Children and Youth Ministries

Children’s Chapel

Sundays | 10:00 a.m. | Parish Hall

All children ages 3-10 years old are invited to Sunday Children’s Chapel in the Parish Hall during the Liturgy of the Word. We’ll have stories, prayers, a children’s sermon, and maybe some songs and games. Participants will return to the worship service during the Exchanging of the Peace to have communion with their families.

Children’s Formation

Sunday

Sunday School classes meet most Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 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 | 9:45 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 | Sundays | 10:00 a.m. | Parish Hall

All children ages 3-10 years old are invited to Sunday Children’s Chapel in the Parish Hall during the Liturgy of the Word. We’ll have stories, prayers, a children’s sermon, and maybe some songs and games. Participants will return to the worship service during the Exchanging of the Peace to have communion with their families.

Wednesday

Little Way | Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | Sunday School Hall
Little Way is open to all children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The class meets on the Sunday School hall following dinner at 5:45 p.m. Each week we have fun crafts, games, or movies. We end with a brief candlelight service in the church at 7:45 p.m. No registration is necessary to participate.

Special Events

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal | December 21 | 10:00 a.m. | Church

Our annual Christmas Pageant returns this year and we need as many children and youth as possible to participate. Join us for our one and only rehearsal where we’ll assign roles, fit everyone for costumes, and walk through our service before Christmas Eve.

Christmas Pageant | December 24 | 4:30 pm | Church

Our Christmas Pageant is open to all children and youth regardless of whether or not you were able to participate in our rehearsal. We have lots of extra costumes and several volunteers who can show you where to go and where to stand. This is the opportunity for our young people to embody the Christmas scripture and we are pleased to bring this annual tradition back to the Bethesda community!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Greg Knight, Associate for Christian Formation,
at (561) 655-4555 x114 or email knight@bbts.org.

Youth Formation

Sunday

Youth classes meet most Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. downstairs.  No registration is necessary for participation

Confirmation Class (8th Grade) | Sundays | 9:45 a.m. | ECW Room
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.

Mission Group (9th-12th Grade) | Sundays | 9:45 am | 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 mission experience next summer. Over the course of the year we will learn more about how we seek to serve Christ in others.

Mondays

Pre-Confirmation Class (6th & 7th Grade) | Begins September 19 | 9:45 am | 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.

Wednesday

Bethesda Youth Group | Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | Youth Room
The Bethesda Youth Group meets on Wednesday evenings in the Youth Room. We begin with dinner at 5:45 pm and end with prayer in the church at 7:45 pm. In between, we have great conversations and fun games. The group is open to all youth in 6th-12th Grade. No registration is necessary to participate.

Special Events

Youth Universal Trip | September 3 | 6:00 a.m.

Our annual Universal Studios trip is coming up on Saturday, September 3.  It’s a great way to kick off all the fun youth events for the coming program year.  We’ll leave early that morning and come back late that night.  All 6th-12th Grade youth are invited to join a full and fun day of rides and snacks!

Youth Group Lock-In | September 23 | 6:00 p.m.

Open to all youth in 6th-12th Grade, our annual lock-in is a great way to learn more about the church building.  It’s also a great opportunity to eat lots of pizza and snacks, watch movies on our giant screen in the Parish Hall, and stay up way too late playing ping pong.

Youth Service Day | November 12 | 10:00 a.m.

This morning we will volunteer at a local outreach organization.  It’s our opportunity to work together to help those in need around our community.  After we complete our service project we’ll have a pizza lunch and play games at Fun Depot.

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