Bethel Kids – Birth to 6th Grade

Our Dream

Here at Bethel Kids, our dream is that children will be changed through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose

We strive to partner with families to make disciples by helping children begin a personal relationship with God, teaching them what it means to be a member of God’s family, and guiding them to influence the world for Christ.

Our Work

All we do is guided by our ministry values, which demand that we be truth-centered, relationally-focused, family-oriented, child-friendly, volunteer-driven, outward-directed, safe, and secure.

~January UPDATES~

**On DECEMBER 27 and January 3 Bethel Kids will be taking a break for the holidays! We will see you on January 10!**

Save the Date for VBS 2021 – June 14-17

VBS is for kids entering grades 1st-6th grade and there is a full VBS program for volunteer’s children ages 5 and under.

Get ready for your VERY BEST SUMMER in 2020! PRESS PLAY: GET IN THE MIX
Something remarkable can happen when a child starts learning to see themselves the way God sees them. To us, that’s real confidence. In 2021, we’re planning a VBS that encourages every child to know that because of Jesus, they can have confidence because . . .They are known. They belong. They are forgiven. They can change. They can make a difference.

Want to be part of the planning team?  We’d love to have some new faces helping us plan for a great week of fun with the kids.  Also need volunteers during VBS for small groups, crafts, snacks, games, preschool, and much more!  Contact Delia for more information. 

Parent/Child Dedication

Our next Parent/Child Dedication Service will be on Sunday, January 31. If you are interested in participating, please contact TraceyHallstrom@bethelfc.com by January 18 to set up a meeting with Pastor Gary.

Family Movie Night: Friday, February 5 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Come spend the evening as a family watching the movie “Inside Out” on our large screens in the Worship Center.
Families will also be rotated into the FLC to create Valentine’s Card that will be taken to Nursing Homes around the Fargo/Moorhead Area!

January 10

Preschool

Check out our FAMOUS Miss Cheryl teach from the Gospel Light Curriculum!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rfXlChXGaCZBccSMMurlg

K-6th Grade

Bible Story: The Greatest (Greatest Commandment) • Matthew 22:36-40

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Bethel Kids January 10 Video Lesson

Parent Guide Sheet – Use this guide with your family to dig deeper into today’s lesson.

God Times Sheet – Daily Devotional to do with your family throughout the week.

January 17

Preschool

Check out our FAMOUS Miss Cheryl teach from the Gospel Light Curriculum!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rfXlChXGaCZBccSMMurlg

K-6th Grade

Bible Story: Give It Away (Bigger Barns) • Luke 12:16-21

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Memory Verse

Bethel Kids January 17 Video Lesson

Parent Guide Sheet – Use this guide with your family to dig deeper into today’s lesson.

God Times Sheet – Daily Devotional to do with your family throughout the week.

JANUARY 24

Preschool

Check out our FAMOUS Miss Cheryl teach from the Gospel Light Curriculum!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rfXlChXGaCZBccSMMurlg

K-6th Grade

Bible Story: Ants Marching (Ant and Sluggard) • Proverbs 6:6-8

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Bethel Kids January 24 Video Lesson

Parent Guide Sheet – Use this guide with your family to dig deeper into today’s lesson.

God Times Sheet – Daily Devotional to do with your family throughout the week.

JANUARY 31

Preschool

Check out our FAMOUS Miss Cheryl teach from the Gospel Light Curriculum!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3rfXlChXGaCZBccSMMurlg

K-6th Grade

Bible Story: Golden Slumbers (Parable of the Bags of Gold) • Matthew 25:14-30 (NIV)

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Memory Verse

Bethel Kids January 31 Video Lesson

Parent Guide Sheet – Use this guide with your family to dig deeper into today’s lesson.

God Times Sheet – Daily Devotional to do with your family throughout the week.

New to Bethel Kids?

