Children’s Choir

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.

Little Love Bugs – (Older Preschool Choir) – This group is designed for our very youngest singers and musicians.  The ages are 3 years old through Kindergarten.  Engaging and fun, this group rehearses on Sunday evenings from 5-6 p.m.  They sing/play in worship almost monthly and participate in special programs at Christmas and in the spring.  Led by Jennifer Mullis and an incredible team of assistant directors.

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 5-6 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!

ALL Choirs meet Sunday Evenings 5-6pm.

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.

Nursery

The nursery is available during each of our Sunday morning services for infants to toddlers under the age of 4. The infant nursery, located across from the old kitchen, has cribs and changing tables available. Bethia is also proud to offer a “nursing mom’s” room. Located within the infant nursery, this private space is equipped with a rocking chair and other supplies for mom and baby’s comfort.

  • 8:30am service:  All children up to age 4 are welcome in the infant nursery.
  • 9:45am service:  All children up to age 3 are welcome in the infant nursery. Children ages 3-5 attend Sunday School in the Preschool Class/Toddler Room, located in the “old” Social Hall
  • 11:00 service: Babies up to the age of 2 are welcome in the infant nursery. Toddlers ages 2 up to 4 are welcome in the toddler room.

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.

Sunday school

9th – 12 Grade
6th – 8th Grade
4th – 5th Grade

Vacation Bible School

Each day, kids participate in small groups and discover that they were created by God and built for a purpose. Not only will they experience exciting Bible adventures but they’ll also watch for God in everyday life. You and your kids will begin or deepen your faith by discovering our loving God made each of us and we are built for an incredible purpose!

This year’s theme is ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good.  This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

VBS is July 29th to August 2nd from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. We are in need of volunteers for all age groups and stations.  If you are interested  or have any questions or concerns please contact Theresa Goodman or Christen Hawkins at vbs@bethiaumc.org.

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.

If you’re interested in participating or volunteering, or if you need more information, please contact:

Steve Ouellette

(804) 464-8875

E-mail

upward@bethiaumc.org

Church Office

(804) 739-3459