SHALOM READERs

Jesus modeled and taught shalom, often by telling stories.  Stories still speak, teach, and nurture.  Reading books that show characters choosing creative and peaceful solutions can help your children choose Jesus' Way of Peace in their own lives here and now.


Shalom Readers Brochure


How do I become a Shalom reader?

The Shalom Readers year begins

September 1 and ends July 31.

  1. Fill out the registration form and give it to the adult Shalom Reader's leader.  
  2. Read, or have someone read to you, 7 books from the Shalom Reader's list.
  3. Keep a list of the books' you've read on a record sheet (also available in the library). Shalom books are located in a specifically designated spot in Bethesda's library.   
  4. Children respond creatively to two of the books and are rewarded with a book of their choice from Shalom Readers!
  5. Please feel free to call Cathy Wismer, Shalom Reader Coordinator, if you have questions.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

  • Preschool - Grade 8
  • Sunday morning @ 10:40 a.m.

Faith experienced at an early age is the foundation for all other growth.  The good news we share with our children has the power to transform lives and revitalize communities.  So let's prepare the ground for a new tomorrow, send down roots anchored in love.  Let's sow in them seeds of mercy and plant them by the river of life.  Let's teach our kids to SHINE in this world!


The SHINE curriculum takes your child through important themes and Bible characters over a three-year period.

MIDWEEK

  • September - April
  • Preschool - Grade 6
  • Wednesday evenings @ 7:00 p.m.  
  • Feel free to bring a friend!

Using the Shine curriculum, we're looking at "Being God's People" as a way to connect with those in our community, nurturing our children's faith and experiencing God's love.  The Shine curriculum takes our children through important themes and characters of the Bible throughout the year.

HENDERSON GARAGE PARTY

The churches in the Henderson community partner with one another to create a Christ-centered family friendly event which seeks to transform the evening of October 31 from a festival of fear and darkness to a celebration of God's blessing and faithfulness. 


PRESCHOOL/SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. (Sanctuary)

Cookie Social following in Fellowship Hall

(Parents, please bring 2 dozen cookies to the church kitchen by 3:00 p.m.)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

JUNE 3-7, 2019

Who is My Neighbor?

Neighbors are more than the people who live next door.  Neighbors are more than the people in our families or communities. Through five New Testament stories, this year's VBS will lead children on a journey to discover more about God's great love.  From looking at how to be a neighbor to diving into what it means to live out our faith, this series will lead kids deeply into Bible stories focused on God's care and compassion for neighbors close at hand and around the world. Join us as we discover neighbors near and far!


Link to VBS music...  http://www.bmcfaithformation.com/vacation-bibleschool.html