This summer we will enjoy our seventh summer as part of the Summer Stretch ministry with our youth currently in grades 6-8. We will spend 4 Thursdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm together and one Wednesday attending a Twins game. The days will include service projects in the morning, lunch together, bible study, and then fun and games in the afternoon with other local churches. Pastor Sarah has all of the forms ready for you to sign up; cost is $70 for the four weeks, the adventure to Minneapolis, and a Summer Stretch t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Sarah. Deadline to register is May 13 to guarantee a t-shirt.

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Service

We gather at Bethlehem at 9:00 am and depart to serve in our community for the morning. Some places we traditionally serve at include: Habitat for Humanity, Operation Sandwich, Parks and Rec, Camp Confidence, Salem West, nursing homes, and the Senior Center.

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Lunch & Bible Study

Each Thursday at lunch we will picnic in the park, weather permitting, enjoy the outdoors and finish our lunch time with a short bible study.

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Fun

In the afternoons we gather with other local ELCA churches to do something fun. We have: played mini golf at Pirates Cove, gone to the water park, played games and had ice cream, went swimming, attended a Twins game, and went to the beach.