- Phone: (715)386-8821
- Mailing Address: 920 Third Street, Hudson, WI 54016
Bethel’s Faith Milestone Ministry celebrates important faith milestones in the lives of Bethel’s youth. Students prepare for their Faith Milestones during their faith formation time (Sunday or Wednesday, depending on the grade group) in a given month. The milestone is then celebrated in worship with the congregation to fulfill the baptismal promises.
There is no need to register for this program, you are automatically enrolled with your Sunday School, Wednesday Night and Confirmation classes. Follow instruction and celebration times on the calendar and in your family emails.
During Lent, 3rd graders will prepare for First Communion with two classes. Both classes will be led by Pastor John and Carole DeJardin, Director of Children’s Ministry.
Class 1: Tuesday, March 29th, 6:30pm-8:00pm at Highlands: This class if for students only to learn what communion is meant to be for us.
Class 2: Tuesday, April 5th, 6:30pm-8:00pm at Highlands: students AND parents - Please make sure to have at least one parent present as we will share communion experiences.
During worship on Thursday, April 14th (Maundy Thursday) at 5pm or 7pm at Highlands, your child will receive her/his First Communion. Please have your child invite sponsors, grandparents, other family members to join them at one of these services for this Faith Milestone celebration.
All 3rd graders registered for Sunday School are anticipated for the classes. Students not registered for Sunday School are still welcome to participate in First Communion experience. Contact Marcie Andrews to be added to the class roster ( ).
Children who are 3 years old by September 1 of the school year are welcomed into Sunday School as their Faith Milestone. These children will experience first-hand what it looks like and what to expect when they attend Sunday School each week.
These students discover The Beginner’s Bible. This Bible’s vibrant art and age appropriate text will introduce the children to over 90 favorite Bible stories that you can share together as a family or your child can read independently. Students explore questions like “What is the Bible? What does it mean the Word of God? Is it true?”.
First graders will hear and see how Jesus gets excited when we pray, that he gave us The Lord’s Prayer as a way to talk to him. The students will explore what it is this prayer is all about and share it with the congregation.
Students are introduced to the prophet, Moses and what the 10 Commandments are and how we live our lives obeying these instructions. They will share the 10 Commandments on their Faith Milestone Sunday.
These students discover the meaning of Holy Communion, that it is a gift for us, and how we remember, and appreciate what Jesus did for us. The 3rd graders will also hear and experience how we are transformed because of communion.
The 4th graders receive a student Bible that is a stepping stone between a picture Bible and an adult Bible. These students will learn how to use their Bible for their knowledge, faith and spiritual growth.
Students will learn what a creed is, what an apostle is and why the apostles wrote this creed. They will explore what it means to us as people of God as they prepare to recite this in worship.
During Reformation month, the 6th grade students will explore the contents of Luther’s Small Catechism including the Lord’s Prayer, the 10 Commandments and the Apostle’s Creed and discover Martin Luther himself.
8th graders will receive The Lutheran Study Bible which will support their Biblical knowledge and faith formation. These Bibles will be well used as the students progress through confirmation.
After not only years of faith formation, but also the two year program of study, these youth affirm their baptism through the Confirmation Milestone and become adult members of the church.
As these students graduate from High School, they take another step in their faith formation by preparing and leading an entire Sunday worship service.