what it may be like to live in poverty. They will also lead a "thrift walk" - we will have to wait and see what that is exactly. See you there!

Trinity CRC

13427 57 Street

Edmonton, AB

Bethel Youth Spring Retreat

Camp Nakamun

Friday, March 25 @ 5:30 pm {Bus leaves Bethel parking lot}

to Sunday, March 27 @ 3:30 pm {Estimated arrival time at Bethel parking lot}

Cost = $ 55  {includes 5 meals provided by the camp}

               

I am excited to announce Bethel Youth is going forward with our Spring Retreat! (I know it's been postponed twice now and I apologize for that). This is an opportunity in one weekend for a whole bunch of youth groups to be together in community and to gather together to celebrate Jesus. There will be a speaker, Pastor Kiara from Sherwood Park Alliance Church, and a band throughout the weekend. There will be time to connect with the youth group to reflect and chat about the sessions. Also, there will be lots of fun late winter / early spring activities including skating (bring your skates/hockey stick) and a campfire with hot chocolate, plus there's an indoor pool, gymnasium, games area, as well as using the lodge for board game time. The camp also makes some great food! As this is a multi-church event, space is limited, so please take 3 minutes to sign up! A detailed schedule will be emailed to all who registered in mid-March as well as a waiver from the camp.

Girls' Tribe Time

Batman Movie + Treats at BP's Afterwards

Tuesday, March 29

5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost = Free!

Hilary and Elena (our super awesome girls' leaders) are planning to take the tribe to a movie plus some post movie treats to follow! Meet at the Cineplex Cinemas movie theatre at Manning Town Centre at 5:15pm in the main lobby for the 5:30pm start time for 'Batman'. Treat afterwards at the Boston Pizza right next door to the theatre! See you there!

Cineplex Cinemas (Manning Town Centre)

15531 37 Street

Edmonton, AB

Guys' Tribe Time

Boston Pizza (Clareview)

Thursday, March 31

6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Cost = Free!

Since it's Spring Break, this week we are just connecting with everyone in the guys' tribe over some pizza! Meet at the Boston Pizza in Clareview for some food & fellowship! See you there!

Boston Pizza (Clareview)

13803 42 Street

Edmonton, AB

Catalyst # 10 - Faith

Friday, April 8

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

This week we are going to look more closely at faith. What is it and what does it mean to have faith? We will take a look at God's faithfulness as well! Snacks to follow. Hope all is well with you!

References: Hebrews 11:1-40; Hebrews 12:1-3; Ephesians 2:8-10; Matthew 17:20b; Romans 1:16

No Youth

Good Friday!

Friday, April 15

Start Time for Good Friday Service = 6:30 pm

Due to being Good Friday, there will be no youth event this week.

If you have a home church outside of Bethel, then I encourage you to attend a Good Friday service there.

Otherwise, we would love to see you at Bethel to celebrate Easter on Good Friday at 6:30pm and Easter Sunday at 9:00am or 11:00am! Happy Easter!

Mall Hunt / Mall Crawl

West Edmonton Mall

Friday, April 22

6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost = Free!

It's our annual (okay, we missed last year) Mall Hunt / Mall Crawl! All the CRC churches in the Edmonton area are meeting at West Edmonton Mall for this fan favorite event! Meet in-between entrances #32 and #40 on the lower level beside the Dollar store (also in-between Winners and 'The Whale') at 6:45pm. See the picture below! The theme this year is 'Characters' where we need to hunt for certain individuals within our CRC domination that will be dressed up in various characters and you need to find them before time runs out. The winning group will receive a prize! If you wanted to spend the majority of your time just chilling with your friends and eating in the food court, you won't win the prize, but we would like you to join us anyway so us leaders can have a chance to connect with you. See you there!

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Catalyst # 11 - What is your story?

Rundle Park - Meet at the Family Centre

Friday, April 29

6:45 pm - 9:15 pm

Meet the Family Centre at Rundle Park for Catalyst this week. When we were required to be outside during the pandemic, that was the only way we can meet back then. Even if we don't have to this anymore, I thought we can change it up and we can enjoy some fresh air anyway. If you arrive late, look for us out in the field near the beach volleyball courts and I'm sure you'll find us! I moved the start and end times slightly back to allow a bit more time in the sun (it gets a bit dark after 9pm).

