Faith! Family! Fun! are woven together to help children experience God's grace and love through music, stories, games and crafts. Prayer, friendship, and small group connections within the classroom are emphasized.
March 4, 2014 MARDI GRAS
Lent is a time of self-discipline, but the days preceding Lent are a time of merrymaking, culminating on "Fat Tuesday," the day before Ash Wednesday. Come to our Mardi Gras celebration on March 4 from 5:30 – 7:30pm for dinner, music and crafts.
LOOKING AHEAD TO THIRD GRADE FIRST COMMUNION
Parents and their third grade 10:05 Sunday School students meet on March 9 for their introduction to Holy Communion. Students continue their instruction during the Sunday School hour through April 27 and First Communion will be celebrated on May 4 at the 9:00 and 12:30 (bilingual) worship.
Sunday School Lessons for Lent & Easter 2014 - PDF
March 9 Do Not Worry (Matthew 6:24-34)
SPARK! pages 276 – 277
March 16 Abram’s Call (Genesis 12:1-9)
SPARK! pages 26 – 29
March 23 Woman at the Well (John 4:5-42)
SPARK! pages 420 – 425
March 30 Pool of Siloam (John 9:1-41)
SPARK! pages 432 – 435
April 6 Lazarus (John 11:1-45)
SPARK! pages 440 – 443
April 13 Holy Week (Matthew 21:1-11; 26:14 – 27:66)
SPARK! pages 454 – 459, 464 - 465 and 476 – 482
April 20 Easter Sunday Family Worship
April 27 Doubting Thomas (John 20:19-31)
SPARK! pages 492 – 495
May 4 First Communion at the 9:00am worship service
The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)
Bilingual First Communion at 12:30pm worship service
SPARK! pages 488 – 491
May 11 Early Believers (Acts 2:43-47; 4:32-37)
SPARK! pages 504 – 505
May 18 God’s House (John 14:1-14)
Last Day of Sunday School
SPARK! pages 448 – 449
Children, Go Tell It!
Bethel's Sunday School youth presented their 2013 Christmas Pageant
on Sunday, December 22. Experiencing the pageant once may not be
enough, so DVDs are available at the Bethel Reception desk for $10.
Bethel's Sunday morning classes begin at 10:05 am in English for 2 year olds through grade 6. Confirmation students in grades 7 - 8 meet on the second Sunday of the month starting in September and ending with a special homeroom wrap-up on the third Sunday of May.
Cherub, Children's and Youthful Praise choirs meet at 10:05 and then move to their Sunday School classes. Children not in choirs will have opportunities to participate in "Bible Discovery," "Connect," and "Alternate" sessions at the beginning of the Sunday School hour.
Bilingual Sunday School is offered at 11:15 am for Pre-K through grade 6 students.
Families are invited to attend the 9:00 am or 11:00 am worship services. Children in preschool through second grade are invited to proceed to the Pentecost Room during the sermon at the 9:00 am service for songs and the Bible Story. They return to the sanctuary and join their families before the conclusion of the worship service. Bilingual worship is offered at 12:30 pm, immediately following bilingual Sunday School classes.
New students are always welcome in Sunday School! To register, complete the registration form and return to Jacqui Shanda at Bethel.
Sunday School Milestones
Bethel is committed to equipping parents foster their children’s life in faith. In addition to Sunday morning instruction, we offer quarterly SPARK! family devotion magazines and special in-home activities for Advent and Lent. We assist parents and sponsors to “place in their hands the holy scriptures” by presenting our Kindergartners with a copy of SPARK! Story Bible, featuring stories from their Sunday School curriculum, in February. This year’s third grade students receive a copy of the SPARK! NRSV Bible in October. They will also prepare for and celebrate Holy Communion during the spring. All Sunday School students are invited to participate in the annual Christmas Pageant in December.