Wednesday, April 05, 2017

May Camp 2017 Overview

What is May Camp?

May Camp is a retreat weekend for youth that includes chapel sessions, meals together, free time and activities, field games, a talent show, and lots of other fun stuff—all at beautiful Green Bay Bible Camp on Lake Okanagan!

We partner with our sister Baptist churches: Sunshine Ridge (Surrey), Ebenezer (Vancouver), Chilliwack, Lakeview Heights (West Kelowna), and Faith (Vernon). 
May Camp is a great way to build friendships and meet youth from other churches. Our Chapel sessions feature upbeat worship, games, and a speaker. Spend your afternoons  swimming, kayaking, on the field, playing games, offsite at one of our activity options, making a Starbucks run with a youth leader, or just relaxing on the beach!

This year we have rented a coach bus to transport us there and back - we are leaving earlier than previous years to beat the Hwy 1 traffic jams that always seem to delay us. The bus features comfortable seating, a small bathroom, and luggage storage.

The Basics


Who: Grade 7-12 students
What: A long-weekend youth retreat for youth from NAB churches in BC 
When: May 19-22, 2017 (meet 11am on Friday at church)
WhereGreen Bay Bible Camp, 1449 Green Bay Rd., West Kelowna

Accommodations: Green Bay is designed as a family camp with several facilities and features - the girls stay in the Lodge building with bathrooms in their rooms; guys stay in the Cabins with a common bathroom; camp also has a dining hall, Chapel, enclosed waterfront area for swimming, kayaking, etc., grassy areas, beach, RC car pit, and large field. The Lodge also has a common space for teens to hang out with couches, foosball, etc. We are a 5 minute drive from West Kelowna centre (groceries, fast food, clinic, etc.) and a 15 minute drive from Kelowna.

What to bring: Basic packing list is included in your registration form and includes:
- BIBLE and pen (you WILL need it for Chapel this year)
- Clothes for the weekend - be sure to check the weather!
- Jacket in case of poor weather/rain
- Running shoes for activities and games
- Swimwear - board shorts to the knee for guys, tankini/one piece for girls (or just wear a tank over your two piece)
- Bedding - sleeping bag and pillow
- Toiletries and towel
- Dress for girls night (we dress up for Sunday dinner!)
- Money for lunch and dinner on the way up, extra change for Starbucks or McDonald's runs during the weekend
- Camera and alarm clock as phones/tablets not allowed

Please avoid large bulky items (e.g. your guitar) but please feel free to bring activities such as board games, girls' night supplies, snacks, etc.

What not to bring: 

- Anything illegal
- Prank supplies
- Phones/tablets - we will be collecting these items when you get off the bus on Friday night (if you choose to bring it on the drive). Our no tech rule is camp wide - we encourage teens to spend time enjoying face-to-face friendships, and this rule prevents lost or damaged equipment - something that seemed to happen every year. Enjoy your phone on the bus rides, and know that when we collect them they will be locked in a safe in a secure location for the weekend. Amanda will post on this blog and in our Facebook group to let parents know that we have arrived safely. In case of emergency, call Green Bay to get a hold of Amanda or your child. If teens need to get in touch with parents, we will unlock the safe to let them use their phone to contact parents before it is locked up again. 


Basic camp schedule:

Friday
- Meet at Bethany at 11am for departure (stop for lunch on the way - probably in Hope or Merritt)
- Arrive at Kelowna City Park for afternoon free time/dinner in late afternoon (depending on traffic) - park has boardwalk, grassy area, beach and change rooms, with places to eat nearby for dinner (if it rains we will go to the mall instead)
- Head to camp approx 7pm. - free time - unpack, etc. 
- Chapel time
- Night snack
- Indoor free time
- 1am lights out

Saturday
- Breakfast 
- Chapel and small groups, followed by free time
- lunch 
- free time for afternoon (includes field access, waterfront activities), optional activities take place during this time for those who signed up (hike, archery, archery tag, tubing)
- Dinner
- Chapel
- Evening activities (choice between outdoor night game or DIY night), 
- Night snack
- Indoor free time
- Lights out

Sunday
- Breakfast 
- Chapel and small groups, followed by free time
- lunch 
- Field games
- Afternoon free time (includes field access and waterfront)
- Bethany girls night
- Dinner
- Chapel
- Hootenany (talent show)
- Night snack
- Indoor free time
- Lights out

Monday
- Breakfast
- Chapel
- Pack up
- Group photo
- Lunch
- Depart camp approx 1pm (not stopping for meals unless there is bad traffic and our arrival and church is significantly delayed)
- Arrive at Bethany approx 6pm.


