Parents of Our Students

The best way we can serve you and your family is through walking alongside you and Bethany Church as we help our students to Love, Obey & Proclaim Jesus Christ. One of the ways we can do that is through regular communication to you about what is going on in the student ministries!

Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas

Director of Youth Ministries

610-395-3613 ext.15

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Read Our Weekly Update

What is happening this week in our youth ministry? What was talked about last week? Keeping you informed is one of the best ways we can walk alongside you and your teenager as your family figures out how to love, obey and proclaim Jesus Christ. This weekly update gives you a lot of valuable calendar information about the week to come. It also helps you to know what we have been doing as a ministry.

Current Lesson Info for Parents

Here is a PDF of our current lesson series:

Upcoming EVENTS

Jul
24
Wed
Wednesday Youth – Small group (JR/SR High) @ Wescosville Campus
Jul 24 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday Youth - Small group (JR/SR High) @ Wescosville Campus | Macungie | Pennsylvania | United States

Youth Ministry at Bethany UM Church has the goal or reaching the lost as well as equipping and discipling the youth of this church and community. Being a Christ follower is a lifelong pursuit and we are eager to teach, mentor and offer real life opportunities to do ministry.

Please join us on Wednesday nights at the Wescosville Campus for the small group youth meeting for both JR and SR High. Each group will have it’s own space and gender group to dive deep into Biblical topics and discussions each week. Also we offer a family meal each week before the youth meeting to help busy families like yours still have time to have dinner together.

Jul
28
Sun
Youth Sunday School
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Youth Sunday School

Sunday school has a long tradition in the Church to serve as a time of education of the Word, a forum of discussion and a place to grow in knowledge of God’s word. Our teen Bible study is no different. The Youth Sunday School here at Bethany serves to be another extension of the rest of the Youth program and also an vital role in the greater function of the church as our focus is always on family and the members of the family. Please join us each week as we work through the Bible and discuss major and timely topics each week. For parents there are a number of great options as well.

Jul
31
Wed
Wednesday Youth – Small group (JR/SR High) @ Wescosville Campus
Jul 31 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday Youth - Small group (JR/SR High) @ Wescosville Campus | Macungie | Pennsylvania | United States

Youth Ministry at Bethany UM Church has the goal or reaching the lost as well as equipping and discipling the youth of this church and community. Being a Christ follower is a lifelong pursuit and we are eager to teach, mentor and offer real life opportunities to do ministry.

Please join us on Wednesday nights at the Wescosville Campus for the small group youth meeting for both JR and SR High. Each group will have it’s own space and gender group to dive deep into Biblical topics and discussions each week. Also we offer a family meal each week before the youth meeting to help busy families like yours still have time to have dinner together.

Aug
3
Sat
Veteran Ministry Build
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This is a community wide build project that will benefit Bud (Purple Heart veteran of Hamburger Hill) and his wife (a double amputee). This family was featured at both the Ride for Freedom and the Tribute to Our Freedom.

Glory be to God. The fundraising and planning are complete for the 2019 Veteran’s Ministry build Project.

A special thanks to TruBlue Contracting who will be onsite leading the build and keeping everything to code.

Preliminary Cleaning Crews  July 17th 10am.
“Your Task Genie” is leading volunteers to go out and move household goods into a trailer to give us a nice open area to do sheet rock and flooring.  Contact Scotty to coordinate at your convenience and receive the address.

July 20, 10am (Preliminary work)
We only need two volunteers this date to work with the contractor to upgrade the bathroom to a handicap compliant bathroom. Please email Scotty to coordinate this limited need and receive the address.

August 3rd (Main Build Date) 8am to 6pm.
We will be widening doorways, hanging sheetrock, installing flooring, installing an electric chair, upgrading the outdoor ramp and some basic home maintenance. Many hands make light work. Construction experience is not required.  TruBlue Contruction is providing  the leadership and heavy tools. This would be a wonderful day for local businesses to have a team building day and volunteer in your local community. Aug 17 is the alternate rain date. Lunch will be provided for all workers. Please bring work gloves and any basic tools for construction and yard work you may have. Please contact Scotty to register and receive the address.

scoyle@bethanyumchurch.com

Aug
4
Sun
Youth Sunday School
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Youth Sunday School

Sunday school has a long tradition in the Church to serve as a time of education of the Word, a forum of discussion and a place to grow in knowledge of God’s word. Our teen Bible study is no different. The Youth Sunday School here at Bethany serves to be another extension of the rest of the Youth program and also an vital role in the greater function of the church as our focus is always on family and the members of the family. Please join us each week as we work through the Bible and discuss major and timely topics each week. For parents there are a number of great options as well.

Bethany Family Retreat

Please join us September 6-8, 2019 at Black Rock Retreat Center for a retreat designed for your whole family.  Click the link provided to download the informational pamphlet. There is a table available in the Macungie narthex with registration forms.

Bethany Family Retreat 2019

Youth Ministry Small Groups

We have geared our Wednesday nights to have a unigue focus on both our JR High (6th-8th grade) and our SR.High (9th-12th grade). While also giving each age and gender a small group to discuss and be challenged by God’s Word. Wednesday nights have also become a great mid-week focus for all families here at Bethany where meals are offered for busy families with kids and youth. So bring your middle school and or high school student join us for dinner and while the youth have their own acitivity and Bible study time you as parents can join a seperate in-depth Bible study of your own. This is just one way Bethany Youth Ministry is reaching not only the youth but the whole family.

6th – 8th Graders

We know being a pre-teen is not easy. We know you need a space to have fun, talk about life and be with friends. We have created that space just for you and your friends!  Wednesday Nights are your time to make new friends, deepen freindships you have and grow closer to God.  6:15-7:45 in Fellowship Hall is Small Groups for 6th – 8th graders.

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9th-12th Grade Students

Being a teenager is one of the most exciting times of your life. Yeah there is a lot of stress and pressure but there are a lot of opportunities as well. We want to help give you more opportunities to hang out with your friends, have fun and figure out what role God and faith play in your life. So come on out Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:45 in Fellowship Hall.

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