We meet about twice a month. We spend our time in high-energy fellowship and strive to provide a come-as-you-are, safe and welcoming atmosphere where students can gather with fellow Christians, have fun and be nourished in their walk with Christ. We are fully aware that it is difficult to be faithful as a young adult in our culture today, so we work to equip and encourage our students. Our goal in whatever we do — service projects, Bible studies, fellowship events, hanging out — is to relish in our God-given gift of faith and grow together in Christ.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
School’s out for summer!!! That may be true, but our SoulFire youth group is going strong! We have several fun events—most of which came via the recommendation of our students. All of these SoulFire events are offered for our soon-to-be freshman (9th grade) through our graduating seniors.
Cookout & Brain Break on June 2 from 6pm to 8pm
The end of the school year can be a drag, so…take a break! We’re inviting all eighth grade students to join the high school group from 6pm to 8pm for a cookout dinner and a brain break! Let’s have fun getting to know some new faces! We’ll play some games, but this is really an opportunity for you to hang out and relax.
Custard, Conversation & Laughter on June 17 at 2pm
We’re getting together on Monday, June 17, at 2pm at Culvers to kick off the summer and celebrate school being out! Custard, conversation, and laughter…why would you want to miss it?!?
Devil’s Lake on Saturday, June 29 at 8am
A day near the lake, hiking, playing Frisbee, swimming, fishing. Sounds like a great summertime event! We will meet at church at 8am. For lunch, we ask that you bring something to grill and a side to share. This is a great day to bring the whole family along! Let’s have some good summer time fun!
Mallard’s Duck Pond on July 7 for 1:05pm Game
Join us on Sunday, July 7, at 1:05pm for a day at the ball park! We will head to the “Duck Pond” to watch the Mallards play. Gates open at 12:05pm;
the cost is $12 per ticket, which includes a souvenir cup and a ball cap! Other ticket packages available for different prices…ask DCE Jan for details!
Bowling & Lazertag on July 30 at 10am
Annnd…it’s a strike! On Tuesday, July 30, at 10am we’re heading to Prairie Lanes for some bowling and a game of lazertag! Lazertag will have just opened a few weeks prior, so we’re excited to check it out! Bring your game face and get ready to play!
National Youth Gathering July 10-15, 2019
This summer, after years of preparation and fundraising, a group of 42 youth and parents from both Bethlehem and Cross will head to Minneapolis for the LCMS National Youth Gathering. Our trip will be from July 10-15. We will join over 25,000 others from across the globe in celebrating our
Lutheran identity. Please continue to pray for all of our participants—for
safe travels, a healthy week, open hearts, and a time blessed in our relationships and our faith. This event will be a highlight of their high school years and leave memories that last forever!
Trek Around Madison on Wednesday, August 14
It’s time for our annual trip to Madison! Join us on Wednesday, August 14, for an adventure across the city, including a trip to the zoo, State Street, a bakery, and some other surprises! We will meet at church at 8:30am to head out and will be back by 4pm. This event is always a blast, so you won’t want to miss out!
Slip ‘n Slide Kickball on Thursday, August 29
To close out the summer, we’re going to get wet! Join us on Thursday, August 29, from 4pm to 6:30pm for slip ‘n slide kickball. We will grill burgers and hot dogs for dinner! Parents are invited to join in on the fun as well. This is going to be an epic event…write it in your calendar NOW!