Children's Sunday School

Sunday School is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. for children of all ages. Classes are grouped by grade level. As our children develop and grow up, we want them to also grow in their faith and love of Christ. It is Bethany’s mission to partner with parents in nurturing children so they may know, love and follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Children's Church (JAM and Mini JAM)

Near the beginning of the 8:45 a.m. worship services, children in kindergarten through second grade are invited to Jam, where they learn the word of God through praise and worship music videos and a special Bible story.

JAM meets in room 214 in the Student Wing. Children attend worship with their parents until they are excused following the offertory and escorted to JAM. Parents pick children up in the Student Wing following the worship service., or students are signed into Sunday School.

Mini JAM is our Children’s Church for preschool children, ages three through five, who have not yet started kindergarten. Mini JAM meets in room 108 for the entire worship hour during the 8:45 a.m. worship services. Volunteer assistants ensure that these little ones are escorted directly to their Sunday School classes following the 8:45 a.m. service.

Bridges

In response to Jesus’ words in Mark 9:36-37, Bethany has developed a special needs ministry to embrace and serve children with special needs and their families. The mission of this “Ministry of Bridges” is to make the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ, the encouragement and support of Christian fellowship, and the joy and spiritual fulfillment of worship inclusive and accessible to children with special needs and their families.

Bridges Sunday School Class

Bethany offers a Sunday School for children with special needs. This self-contained class is staffed with volunteers who have special training in working with special needs children.

 

Nursery

Bethany UMC has a nursery for children up to four years old. The nursery is located in the Child Development Center area of the church. Nursery care is available during worship services for infants, toddlers and children who are four and five years old.

The nursery is open 15 minutes prior to church services and is also open during the Sunday School hour, the Wednesday evening w242,  and for special events and worship services.

Bethany has developed nursery policies and guidelines in order to ensure the safety of the nursery and the health of each child who uses the nursery. For more information about the nursery and our policies and guidelines, contact the Nursery Coordinator.

THE TEAM

Emily VIck

Emily VIck

Children's Ministry Director

Janice Harp

Janice Harp

Jenn Horres

Bridges Coordinator

Stephanie Mitchum

Stephanie Mitchum

Asst. Children's Ministry Director

Teri Bazzle

Teri Bazzle

Nursery Coordinator

Judith Pezza