Preschool Department (Babies through Kindergartners)

Babies through Kindergarten are loved and nurtured in our Preschool Ministry. We are sensitive to the needs of families and provide a safe and loving environment in which preschoolers experience the love of God through the actions and deeds of loving teachers and care-givers. In addition to the regular activities and programs for preschoolers, the Preschool Department is staffed during church services and special events as well. We want our preschoolers to learn about God's love in a warm, safe, secure, and caring environment. We utilize security tags and a pager system to ensure the safety and welfare of our preschoolers. We also have 'Child Protection Policies and Procedures' in place to protect our preschoolers and our volunteers.

Sunday School

Classes are provided for babies through Kindergarten each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Our teachers and care-givers provide age appropriate activities and opportunities for preschoolers to learn more about God and his love for them.

Children's Church
Meets during the 10:30 a.m. worship service and provides opportunities for children ages three - five to grow and learn more about God's love for them. Extended care is offered and provided during the Sunday morning worship service for infants and children through age two.

Mission Friends
Meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:05 p.m. (September through May) and provides opportunities for children ages 3 - Kindergarten to learn about missions and missionaries.

Open Play
Meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:45 p.m. (September through May) in our Family Life Center Multi-Purpose Room and provides recreational opportunities for preschoolers to play and meet new friends.

Vacation Bible School
This week long, fun-filled annual event is typically held in late June. Activities include: appropriate Bible stories, music, crafts, games, snacks, and tons of fun for preschoolers!

Children's Storytime
A time of stories and crafts for 3 to 8 year-olds is sponsored by the Media Center on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. during the month of July each year.

Other activities for Preschoolers include: "Breakfast in Bethlehem" (Christmas), Winterfest, Easter Party, Splash Day, Skate Parties and the Fall Carnival.

We offer occasional seminars and opportunities for parents of preschools to grow and enhance parenting skills. Parent/Child Dedication services are always meaningful and special in the life of the church for both the parents and the church family. "Parents Night Out" is typically offered once each quarter during the year.