Children’s Ministries hosts many special events each year. These are organized and led by a devoted group of people who make up our Children’s Ministries Team.
Some of our events are:
Sunday School Game Day!
This fun day is held in February. We work with our middle school classes to have games for all of our kids to play. The preschool classes hold their games in their classrooms, while the elementary classes go to the gym. The games center around a theme, and give the kids a chance to move and groove!
Easter Egg Hunt
Our HUGE Easter Egg Hunt is typically held the week before Easter on a Saturday. We hide over 3000 eggs, all filled with candy! Our youngest hunters are on the playground, our Kindergarteners through 2nd graders are in Azalea Park and our 3rd – 5th graders have an activity such as a scavenger hunt or group game. The Easter Bunny always makes an appearance so bring your camera!
Blessing of the Backpacks
As our children prepare to go back to school, Bethany holds a special dedication on a Sunday to ensure that they are being sent off as children of God. Children bring their backpacks to church to be blessed and prayed over. We also remind them that they are children of God and that his protection surrounds them.
3rd Grade Bible Presentation
A special time in the life of Bethany is when our 3rd grade students are presented their very own Bible. Usually held in September, we will send out invitations to be a part of this to all the 3rd graders. Bibles are presented using a special litany in our Traditional services so that the entire congregation can be a part of this extraordinary day.
This is a special day in October that brings the congregation together to celebrate the children of Bethany. We enlist children to be a part of this day so that the congregation can see just how talented and special these little ones are. The children conduct every part of the service, from music to greeters, to readers of scripture. We want your child to be a part of this wonderful day so be on the lookout for information about signing up.
On a Sunday afternoon in October, our parking lot turns into an exciting festival. We have inflatables, pumpkin decorating, lots of games and Trunk or Treat. Put on your costume and join us!
Birthday Party for Jesus
In Advent (which falls in December), we celebrate Jesus’ birth by having a birthday party for him during Sunday School. We have cupcakes, treats and a special lesson to rejoice in Jesus’ birth.