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WELCOME

Led by the Holy Spirit, Bethany Green Lake's Children, Youth, & Family Ministries exist to love, inspire, and equip families to follow and be transformed by Christ.

Our goal is to resource you and your kids to grow in relationship with God and His people. 


Children's Ministry                                          Youth Ministry

Birth - 5th grade & their families                             6th - 12th grade & their families 



News in 90 seconds

From January 20th (updated weekly) 
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Sunday Morning resources

Welcome! Entering into this new season, the Family Ministries Team wants to invite you and your family to gather with us on Sundays! We have weekly and monthly connection times for our children, youth, and families. Join us at one of our many virtual gatherings! Please note that as we continue to meet online, safety is our top priority. We have created a zoom safety guideline that we follow, and you can access it below. Please email laurenl@churchbcc.org for zoom links to these events, or to be added to our weekly newsletters.

Weekly Connections

Kids Connect: Sunday virtual gatherings at 9am & 10am (up to 3rd grade)
Tweens On the Move: Sunday virtual gatherings at 10am (4th & 5th grade)
Middle School Group: Sunday virtual gatherings at 7pm (6th - 8th grade)
High School Group: Wednesday virtual gatherings at 7pm (9th - 12th grade)
Family Faith Packet: An emailed devotional to encourage your family each Friday, or find the link to it here  
Family Faith Packet January 24

Twice A Month Connections

Tween Group: First & Third Sunday of each month, next on Sunday, February 7 at 6:30pm (4th & 5th grade)

Monthly Connections

Family Faith Conversations: Sunday, January 3 (time and details to come)
Grad Prep: Second Sunday of every month (more details on the youth page)


To watch the live stream of the Sunday services, click here


FAM JAM ON DEMAND! 

Here is a fun YouTube Playlist for you and your family to watch together at any time. Sing along and dance to these awesome tunes, or enjoy these resources! This playlist is updated weekly.

Fam Jam On Demand Playlist


Groups and resources for parents

Family Faith Conversations: Encouraging Families to be Encouraging Places Convo

Sunday, January  3rd | 8pm - 9pm | Online

Coming out of the holidays in the midst of this bizarre year, we’ll take the moments to gather virtually and seek to make encouragement contagious in our families in the upcoming year. Watch Family Ministry emails for the Zoom Link - or email laurenl@churchbcc.org. (Also, watch for some marriage encouragement resourcing in February!). 

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): 2020-2021 Registration Now Open! 

First and Third Tuesdays of the Month
7:30pm-9:00pm | Online | Starting October 6

Welcoming a new baby into your family is such an exciting time, but it also comes with its fair share of difficulty, from those sleepless nights to feeding issues. At MOPS we welcome you and your children just as you are. MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) is a program for moms who have kids birth-5 years old. MOPS provides you with a supportive community of women who are going through the same phase of life and can relate to the joys and struggles that you may be facing. During our time together, you can expect community and discussion time with other women, and a different speaker each week. MOPS is a place where you can take a deep breath, relax and enjoy being in the company of other women.

MOPS Registration

General Questions? Email greenlakemopssteering@gmail.com
Questions about registration? Email glmopsreg@gmail.com

Shoreline MOPS
Meets every other Tuesday. Visit the website for info.

Foster/Adopt Support Group

Next Meeting: TBD
The Adoption and Foster Care Support Group offers support, fellowship, and education to anyone who is curious about or connected to adoption or foster care. Attendees can include those thinking of adopting or providing foster care, those currently in the process, those who have adopted, and those who have been adopted. Email chrisl@churchbcc.org for more information about the upcoming group.

Mothers of Children with Special Needs  
Next Meeting: TBD 
The group is designed to provide support, prayer, and honest conversations for mothers who have children with special needs. Email chrisl@churchbcc.org for more information about the upcoming group.

Hoping Like Hannah: Infertility Support Group
A group for women who seek community and support around issues of infertility. For more information, contact Amanda.

Betrayal and Beyond: How can I trust him? Is there hope?
Discuss answers to haunting questions in a safe and confidential study group for wives whose husbands struggle with lust addictions. Contact Sheryl.


BAPTISMS

For all school-aged kids interested in learning more about Baptism, join Pastor Chris for an Orientation Event - and bring your parents! There will be lots of details around the meaning of baptism as a step of faith - and why it is so amazing to have the whole church cheer us on! It's a great privilege to love, inspire, and equip our families to follow Jesus together! 

If you have any questions or want more information, contact Pastor Chris Lyons.

Child DEDICATIONs

Raising kids in a home and faith community where they can learn about their relationship with God is a calling found in Scripture and one we don't take lightly. This is a big responsibility for parents, but you don't have to do it alone. We want to give you opportunities to form relationships with other parents, and Children's and Family Ministries is committed to providing families with resources to help you lay a solid spiritual foundation for you children. One of the ways we do this is Child Dedication.

If you and your family are interested in dedicating your child, please email laurenl@churchbcc.org.

A Dedication is:

  • An opportunity to support families in their desire to raise their children in a Christ-centered home.
  • For the family, it is the opportunity for self-examination, determination, and promise as they publicly declare their commitment to raise their child in faith.
  • A chance for the whole church community to join the family celebration and affirmation of their commitment. 

Dedication is Not:

Required to attend or become a member at BCC

Dedication FAQ’s

Is there an age limit? For this particular event, we typically dedicate children age birth to 5 years old. We recognize that our families come from diverse church backgrounds, however, and if you have older children who you'd like to have dedicated - or perhaps have a conversation about baptism, please feel free to contact Chris Lyons at chrisl@churchbcc.org.
How does it work?

We do Dedications once a quarter. Once you fill out the online baby dedication registration form, a staff member will contact you to coordinate service details.
What happens the day of?
The actual event itself occurs once a quarter during Sunday services at Green Lake (when you attend your class, you will hear specific details of what to expect). The dedication itself is
intended to be a brief, sacred time where the community witnesses your commitment and pastors pray for you. 
Can I invite my friends/extended family?
Absolutely. This is a great way to celebrate and have friends/family affirm your commitment to raise your child in an atmosphere of love and faith.

JOIN THE TEAM

We are always in need of volunteers! Whether you want to serve a few days a year or every single week, you have a place in our ministry! Right now we are recruiting volunteers for our Sunday School and Behind the Scenes team. Please reach out for more information. We can't wait to hear from you!


zoom safety 

As we continue to gather virtually, we want to keep you informed on what the Children, Youth, and Families staff is doing to ensure that our time together is welcoming, fun, and safe. Click below to see our safety protocol.

CYFM Zoom Safety and Security