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.
The first Sunday of the month (October-May), Kids’ Ministry is replaced by “Bethel Jr!”, a Fun-Family Worship experience, where we dig into the monthly curricular theme through prayer, laughter, movement and prayer. Following Bethel Jr! we transition right into the After Party where we gather as a community (kids, confirmation, youth, parents and grandparents, honorary people in your lives, anyone!) to continue exploring the theme of the month through interactive activities for people of all ages.
We also offer opportunities to sing in a children’s choir (currently on hold during COVID-19 pandemic), participate in special event days out at Horizons, attend Vacation Bible Camp, and be involved in other seasonal events and celebrations.
Need to get in and out quickly on a Sunday morning?
No problem! Join us for any part of the morning – pop in for music, art & movement, small group in the classrooms or JAM (large group) upstairs in Room 216.
We know it can be really hard to get out the door on Sunday mornings. Please do not stress about being on time or having it “all together.” You are always welcome! We are so excited to see you!!
P.S. JAM (10-10:25am) is for ANYONE!
We would LOVE to have caregivers, parents, grandparents, siblings join us for JAM. All are welcome.
Bethel Jr! and After Party
Bethel Jr! is the place where kids bring their family and friends to worship and learn about God’s love on the 1st Sunday of each month. Prayer, laughter, play and movement are good for the soul for people of ALL AGES.
Vacation Bible Camp 2022 at Bethel Horizons!
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.