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.


  • 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.

Shalom Reader's Club

The Bible teaches us much about peace, love and justice. We believe that Christ mandated a new perspective and practice in response to these issues. The Hebrew word for this is “Shalom.” We hope that by reading these books you will discover new ways of looking at the world as you learn about people in other lands and other times.


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.  Cathy Wismer is the contact for Bethesda.  You may call her at 402-723-4708 or email her at if you have questions.
  2. Read, or have someone read to you, seven books from the Shalom Reader's list and write the titles on your record sheet (available from Cathy). Go to and click Book List.
  3. Create a book sharing about two of the books you have read. You may want to work with your parents or your SR leader. Some ideas are available on the registration form.
  4. When you have completed your sharing on two of the books you have read, you may select a book from the SR list to keep as your own!