Rules:
- Chapel time is mandatory
- No guys and girls in each others' rooms
- Respect camp property
- Appropriate swimwear
- 11pm quiet time (residences on either side of us - hang out in the dining hall or Lodge room instead)
- Don't leave camp property without a leader (includes visiting relatives in the area, taking kayaks/canoes out of enclosed waterfront, etc.)

Youth Spring 2017 Friday Events

All Youth events are on Friday nights from 7-9pm in the Youth Room unless otherwise noted. After iConnect wraps up, Grade 7s can join us for our remaining youth events starting May 12.

Please note that Consent Waivers are required to participate in Friday night events. Bring yours to the next event you attend - one form covers all events until the next school year starts. Download here. 

March 31—Where’s Waldo (6:30-9pm)
This human scavenger hunt is back! We are heading to Ikea Richmond, where you will work in teams to track down your leaders in disguise. Meet at Ikea (inside main entrance from covered parking lot) OR sign up for a ride leaving from the church at 6:30pm (sign up no later than March 29 with Amanda so we can arrange drivers). We are looking for parent drivers and volunteers.

April 7—Alive
Join us for games, worship, message and small groups. This week, Sarah and Marni will be sharing about their recent trip to Israel!

April 14—Good Friday
There is no Friday night event this week—enjoy celebrating Easter with your families, and we hope to see you at church on Sunday April 16!

April 21-22—Youth Survivor Overnighter (7pm-10am)
It’s back! Bring a friend and get ready to outwit, outplay and outlast in this overnight event. Work in teams to compete in games for rewards or elimination. Once eliminated, we will have other activities running in the church. The Sole Survivor will be announced the following morning at breakfast. Cost $5 per person—newcomers play for free.

April 28—Alive
Join us for games, worship, message and small groups.

May 5—Nerf Wars
Invite your friends and get ready for a crazy night of church-wide Nerf wars!! Nerf guns provided for all players.

May 12—Alive
Join us for games, worship, message and small groups. Grade 7s who have finished iConnect can start coming to youth on May 12!

May 19-21—May Camp Retreat
Our annual youth retreat at Green Bay Bible Camp for Grades 7-12. Pick up a registration form in the youth room OR download and print from our church website. Earlybird deadline April 16.

May 26—Chapel Unified (6:15-9:45pm)
Chapel Movement is a collection of Lower Mainland youth groups who get together to worship in their local areas (Richmond, Vancouver, Langely, Tri-Cities, etc.). We are ALL joining together for a massive night of worship and great speakers at Westside Church to end the school year!! We will rent a bus to take all students from the church to Westside and back OR you can meet us there (777 Homer St., Vancouver). RSVP to Amanda no later than May 25. This event is subject to change—if cancelled, we will do an Alive night instead.

June 2—80’s Night
Our last event of the school year! Bring a friend, wear a costume from the 80’s, and join us for food, 80’s themed games and music, prizes and more!!

In May/June, watch for information about the School’s Out Playland Party, Crossover Week (July 3-7), Youth Camping, and other upcoming summer events!


iConnect Spring 2017 Friday Events

Here is the Spring 2017 Event Calendar for iConnect. Grade 5s are welcome to join us for all Spring Events - events are now for Grades 5-7, are free and take place in the iConnect room from 7-9pm unless otherwise noted.

Please note that Consent Waivers are required for Friday events. If you have not completed one, please bring it with you to the next event you attend. One form covers all events until the next school year starts. Download here.


Grade 7s - click here for youth event schedule as you can start attending youth events on May 12. Click here for May Camp retreat info.


March 31—Amazing Race
Work in teams to complete this church-wide competition with prizes for the winning teams—a crowd favourite that we do every year! Parent volunteers needed.

April 7—Alive
Join us for games, worship with the youth, snacks, a devotional and more! As the Grade 5s will now be part of iConnect, we will have some special activities so the group can get to know one another better.

