Youth Group, Bethesda Presbyterian

Bethesda Youth Group (BYG)
Grades 6-12

Bethesda Youth Group (BYG) includes all middle and high school youth. BYG meets in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm each Sunday.  We begin with recreation, then move to dinner and our weekly scheduled events/studies.  During studies, the group may be divided in order to deliver age appropriate lessons for all.  When engaged in activities and dinner, the group meets as a whole.  This format helps encourage fellowship and growth in an appropriate manner.

A Vision for Young People, Presbyterian Church (USA)

In the midst of a beautiful and broken world, we have a vision for ministry with young people  that unites youth in Christ with all other generations and proclaims the love of God without end. This vision gives us hope for a Church that:

  • Is authentic, made up of communities of faith that live what they proclaim.
  • Participates in, and pays witness to, the lively, joyful reality of the grace of God for the whole world.
  • Helps young people to understand what it means to be saved by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that they will, as God does, view all people with love and possibility.
  • Expresses God’s boundless love by embracing young people as they are, where they are, and where they could be, inspiring them to share their ideas, dreams and unique gifts with the world and the church.
  • Acknowledges and celebrates youth as the keepers of God’s world, capable of serving as agents of healing, friends to the friendless, and leaders along the path of Jesus.
  • Encourages young people to live and lead with humility, but also with confidence and joy.
  • Accepts that it may be changed, even re-made, through the power of the Spirit and by the youth’s energy, freshness and vitality.

Youth Group Misson

Bethesda Youth GroupOur middle school and high school youth participate in several mission opportunities throughout the year, such as assisting our members and neighbors with yard work, assisting with Bethesda's Food Pantry, the Souper Bowl of Caring, Operation Christmas Child, Habitat for Humanity, and more. In addition, this group raises funds in order to travel and assist with an international mission project every three years.

Meals & Devotions

We like to share good food and fellowship! So we need the help of volunteers to provide meals and supervision. Because of numbers, we ask that members with a child in the youth group provide a meal on three different dates throughout the year.
Summer Activities

Youth Group at MontreatIn addition to activities such as Christian rock concerts, ballgames, and amusements parks, our youth have an opportunity to participate in several fantastic retreats! Our High School youth attend the Montreat Youth Conference, and our Middle School youth attend the Massanetta Middle School Conference.

Contact us to get involved!

Youth Devotional: "A Minute with Henster"

November 4, 2020

This week we begin the letters of Paul, starting with Romans. What are your thoughts of old Paul after you have read Romans and starting with 1 Corinthians? In every town except a couple, when Paul enters into the city he goes to the synagogue and begins preaching, starting with the OT (the Jewish history) using it to show the others how the scriptures foretold of the coming Messiah, Jesus. Then he begins teaching about Jesus with the key event the resurrection. As we read, Paul quotes the OT especially Isaiah, Psalms, and others. Remember that Jesus, Paul, and the other apostles studied the OT, this is why we should study it also, to understand that the OT and NT are connected (my soapbox moment there). Back to Paul, does he seem passionate, brash, zealous? What are some of your descriptions of Paul as we continue our reading of his letters?...

Read the full devotion: A Minute with Henster

We will continue with 1 Corinthians next week and move on to 2 Corinthians.