Children

Praying Over Every Name

This week in Children’s Ministry, we are preparing to send 100 children and chaperones to SCREAM Retreat (Students Celebrating and Rejoicing Enthusiastically with the Almighty Messiah) at Sharp Top Cove in Jasper, Georgia, March 17-19. As I work through the administrative tasks involved in preparing for SCREAM, I mentally speak out each child’s name. I…

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A Powerful Moment in Catechesis

Yesterday I was more excited than usual to come to church. My Level Three kids in Catechesis (grades four-sixth) and I were having a Communion Service! Rev. Andy Rogers was coming to serve Communion. We had spent a lot of time talking about the service and going through the Order of Worship, trying to understand the different parts. I…

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Pictures with Santa are Ready!

Thank you to all the families who came out for our special morning. The pictures are ready. Visit our Picture Gallery to view, download, or order  your Pictures with Santa! Scroll through the images to find your pictures. They are in the order taken. Click on the ones you like to see a larger version.…

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Catechesis Update: December 2016

Sunday, I had the privilege of observing in a couple of the Level 1 atria. It is so much fun to see how the little ones work! They can concentrate so well on something that they are working on. Because they are using their hands, their brains are engaged and developing too! One little boy…

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Milestones of Faith

Sitting on a shelf in my office is a children’s Bible. You would not think this is very odd because I am a part of the Children’s Ministry staff here at Mt. Bethel. However, if you took one glance at this Bible, you would recognize that it is old and worn out. The front cover…

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Wise and Foolish Builders in the POD

Last Sunday in our children’s worship programs, we discussed the story of the wise and foolish builder (Matthew 7: 24-29). The children learned that Jesus is trustworthy, and He’s the foundation upon which we want to build our lives.  In the POD (third-fifth graders), to better understand this concept, groups of three to four kids built houses with…

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Your Servant is Listening

I’m not quite an old church lady, but I’m working on it. I have been with the church as a child, youth, young adult, married adult, and mother. I’ve seen different phases of worship, new ways of studying the Bible, times of looking inward, and times when social outreach programs became a central identity of…

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Help Your Kids Grow in Faith

Have you ever tried to have a conversation with your kids on the way home from church? “What did you learn today?” In the past, you might have received a hodgepodge of answers. Not anymore. All of our children, ages two through fifth grade, are taught the same Bible passages in our Children’s Ministry programming. Each…

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