The Children’s Ministry at Mt. Bethel UMC is a safe place where children can come to learn about God’s Word and to live and love like Jesus taught. Find what to expect on Sunday for children by age group:
Nursery | Preschool | Elementary
If you are visiting for the first time, please park in visitor parking and enter through the Welcome Center. Please come to our Information booth where we will greet your family and register your child. We will then lead you and your child to their age-appropriate room. For your child’s protection, security stickers are used for children, birth through fifth grade.
Nursery (Six Weeks to Age Two)
The Mt. Bethel Nursery provides a Christ-centered, loving environment for children. Our nursery rooms are well staffed, and we care for children ages six weeks through two years old. Children who reach age two before September 1, may attend Sunday School. On Sunday mornings, our nursery is available during all Sunday worship services. For nursing mothers, we have a room with rockers, a changing table, and a closed circuit television so moms can see the worship service.
If you are new to Mt. Bethel and would like to see the nursery on Sunday mornings, we offer informal tours during worship services. Email Lindsey Warren to learn more about us, or call 770.971.2588.
The Nursery is available for most church programs and events. Reservation is required, and can be done by email, online form, or calling 770.971.2588. (Reservations are not required for Sunday mornings.)
Preschool (Age Two to Young Fives)
9:30 am | Preschool Sunday School | C Hall
Each age-appropriate class, age two to young fives, meets as a small group with dedicated teachers who use interactive lesson plans. Children learn Biblical principles, using storytelling, crafts, games, and music. Children who reach age two before September 1 may attend Sunday School.
11 am | God’s Garden Worship for age 3 to young 5’s | C Hall
God’s Garden is a joyful worship service for children age three to young fives. Children learn about God in small group and large group settings through puppets, music, and interactive projects.
Preschool Sunday School is offered at 11 am for children who reach age two before September 1.
11am | Catechesis – Level 1 | Education Building | Available during school year
For children ages three (potty trained) through Kindergarten. Catechesis is an alternative approach to the religious and spiritual formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, click here »
Elementary (Kindergarten to Fifth Grade)
9:30am | Elementary Sunday School | Education Building
For Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Each class meets as a small group with dedicated teachers who use interactive lesson plans. Biblical principles are learned through storytelling, crafts, games, and music.
11 am | The ‘Burbs for Elementary Kids | F011 and F015 Education Building
The ‘Burbs is an interactive children’s service that involves worship, a biblically-sound message, small-group Bible study, and community interaction. In The ‘Burbs, we seek to usher children to the heart of the Father. Kids are taught to love Jesus, live like Jesus, and bring the Good News to the neighbors around them. “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:15
9:30 and 11am | Catechesis – Levels 2 and 3 | Education building | Available during school year
Catechesis is an alternative approach for children grades 1-6 to the religious and spiritual formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Level 2 is for grades 1-3, Level 3 is for grades 4-6. For more information and to register, click here »