Sunday School

 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.   

        Matthew 18:14

September 10 – RALLY DAY
All children meet at 9:15 am in the Sanctuary

We have classes for 2-year-olds through High School
Enter through main entrance
Lower level doors remain locked during Sunday School for Safe Sanctuary

 

Sunday School Curriculum

The curriculum is called The Gospel Project.  The Gospel Project is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study for kids that examines how all scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ.  Over the course of the 3-year curriculum, the children discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout scripture and is still used today.  Please have your child bring their Bible every Sunday to class.  Our church also gifts Bibles for the youth, starting at 2 years old, again at 3rd grade and again closer to their Confirmation year.

For more information, please download the documents listed below

Sunday School Registration Form

Parent Letter 2017

Dear parents and students,

We look forward to an engaging year in Sunday School!  The Bethany congregation, along with parental support, and Biblical exploration are keys to assisting the church to grow in faith this year! Bring your friends to explore a new Sunday School learning experience!

 Sunday School Kick-Off on September 10, 2017

9:15 am in the sanctuary, 10:00 am visit classrooms and take pictures.

Welcome to all, sing action packed songs, meet teachers, take offering, and end in prayer.

Learning classes: 2 year olds – 12th grade

 The theme for this year is: “G” Force, Moving in God’s Spirit!

The bible verse is: “In God we live, move, and have our being.” Acts 17:28

Class names for this year are listed below.

Parents are able to decide what class best fits their child (rens) learning abilities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the teachers.

  •  Bull frogs  2 year olds & 3 year old Class
  •  Bucks Pre-School:  4 year olds & 5 year olds
  •  Badgers Younger Elementary:  1st through 3rd grades
  •  Brewers Older Elementary:  4th & 5th grades
  •  Packers Middle School/Jr. High:  6th through 7th grades
  •  Confirmation 8th Grade (Confirmation is essentially what the word means: confirming one’s faith in Jesus Christ. Confirmation involves learning how to properly read and understand the Bible, forming appropriate Christian beliefs, becoming acquainted with United Methodist history and doctrine, and appreciating the integrity of church membership. Participating in worship, Sunday School, and preparing personal faith statements are incorporated into the program. Youth in 8th grade or older who have not been confirmed are invited)
  •  Phoenix 9th thru 12th grades

Congratulations to the Penny War Winners

2 yr. old thru Kindergarten Class who collected $171.17

The classes collected:

Grades 1st-5th $139.69

Junior High $81.34

Senior High $48.19

For a grand total of $440.39

Thank you to everyone who participated! Cora Pigeon & Lisa Nellis purchased the food with their class!

Don’t miss Rally Day Worship Services at 8:00 am &10:30 am!

Parents and students can attend either worship service.

* 2 and 3-year-old students will receive a Beginners Bible.

            These students are asked to bring their parents up with them to receive their Bibles.

 *3rd-grade students will receive new The Gospel Project Bible this year.

            Parents are asked to come up with their child to show support for their student.

Our Curriculum?

  • The Education Team chose this curriculum because
  • Bethany desires to make life-long, learning disciples of Jesus Christ
  • All students (classes) will be learning and discussing the same scripture each Sunday
  • Students will be learning and studying the whole Bible in 3 years
  • The curriculum is advanced with a mobile app, e-mail communications, and online resources for teachers and parents
  • Adult curriculum is included, so adults are studying Biblical principles as well

The curriculum we use is called The Gospel Project.  The Gospel Project website says this about the curriculum:

“The Gospel Project® is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study for Kids, Students, and Adults that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. Over the course of three years, participants will journey from Genesis to Revelation and discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God.

The Bible is alive today!

The Education Team continues striving to make the Bible relevant, real, and alive. The Education Team feels it is important to give the young and adult disciples a Biblical foundation that will be with them the rest of their lives. Bethany UMC wants the whole church to grow in God’s love through various learning experiences. And as everyone grows in faith – lives will be transformed.

Parent involvement

This curriculum is designed to help students and parents grow together in faith.  Parents are an integral part of this curriculum.  The young church needs guidance and wisdom to help them live with Jesus in their hearts. Parents will walk with their children as they explore God’s commands, Jesus’ love, and how they are called to love God. In an article by Marc Yoder on ChurchLeaders.com, he says, “The statistics are jaw-droppingly horrific: 70% of youth stop attending church when they graduate from High School. Nearly a decade later, about half return to church. Half.” As parents, showing your children how you live your faith, and how they can live out theirs, is the greatest gift you will give them.

Adult Education

The Gospel Project curriculum includes adult lessons and leader guides. This allows the congregation to be learning and analyzing the same scriptures along with the Sunday School.  Again, the church will be living, moving, learning, and being together in faith.  If you are interested in leading an adult class, please contact the church.

Updated information & Registration forms

Please plan to arrive before 9:15 am on September 10.  Your child (rens) registration forms will be pre-printed, so if any personal information has changed you can update the forms. Also, you will need to sign a Media Release that allows Bethany to take pictures/videos of your child (ren).  If you wish to receive Registration forms for friends, please contact the church office at 920-494-8801 or bethanyumcgb@outlook.com.

When we are Christ-centered, moving in faith,

and have a team spirit –

life-long discipleship becomes #1.

 

Background Checks

Screening:

All volunteers and/or paid employees working with children/youth or other vulnerable individuals, full or part-time, will be screened to include:

  1. Personal interview(s)
  2. Reference check(s)
  3. Criminal background check(s)

Policies/Procedures:  

General Policies:

Anyone with criminal abuse violations will not be allowed to teach, chaperone, or in any way work with children/youth.

No one may teach, chaperone, or in any way work with children/youth until they have been involved in the life of the church for at least six (6) months.

Anyone working with children/youth at any church function must make sure there two adults present at all times unless an emergency situation arises or unplanned circumstances dictate otherwise.  At all times, the safety of the children/youth must come first.  Due to the location of the nursery with large windows and close proximity of ushers and other people, the nursery during worship time may be staffed with one person.  Parents will be paged if too many children are attending and assistance is needed.

Anyone working in the nursery or with children/youth must make themselves familiar with all emergency/evacuation procedures, disaster responses, and attend fire drills and training sessions.

All child behavioral problems, confrontations, suspicion of child abuse, or other potential for conflict or danger must be brought to the attention of a pastor.

Anyone accepted to work with children/youth will sign a covenant with Bethany United Methodist Church to follow all policies and procedures set forth.