Hey Youth – Check out what’s going on this month!
LCEF Take Heart Scholarship:  (Deadline Apr 19)
The Take Heart Scholarship was developed for Young Investor’s Club members, who are high school seniors and will soon advance to the next level of higher education.  As you begin your new journey, LCEF’s Young Investor’s Club wants to assist your transition by offering financial support through the Take Heart Scholarship with up to three awards of $3,000, $1,000 and $500.  Applications close April 19, 2021.  Winners will be announced on May 7, 2021. 
In 1,000 words or fewer, answer this question: Reflect on your faith walk during 2020.  What steps did you take to stay connected with your church and your faith community at school or outside the church?  To apply, log into www.lcef.org/scholarships.
Confirmation Day:  (Apr 25)
The 2021 Confirmation Service will be held on Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 pm in the afternoon.
Congratulations to our 2021 Confirmands!
LCMS Summer Camps:  (Register Now)
There are brochures in the narthex for those who would like to attend church camp.  This year’s theme at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads (St. John, ND) is “Be Strong in the Lord”.  Some of the camps offered are horse camps, art camp, guitar camp and even an adult camp.  Their website is www.shretreat.org.
 
Lutheran Island Camp (Henning, MN) is now taking registrations for Summer 2021 Camps.  There are great programs for all ages.  They have a Covid plan that will be adapted as restrictions and mandates are changed by their licensure.  Mid May, they will be posting specifics as they relate to their county’s expectations.   Their website is www.islandcamp.org.
Harlan and Esther Wallum Scholarship Fund: 
Are you thinking about where you or your children may go for college?  Consider one of our LCMS universities.  Grants are available to assist youth and adults who wish to begin or continue their education from an LCMS university or seminary.  Applications are available in the church office.
Higher Things Youth Conference:  Forgiven  (Jun 29 – Jul 2)
Save the Date:  Attention Youth…  Higher Things Youth Conference is coming to North Dakota State University in Fargo on June 29 – July 2, 2021.    Registration opens on November 1, 2020.
For more information, go to www.higherthings.org/2021-forgiven or visit with Pastor Brian.
Shepherd’s Hill Camps:  (Registration now open)
This year at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads, the summer theme is “Be Strong in the Lord.”  You can register online at shretreat.org, email Rev. Jon Bonine, Executive Director at director@shretreat.org or call (701) 244-5225.  There are a few weekends left for you to reserve a spot this spring for a get-together, a spring escape, or a family reunion.  Call or email to reserve your space!
Confirmation Classes:  (Wednesdays)
As a part of our education ministry, BSLC offers confirmation classes for students in seventh through ninth grades.  If you have a child in those classes, please have them join us
in-person on Wednesdays from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Chris or Pastor Brian.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship (Grades 6-12):  (Wednesdays)

All youth in grades 6-12, plan on joining us each Wednesday from 7:30-9 pm for (spiritual and physical) food, fun and fellowship.  Hope to see you all there!

Confirmation Sermon Notes:
The Confirmation students can complete their Sermon Notes by watching the worship services which will be posted on the website and Facebook each week.  You can find links to the Worship Services under the “Worship” tab of this website.  Click here to print the Sermon Notes worksheet (it will print 2 per page).
Crossfire Youth Praise Band:  (Sundays Sept-May)
Our youth praise band is in need of you!  Crossfire is for any students in grades 6-12 who love to sing and/or play an instrument.  Practices are usually on Sunday evenings from
7-8 pm.  If you have questions, call Ramsey Dahl at 866-5403 or come to the church on Sundays at 7 pm.
Thank You from Dorothy Day Food Pantry:  (Oct 2020)
The Dorothy Day food pantry would like to thank our congregation for the food donations.  During the month of October, we donated 301 pounds of food to their facility.  Thank you to everyone who brought in food items and showed support for this local organization!
National Youth Gathering:  (Jul 9-13, 2022)
Save the Date:  The National Youth Gathering will take place in Houston, TX from July 9-13, 2022.
BSLC Youth Working the Dome:  (No dates currently due to pandemic)

Thinking about going to the National Youth Gathering in 2022, future BSLC mission or youth trips? All Beautiful Savior youth age 13 and older can help work various events at the Fargo Dome to earn money for youth activities at BSLC.  Visit with Pastor Brian for more information.

Facebook Group Page for Youth and Parents:
The Beautiful Savior Youth have a Facebook Group Page to help keep parents and youth informed on all plans, events and fundraisers.  Please “Join” our page.  You can find our page by searching for “BSLC, Fargo Youth” and then click on the “Groups” tab.  If you are having trouble locating our page, you can also click on the following link:  Youth Facebook Group
Instagram page for Youth and Parents:
Youth and Parents:  Keep informed on events, activities and fundraisers, follow the “BSLC Fargo Youth” Instagram page!
Thank You from Operation Christmas Child:

Operation Christmas Child was a great success!  121 awesome shoe box gifts were packed.  That is 121 kids who will experience God’s love for them through a simple gift and who will have the chance to hear about Jesus! Keep these kids in your prayers!  An announcement will be made as soon as we find out what countries our boxes have gone to. 

We had over 70 people participate in the packing party on Nov 17 and many more who donated items for the boxes or money for shipping.  Our Sunday School kids alone collected enough offerings to pay shipping for 28 boxes!  Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we were able to donate shipping for ALL of our boxes!  Special thanks to our “elves” who helped with set up and during the party, solicited some special donations of items, coordinated with Sunday School, and provided church office support.  We thank God for all He has provided and for the opportunity to share His love!
Thank You from Dorothy Day Food Pantry:  (Oct 2019)
The Dorothy Day Food Pantry would like to extend their “Thank You” for our congregation’s donation of food.  During the month of October, we collected and donated 230 pounds of food to their facility.  Thank you to everyone who brought in food items and showed support for this local organization!
Buy Concessions from our Youth at the FargoDome: 
The youth will be selling concessions at the FargoDome as a fundraiser to go to various youth events and also the National Youth Gathering in 2022.  Upcoming dates include: (none currently scheduled).  If you are at an event at the FargoDome on that day, please look for our stand and purchase your concessions from the BSLC Youth.
Confirmation Picture Display:
Our Confirmation picture display is finally complete.  However, if you have a good copy of any of the years that are printed as a 5×7 (not 8×10), please send the digital image to the church office – or bring in a printed version and we can scan it in and get an 8×10 made.   Thank you to everyone who brought in class photos to help fill in our new Class Picture Display.
National Youth Gathering Update:  (posted July 25, 2019)
Ten youth, two adult leaders and Pastor Brian went to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. They had a great time learning more about our Real. Present. God.  The youth enjoyed hearing the speakers at the gathering speaking on topics of their own interest.  They also enjoyed the mass event at night when more than 21,000 people gathered together to sing praises. Perhaps a tiny little glimpse of what will be in-store for us when we all get to sing together in heaven. Thank you for praying for us on our trip. 
Do you have Pictures from Church Events?
If you have pictures from church events and are willing to share them, please let the office know.  You just never know where we might use them…  Thanks!