Bethlehem First United Methodist Church
The Family Ministries of Bethlehem First
Our Mission:  Partnering with Families in Providing a Spiritual Foundation through Jesus Christ
in the Lives of our Children and Preteens


Through our Family Ministries, we provide age appropriate opportunities for children and preteens to grow as followers of Jesus Christ. They will experience how God is present with them and participate in the life of the church. They will have the opportunity to learn the Bible, pray, give, serve, and share the good news of God’s love and grace. Our desire is to provide quality and relevant experiences through:

Sunday School (9:30 AM for ages Pre-K through 4th grade, childcare is provided for younger children)

Children’s Church (Sundays, 10:45 am, meet in Gym to get room number)

Dismissal  will be as follows:  

Pre-K/K/1st - Pick up from Room #111

2nd Grade - Pick up from Room #105

3rd and 4th Grade - Pick up from Room #103

Family Worship (Every 5th Sunday...If a month falls with a "5th" Sunday, all children worship with their parents in all services; childcare is provided for babies)

Wednesday Evening Children's Activities:

Children Pre-K – 1st Grade, 7-8 PM, #105/#111:

Children will learn about Jesus’ ministry of healing, teaching, and miracles as they experience the wonder and adventure of the Bible.

Children 2nd – 4th Grade, 7-8 PM, Sanctuary and #112:

Bells and Bible: Children will rotate between playing the bells/chimes and experiencing the ministry, teaching, and miracles of Jesus. There will also be time for some recreational activity{C}

Family Fun Night (Oct. 31st at 5:30 pm)

Easter Egg Hunt (the Saturday before Easter)

VBS (the 1st Sunday-Thursday evenings in June)

Family Advent Event

Christmas Eve Family Worship, December 24

The Bridge:

We have a special ministry for our 5th and 6th graders called The Bridge. The Mission of The Bridge is to Connect Preteens to Jesus Christ and to Connect Their Faith to the World. We do this through:

Sunday School (9:30 AM, #129)

Sunday Evening Bridge

Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation Classes

Mission and Service Projects

Retreat Experiences (Confirmation Retreat/Fall Retreat)

Special Events for The Bridge

    Bethlehem First UMC
    709 Christmas Avenue
    Bethlehem, GA 30620

    Phone: 770-867-3727
    Fax: 770-867-3729
    Email: office@bigwhitechurch.com

    Safe Sanctuary
    Bethlehem First United Methodist Church is a Safe Sanctuary Church.

    Communion Service- 8:30 AM in the Prayer Chapel
    Contemporary Service- 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM in the Worship Center
    Traditional Service- 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary

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    "Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World"