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Bethel AME Church

Council of Youth Ministry (CYM)


Bethel Youth Rock Series

Hello Parents/Guardians and Youth,

Help us stay connected. In order to keep you updated on youth activities, please provide your contact information including your child's (ren) grade, school and date of birth for future birthday acknowledgements.

Bethel Youth Contact Information Link



Council of Youth Ministries (CYM) is comprised of Coordinators for the following ministries:

Youth Enrichment Sunday School (YESS), Young People's Division (YPD), Young Ladies of Radiance (YLOR), Thursday Club, Youth Choirs, Girl Scouts/Brownies, Youth Athletic Ministry and Partnering Ministries: Church School and Christian Education

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Youth CYM Newsletter Team

Welcome to the newest addition to our Newsletter team: Zoe Robinson,15 yrs old

Special thanks to you for your help!!

It was GREAT to see you

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Youth Sunday is the Best!

It's been two years for some, one year or even one month for others....

It was great seeing and hearing our youth sing on the 4th Sunday in October. Join us again and let's stay connected!!

Greetings from

Rev. Shanika Perry, Youth Pastor

Greetings Bethel Families and Friends,

 Children are meeting every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. virtually for their worship time and lesson. 

We understand that worship in the sanctuary isn't always finished, but it's consistent with when we did in-person worship. We are asking that you plan to set up your child/children on their respective devices ahead of time (or teach them how to log-in) so that we can re-engage your youngest worshippers on Sundays. 

Save the zoom credentials below. THANK YOU!

Sunday School for Youth

Outside of teaching your child the scriptures at home, how can you ensure your child stays connected to Christ and has a strong biblical foundation?

By ensuring they attend Sunday School on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 871 7029 5956  

Passcode: 162337 

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    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 

    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 

    +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) 


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Biblical Lesson

Dear Family and Friends,  

 It's Thanksgiving time and it is that time of year to celebrate. There is always something for which to be thankful for. Let us revisit some past celebrations. Emancipation from slavery June 19, 1865. The Pilgrims and Indians first harvest in 1621. The day that we were born. The resurrection of Jesus Christ. Are you excited about any of these past events? What about future events? 

Are you anticipating seeing your friends and family for Thanksgiving? Will it be virtually or in person? The pandemic has changed the way we unite with family and friends. People are always focusing on something. Take the time to pause and praise God, He will reveal something to you. Let us peek into this month's lessons from the books of Revelation and Acts. One of our lessons will be to focus on John’s vision of Heaven. All people are united and celebrate God. They are singing Hallelujah (praise the Lord). Is this the ultimate celebration or can you think of something else? 

 This month's lessons are on United in Praise (Rev 7:9-17), God of Power (Rev 11:15-19), Marriage of the Lamb (Rev 19:1-8), and Good News for All (Acts 10:34-47). Come join us for the month of November 2021. How are we united in God? Have you seen a representative of your family or friends worshipping?  

Sis. Renee Bryant, Church School Superintendent

Upcoming Events

CYM Movie Day!! Sign up Now!!

CYM Youth and Family Movie Day Registration Link

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Bethel rented TWO movie theaters for you!!

Cinemark Movies 10

1796 W Newport Pike

 Wilmington, DE 19804

Nov 13th

12 Noon Showings

Bethel members welcomed (all ages)


November Giving


Do Good and Share

Donations Needed!!

The weather is getting colder. Help us collect hats, socks and toiletries for those in need. Items must be new.

Drop off items in the fellowship hall any Sunday in the month of November from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or drop them off in the annex Mon - Fri from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hebrews 13:16 - "Don't forget to do good and share, for which such sacrifices God is well pleased.

1st District YPD - Connecticut Trip

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Theme: Inside Out - I Timothy 4:10-12

Bethel was able to take twelve of our Youth to Connecticut to the annual 1st District YPD meeting. Our Youth loved that they were able to connect with other Youth within the 1st District. They learned, shared and of course had fun! It was a great session. Our Bethel Youth continue to lead by example and we are very proud of them.

Thank you YPD Local Director, Tracy Pinkett, Advisors and volunteers for all you do.

Youth Contest

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Can you name the kids in this picture?

Be the first Youth to send me a text with the most names of the kids you see above and you will receive a $20 Gift Card.

Must be a registered youth (Bethel Youth Contact Info Link)

(302.312.7767 - Sis. Regina Hall)

Youth Highlights

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Name: Zuri Solise Smith

Age/Grade: 10 yrs. old/4th Grade

Likes: Dancing and playing soccer

Favorite Book: Dork Diaries

Favorite Subject in School: Writing and Math

What you want to do when you grow up: Fashion Designer

Where would you like to travel: Mexico because its tropical and has hot weather. I would also like to experience their culture. My family also traveled there before and they liked it.

Favorite place to travel: Florida. I like it there. It's pretty and we visit every other summer.

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Name: Ellis Swinton

Grade/School: 11th/Cab Calloway School of the Arts

Favorite Color: Blue

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go: Szas' house

What do you want to be when you grow up: Actor

Who/what is your inspiration for wanting to be an actor: I've always wanted to act, but Chadwick Boseman has definitely inspired me.

What is your favorite part about high school: Going home!



Send in your Accomplishments!

We want to celebrate our Youth.

Send your child's recognition details to to be included in the newsletters.

Bethel AME Church, 604 N. Walnut St. Wilmington, DE 19801

Rev. Shanika Perry, Executive Minister/Youth Pastor