Stepping Stones

The goal of our Stepping Stones ministry is to encourage and support parents in fulfilling the promises they made for their child at baptism, and to do so by creating an opportunity every year for parents and children to grow in faith together. Each Stepping Stone milestone includes educational time with our pastors, a fun activity or craft, and fellowship with other families. If you have any further questions, please contact Pastor Paisley Le Roy at pastor_paisley@bethlehemluth.org.

We understand the majority of our students missed a stepping stone over the past year so you may register for two workshops if you’d like. Otherwise you can just pick up with the workshop planned for your child’s grade level this school year (2021-2022). 

 

3 & 4 Year Olds: What does it mean to worship?

Sunday, April 24 / 9:40–10:40am

In this Stepping Stone workshop, children who are 3–4 years old are invited to explore the sanctuary with their parents, using their senses to learn more about what it means to worship God! The little ones will have an opportunity to splash in the baptismal font, learn about the pictures in the stained glass windows, and see the altar close up, among other exciting experiences! There is no cost for this program.

Please note: 3 & 4 year old Stepping Stone has been RESCHEDULED for Sunday, April 24 from 9:40–10:40am in the sanctuary. For more information and to register your child, please complete this form

 

Kindergarten: Beginner Bible

Saturday, April 9 / 9–10:30am

Kindergarteners will receive their first picture Bible and learn about how to read the stories inside. For more information and to register your child, please complete this form

 

1st Grade: Stewardship

Saturday, April 9 / 9–10:30am


First graders will learn about the importance of stewardship and service to others. For more information and to register your child, please complete this form.

 

2nd Grade: Prayer

Saturday, April 9 / 9–10:30am


Second Graders will make their own Prayer Bears, practice different kinds of prayer, and learn how prayer can deepen their relationship with God. For more information and to register your child, please complete this form.

 

1 & 2 Year Olds: Baptism Party!

Sunday, June 5, 2022 / 10:45–11:30am

All children who are 1-2 years old and have been baptized into Christ (by Sept. 2021) are invited to a baptismal promise celebration centered on music, movement, and water. There is no cost for this program. For more information and to register your child, please complete this form


 

4th and 5th Grades: Advanced Bible and Christian Relationships and Values

2022 Dates TBA

In this combined 4th and 5th grade milestone event, 4th grade children will receive an Advanced Bible, which will be used as they move on to youth programs. The 5th graders will partake in a workshop on Christian relationships and values. The 4th grade cost is $35 and the 5th grade cost is $10 per child for materials. 

 

3rd Grade: The Sacrament of Holy Communion 

2022 Dates TBA

In 3rd grade, children prepare for their First Communion, learning about the sacrament of Communion, Jesus’ Last Supper, and our Lutheran foundations for the Eucharist. The cost is $20 per children for materials. 

Our Core Values, Mission & Vision

Core Values
We value:
- learning about God and how God directs our life.
- shaping children’s hearts and minds.
- empowering children to be the church now.
- accepting others.
- creating an inclusive community.
- serving others.

Mission Statement
We invite all children and families into a community where we:
- grow in Christian faith and values
- teach and nurture each other with care
- learn how to serve others together
- build meaningful relationships

Vision Statement
Train up children in the way they should go; and when they are old, they will not depart from it.  -Prov. 22:6