April 14—Good Friday
There is no Friday night event this week—enjoy celebrating Easter with your families, and we hope to see you at church on Sunday April 16! Grade 5s can join a special Kids' Ministry activity for Grades 3-5 this evening at 7pm - meet in the Gym.

April 21—Photo Rally
This popular event sees students working in teams to complete a photo scavenger hunt—then come back next week for the photo reveal and to see who won!

April 28—Alive
Join us for games, worship with the youth, snacks, a devotional and more! We will be showing the photos from last week’s event and announcing the winning team as well.

May 5—Tacky Tourist Wrap-Up Party
For our last night of iConnect, bring a friend, dress as a tacky tourist, and get ready for a travel-themed event with lots of food, prizes (including for best costume), games and more.


In May/June, watch for information about Crossover Week (July 3-7) and other great summer events!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Sunday Morning Classes

Here is our tentative class schedule for the remainder of the school year. Lessons are subject to change based on volunteers and class registration numbers. Click to enlarge.


Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Youth Winter 2017 Events (Jan-March)

Unless otherwise noted, all events are for Grades 8-12 and take place in the youth room from 7-9pm. 2016-2017 Consent Waiver required to participate—be sure to hand it in if you haven’t done so already!

Dowloads:
PDF Winter 2017 Newsletter
2016-2017 Consent Waiver (required to participate in Friday events)

January 6—Glow Games
Wear something white or neon, invite some friends, and join us for a glow-in-the-dark party, complete with glowing games and prizes!

January 13—Alive
Join us for games, worship, message and small groups. Most of our 2017 Alive nights will feature testimonies from students, leaders, or other Bethany members.

January 20—Make a Movie Night
Work in teams to make a movie in 2 hours! We will announce the teams and our 2017 theme during the previous week’s event. Then, edit the movies so we can show them and hand out awards at our Oscar Party!

January 27—Chapel Richmond-Delta—6:30-9:30pm
We are once again heading to Chapel, a youth worship night for area churches. Sign up with Amanda no later than Jan. 25 as we need to arrange rides. Location TBA.

Saturday, January 28—MissionsFest Youth Rally
We are heading downtown to check out MissionsFest together! We will meet at Skytrain, grab dinner on the way, and then head to Vancouver Convention Centre to learn about different missions work before we head to the youth event. Times TBA as it depends on who signs up (approx. mid-afternoon to 10pm). Cost is $10—tickets sell out fast so bring your fee on Fridays or Sundays ASAP!

February 3-4—Youth Survivor (7pm-10am)
It’s back! Bring a friend and get ready to outwit, outplay and outlast in this overnight event. Work in teams to compete in games for rewards or elimination. Once eliminated, we will have other activities running in the church. The Sole Survivor will be announced the following morning at breakfast. Cost $5 per person.

February 10—Alive
Join us for games, worship and small groups.

February 17—Youth Olympics
Work in teams and go for the gold! Bring some friends and get ready for a great night of team games together.

February 24—Alive
Join us for games, worship and small groups.

March 3—Youth Oscars
Get dressed up, bring a dessert, and get ready to walk the red carpet! We will be showing all movies from Make a Movie Night, enjoying a dessert potluck, and then handing out awards such as Best Actor, Actress, Director and Picture.

March 10-11—30 Hour Famine (7pm-12:30pm)
This is a sleepover event for Grades 6-12—we raise money for those without food, and fast for 30 hours to understand what it feels like. This event includes group games, competitions, and activity stations—an event you don’t want to miss! Grab a registration package in January to start fundraising—each student must raise a minimum of $50 to attend, and those who have raised the most will get to throw a pie on one of the iConnect leaders’ faces!



There are no Friday events during Spring Break (March 17/24). We resume with Where’s Waldo on March 31.

In February, watch for more information about weekday Spring Break events.

iConnect Winter 2017 Events (Jan-March)

Unless otherwise noted, all events are for Grades 6-7 and take place in the iConnect room from 7-9pm.   2016-2017 Consent Waiver required to participate—be sure to hand it in if you haven’t done so already!

