Bethany Lutheran Church

A Great Commision Congregation

High School

for grades 9-12

(updated 5/23/17)


Meet our new DCE Intern!

Our new intern, Faustino Munoz starts on June 15th. Click HERE and get to know Faust a little better. 

Hi everyone! My name is Faustino Munoz and I am going to be the new DCE intern beginning this June. I am from Itasca, Illinois, which is about 15 miles from Concordia University Chicago where I studied and 20 miles from downtown Chicago. I am excited to come to Long Beach and share a little Chicago with everyone in California! I am recently engaged, my fiancé's name is Zara and she is very excited to visit Bethany and meet everyone. A large part of who I am is being a Chicago Cubs fan and a Chicago Bears fan. It will be a new experience being in the area of a rival fanbase! One of my hobbies and passions is photography and videography, from engagements to portraits to sports events! I am looking forward to meeting everyone and growing in faith and fellowship with everyone at Bethany. I will see you all in June! 

IMPORTANT Forms to have on file:

*Turn ALL forms into Kayleigh Belvery, Youth Minister.

  • Year Long Youth Ministry Permission Form (Sept2016-Aug2017)  Make sure that you have this form on file to participate in ALL YOUTH Events. Forms are available in the Youth Center if you need to fill one out or click on the link to print a copy. *Please NOTE: We are in the process of redoing our release forms. They are currently pending council approval. There is a possibility that you will be asked to fill out the new forms once they are made available. 

Upcoming Dates: 

High School meets mainly in the Youth Room. We meet Sunday morning for breakfast, highs/lows, and a Bible study. Sunday evenings for Youth Group are a different format. There will be a more in depth study accompanied by food, bonding, games, etc. You are welcome to join us anytime and are encouraged to bring friends. For more information please text Kayleigh at 309-397-6583.

May 2017:

Friday through Sunday May 26 to May 28 - Crossroads Retreat

Sunday, May 28 - Memorial Weekend... You are encouraged to go with your family to the All Together Event @ 9:30AM in the Parish Lounge this morning; YES, we will have High School Youth Group tonight for those wanting to hang out after Crossroads (4:00-6:00)!

June 2017:

Sunday, June 4 - Sunday School in Youth Room @ 9:30AM (8th grade welcome breakfast); Cornerstone for High School Youth Group (1:00-3:00PM *Note the earlier time!) at the DeJongh Home. Text Kayleigh for directions.

Sunday, June 11 - Sunday School in Youth Room @ 9:30AM; High School Youth Group (4:00-6:00) 

Sunday, June 18 - Sunday School in Youth Room @ 9:30AM; NO High School Youth Group - Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 25 - NO Sunday School or HS Youth Group - Mission Alaska Trip (6/24-7/3)

July 2017:

Sunday, July 2 - High School Youth Group (4:00-6:00PM)

Sunday, July 9 - High School Youth Group (4:00-6:00PM)

Sunday, July 16 - High School Youth Group (4:00-6:00PM)

Tuesday, July 18 - High School Beach Day @ Bolsa Chica Beach...More info coming soon.

Sunday, July 23 - High School Youth Group (4:00-6:00PM)

Tuesday, July 25 - High School Movie at the Beach...More info coming soon.

Sunday, July 30 - High School Youth Group (4:00-6:00PM)

*Dates & events are subject to change.

You will be contacted with any of those changes.


Music Ministry:

High school youth interested in participating in Bethany's Music Ministry are encouraged to contact Dr. Carol McDaniel (Director of Music Arts) or Emily Duescher (Asst. Director) to get involved in The Bethany Choir, TheWordAlive Band, TheWordAlive Vocalists and/or one of our Hand Bell Choirs. 

Coffee & Donuts Volunteers:

Thank you to the High School Youth who volunteered to help with this Sunday morning service to our congregation. The schedule was sent by email to the participants and is posted in three additional places on campus: in the Youth Room and on the Coffee & Donuts Cabinet in the kitchen.  A reminder postcard will be mailed to you the month prior to your scheduled Sunday. This is a great way to earn funds into your youth account for use in going on retreats, gatherings, and mission trips as well as other high school youth events. 

Social Media



High School - Bethany Lutheran High School Youth  

College - Anchor

 *Both pages can be found through Bethany Lutheran Church’s Facebook page.



Church - Bethany Lutheran Church - Long Beach    

School -  Bethany Lutheran School - Long Beach

 *Both apps can be found in Googleplay or the App Store

Other Social Media for the High School Youth - Be in the Know!

Instagram: Bethany_hsg                    Twitter: Bethany_hsg                        

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