There is a special youth group Sunday School for students in 6-12th grade. We will use this time to delve deeper into the Gospels, ask questions about Christianity, and explore themes and big ideas of our faith. Students will be allowed to participate in choir or help with AV if they choose.
youth kick-off party
Please join us on Saturday, September 16 from 6-8 pm at Bethany Presbyterian Church for our Kick-off Party! We will enjoy dinner, play some games, and hang out time to celebrate the start of Youth Group!
This is for students in grades 6-12. We'll meet in the Dickman Hall Gym where movie nights and VBS happened. Students are welcome to invite a friend to join as well. Everyone is welcome who wishes to come and will be respectful to others who attend.
If you/your student(s) is planning to come this Saturday, please email Megan Jones at email@example.com to confirm. This will help us know how much food to prepare. Thank you.
To streamline the process for signing up for youth events, there is a single medical release form to complete for each youth. Once filled out, the form will be good for all events for the 2023-24 academic year through August 31, 2024. Please complete one form per student and submit it either in person, sent with your student, or via email to Megan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the form by clicking the button below.
Students must have a completed medical release form in order to participate in any youth events. Please make sure it is submitted before the event takes place.
Youth Group will happen on the same day as The Well. Students in grades 6-12 are welcome to join for dinner before moving onto our own activities. This will be a balance of community building, games, and serious study time. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and look deeper into faith, philosophy, scripture, and more.
For the Fall, we will be looking at the 10 commandments—the youth study version of Adam Hamilton’s "Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today" (same book The Well will study).
Time and Location: 6:00pm – 8:00pm; Fellowship Hall and Dickman Hall room 6, and the gym
Bethany Youth Group is a time for students to participate in activities, scriptural lessons, games, and just hang out with each other! It will be a more casual time and happen once a month. Students are invited to join in the planning and ideas for future events. Typically held on the third Saturday of the month.
retreats & other events
Please save the date! We are in the planning process for a possible Spring Retreat and a Mission trip for the summer. We also hope students can help lead during VBS for next summer.
Northwest Presbytery Spring Retreat (April 5-7, 2024)
Mystery Mission Trip (June 24-29, 2024)
Vacation Bible School (July 8-12, 2024)
nw presbytery events
Bethany is part of the Northwest Presbytery which includes Old Scotch, Orenco Pres, and Hillsboro Pres. Each month, a member church of the Northwest Presbytery will host an event for all the youth of our Presbytery. These events are a time of learning, fellowship, and connection with youth and believers from around the area. Usually, the events are the first Sunday of the month with a few exceptions.
- Corn Maze (Saturday, Oct 7, 7-10pm)
Hosted by Orenco @ Sauvie Island
- Bunco Night (Sunday, Nov 5, 6-8pm)
Hosted by Bethany @ Bethany
- Christmas Party (Sunday, Dec 3, 6-8pm)
Hosted by Hillsboro @ Hillsboro Pres.
children & youth choir
We will be meeting every Sunday from 9:40 until 9:55 in Dickman Hall Room 8. Jody will come and get kids out of Sunday School classes for choir. We will plan on singing in church about every three to four weeks. Our songs will be a variety of old hymns and fun lively kids songs. During the year, we will have special times when the Joyful Noise kids can sing solos, duets, trios, and more. It is truly “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!" We welcome any and all kids!