Our Children’s Choirs are designed to nurture children’s understanding of and relationship with God and encourage and equip them to worship Him. Children’s Choirs meet Sunday evenings during the school year.
We offer choirs for different age groups.
Bethia’s Little Voices – This group is for children from first through fifth grades. This group provides a wide variety of rhythmic, instrumental, movement and singing experiences. They rehearse from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. They lead worship almost monthly, and present two formal programs at Christmas and in the spring. Led by Kara Harris, a music teacher in Chesterfield County, and an amazing team of assistant directors, children find this group exciting and fun!
Registration is open year-round September – May.
Additional Music Ministry Opportunities for Youth and Adults can be found on the Youth and Adult Ministries pages.
The nursery is available during each of our Sunday morning services for infants to toddlers up to the age of 4.
- 9:00 am service: All children up to age 4 are welcome in the nursery.
- 11:00 service: All children up to the age of 4 are welcome in the nursery.
Children’s Church and Sunday School
Children’s Church allow children to worship in their own worship space (sanctuary)
We wanted to welcome each of you to Children’s Church and to give you a little overview of what you can expect with this service!
We worship upstairs much in the same manner as we worship downstairs. The order of worship is the same, as are the Affirmations of Faith, Responses, and Bible verses.
During the worship time, the children offer up their prayers and their praises, read scripture, collect an offering and participate in the discussion of the message. If time allows, we have a game or activity. When parents arrive, we release the children, one family at a time. Prior to dismissal, we to take a few minutes to briefly share with the parents what we have discussed so that the conversation can continue at home. If you ever have questions about what we are talking about, please let us know or come join us.
One of our most exciting times is when we share Holy Communion. The children have the opportunity to serve communion to their peers and to their leaders. It is truly a precious time.
One of our Children’s Church teachers will be responsible for leading the service and giving the message, so our volunteers have no preparation responsibilities. Volunteers participate with worship as well as help with any bathroom or behavior issues. Please prayerfully consider picking a few days to come upstairs and worship with our children.
We hope that you enjoy worshiping with us and seeing how God is working in the lives of some of our youngest members.
9th – 12 Grade
6th – 8th Grade
4th – 5th Grade
Vacation Bible School
The Jedi Academy!
Bethia UMC Upward Basketball & Cheerleading
Upward is a sports-based ministry and we offer basketball and cheerleading for boys and girls starting at age K5. Upward offers the advantage of learning skills, playing a sport and most importantly, hearing a message from the Bible each week. Players all have a chance to play regardless of experience or skill level.
Our current update for the 2022 Upward Basketball/Cheer season.
As we continue to follow local and state government regulations as well as UMC conference COVID-19 guidelines it has been decided that Bethia UMC will not be offering Upward Basketball and Cheerleading this season.
We believe the Lord is sovereign over all things, including COVID-19. Our peace and strength is in Christ, and we have a unique opportunity when facing battles like this. God tells us over and over in Scripture to not be afraid or discouraged because He will be with us.
Please continue to join us in prayer as we place our trust and confidence in the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Please check back regularly for any updates