Download: 
PDF Winter Newsletter
2016-2017 Consent form (required to participate in Friday events)


January 6—Human Bowling
As crazy as it sounds! Join us for life-size games including Human Bowling and Hungry Hungry Hippos—where YOU become a part of the game! Bring some friends and join us for a great night to start 2017.

January 13—Alive
Games, worship with the youth, snacks, and a devotional.

January 20—Board Games Night
Bring a game or use one of ours! We will have lots of games and snacks available as we spend time having fun together.

January 27—Alive
Games, a service project, snacks, and a devotional.

February 3—Egg Drop
Bring a friend and work in teams to create a protective nest to save your egg… when we drop it from various heights! Last egg intact wins a prize for the winning team. Will yours be strong enough to drop from the roof??

February 10—Alive
Games, worship with the youth, snacks, and a devotional.

February 17—Geriatrics Night
Join us for this wacky night of games based on old people stereotypes! Play some bingo, try drinking prune juice, and many more games that earn prizes.

February 24—Alive
Games, worship with the youth, snacks, and a devotional.

March 3—iConnect Olympics
Bring a friend and join us for this team game—work together to invent a country and then compete in Olympic-style games against other teams. Wear comfy shoes!

March 10-11—30 Hour Famine—7pm to 12:30pm
This is a sleepover event for Grades 6-12—we raise money for those without food, and fast for 30 hours to understand what it feels like. This event includes group games, competitions, and activity stations—an event you don’t want to miss! Grab a registration package in January to start fundraising—each student must raise a minimum of $50 to attend, and those who have raised the most will get to throw a pie in one of the iConnect leaders’ faces!



There are no Friday events during Spring Break (March 17/24). We resume with AMAZING RACE on March 31.

In February, watch for information about weekday events during Spring Break for Grade 6-12 students!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Clue 2016 Recap

Click here for event album
Click here for recap video

WOW! Clue was already more than a week ago and we are still excited about the game and how it went - thanks to all of our hardworking volunteers for making it possible!

This year we were joined by Sunshine Ridge Baptist, Ebenezer Baptist, Sherbrooke Mennonite, Fraserview Mennonite, and The Church on 5 (formerly Bethell/The Way). It was great to see our old friends and make some new friends too!

Our theme this year was WILD WEST - teens entered Frontier Town circa 1850 and worked to solve the mystery of the bank robbery.

How the Game Worked

Teams couldn't enter the two crime scenes (the stagecoach that crashed during the getaway, and the bank vault where the robbery took place) until they trained to be deputies under our Head Sheriff Sheldon. Once they visited the crime scenes and made observations, they needed to visit the Sheriff's Office, where they were sent out to complete their training.

To become deputies, teams needed to: 1) get a haircut at the Barber, confirm citizenship at Town Hall, earn their gun license at the Shooting Range, buy a deputy pistol at the Trading Post, and learn to ride a horse at the Ranch. After completing these tasks, they were certified as Deputies by Sheldon.

Once they earned Deupty Clearance, teams could enter the crime scenes and gather evidence. They also learned at the Sheriff Office that they would need to forge a key to the lost treasure.

To forge a key, they had to learn how to make one at the Trading Post, go to the Mine and find iron ore, and then take it to the Blacksmith to have a key forged.

Once they entered the Bank Vault crime scene, they found a piece of green bandana. When they figured out that they were sold at the General Store, they were told that 3 people bought that colour and they would have to find them and learn their names (Prospect Pete, Billy Boots and Mean Marv). Then, they visited the Saloon where the bartender told them he saw a stout man make off with the stolen gold after the stagecoach crashed.

Once they entered the Stagecoach crime scene, they found half of a map with handwriting on it. At the post office they learned that someone dropped a map at the Dance Hall, but once they arrived, learned that they gave it to the Ranch. At the Ranch Pigpen, they recieved the second half of the map.

With their key, suspect names, and map, teams then had to report back to the Sheriff's Office. They were told to go and arrest their best guess at the correct suspect and bring him back. Each suspect lead to different buried items outside - two were false leads, sending the "injured" teams to get stitches before trying again. One was the true suspect, who lead them to the buried gold that they dug up to complete the game.