Kids Check In Instructions

**When this video was recorded we didn’t have a start date yet. Our official start date is Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Bethel Kids Re-Opening Plan

Please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the service starts. When you arrive, look for the Kids Welcome Desk. We will greet your family there and register your child for the appropriate classroom.

After you are registered, you and your child will be given matching security tags that are unique to your family and your visit. Your child will need to wear the nametag portion which bears a code that is matched to your portion of the nametag. When you return to your child’s classroom you will need to show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.

If your child needs you during the service, we’ll contact you by sending you a text. Please have your phone on vibrate and be aware of your messages during service.

We provide 3 unique and age-appropriate environments for your kids:

Early Childhood (Newborns-4/5 year olds)

Programming is available for Infants through 4/5 year olds. They meet each Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Preschool Wing of our building. Teaching the message of God’s love, the significance of each child, and God’s purpose for each life is crucial to preparing boys and girls to someday begin their relationship with Christ.

Currently, due to the size of our classrooms, in order to be in compliance with CDC regulations we can only have 10 kids + 2 volunteers per classroom. Once the classrooms reach capacity we will ask that your child attends church with you for the morning.

Elementary (Kindergarten-4th Grade)

Sundays at 9 a.m., school aged kids will meet in the church GYM. Each grade will be positioned near their same aged peers. All ages will worship and hear the lesson for the day together. Due to COVID, kids will not be walking back to their classrooms for small group. Instead, each age group will have a socially distance space within the gym where they will participate in small group activities with other same aged kids.

Sundays at 10:45 a.m.: Currently this kids’ service time is put on hold. Our team will re-evaluate offering this service time again once the attendance of kids starts to increase.

Preteens (5th-6th Grade)

Sunday at 9 a.m. This class will meet in a large group setting for worship in the GYM with K-4th grade. They will then split off into Room 120 where they will have their own lesson and small group activities. Small group will occur at spaced out tables where discussion/activities will occur with a small group leader. This setting lets preteens hang out together and socialize in a different setting.

image-ar-awana-logo-0-0-173-76Awana is a scripture memorization and Bible learning ministry that will mold and shape your child through the limitless power of God’s Word. Awana leaders, together with parents, create a spiritually-nurturing environment to encourage kids to grow in knowledge of Scripture and their walk of faith. Awana meets on Wednesdays during the school year from 6:25-7:30 p.m.

Awana is for kids in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Cubbies Program is available for 3 & 4 year olds. We have lots of more detailed information available for our club on our AWANA page or you can find out more about the AWANA organization at www.awana.org.

Awana Began October 7
Due to COVID, Awana this year will look a little different. Awana will be from 6:25 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and will be in a large group setting for all Elementary Kids. Limited space is available as we maintain social distancing. The kids will remain in one room for the evening. (Most clubs will have 20 kids total.)

Kindergarten-6th Grade Kids and all volunteers are REQUIRED to wear a mask while attending Awana.

New this Fall – Awana@Home!

Awana@Home is for families who would prefer to meet at home or in small friend groups and be flexible to fit your family schedule and needs. Our Awana@Home coordinator, Nicole Lofgren, will work with your family to come up with a plan in which parents will work through the Awana materials with their own children.
If you are interested in having your family participate in Awana@Home please email Nicole at bethelawanaathome@gmail.com. Nicole will then be in contact with you to give you more information about how to proceed with Awana@Home.

Registration

Register and Pay through our online database to officially reserve your child’s spot.

Fees are $30 per child (includes dues and one handbook per year). Books will be handed out the first night your child attends. Uniforms and bags will be available for purchase at the Kids’ Welcome Desk each week.

We are limiting the amount of kids per group, and therefore will not be certain we have space for your child(ren) if you walk in the day of Awana. Therefore, pre-registration at least a WEEK prior to the next Awana date will be required.

