Bethany Lutheran Church

A Great Commision Congregation


(Middle School Group) for grades 6-8

MSG is the Middle School Youth Group offered here at Bethany. Youth Group is a time for ALL Middle School aged youth to come and hang out with one another, play games, and spend time in God’s Word. 

(Updated 2/21/17)


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: 

MSG consists of an abundance of events all designed to strengthen your youth’s bond with peers and more importantly with their Lord! On a consistent basis you can expect to participate in Bible studies, lock-ins, dances, movie nights, bi-monthly get-togethers, and servant events.  

Our main meeting time is at CONNECT on Wednesdays from 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. CONNECT  is a time set aside in the middle of the week for your youth to spend time CONNECTING to each other and more importantly CONNECTING to the Lord. There will be a snack, fun/free time, and Bible study offered at every CONNECT.

For a majority of our events and for every CONNECT we will be meeting in the Youth Room at Bethany. For other events, such as beach days, servant events, etc. you will be informed of the time and location. Click HERE for an MSG Information Sheet. 

February 2017:

Connect Dates...

Wednesday, February 22 - Connect (4:30-6:00pm) 

MSG Dance

Friday, February 24 (7:30-9:30PM) in the Gym. Cost is $10. A yearlong permission form is required to be on file to attend the dance. 

March 2017:

Connect Dates...

NO Connect on March 1 (Ash Wednesday); worship services are 4:00 & 7:00PM this day.

Wednesday, March 8  Connect (4:30-6:00pm) 

Wednesday, March 15  - Connect (4:30-6:00pm) 

Wednesday, March 22 - Connect (4:30-6:00pm) 

Wednesday, March 29 - Connect (4:30-6:00pm)

Additional Event: 

Junior High District Youth Gathering: March 11-12

Preparation Class for Receiving the Lord’s Supper:

Confirmation at Bethany is the means by which we prepare our youth for worthy reception of the Lord’s Supper. This portion of the Catechism is taught on Wednesday evenings during Lent. The class is intended for 5th & 6th graders who plan to be confirmed at the end of their 8th grade year; and this class will also be attended by 7th & 8th graders currently in our Confirmation classes that have not yet made it to the Communion Preparation course. The 5-week class is for both the      student and at least ONE parent.  

This year our sessions will begin on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:50PM (Room 202) and will conclude on Wednesday, April 5 Each class will end in time for the student and their family to attend our mid-week 7:00PM Lenten worship. Those completing the course will be able to receive their First Communion on either Palm Sunday or Maundy Thursday. If you plan to have your child attend these classes contact Karl Fink by Friday, March 3rd.

April 2017:

Connect Dates...

Wednesday, April 5  Connect (4:30-6:00pm) 

Wednesday, April 12  - Connect (4:30-6:00pm) 

NO Connect on April 19 (Easter Break)

Wednesday, April 26 - Connect (4:30-6:00pm) 

The Summit (gr. 4-6) – Save the Date!

Parents of 4th/5th/6thGraders,  The Summit (Saturday, April 1) is a one day event sponsored by the Pacific Southwest District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod specifically geared for 4th through 6th graders.  The Summit will be filled with active learning with dynamic speakers, fun, meaningful games and activities, as well as service opportunities for each student.  More information will be coming soon for registration. Registration forms will be in both the church and school office, or online at Early registration is due by Friday, March 3rd and is $60. Late registration is due by Thursday, March 23rd and it will then cost $70. If you have any questions contact DCE Intern Nathan Linehan by email (


MSG (Middle School Group) Dances

*In order to attend the dance you MUST have the 

Year Long Youth Ministry Permission Form on file. Click HERE for this form.*

Our dances are for youth in gr. 6-8 that attend Bethany Lutheran Church, or are in our Confirmation classes, or attend Bethany's Day School. Chaperones are always needed. 

Parents - when you drop your youth off at the dances you will be required to sign them in to show that both of you agree to the rules and dress code.  Click HERE for the MSG Dance Information packet.   

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