Alternate Activities

Because we had 110 players - and not everyone figures out how to play this complicated game - we also offered a prize to the team who could complete the most activities aside from solving the mystery. Teams could go to either the Post Office and deliver mail around town, or could go to the Trading Post and learn that they could pan for gold and mine raw resources to forge into items that needed delivering around town.

The Winners

Congratulations to our winning teams:

First Place - Brady and Friends and Their Friends Too (Brady, Ethan, Ryan, Quinn and Umran)
Second Place - Koala Cows (Stephen, Connor and Mathais)
Third Place - Mastermind (Evelyn, Sandra and Meghan)

Alternate Activities Winner - Soup-A-Stars (Emily, Breanna and Robyn)

The Volunteers

Black Rock Chapel - Nancy, Micah and Faith
Saddleback Post Office - Matt and Temi
Oakley Prison - Brent
Proprietor B.L. Smithe Blacksmith - Harvey and Helga
Buffalo Barber Shop - Marni and James
Sheriff Office - Sheldon, Carlon and Kris
Maverick's General Store - Teri, Randy and George
Buckaroo Ranch Pigpen - Horst and Tonia
Buckaroo Ranch Horse Riding - Sherbrooke leaders
Buckaroo Ranch Lasso Practice - Ebenezer leaders
Fistfull of Bullets Shooting Range - Jake, Angelika and Madison
Cooper's Concesion - Heidi, Susanna and Cailey (Church on 5)
Wild Frontier - Val and Carissa
Sierra Madre Gold Panning - Jesse
Tomahawk Trading Post - Christine and Miriam
Cattle Canyon Mine - Tara, Rayna and Riley
Bronco Bank - Sunshine Ridge leaders
Town Hall - Connie, Bernie and Tiana
Golden Nugget Dance Hall - Peter, Shawna and Laurie
Black Jack Saloon - Heidi, Kristina, Tyler and Kayla
Rodeo Railroad - Colleen
Bighorn Mountain Pass - Fraserview Leaders
Prospect Pete (guilty suspect) - Toby
Town Robbers - Will, Mitchell, Jonah and Daniel
Town Deputies - Michelle, Kayla, Rick and Connor
Stagecoach Crime Scene Guard - Bernie
Wandering Townspeople (they keep the game moving!) - Bob, Iana, Angela, Mark and Amanda
Coat Check - Joe and Doris
Photographer - Jasmin
Videographer - Eric

See you next year for Clue - November 4, 2017!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Ministry Overview - Info for Parents

If you missed our Parent Appreciation Night earlier this month, you may not know about some of the things happening in Student Ministries, our pholosophy of ministry or goals for the year.

Here is a recap of what we talked about. Please know that we want to minister to parents too - if you ever want to chat, or go for coffee, email me - I'd love to get to know you better!

Student Ministries Overview

  • Ministry includes Grades 6-12
  • Age groups – Grade 6-7 (iConnect) Grades 8-12 (Youth)
  • Amanda - Student Ministries Director (full time) - oversees all Student Ministries programming, groups and initiatives for Grade 6 through college age (college group actively lead by Pastor Stef)
  • Connor - Student Ministries Intern (part time) - reports to Amanda, runs iConnect on Friday nights and is involved with Thursday drop in and special events


Overall Goals: 

  • Help students meet Jesus and deepen relationships with Him
  • Foster healthy relationships between students
  • Life-applicable education as students grow into young adults


Our Philosophy of Ministry

  • Students are not the church of tomorrow – they’re the church of today. We believe students can and should be involved in "big church" and encourage them to serve at Bethany and take steps towards baptism and membership if they are Christians.
  • Student Ministries isn’t a “holding tank with pizza” but a vibrant ministry designed to help students meet Jesus and grow in faith in practical ways. We want to see students integrated into the larger picture of Bethany, including building relationships outside of their age group.
  • We believe in: hunger, humility, and hustling: hunger for God's word, humility to know we can't do anything apart from him, and hustling to use our gifts, set goals, and work hard to reach people for Jesus.
  • We want to build into the lives of students… and parents too! We believe in relationships that run deeper than Friday nights. We also strive to minister to parents and love getting to know them better.
  • Our ministry isn’t just for church kids – we design our programming to reach community teens and the friends of our participating youth. Different activities have different purposes, and we want to provide ways to get to know teens, see them come to faith, and then develop that faith deeply.
  • We also believe in self-care, for both students and leadership. We are here to support students with what's going on in their lives - don't be afraid to ask for help or talk to us about what's going on in your life. We also believe the same thing for ourselves - we can only do our jobs well if we take care of ourselves and relationships with God and family too.


