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.

 

1 & 2 Year Olds: Baptism Party!

Sunday, June 11, 2023 / 10:45–11:15am / Register here.

All children who are 1-2 years old and have been baptized into Christ are invited to a baptismal promise celebration centered on music, movement, and water. There is no cost for this program. 

 

3 & 4 Year Olds: Worship

Sunday, February 12, 2023 / 10:45–11:15am / Register here

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. 

 

Kindergarten: Beginner Bible

Saturday, May 6, 2023 / 9–10:30am / Register here

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

 

1st Grade: Stewardship

Saturday, April 22, 2023 / 9–10:30am / Register here

First graders will learn about the importance of stewardship and service to others. 

 

2nd Grade: Prayer

Saturday, November 12, 2022 / 9–10:30am / Register here

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

 

3rd Grade: Holy Communion 

Saturday, March 5, 2023 / 9–11am / Register here

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. 

4th Grade: Advanced Bible

Saturday, October 22, 2022 / 9–11am / Register here

5th Grade: Family Values

Saturday, December 10, 2022 / 9–11am / Register here

 

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