YOUTH & FAMILIES

Question of the Week

Question of the Week – What does God eat?

Pretty old. The people who started The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea first met in 1889. That’s a long time ago! They didn’t meet in the building that we currently call home, though. This church building began being built in 1925 (almost 100 years ago) and we’ve been here ever since. So, yes, our church building is pretty old. But, did you know that the “Church” is actually not a place? The Church is actually the people that gather together. You are the Church. I am the Church. The clergy, the choir, your parents, the babies in our nursery, the Vestry members, we are all the Church because we are followers of Jesus Christ. So, you could say that even though the building we worship in is pretty old, the Church is actually much older than that because it goes all the way back to the first people who followed Jesus. We’re all a part of that! And even though things seem pretty hard right now because we can’t come together and worship in our pretty church building, the Church has been through things that were MUCH harder and we’re still here. And, knowing that God has been with His Church for this long, it’s a pretty safe bet that He’s going to be with us even when we don’t know what the future holds.  

Email Mr. Greg at knight@bbts.org to submit a question.

Special Event – Summer of Donuts

Who doesn’t like donuts? The correct answer is no one. No one doesn’t like donuts. Now, here’s an even better question. Who doesn’t like FREE donuts? That’s what I thought. Now, here’s the last question. Do you want to know how YOU can get FREE donuts this summer? All you have to do is submit a question for our Children & Youth Question of the Week and you will be entered into a monthly drawing for two free donuts from Jupiter Donuts. That’s it, that’s all you have to do. Just email a question about God, faith, the Church or something like that to knight@bbts.org and even if we don’t answer your question, you’ll still be entered into our drawing. Limit is one entry per person and the drawing will be held before the last Sunday of each month. Good luck and get those questions in now!

Weekly Summer Craft Packs

Get your craft and be sure to join us for Sunday School. We will read God’s word, sing God’s praises, and create our craft together. For kids age 10 and under.

For more information on getting your weekly Summer Craft Pack contact Jessica Hitchcock at hitchcock@bbts.org

 

Resource – Building Faith Brick by Brick

If you’re like me, and you have little ones at home, chances are your kid’s toys are all over the place right now as they spend more and more time indoors this summer. Well, don’t just step on those Legos in the middle of the night, put them to good use as a teaching tool. One of the things that is most effective for young people in connecting them to the epic stories of the bible is giving them the opportunity to envision what the biblical narratives make them think about. A great tool for helping kids to make art is by using those old Lego sets that we have gathering dust on shelves, in toy boxes, or even laying around on the floor. Emily Given has created a wonderful resource that can help you learn more about using Lego blocks to teach your children stories from the Bible. You can find her book, Building Faith Brick by Brick at this website  and you can even find a sample lesson plan at this website.

Calendar Items:

Sunday, July 12; 10:00 a.m. – Zoom Sunday School (The Good Samaritan)
Wednesday, July 15; 6:30 p.m. – Zoom Youth Group (Exodus: The Story of Moses)
Friday, July 17; 8:00 p.m. – Youth Movie Night (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)
Sunday, July 19; 10:00 a.m. – Zoom Sunday School (The Parable of the Fig Tree)
Wednesday, July 22; 6:30 p.m. – Zoom Youth Group (Exodus: The Law)

For more information please contact Greg Knight (knight@bbts.org)

Children’s Sunday Morning – Zoom Sunday School

For all children ages 10 and under, we are going to offer a Zoom Sunday School with Jessica Hitchcock and Greg Knight on Sunday mornings. We will have a story and short children’s homily, songs, and interactive crafts from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

Click here to join us on Zoom Sunday mornings.

Join The Children and Youth Faith-At-Home Weekly Email Newsletter

Parents of all ages, but especially children 10 and under, are invited to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter that comes out every Friday featuring Sunday School lessons and children and youth resources connected to that week’s liturgy.

If you would like to sign up. Please email Greg Knight (knight@bbts.org) and you will be added to the mailing list.

Bethesda Wednesay Night Youth Group Online

The Bethesda Youth Group is open to all youth in 6th through 12th grade. Each week we offer fun activities and lively discussions.

Click here to join us on Zoom Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.

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