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BETHEL YOUTH
 events for 2021-2022 

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 

No Youth :(

Friday, January 7

I regretfully announce our Winter Retreat has been cancelled. The camp has notified me they may try again in March if the Covid-Omicron situation settles down. Stay tuned for details on this soon...

In addition, I put thought into a Plan B for this weekend, but due to current circumstances, I'm sorry to announce to cancel youth for this week.

Take care, God bless, and hope to see you next week at Rundle Park!

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 50:15-20; Psalm 1:1-3; I Peter 3:15-17; Luke 6:27-38; Romans 12:17-21

Outlet - TBA

Friday, February 11

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

Details on this will be posted soon.

Catalyst # 8 - TBA

Friday, February 18

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

Details on this will be posted soon.

References: TBD

Outlet - TBA

Friday, February 25

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

Details on this will be posted soon.

Edmonton Oil Kings vs. Calgary Hitmen

Faith & Fun Night!

Rogers Place

Cost = $ 15

Friday, March 4

6:15 pm - 10:15 pm

               

The Edmonton Oil Kings is hosting a "Faith & Fun Night" as they play the Calgary Hitmen at Rogers Place. It is an inter-generational event, so parents and siblings of youth are welcome to join as well. Following the game, faith-based groups will be able to gather at the Molson hockey house for some games and activities. Please sign up with the link below by 9 pm on February 11, as I need to know how many tickets to buy. Covid-19 vaccine QR code is necessary for entry. ID is not required for those under the age of 18.

Serve Night - "Thrift Prom"

Location: TBD

Friday, March 11 {tentative}

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

We are joining several of the Edmonton CRC Youth groups by participating in a "Thrift Prom" Poverty Simulation. What is that exactly? Stay tuned for details...

Catalyst # 9 - TBA

Friday, March 18

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

               

Details on this will be posted soon.

References: TBD

Bethel Youth Spring Retreat

Camp Nakamun

Cost* = $ 55          *good deal!

Friday, March 25 @ 5:30 pm

to Sunday, March 27 @ 3:30 pm

               

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.

Additional dates & information will be added soon.

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 7:00pm, 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, Restoration, & Redemption

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, God's plan for restoration, and redemption through Jesus.

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!