Safe Spaces

  • All adult leaders have criminal record checks and are trained to work with teens (including youth culture, mental health, safety, and more)
  • We aim to foster an atmosphere that is welcoming, inclusive, includes teamwork and fun


Consent Waiver – new this year!

  • One form covers everything we do, including outings
  • Required for Fridays and outings
  • Bring your form to the first event you attend and you are covered until August 31, 2017.
  • This gives parents the peace of mind to know that we have all important info about your child should they injure themselves or experience a health emergency
  • This gives us the peace of mind to know that parents consent to our activities and we can reach them in case of emergency.


Overdrive: Sunday Morning Program

  • During Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45 for most groups in the church)
  • For Grades 6-12
  • Social time followed by lesson options - doors open at 9:30am (drinks and snacks provided), lessons start at 10am
  • Students have choice of classes – we aim to offer variety (e.g. Revelation, how to study the Bible, Jewish holidays, movies and the Bible, friendship, etc.)
  • This also gives students a chance to get others in our church who may not be regular volunteers at our events


Sunday goals: 

  • Help students find their footing on the “narrow road”
  • Give students practical knowledge about life-applicable topics
  • Challenge them to engage in lessons and with others


Friday Night Programming

iConnect: Friday Nights

  • Grade 6-7 in the iConnect room
  • Fridays alternate between Alive nights and events
  • Alive: games, snacks, worship (with youth), devotionals, service projects, etc.
  • Events: in-house activities, outings, etc.


Youth: Friday Nights

  • Grade 8-12 in the Youth room
  • Fridays alternate between Alive nights and events
  • Alive: games, concession (proceeds go to our sponsor child), worship, message, small groups
  • Events: in-house activities, outings, etc.


Friday goals:

  • Help students have fun build healthy relationships
  • Starting point for non-Christians to learn more about Jesus
  • Time for students and adult leaders to connect and pray


Drop-In: Thursday Afternoons

  • Drop in program from 2:30-5pm
  • For Grades 6-10 (11-12 can volunteer)
  • Gym time, snacks/concession, board games, video games, homework help, table games and more


Thursday Goals:

  • Meet community students where they are at
  • Get to know them better in a safe space
  • Build connections to share Jesus


Mid-week Area Bible Studies

Surrey Group

  • Meets at Heidi's home (near Panorama Ridge Secondary)
  • Every second Tuesday at 7pm (starts Sept. 27)
  • Fellowship and discussion - studying "Jesus Centred Life" curriculum

Richmond Group

  • Meets at Norm's home (near Cambie Secondary)
  • Every second Wednesday at 7pm (starts Oct. 5)
  • Fellowship and discussion


Bible Study Goals:

  • Guide students who want to dig deeper into the Bible
  • Challenge students who are maturing in faith




Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Fall iConnect Event Calendar - September-December

Here is our full Friday night event schedule for Youth this fall. This information was also mailed out and copies are available at the Welcome Centre. If you aren't receiving our newsletters by mail, email Amanda to be put on the list (astevenson@bethanybaptist.bc.ca).

All Youth events are from 7-9pm on Friday nights, are for Grade 8-12 only, and are free unless otherwise noted.

Downloads:



September 16—Literal Kick Off Night
Bring a friend and a camera and join us for this team event… as you work together to literally kick things off of other things! It’s going to be a wacky silly time as we “kick off” the new school year together!

September 23—Alive
Join us for our first Alive of the year—games, worship, snacks and devotionals all happen on Alive nights. Bring a personal item to share with the group so we can get to know each other better.

September 30—Minute to Win It Night
Bring a friend and join us for a night of Minute To Win It Games (based on the popular game show)—lots of   prizes and food too!

October 7—Alive
Join us for games, worship, snacks and a devotional. We will be talking about what it means to serve others in practical ways.

October 14—Car Rally
Bring a friend and work in teams to navigate your driver to and from the church based on a set of clues. Sign up with Amanda/Connor no later than October 12. Prizes for the winning team!

