Children

Child under 4 in Church Nursery

Nursery

A safe and nurturing environment for our tiniest churchgoers (ages 0-4) that is open beginning at 9:45 AM so you can attend service on Sunday. The Nursery is available every Sunday and is staffed by a paid Nursery attendant and a volunteer.

Child of color in Sunday School for K-3

KindergarteN - Third Grade Sunday School (K-3): 

A fun Sunday School experience for our Kindergarten thru 3rd graders on multigenerational Sundays. This class opens before service at 9:45 am and is a place where children learn about how to live their faith through exciting stories, songs, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, active games and more which are part of our Deep Blue curriculum.

4 diverse children embracing at Sunday School for K-5 after attending part of Worship

Sunday School (K-5):

About twice a month, we offer Sunday School for K-5 th grades. Children attend the first part of the Worship service and are released after Children’s Time as we dig deeper into the Deep Blue curriculum and learn how to put our faith in action.

4 children playing tug o' war at church outing

Children's Activities

Other children’s activities include monthly outings (ice skating, bowling, pumpkin patch, camping and more), Hot Shots Worship Band, Summer Fun Days and other family faith formation activities such as participation in the Ash Wednesday service. During the summer, children are encouraged to attend Camp Adams, the United Church of Christ regional summer camp. Bethel has activities throughout the year that raise money to support children in attending camp.

Children worshiping with adults at Bethel part of community of all ages

Why have multigenerational services?

It’s simple—a church is much more than a building—it is a community of people of all ages, who are called together to encounter and respond to God’s love as revealed in Jesus the Christ. Worship enfolds us in God’s love, and what better way to create a sense of belonging than by worshiping together. At Bethel, creating multigenerational opportunities for worship and play is a strategic decision to strengthen our community and provide a welcoming place of acceptance for everyone, regardless of age. As our UCC motto says, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey—You Are Welcome Here!”


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