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Worshiping with Kids


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

Children’s Formation


Sunday School returns on Sunday, August 13

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 will return in November

Children’s Chapel | Sundays | 9:00 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 at the 9:00 am service. 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.


Little Way | Wednesdays | 6:45 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 6:00 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.

Little Way Communion Class | Wednesday | 6:45 p.m. | Sunday School Hall
On Wednesdays, September 13, 20, & 27 our Little Way Class open to all K-5th Grade children will be learning about the sacrament of communion. We’ll talk about the spiritual meaning of the bread and wine, go over a child-friendly history of the practice, and learn how communion works at Bethesda. If you have ever wanted your child to learn more about the role communion plays in our life together at Bethesda, then make sure to come for this three-week course on Wednesday nights. No advanced registration is necessary.

Middle Way Nursery Care | Wednesday | 6:45 p.m. | Nursery
We are so excited to announce that we are finally able to offer childcare for all children ages 4 and under on Wednesday evenings at Bethesda. For those who were not able to participate in our Middle Way offerings due to lack of nursery care, now your little one can enjoy our brand new first-floor nursery room while parents can take advantage of our adult offerings including Bethesda Yoga and topical classes on faith. We want Wednesday nights to be a welcoming night for all those in our Bethesda family including our very youngest.

Special Events

More special events coming soon!


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. | 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.

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 Youth Group | Wednesdays | 6:45 p.m. | Youth Room
The Bethesda Youth Group meets on Wednesday evenings in the Youth Room. We begin with dinner at 6:00 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

Saturday, September 2 | Youth Universal Studios Trip | 5:00 a.m.
Our annual Universal Studios trip is coming up on Saturday, September 2. 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 us for a full and fun day of rides and snacks!
Friday, September 22 – Youth Lock-In
Sunday, September 24 – Launch Day Lunch

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