What is FISH?

FISH (Faithful In Serving Him) is Bethany’s high school youth group. We are faithful by attending worship, studying God’s word in a small group or Sunday Bible study, or just hanging out together while being there for one another.


Who we are?

We are a bunch of teens who care about God and want to share his love with our friends.


FISH & Chips (What do we do?)

Our FISH group starts the week off right with a Bible study and learning time on Sundays at 12:15 p.m. But we don’t limit our relationship with God and each other to just Sundays…

Once a month we meet for a fun large-group activity. We’ve had swimming parties in the summer, a haunted house trip in October, attended concerts, and even had a “yucky” obstacle course at Yuck Day. (If you like chocolate, you’ll love Yuck Day!)

We also travel to district youth gatherings to connect with other teens, learn more about God, and worship together. Every third year we participate in the LCMS National Youth Gathering, where people from all over the United States come together for a five-day event celebrating their faith and life in Jesus Christ. FISH members work together at raising money to cover part of the cost of our trips. During the summers we’re not at the National Youth Gathering, you’ll find us somewhere on a mission trip.

Community service is an important part of our outreach to others. We get involved in Serve Our School (doing acts of kindness at our schools), servant events at our church, and helping others in need in our community. In the summer we have a root-beer float ministry on Wednesday nights.

Add in pizza parties, movie nights, and just being there for each other as we learn and grow in God’s love, and you have a good idea of what FISH is all about. All high school-aged youth are encouraged to join us at FISH to learn more.

Youth Minister:
Randi Petrik

Bethany Lutheran Church
2202 Forest Drive SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 364-6026 Ext. 103

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