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Here are some of the steps we take to ensure the safety of each child:

  • Classrooms are free of clutter and have clean and age-appropriate toys.
  • A minimum of two screened volunteers are in each classroom.
  • Two additional staff members are available to provide extra help when needed.
  • Background checks are completed on all staff working with children.
  • We will utilizing texting parents if their child is in need of their attention.
  • A health policy is in place to protect the health of all children present.

Ways to Serve

Sunday School Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in getting involved in Bethel Kids Ministry? We strongly encourage parents of children attending Bethel Kids to serve at least once a month. Our Sunday School Classrooms are staffed by volunteers. All the supplies are prepared ahead of time and we need willing hearts to help manage the classroom.

To see a list of our specific needs and ways you can serve as an adult or even if you’re a teenager, click here.

For more information about our ministry to children or questions about volunteering with our children’s ministry email Delia or call her at 701.730.1956.

We ask parents for their cooperation in helping to provide a healthy environment. We request that sick children be cared for at home. We publish these rules of thumb for the sake of all the children. Children are not ready to attend if they are not feeling well or if they are experiencing any of the following:

  • A fever of 100 degrees or more within the last 14 days
  • Shows symptoms of COVID-19
  • Has been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Vomiting within the last 24 hours
  • Diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • A runny nose with other than clear drainage, especially if accompanied by other symptoms
  • A bad cough

0804h0015-blackwhite“I prayed for this child, and the Lord answered my prayer and gave Him to me.”I Samuel 1:27 Child dedication at Bethel Church is a joyful recognition that every child is a gift from God; it is a celebration of the wonderful privilege and blessing it is to be a parent! God has entrusted you with a new life and has chosen you to be a tangible expression of His love, character and values for your child. During dedication, parents have an opportunity to publicly acknowledge that their children ultimately belong to God and that they desire His plan for their lives. We also believe that the people of Bethel Church have a responsibility to partner with you as you raise your child. The congregation will be challenged to pray for your family and to be godly examples for your child to follow. If you have trusted in Christ as your Savior, you are invited to present your child in Christian dedication to the Lord. If you would like to know more about parent-child dedication, please contact Tracey Hallstrom.

Future Dates:

  • January 31, 2021
  • May 9, 2021- Mother’s Day
  • September 26, 2021

Downloads: Brochure Information Packet Application

Gary S copyGary Siefers

Senior Associate Pastor
garysiefers@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

Allison Schmidlin

Bethel Kids Director
allison@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

Tracey copyTracey Hallstrom

Administrative Assistant to Bethel Kids
traceyhallstrom@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

Delia copyDelia Williams

Bethel Kids Volunteer Director
deliawilliams@bethelfc.com

 

 

 

Diana Lind

Bethel Kids Sunday Morning Supervisor

 

 

 

Karena Kuhnley

Bethel Kids Sunday Morning Supervisor

Throughout the year we are excited to bring you and your kids some fun ways to gather together to learn more about Christ’s love and to share it in our community. As we have events coming up, we’ll post them here for you to view and share.
February 5 – Movie Night/make a Valentine’s card for a nursing home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. We will watch Inside Out in the Worship Center and decorate cards in the FLC.
March 12 – Preteen Nerf Wars/Craft Night from 6 p.m.-8 p.m….this is for all 5th and 6th graders. Bring your own nerf guns.

Parent Cue App

As a parent, some of the most important things you do for your child don’t happen in a single day. You make small deposits in their life week after week—over time. That’s why the Parent Cue App gives weekly cues to help you make the most of the time you spend with your kid or teenager.

Be sure to link to Bethel Church by using the 58103 zip code for even more meaningful ways to connect with what your student is learning each week.

find-us-on-facebook-logo-0-0-144-442Want to receive important information and updates on our programming? Bethel Kids communicates to our families by email and our Bethel Kids Ministry Facebook Page.  Also, a weekly email with church wide information is sent out each Thursday. To receive our emails, we ask for a little more information about your kids and family. Click here to fill out the online form.