Hey Youth – Check out what’s going on this month!
3rd – 7th Grade Christmas Program:  (Nov 6  ~  Sign Up Now)
It’s time to think about practice for the Christmas program.  Practice will begin Saturday, Nov. 6 at 10 am for the 3-7 grade classes.  We are asking parents to sign up your students.  Click here for the registration form or pick one up in the narthex.  Forms can be returned to the church office or directly to Ramsey Dahl.  The Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 19.
Note:  Pre-school to second grade program/practices details are still being finalized and will be announced shortly.
October Bible Study Aim Critical Evaluation of Evolution, Old Earth:  (Sundays in October) 
Confirmation students and parents:  An upcoming Bible study during the education hour on Sunday morning (9:30am) will explore questions of evolution using observable science.  We will be watching two videos “Was Darwin Right?” and “Noah’s Flood: Washing Away Millions of Years.”  These videos are an excellent resource to help families to look at the evidence and discover that it actually supports the Biblical account of a six-day creation and young earth.  The Bible study will begin on Sunday, October 3, and run for four weeks.  Those families with students in confirmation should plan to attend as a requirement for confirmation instruction.
BSLC Youth Working the Dome:  (Sept 4, Sept 11, Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 23 & Oct 30)
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 or call Pastor Brian 293-1047 for more information.
Collecting Food for Dorothy Day Food Pantry:  (month of October)
Join our congregation’s fight against homelessness in the F-M area by bringing canned or boxed non-perishable foods to fill the shelves of the Dorothy Day food pantry.  We will be collecting the whole month of October.  (Please no glass jars.)  Thank you!
 
District Junior High Gathering:  (Oct 21-23)
The District Junior High Gathering will be held Thursday, Oct 21, through Saturday, Oct 23.  Join sixth through eighth grade students from across the state for the District Jr. High gathering at the Ramada Inn, Fargo.  Activities include Bible time, devotional talks, concerts, games, a variety show and more.  Cost is $150 and the church will pay for half the cost.  Higher grades are invited to serve as teen counselors.  Click here for the registration form.  Visit with Pastor Brian for details.

Trunk or Treat:  (Oct 27)     Sign up with Pastor if  you are going to decorate a car.  
Save the Date:  All BSLC families are invited to the church Wednesday, Oct 27 from 6:30-8 pm for Trunk or Treat.  Preschool to fifth grade, come show off your costume and get treats in a fun, safe environment.  Sixth grade through twelfth grade can sponsor a car and hand out candy from your trunk.  Adults can help with games, crafts, treats, or decorate a car and pass out candy too.  Contact Pastor Brian for more details!        Join us for this fun event!
Note:  All church members are welcome to decorate their car and hand out treats.  The more cars – the more fun!!
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.  Facilities include a connected complex of thGeorge R. Brown Convention CenterHilton Americas Downtown, and the Marriott Marquis.
Discovery Green, an urban park, is located between the 3 buildings.  The Gathering registration fee is $395 per participant.  This fee covers all Gathering program and Office of National Mission Youth Ministry administrative costs and secondary insurance for all participants.  Hotel, travel and meal costs are not included in the registration fee.  After March 2, 2022, participants will continue to be admitted to the Gathering on a space available basis for the late registration fee of $450.   Click here for more information.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship (Grades 6-12):  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)

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 Classes:  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr) 
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 beginning on Wednesday, September 8.  If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Chris or Pastor Brian.
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.
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: Oct 23 & Oct 30.  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.
Mark these Dates on your 2022 Calendar:
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.
Lutheran Island Camps:  (Register Now)
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.  Check their website for specifics as they relate to their county’s expectations.   Their website is www.islandcamp.org.
Shepherd’s Hill Camps:  (Register Now)
This year at Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads (St. John, ND), the summer theme is “Be Strong in the Lord.”  You can register online at  www.shretreat.org, email Rev. Jon Bonine, Executive Director at director@shretreat.org or call (701) 244-5225.   Some of the camps offered are horse camps, art camp, guitar camp and even an adult camp.  Call or email to reserve your space!
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).
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!
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!
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!