This is where a life of learning and growing in faith begins. From weekly Sunday School to a week-long Vacation Bible School in the summer, there are events all year long to help children and their families participate in a vital faith community.

Learning Circles

Fall/Winter/Spring Sunday School Program during the 8:30am service.

Nursery – Toddlers (1 and 2 year old)

  • Located in Early Childhood Education Center’s Pooh Bear room
  • Drop off available at 8:20 a.m. for 8:30 service OR children attend church service and are excused for Sunday School after Pastor’s children sermon

Preschool – Preschoolers (3 and 4 year olds)

  • Located in Early Childhood Education Center’s Polar Bear room at 8:30
  • Children attend church service and are excused for Sunday School after the children’s sermon

PreK/K – (5 and 6 year olds)

  • Located in Early Childhood Education Center’s Panda Bear room at 8:30
  • Children attend church service and are excused for Sunday School after the children’s sermon

1st – 2nd Grade – Early elementary school children

  • Located in room 1 in the Family Center at 8:30
  • Children attend church service and are excused for Sunday School after the children’s sermon

3rd – 4th Grade – Middle elementary school children

  • Located in the Family Center at 8:30
  • Children attend church service and are excused for Sunday School after the children’s sermon

5th – 6th Grade – Older elementary school children

  • Located in the Family Center at 8:30
  • Children attend church service and are excused for Sunday School after the children’s sermon

Children’s Music

Check out musical opportunities for your children. In an age when music programs are being cut back in the schools, Bethlehem offers choirs, chimes, bells and bands, led by licensed music educators, to give your child exposure to a rich musical world.

Children’s Ministry Upcoming Events and News 

Return to Normal Worship Schedule: This Sunday, Sept. 8, we will resume our normal worship schedule. Nursery will be available at the 9:00 AM service. Kids will attend Learning Circles after the children’s message. We will have a special large group activity planned for all students. Children’s Choir and Chimers will resume this Sunday as well. Children’s Choir will meet in the Family Center at 10:00 and the Chimers will meet in the Family Center kitchen at 10:30. Both of these programs give kids a wonderful chance to learn about music and serve the Lord. Performances will be scheduled throughout the year.

Back to School Blessing, Sept. 8: Kids are invited to bring their backpacks, full of school supplies, for a special blessing during the 9 AM worship service.

Learning Circles: Our regular Learning Circles Program will begin on September 15.

Learning Circles Volunteers: This is the perfect time to prayerfully consider becoming a volunteer teacher in our Sunday school program. Your time and talents can be used to make a huge difference in the lives of our children at Bethlehem. We pray for at least 15 teachers to cover our Learning Circle classes this fall. There will be 5 groups, nursery, pre-k – kindergarten, 1st – 2nd, 3rd – 4th, and 5th – 6th. If you would like to volunteer please contact Chris Matthews at childrensministry@blcenc.org.

Children’s Christmas Program: Mark your calendars, this year’s Christmas Program will be on December 15 during the 8:30 AM service. All children of Bethlehem are invited to participate!

Blessings,
Chris Matthews
Director of Children’s Ministries
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews
Director of Children’s Ministries
760-753-1026 ext 15
childrensministry@blcenc.org