October 21—Alive
Join us for games, worship, snacks and a service project.

October 28—Chapel Richmond-Delta—6:45-9:15
We are heading to Chapel—a multi-youth group night that includes loud worship music and student testimonies with other Richmond & Delta churches. Meet at Cambie Secondary at 6:45pm, or contact Amanda/Connor 48 hours in advance if you need a ride from a leader (leaving the church at 6:30pm). $2 suggested donation.

November 4—Mystery Meal Night
Bring a friend and join us for the strangest meal ever! Order your dishes and dinner items from a menu of clues… will you eat your spaghetti with a spoon? Ice cream with your hands? Or will you guess correctly?

November 11—Alive
Join us for games, worship, snacks and a devotional. We will be honouring Remembrance Day this evening as well.

November 18—Super Mario Party
Bring a friend, dress up like your favourite Mario character, and have fun playing lots of Super Mario games  together! We will have lots of food and prizes.

November 25—Alive
Join us for games, worship, snacks and a devotional. We will also be making Christmas cards for the seniors at our church.

December 2—Christmas Morning on Friday Night
Wear your pajamas, invite some friends, and join us for a Christmas party with all the trimmings! We will be playing Christmas games and making gingerbread   houses together.



There are no Friday events from December  9-30. We resume with HUMAN BOWLING on January 6, 2017.

Fall Youth Event Calendar - September-December 2016

Here is our full Friday night event schedule for Youth this fall. This information was also mailed out and copies are available at the Welcome Centre. If you aren't receiving our newsletters by mail, email Amanda to be put on the list (astevenson@bethanybaptist.bc.ca).

All Youth events are from 7-9pm on Friday nights, are for Grade 8-12 only, and are free unless otherwise noted.

Downloads:



September 16—Bright Night 
Wear something bright and/or wacky, bring a friend or two, and join us as we kick off the new school year with all things neon! Lots of games, food and prizes for the craziest outfits.

September 23—Alive
Join us for our first Alive of the year—games, worship and small groups all happen on Alive nights. Bring a personal item to share during small group time. This fall, our teaching series is called Christianese and we will be looking at some of the “big words” you hear at church but might not understand. This is a great topic for newcomers.

September 30—Corn Maze 6:30-9:30pm
We are heading to the Bose Maze in Cloverdale—wear boots/old shoes, bring a flashlight and $7. Sign up with Amanda by September 28 to get a ride from the church, or meet us there! Don’t be late because we leave on time!

October 7—Alive
Join us for games, worship and small groups. We will be kicking off our Socktober Drive with some fun activities.

October 14—Youth Olympics
Work in teams and go for the gold! Bring some friends and get ready for a great night of team games together.

October 21—Alive
Join us for games, worship and small groups.

October 28—Chapel Richmond-Delta - meet there at 6:45 or at church for 6:30 if you need a ride
We are heading to Chapel—a multi-youth group night that includes loud worship music and student testimonies with other Richmond & Delta churches. Meet at Cambie Secondary at 6:45pm, or contact Amanda 48 hours in advance if you need a ride from a leader (leaving the church at 6:30pm). $2 suggested donation.

October 29—Clue Game (Saturday event, 5:30-9:30)
Clue is our biggest outreach event of the year—it’s designed for you to invite ALL of your friends! Theme will be announced at the youth kick off event. $2 admission. Register the week leading up to the event.

November 4—Live-Action Monopoly
Get ready for a big new event—life-sized Monopoly! Work in teams to play this giant version of the board game. A great event to invite friends to, especially if they came to the Clue Game!

November 11—Alive
Join us for games, worship and small groups. We will be honouring Remembrance Day this evening as well.

November 18—Car Rally
Work in teams to complete the scavenger hunt for your chance at a prize—invite some friends and be sure to sign up with Amanda no later than November 16. Parent drivers needed (class 5 license & crim check required).

November 25—Alive
Join us for games, worship and small groups.

December 2—Christmas Morning on Friday Night
Wear your pajamas, bring a dessert to share, invite some friends, and join us for a Christmas party with all the trimmings! Lots of games and prizes to be won.


There are no Friday events on December  9-30.
 We resume with GLOW GAMES on January 6, 2017.