Partly due to the popularity of the open sessions back on March 11, this will be another open session! Just like back then, I plan to talk less and listen more. Where do you (and I) fit in God's story? If you're open to sharing, what is your story? What is your testimony? Where do we find ourselves within God's narrative? Let's talk about it together. There will be time to throw a ball around, chill with friends, and snacks will be a plenty too!

The Rec Room

West Edmonton Mall

Friday, May 6

7:05 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost = Free!

This week at Bethel Youth for Outlet, meet at The Rec Room at West Edmonton Mall! Meet at the front entrance (if arriving at the mall entrance, then walk through at meet on the other side) at 7pm. Bethel will provide the first 120 credits for you to use on a wide range of games. Anything beyond that will be up to you though. There are plenty of tv's there, so yes, you can catch some of the Oilers game too. See you there! 

Inspire: Compassion!

Ebenezer CRC

Sunday, May 15

1:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Cost = Free!

               

Ebenezer CRC in Leduc County is hosting an Inspire: Compassion youth event for churches within Classis Alberta. Youth from across Alberta are invited to a youth-led worship & praise service, a speaker session, time for some games (either out in the field or at Covenant Christian School next door), plus a free dinner is included in the event. If you want to sing or play an instrument with the band, please let me know! Note: It's a Sunday and not a Friday. Transportation will be by school bus from Bethel to Ebenezer and then back again when the event ends. The event runs from 2pm to 8pm (with 45 minutes being added for transportation each direction). The event is free, but registration is required due to parental permission.

In summary: The bus leaves Bethel on 1:15pm and is expected to return at about 8:45pm. Dinner is provided!

Ebenezer CRC

49245 Range Road 250

Leduc County, AB

If you're thinking, hey, where did the event on Thursday, May 19 go?

I unfortunately had to postpone the tribe nights to Friday, June 10th.

We do accept ideas of what to do or where to go.

If you wanted to reach out to any of your leaders to chat or have questions, we welcome you to do so!

If you don't know their numbers, reach out to me at doug@discoverbethel.com and I can let you know.

Have a great long weekend and see you at Rundle Park next week!

Games - Hot Dogs - Chill!

Rundle Park - Site # 6

Friday, May 27

7:03 pm - 9:32 pm

Cost = Free!

The CRC youth groups in the greater Edmonton area are meeting at Rundle Park at Site # 6 (near the Family Centre and the volleyball courts) for some games, some food, and some chilling with your friends around the park. We will provide the hot dogs and all the fixings by the campfire, but Youth are encouraged to bring snacks to share as well. There's a field to play some games and a beach volleyball court as well. Bethel will bring its nerf football and a volleyball and the other churches will bring other items to share. Bring a friend and see you there!

24/7 Prayer Night

Friday, June 3

6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Bethel Youth is participating in a prayer session in conjunction with the 24/7 Prayer Week leading up to Pentecost Sunday. We are devoting at least one hour for prayer. Senior High's to pray from 7:00pm sharp to 8:00pm and Junior High's from 8:00pm 9:00pm. When the other group is praying, we can have some discussion time and join in for some snacks and activities from 9:00pm to 9:30pm. 

Girls' Tribe Time

TBD

Friday, June 10

TBD pm - TBD pm

Cost = Free!

Details announced soon! Send ideas to Hilary or Elena!

Location TBD

123 Street

Edmonton, AB

Guys' Tribe Time

TBD

Friday, June 10

TBD pm - TBD pm

Cost = Free!

Details announced soon! Send ideas to Doug or Brayden!

Location TBD

456 Street

Edmonton, AB

Gala!

Friday, June 17

TBD pm - TBD pm

It's our year end Gala! Details for this event will be announced soon. 

Our summer program starts Tuesday, July 5th

2021 

BBQ Kick-Off!

Bethel Parking Lot

Friday, September 10

7:02 pm - 9:37 pm

 

We plan to kick off the 2021-2022 year here at the parking lot with a BBQ! Also, we'll have games set up for basketball, ball hockey, spikeball, and whatever else I dig out of the church basement!

No Youth

Friday, September 17

The leaders of our church have booked a retreat at the church so we are unable to have an event today. 

Catalyst # 1 - Confident and Humble

Friday, September 24

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

We plan on a time of worship & praise music and bible discussion with our Catalyst series. Today, When you think you know best, choose to be humble instead.

References: II Samuel 15:1-14; II Samuel 18:1-15, 31-33; Matthew 23:12; I Peter 5:5-6

Outlet

Kickball!

