Offered during the academic calendar
Kids’ Ministry at Bethel has something for everyone! Starting at 9am, it offers a mix of small and large group opportunities in music, art, movement, bible stories, prayer and more.
We use the Spark-Activate Faith Curriculum for Sunday School ages 2yrs through 6th grade. Children begin the 9:00am worship service and are sent forth to Sunday School around 9:15am. Sunday School Leader take the children to their classrooms upstairs (or to the Nursery for children ages 2-3yrs). Classes are broken into the following age groups: 4K & 5K, 1st and 2nd grades, 3rd & 4th grades, 5th & 6th grades. At 9:45 kids transition to our large group gathering space to reflect on the daily lesson, sing songs and close with a prayer at 10:00am.
Children have the option of staying for kids choir right after Sunday School until 10:30am. Kids Choir rehearses for the Children’s Christmas program during the 9:00am service. In 2023 this will be on December 17th–Don’t miss it! Children will sing again during service on May 5, 2024.
Kids can also participate in special event days out at Horizons, attend Vacation Bible Camp, and be involved in other seasonal events and celebrations. Watch the events page, church bulletins, the Bethel Weekly and the Bethelite for more information.
Nursery and Child Care
We also have a faith-based Nursery on the Sanctuary level for children ages 0-3 years. Children aged 4-5th grade can also check in at the Nursery but will be taken to the second level Room 216 for child care after Kids Choir from 10:30 until noon. Children can be picked up in room 216 during those times or between noon and 12:15 back in the Nursery. We use the Frolic nursery curriculum for infants and toddlers and parents of kids age 1month-60 months get a monthly e-newsletter covering child development and simple faith formation activities for families.
Nursery and Child care may be offered for special events at Bethel if planned in advance. All children must register for the Nursery, Child Care, Kids Choir and Sunday School before attending. Email email@example.com for more information
Joyful Noise (Children’s Choir) is a child’s first choir experience at Bethel. We sing all types of music, learn to play handbells, and use percussion instruments too! Sometimes we wear costumes and often make our own props to go along with our songs. We’ve learned about faith by singing about frogs, computers, cars, pogo sticks, and many other things! We sing about once a month during worship throughout the year.
Rehearsals: Sundays, 10:30-11am in Room 202a
Spirited Sound (Children’s Choir) takes kids’ musical experiences at Bethel to the next level. We sing a wide range of repertoire from hymns to jazz to gospel and everything in between! We make every piece we sing our own through the addition of movement, instruments, harmonies and sometimes even shouting! Through our music-making we work together to learn how our faith affects our lives in many different ways.
Rehearsals: Sundays, 10:30-11am. in Room 216a
Child Health and Safety
Bethel Lutheran Church posts information regarding child health and safety as a service to members, visitors and other interested parties. Bethel does not endorse any specific product or company.
Due to the number of children who are allergic to peanuts, we ask that treats brought to Sunday School not contain nuts.
Food labels/ingredients may change over time, so it is always recommended that you read the label before purchasing snacks. Please read labels carefully to make sure the products are nut free. This includes labels that read “May contain traces of peanuts/nuts.”
Child Care Options at Bethel:
- A Staffed Nursery for younger children is located just off the Sacred Grounds Coffee House, next to the library from 8:45-11:30am.
- The Children’s Whisper Zone at the front left of the sanctuary is a dedicated space for families who need some room to move and play, but still want to worship.
- Children’s Noisy Nook at the back of Sanctuary.
- Kids’ Ministry on Sunday mornings includes bible stories, skits, games, music, art, movement and happens during the 9am service, followed by large group fun JAM (with parents) from 10-10:30am. Kids’ Ministry has been suspended for the 10:30am service hour until Fall 2022.