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: Elementary | Preschool | Nursery
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.
Elementary (Kindergarten to Fifth Grade)
9:30 and 11am | KidCity for Elementary Kids | Fellowship Hall
“A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14
Welcome to KidCity, where kids are taught to love Jesus, live like Jesus, and shine His light to others like a “city set on a hill.” At KidCity, children will be part of a small group of friends led by caring adults and leaders. In large group worship, they will experience live music, games and a Bible message delivered by seasoned leaders. Finishing in small group, kids will discuss the Bible lesson and apply Biblical principles to their life with activities and crafts.
Preschool (Age Three to Young Fives)
9:30 and 11am | Station34 – Preschool Sundays | Upper C Hall
Children who reach age three before September 1 may attend Station34, our Preschool Sunday worship. Each age-appropriate class, age three to young fives, meets as a small group with dedicated leaders. In our new exciting large worship area, children learn through songs, games and Bible lessons.
Catechesis (Age Three to Sixth Grade)
9: 30 and 11am | Catechesis – Levels 1, 2 and 3 | Education Building | Available during school year
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. Level 1 is for ages three (potty-trained children who reach age three before September 1) through Kindergarten. Level 2 is for grades 1-3, and Level 3 is for grades 4-6. Registration is required.
Nursery (Six Weeks to Age Two)
8:15, 9:30, and 11am | D Hall
The Mt. Bethel Nursery provides a Christ-centered, loving environment for children ages six weeks through two years old. Children that turn two before September 1 can attend 2’sTown on Sunday mornings, an interactive Bible lesson with story, video, craft and activities. 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.