"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. Children 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 MORNING ACTIVITIES
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 in Gym)
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 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
FAMILY WORSHIP SUMMER (JUNE 29-JULY 27)
This summer, our Family Ministries Team is sponsoring five Family Worship Sundays: June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, and July 27. On each of these Sundays, there will be Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 AM and there will be no Children's Church during the 11:00 worship services.As always, we want to support our families as they worship together. Each Sunday, there will be Worship Bags for the children that will contain activities focused on worship and the Scripture passages for that Sunday. We also want to show our appreciation for our Children's Church Volunteers by giving them the month off in July. Children's Church will resume on Sunday, August 3. Thank you for supporting Family Worship Sundays!
ORANGE EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP- JUNE 29
The Family Ministry Team invites ALL to come on Sunday, June 29, from 5:15-6:30 PM to learn and experience what the "Think Orange" strategy is, and discover what Bethlehem First UMC AdventureLand will look like on Sunday mornings beginning in September! Childcare will be provided for babies and small children, but elementary aged children are encouraged to participate in the workshop fun! The workshop will be in the Worship Center and a FREE family dinner will be provided by the United Methodist Men directly after the workshop in the Fellowship Hall. To ensure we prepare enough, please email AdventurelandBFUMC@hotmail.com with the total number of adults and kids that will be attending.
ORANGE VOLUNTEER EXPO- JULY 13
Everyone is invited to stop by the Fellowship Hall between 9:30-10:30 AM (see the schedule below) on Sunday, July 13, to learn more about the Orange strategy and how it will be implemented in our Family Ministries beginning Sunday, September 7. Learn more about three life stages:
First Look for Discoveryland led by Michele May (ages 4 - Kindergarten): 9:30-9:50 AM
252 Basics for Adventureland led by Ashley Owens (1st-4th grades): 9:50-10:10 AM
XP3 Students for The Bridge led by Anna Marie Lawrence (5th-6th grades): 10:10-10:30 AM
To learn more about our Family Ministries, contact Rev. Michele May, Pastor of Discipleship and Families.