• Preschool - Grade 6
  • 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.

Preschool children will come home with a leaflet each week sharing the Bible story from the morning and activities to go along with it.

Each student (Kindergarten through Grade 6) will receive a book "Great Big Love: God's Story for You & Me" that offers the Bible story from the weekly lessons.  They are welcome to use the books at home and are encouraged to bring the book to each Sunday School session.


  • September - April
  • Midweek will resume September 7, 2022.
  • Preschool - Grade 6
  • Feel free to bring a friend!

Vacation bible school

Vacation Bible School June 6-10, 2022!

Escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world and dive into Bible-times in the Jerusalem Marketplace.  

  • From Synagogue School to the Marketplace, kids will explore genuine traditions that bring the Bible to life.
  • Kids can see, hear, touch, and taste what it might have been like to live during Bible times!
  • As kids follow the steps Jesus took, they'll discover what it means to walk with Him today!


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.