When your child was born or adopted, they became a member of your family. From birth, they were already a child of God! Baptism is God’s way for us to be immersed into the covenant community, the Church. A “covenant” is a relationship established by God with an individual or a group of people. Baptism is the Sacrament which concretely incorporates us into this covenant community we call the Church or the Body of Christ.
Baptisms can happen during most worship services. While we typically avoid festival Sundays, baptisms may easily be scheduled for any Saturday evening service.
For more information, please contact Pastor Luci or Pastor Grant or fill out a Baptism Request Form on the right.
At Bethany, we celebrate many milestones throughout each child’s faith journey. A faith milestone is a marker along life’s journey that says, “This is something important and God is here too.”
We celebrate the following Milestones:
Baptism, Bibles, Communion, Blessing of the Backpacks, Confirmation, Baccalaureate (High School Senior Recognition)
Our nursery is located on the main level, near the carport entrance.
On Sunday mornings the nursery is staffed from 7:45 - 11:15 a.m. and is intended for children birth to age 5. The nursery is stocked with safe and age appropriate toys, books and so much more! Located in the nursery is a child-sized bathroom as well as a changing table/diapers/wipes.
Creation Station is located in the Sanctuary and is intended for use during worship. Each Sunday, children receive a color page related to the theme or message of worship. Children are encouraged to color a picture and present it as their offering to God.
Classes are offered for students 3 years-8th grade.
Meets Sundays from 9:00-9:55 a.m.
The preschool-5th grade classes will dive deep into Bible stories with Spark: Activate Faith. Classes will explore the same Bible story for 4-6 weeks. Our preschool class will explore stories each week rotating through music, games, snacks and fun crafts. The K-5th grade classes will explore stories through different workshops each week such as cooking, science, art and more.
Our 6th-8th grade class looks at real questions middle school youth are asking and helps kids discover the power of a growing faith in Jesus. They have a great time in class looking at these questions with the help of movies, books and more.
Open to all children ages 4 – 5th grade.
One week only every summer and open to the entire community. During our 4-day adventure, kids learn about Jesus. VBS is filled with unforgettable Bible experiences. Kids will see, hear, touch and even taste!
Visit our VBS page and be on the look-out for more information regarding our next VBS week!
New Program - Connect!
Open to 4th-5th grade students.
Meets Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Connect is a two year rotation of Bible lessons created for preteens or “tweens” and will be open to our 4th & 5th grade students. Connect is an interactive Bible-based lesson where youth learn how individual Bible stories connect to each other and to their own lives. Connect will meet starting next fall on Wednesdays after school. For more information, contact Pastor Luci or Angie Buchli.
Middle School Confirmation (Here We Stand)
Confirmation program for 6th-8th grade students
Meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Here We Stand (HWS) utilizes both small and large group activities and discussion. Topics of discussion for this year will come from the New Testament. Each Wednesday, HWS will have a 15 minute icebreaker/introduction, 30 minutes of small group discussion and a 15 minute closing. During the year, we will also learn ways to respond to God’s unconditional love through serving the church, community and the world.
Club 9 confirmation program for 9th grade students.
Meets one Sunday a month following the 10:00 a.m. worship.
A continuation of confirmation following Here We Stand. This one-year journey of faith formation is filled with activities and experiences designed for students and their selected mentor.
High school Bible Study / Youth Group
Open to all 9th-12th grade students.
Meets Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Youth Room.
Join us for Bible Study, food, fellowship and games!
Music Opportunities for Youth
Sunday School Choir
Part of the Sunday School time each will includes music. Periodically, the Sunday School children will sing in worship.
Learn to Ring Chimes
Open to all 4th & 5th Grade Students and mets Wednesdays from 3:30-4:00 p.m.
This is a beginning class and students will learn to ring, read music and have lots of fun!
Middle School Bells
Open to all 6th-8th grade students and meets Wednesdays from 4:00-4:40 p.m.
BELLZ (HS Bells)
Open to all 9th-12th graders and meets Wednesdays from 6:45-7:20 p.m. in the bell room.