Friday, October 1

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

                              

We are planning to play Kickball, also known as soccer baseball. The plan is to meet at the church at 7:00 pm, then walk over to Bannerman Park. If you are late, walk over to the park along 142 Avenue about two blocks away from the church and we will be at one of the baseball diamonds. Snacks to follow back at the church afterwards.

Catalyst # 2 - Watch Your Words

Friday, October 8

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

We plan on a time of worship & praise music and bible discussion with our Catalyst series. Today we are discussing to love God and others with the words that you say.

References: James 3:1-12; Mark 7:1-8; Luke 6:27-28

Outlet

Corn Maze!

Friday, October 15

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cost = $15

                              

We are joining some of the other CRC churches to go to the Edmonton Corn Maze! The bus is booked! The plan is meet at the Bethel parking lot at 6:00 pm for school bus transportation to the corn maze (don't be late). We plan on returning to the church by 10:00 pm (so it will leave the maze at about 9:15 pm). Masks are required on the bus. Hungry? You don't have to eat the gross corn in the maze since we will also provide pre-packaged chips & cookies, juice boxes or Kool-Aid Jammers, and water bottles at the fire pit! I previously had on here hot dogs & marshmallows, but due to covid, we decided to not have these this year.

No Youth

Friday, October 22

Your youth leaders will be taking a retreat to help plan the year, pray for the ministry, and pray for you, the students of Bethel Youth. As a result, we will not have youth this week.

Catalyst # 3 - Creation, Fall, Redemption, & Restoration

Friday, October 29

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We plan on a time of worship & praise music and bible discussion with our Catalyst series. Today we will be going over God's creation, the fall, redemption through Jesus, and God's plan for restoration.

References: Genesis 1; Genesis 3;Romans 3:22-26; Leviticus 16:20-23; John 3:16-17; Hebrews 10:1-18

Movie Night!

Friday, November 5

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Let's have a movie night at the church! There will be pizza & soda pop! It will be a great time to connect with friends too. See you there!

Serve Night - Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child

Friday, November 12

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We have the opportunity to serve by putting together gift-filled shoe-boxes for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child program. It is a night to give back with our time.

Optional: To assist with putting together the shoe-boxes this Friday, then please consider an offering by bringing some items to include with the shoe-boxes. Here are some suggestions from their website:

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/

https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020_OCC_gift_suggestions_for_age__gender.pdf

Catalyst # 4 - Grieving

Friday, November 19

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

We plan on a time bible discussion & fellowship with our Catalyst series. Today we will be going over being with people when they are grieving which includes actions like letting them know you're there, lending a listening ear, being patient, remembering important dates, and taking care of yourself too. We will go over & discuss the story of Job in the book of Job as well.

References: Job 2:11-13; Job 16:2; Psalm 34:18; Romans 8:1-39

Video & Board Game Night

Friday, November 26

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This Friday we plan on having a game night! The Nintendo Wii will be available as well as a wide variety of board games!

Bring a friend!

Sports!

Trinity CRC Gym

Friday, December 3

6:45 pm - 9:15 pm

We are planning a game of basketball and other games at the Trinity CRC gymnasium.

We will be joining Trinity Youth, Covenant Youth, and Bridge Youth as well!

Meet at the Trinity CRC gym! Doors will be open for youth at 6:45 pm.

We have the gym from 7 pm to 9 pm, so try not to be late (and then need to clean up and leave by 9:15 pm).

Consider what shoes you are wearing so you don't mark up their floor. Be considerate of another church's space.

Pre-packaged snacks will be available. Bring a friend!

Trinity CRC

13427 57 Street

Edmonton, AB

Catalyst # 5 - Catalyst on the Road!

Life Church

Friday, December 10

7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

We have been generously invited by Life Church to participate in a multi-church worship & message night!

The main worship & message session will be from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm; however, before & after the event, there will be access to their gym for some activities and video games as well. They are offering free hot chocolate as well.

Meet at Life Church! It's on 50th Street, just south of the Whitemud Freeway.

Life Church

4461 50 Street

Edmonton, AB

Christmas Party

Friday, December 17

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

It's time for a Christmas Party!!

We plan on watching 'The Grinch' and we will have plenty of food including Christmas pizza, Christmas bagel bites, & Christmas hot chocolate. Basically show up, enjoy some time connecting with friends, snack away, and watch a show! See you there. Bring a friend!