Hey Youth – Check out what’s going on this month!
LCEF North Dakota District College Scholarship:  (Deadline Apr 14)
The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) North Dakota District College Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship to at least one applicant.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA or current full-time post-secondary student at an accredited institution with at least one year of courses remaining and a minimum 2.5 GPA.  
Applicant must also be a member of a congregation belonging to the LCMS located in the North Dakota District. Applications close on April 14.  Winners will be announced on May 6.  Apply at www.lcef.org/north-Dakota-scholarship.  If you have questions, contact Tami Ulland, LCEF District Vice President at 701-360-1469 or tami.ulland@lcef.org.
High School Seniors Pictures and Plans Needed:  (due Apr 18)
Do you have a youth who will graduate from high school in May or June?  BSLC would like to know their future plans.  Please email or leave an update and a picture in the church office April 18.  A display of our high school seniors and future plans will be on the bulletin board in the narthex.  There will also be a short article on our seniors in our May newsletter.  Our congregation will honor the seniors during a Sunday worship service in May.
Make VBS Decorations:  (Apr 24, May 1 & May 8)
We will be making VBS decorations at the church on Wednesday, April 24, May 1, and May 8th from  7-8:30pm.  Anyone who would like to help is welcome to come.  Don’t worry if you can’t stay the whole time, there will be jobs big and small!  Materials and treats will be provided.
National Youth Gathering 2025:  (July 19-23, 2025)
Save the Dates and Plan to Attend:  The National Youth Gathering will be held July 19-23, 2025 in New Orleans.  The theme this time is: Endure!  This event is for youth who are ages 14-19 on July 19, 2025.  Watch for more details as the event gets closer.
Shepherd’s Hill Summer Camps:  (Registration is now open)
Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads (St. John, ND) offers camps for all ages each summer.  For a full list and description of all their camp programs, pricing and registration information, check out the bulletin board/brochures in the narthex or visit their website: www.shretreat.orgIf you have any questions, call at (701) 244-5225 or email their Executive Director, Rev. Jon Bonine at director@shretreat.org.
Lutheran Island Camps:  (Register today for 2024)
Lutheran Island Camp (Henning, MN) offers camps for all ages each summer.  If you are interested in their Horse program, be sure to register early as these weeks are sure to fill up.  For a full list and description of all of their summer camp programs and registration, visit their website: www.islandcamp.org.  There are great programs for all ages. 
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 6.  If you have any questions, please talk with Pastor Chris.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship (Grades 6-12):  (Wednesdays Sept-Apr)

“Destination Unknown”:  Every Wednesday after confirmation class, youth in grades 6-12 can participate in a youth group adventure from 7:30-9 pm.  Each week, we will travel to a different surprise destination where we will have an activity and short devotion.  We will return to church for games, snacks and faith sharing.  For more information, please see Pastor Chris.  Hope to see you all there!

Thank You from Dorothy Day Food Pantry:  (Oct 2023)
The Dorothy Day food pantry would like to thank our congregation for the food donations.  During the month of October, our members donated 369 pounds of food to be given to their facility.  Thank you to everyone who brought in food items and showed support for this local organization!
Previous years:   2023 = 369 lbs    2022 = 368 lbs     2021 = 185 lbs     2020 = 301 lbs     2019 = 230 lbs
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.
Crossfire Youth Praise Band:  (Various 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.  If you have questions, contact the church office.
National Youth Gathering Thank You:  (July 2022)
Eight youth, three adult leaders and Pastor Brian attended the National Youth Gathering in July in Houston, TX.  Thank you to everyone who supported the youth and adult leaders who attend the National Youth Gathering.  Your prayers and financial support were greatly appreciated!
Thank You from the Youth Group:   (May 2022)
The NYG youth would like to thank the congregation for supporting their 2022 Mother’s Day flower sale.  They were able to raise over $1,000 to go toward their trip this summer for the National Youth Gathering in Houston.
Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction Update: 
Thank you to everyone who supported the NYG 2022 chili cook-off and silent auction!  $2,484 was raised to help the youth attend the National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX this summer.  The trophy for best chili was awarded to … Dave Mielke.  
BSLC Youth Working the Dome:  (Currently none scheduled)
Thinking about going to the National Youth Gathering in 2025, 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 293-1047 for more information.
Buy Concessions from our Youth at the FargoDome:    (currently none scheduled)
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 2025.  Upcoming dates include: ____.  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!