Children and Family

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

-Matthew 19:14  NIV

Mission

As a community of Christ followers who are whole heartedly responsive to the love of God, radically transformed into the image of Christ and powerfully mobilized into Kingdom work by the Holy Spirit, we are committed to leading others to become devoted followers and ministers of Jesus Christ.  

Nursery

  Our nursery is open Sunday mornings from 9 to noon and care is provided for children from birth to age 2.5.  Songs, engaging play materials and loving volunteers are on hand each week. 

Preschool

The preschool room is available during both the 9:00 Sunday School hour and the 10:45 church service and is designed to serve children ages 2.5 through 5 years old.   Bible stories, songs, and activities are explored each week.  We utilize Gospel Light's Growing with God curriculum, which aims to provide preschoolers with an increasing awareness of Gods love for them.  Snack and opportunities for active play on the playground are offered  weekly, weather permitting. 

Elementary Age

Sunday School classes are  offered  at 9:00 for two distinct age groups: Primary- for kids in Kindergarten through 3rd grade and Intermediate- for kids in 4th, 5th and 6th grades.  We utilize the Gospel Project curriculum from Lifeway that provides a Christ-centered, chronological  journey through scripture.

During the 10:45  church service,  all children start with their families in the sanctuary.  After worship and praise,  kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade are dismissed to the Tree house with their Children’s Church leaders. Currently, we are presenting lessons from the David C. Cook publishing family called, 13 Very..... Series Collection which focuses on biblical truths that support a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.

 Students in 6th-8th grade are invited to sign up to be a  helper once a month with either Children's Church or in the preschool room. Otherwise, they stay in the sanctuary during service.

AWANA

For over 60 years, kids of all ages have participated in AWANA  clubs,  Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed.  As a non-profit, world-wide ministry, the focus is on bible based evangelism and discipleship for kids ages 2-18, with the desire to raise up the next generation of Christian leaders.  
All ages start together with worship songs and offering, then divide into age appropriate  groupings for specific bible lessons, games, snack, and scripture memorization.
Come and join the fun today!
Wednesdays  | 6:00p-7:30p | Bethany Lobby
Visit our Bethany page for more information about our specific club: https://tinyurl.com/s6j528z
or
  to learn more about the organization itself  visit -  https://www.awana.org/about/

Parent Resources

At Bethany, we believe that families are important to God and we strive to support them in their pursuit of faithful, Christian living.  

In partnership with Bethany Busy Bee Preschool, all are invited to attend our Parent Education Speaker Presentations and LIFT series. To find out more visit: https://tinyurl.com/u57zm22

Focus on the Family has numerous resources that encourage and give guidance on parenting:  https://www.focusonthefamily.com/

Young Life has many opportunities for the youth of our communities to connect and grow from faithful relationships:  https://www.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx

For a more comprehensive list of parenting resources please visit: http://bethanybusybee.org/calendar/literacyparenting/

Sunday Mornings

9:00am-10:15am

Sunday School classes for all children. Parents sign children in at the computer by the preschool room, print up a label and place on child.

10:45am-12pm

Children's Church in the Tree-House for kids in  Kindergarten through Fifth Grade during church services.  Parents sign children in at the computer by the preschool room, print up a label and place on child.

The third Sunday of the month is designated Family Sunday. All kids in grades Kindergarten and older, stay in  the service with their families.  Activities are provided in the back of the Sanctuary. 

More Events

Family Game Night at Bethany | Jan 4 | 5:30-8:00 pm | RSVP  https://tinyurl.com/wa2wgxq
Community Service | All January | Collect diapers and wipes for the Denver Rescue Mission | Lobby
Swimming at Lone Tree Rec. Center | Feb 22 | 1:00-4:00 pm | RSVP  https://tinyurl.com/u4kothq
Parents Night Out| Mar 13 | 4:30-8:00 pm | RSVP https://tinyurl.com/svkf6vj
Community Service with Sweet Dreams in a Bag | Mar 21| 9:00 am - Noon| RSVP email to [email protected]
Easter Egg Hunt at Bethany | Apr 11 | 10-11:30 pm | RSVP  https://tinyurl.com/vtm6rw3
Community Service at Bethany | Create Mothers Day blessing bags | Apr 12 | 10-noon | RSVP  https://tinyurl.com/v94uc3t
Spring Celebration at Bethany | May 17 | 12:30-2:30 pm | RSVP  https://tinyurl.com/tvsvkcv

For more info about Children and Family Ministry and events, please contact :
Joyce Bertram [email protected]  or  Meredith Haun [email protected]

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