Childrens' Ministry at Bethel...
All children are welcome!!! Jesus said, "Let the children come to me" (Matthew 19:14), and at Bethel we cherish our little ones.
What do we offer???
CHILDREN'S SERMONS - Every Sunday we have a special Children's Sermon. All children are welcome to come forward. We collect a special Children's Offering at that time. Currently, those funds are being collected to help hungry children around the world.
SUNDAY SCHOOL - Every Sunday from September to May (with a few exceptions around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday) we offer Sunday School classes for Preschoolers (age 3 - those who are potty trained) through 5th graders. Some grades are combined, and all classes learn the same Bible story every week. We are using the Cross Explorations curriculum from Concordia Publishing.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - During the month of July (usually), Bethel teams up with other Parkersburg churches to offer a joint VBS experience for children. The location rotates between the churches each summer. Bethel hosted in 2013, so it would be our turn again in about 5 years!!!
WIGGLE GIGGLE SPACE - On the entry level, we have a special corner reserved for children who are need a little wiggle space during worship, a place where moms and dads (or grandparents) can go to not disupt other worshippers when the child needs that time. There are age appropriate toys, a rocking chair and mat area for free play.