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Worship with Children


5 Things to Know if You’re Attending Church with Children or Youth

Children’s Formation


Sunday School

Sunday School classes meet most Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on the Sunday School Hall.  No registration is necessary for participation. Children must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.

Sunday School | Sundays | 10:00 a.m. | Sunday School Hall

Our children’s Sunday School programs meet each Sunday following the 9:00 a.m. worship service. Classes are available for Pre-K through 5th Grade. We learn biblical stories through crafts, outreach projects, and games.

Children’s Chapel

Children’s Chapel | Sundays | 11:00 a.m. | Sunday School Hall

All children ages 3-10 years old are invited to Sunday Children’s Chapel during the Liturgy of the Word at the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services. We’ll have stories, prayers, a children’s sermon, and maybe some songs and games. Participants will return to the worship service to have communion with their families.


Bethesda Middle School Group | Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | Sunday School Hall
Our Bethesda Middle School group is open to all in 8th Grade and younger. The class meets on the Sunday School hall at 6:30 pm. Each week we have fun crafts, games, or movies. No registration is necessary to participate.

Wednesday Child Care | Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. | Nursery
We are able to offer childcare for all children in 5th Grade and under on Wednesday evenings at Bethesda. We’ll have crafts for younger ages and lots of time for free play.

Special Events

Pentecost Party |May 19| 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Save the date now to be part of our first ever Pentecost Party on Sunday, May 19. We’ll have bounce houses, a dunk tank, giant Lego blocks, crafts, Sunday School awards, a Parish Picnic and more. All activities will run from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are able to help bring items for our bake sale and/or silent auction that day, please contact Greg Knight at



Contact Greg Knight, Associate for Christian Formation,
at (561) 655-4555 x114 or email

Youth Formation


Youth classes meet most Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. downstairs.  No registration is necessary for participation.

Pre-Confirmation Class (6th & 7th Grade) | Sundays | 10:00 a.m. | Library

Pre-teens have a lot of questions about faith and life.  Our Pre-Confirmation Class is designed to engage those questions in a fun and interactive way.

Confirmation Class (8th Grade) | Sundays | 10:00 a.m. | Tea House
The Bethesda Confirmation Class is open to all current 8th grade youth.  Each week we will discuss a topic from the Episcopal faith, meet Bethesda parishioners who are active members of various Sunday ministries, and play fun learning games to tie everything together.  Participants are invited to be confirmed at the next bishop’s visitation in May.

Pilgrimage Group (9th-12th Grade) | Sundays | 10:00 a.m. | Youth Room
Youth who are in 9th-12th Grade or have been confirmed are eligible to participate in a year-long project that will culminate with a week-long pilgrimage experience next summer. Over the course of the year we will learn more about how we seek to serve Christ in others.


Bethesda High School Group | Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | Youth Room
The Bethesda High School Group meets on Wednesday evenings in the Youth Room. We have great conversations and fun games. The group is open to all youth in 9th-12th Grade. No registration is necessary to participate.

Special Events

Youth Movie Night | Friday, May 10 | 7:00 pm

Our annual youth movie night is coming up on Friday, May 10. We’ll meet at Bethesda at 7:00 pm and take over the Parish Hall with a movie on the big screen accompanied by lots of popcorn and other snacks.  All 6th-12th Grade youth are welcome to join us!

141 South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 | (561) 655-4554

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