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 LeRoy, pastor_paisley@bethlehemluth.org.


4th Grade: Advanced Bible

In this combined 4th grade milestone event, 4th Grade children will receive an Advanced Bible, which will be used as they move on to youth programs. The 4th grade cost is $35 and the 5th grade cost is $10 for materials.

Oct 16, 2021 4th Grade Advanced Bible and 5th Grade Christian Relationships and Values- https://forms.gle/5VaRgGgntD5KE2ky8

 

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

February 12, 20223 & 4 Worship https://forms.gle/14JBW63SZgk3NRvD6

 

3rd Grade Holy Communion
In 3rd Grade, children learn about the sacrament of Communion, Jesus’ Last Supper, and the ways in which this holy meal shapes our values and theology. For some third graders, this is their first time receiving communion; for others, it’s an opportunity to learn more about the sacrament they’ve already been participating in. All third graders who participate are invited to serve their families communion the weekend of . The cost is $20 per child for materials.

March 6, 20223rd Grade Communion https://forms.gle/KcZ22ReFa778PTx29

 

Kindergarten: Beginner Bible
Kindergarteners will receive their first picture Bible and learn about how to read the stories inside.

April 9, 2022 Kindergarten Beginner Biblehttps://forms.gle/YYr9yktHSCVZV7S2A

 

1st Grade: Stewardship
First graders will learn about the importance of stewardship and service to others.

April 9, 2022 1st Grade Stewardship https://forms.gle/EtgxQih5eKv24yku8

 

2nd Grade: Prayer
Second Graders will make their own Prayer Bears, practice different kinds of prayer, and learn how prayer can deepen their relationship with God. 

April 9, 2022 2nd Grade Prayer https://forms.gle/WPaR5n5CPuSeo7Kr9

 

1 & 2 Year Olds: Baptism Party!
All children who are 1-2 years old and have been baptized into Christ (by Sept. 2019) are invited to a baptismal promise celebration centered on music, movement, and water. There is no cost for this program.

June 5, 20221 & 2 Baptism Party https://forms.gle/rSC1E2ZRWyDabt2U7

 

 

 

 

 

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