Children and Families


To provide a safe and loving environment where children are:

  • taught the foundations of the Christian faith;
  • challenged to accept the adventure of discipleship;
  • encouraged to take part in the community of faith at Bethany.

To each child at Bethany, we want you to know that:

  • You are deeply loved by Jesus Christ.
  • Loving and obeying God is a great adventure - an adventure that will last your whole life.
  • You are an important part of our church family.

Infant and Toddler Nurseries
Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers at both morning services.

Summer Classes for Children
Kids up to three years old may start in the nursery/classroom or come to worship until after Children's Time. Children 4 and older all begin in worship with their families and go to their classrooms after Children's Time.

9 am
Sunday School
10:45 am Worship Ed
Infant Nursery
6 weeks–12 months
Infant Nursery
Education Wing
Infant Nursery
Education Wing
Toddler Nursery
13–24 months
Toddler Nursery
Toddler Room
Toddler Nursery
Toddler Room
2 and 3-year-olds
(age 2 by 6/1/2014)
Cherub/Puffin Room
Children's Church
Cherub/Puffin Room


Otters thru 4-year-olds Room 204
Otter Room
Orcas thus 5-year-olds
Room 203
Orcas Room
Entering 1st thru 5th grade
Room 202
Secret Agent Class
In Worship with their families
News and Notes

Parents, Children, and the Sacraments
Sometimes the sacraments (including Communion) are hard for parents to understand, much less explain to their children. Here are is an article that might support you in this important task:

Godly Play: Worship, Wonder & Whispers
Children at Bethany are learning to do both through our Godly Play program, which is offered for kindergartners during the 9 o’clock service and for 4-8 year olds at the second service. In our “worship center,” room 202, children gain experience with worship in a child-friendly manner as they learn to wonder and ask questions, become familiar with the language of the Christian faith, and hear Bible stories in a fresh way. (learn more)



Dir. Children and Families Ministries
Dianne Ross

Laurie Nelson
Darien Palpant

Zach Christensen