Bethlehem First United Methodist Church is a family of faith that is passionate in its commitment to children and families. We seek to partner with families in providing a spiritual foundation through Jesus Christ in the lives of our children.
At BFUMC our goal is to provide age appropriate opportunities for children to grow as followers of Jesus Christ. They will experience how God is present with them and participate in the life of the church. They will learn to use their 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 our ministry opportunities.
We feel that it is important for children to be introduced to “Big Church” early and often, but to also have kid friendly and appropriate Bible lessons and activities. For that reason, we combine the best of both worlds!
On Sunday mornings, Kidz start in worship with their families. At the Casual Service at 9:30am, Kidz stay with their families through the worship songs. Kidz employees and volunteers will lead the children out of service during the offering.
During the Traditional Service at 11am, Kidz participate in the Call to Worship, hymns, Lord’s Prayer, Affirmation of Faith (Apostyle’s Creed), Gloria Patri, and Doxology. Kidz employees and volunteers will lead the children out after the offering. Kidz will be escorted to the KidZone for Kidz Church.
If you have a 3rd grader or older and they would like to be an acolyte and help light the candles at the beginning of service and present the offering before we leave for Kidz Church, please let me know and we will train them and add them to the rotation.
On Epiphany Sunday and Christmas Eve/Day, Kidz will stay in worship with their families the entire service (we will still have KidKare available in the Nursery for 4 and under on those days). You are always welcome to bring your child to service instead of Kidz Church if you feel led to do so. We will provide Busy Bags for Kidz who choose to stay in “Big Church.”
Kidz Church is for children in PreK-5th grade who can use the restroom unassisted. They will break into small groups (Kidz PK2: PreK-2nd grade and Kidz 345: 3rd-5th grade) for Bible lessons and activities.
*KidKare Nursery is available for kidz 6 weeks-2 years old in Room 109. KidKare Nursery is staffed with paid employees who are trained and better equipped to take care of those children. You will bring your child to the end of the Kidz Hall when you arrive at church (as early as 9:15am) and pick them up there after service, no later than 12:30pm. Find out more about KidKare HERE.
*Kidz 3-4 year olds go to Preschool Kidz in Room 110. Find out more about Preschool Kidz HERE.
- Join our community Facebook Page (public) for reminders about our lessons and events that you can share with your friends!
- Join our Facebook Group (private) for pictures and praises!
- Follow us on Instagram!
- You can find all of our links to our social media and current events on our LINKTREE!
- To stay up to date on all of our upcoming events click HERE!
- Join our Remind group!
For help plugging into our children’s ministry, feel free to reach out to our Kidz Min Director, Amber Wigley (see form below).