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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 



join us for summer fun!

The Family Ministers team is excited to have you and your family join one (or more!) of our activities happening this summer! We know that things are still uncertain, so please note that these events are subject to change. Follow the links below to register for all the fun!

Family Serve Week at Camp Attitude - Sat., July 10 - Fri., July 16
Family Serve Week at Camp Attitude

Kids Summer Adventure (KSA) - Mon., July 19 - Thurs., July 22
Kids Summer Adventure (KSA)  

Volunteer to serve for Kids Summer Adventure! From now until KSA (dates and times to be emailed out)
volunteer for KSA

Family Camp-out at Denny Creek - Fri., July 30 - Sun., Aug. 1
Family Camp-out at Camp Denny    


family ministry Updates

Spring is here and the return to in person gathering is upon us! The CYFM team has some updates for you as we start to adjust and look forward to the summer months. Watch the two videos below, and read the document below to be all caught up on what is happening in Family Ministries. 

Family Ministry Update Video

Family Ministry Staffing update video 

family ministry "Next Steps" document 


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 IN PERSON gatherings at 7pm, starting July 11 (6th - 8th grade)
High School Group: Wednesday virtual gatherings at 7pm (9th - 12th grade)
Bible Study for Youth Ministries: Sunday morning virtual gatherings, starting July 11 (6th-12th grade)
Monthly Curriculum: This month's Sunday curriculum, all in one place for both preschool, and elementary aged students. Go at your own pace! Find it in our weekly newsletters, or follow this link June Curriculum

Twice A Month Connections

Tween Group: *ON PAUSE* Next date TBD

Monthly Connections

Family Faith Conversations: Next date TBD (details to come)
Grad Prep: Congratulations Grads! More details of new dates to come (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

Next date TBD

Everyone is welcome to join in on our conversation, have some fun, and gather together. Email laurenl@churchbcc.org for the zoom link or watch for it in your Family Ministry emails!

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

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.

Please email glmopsreg@gmail.com for questions about registration for next year.

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

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

belong ministry 

Blessing Partnerships
A simple way to organically match up Bethany Belong families (who have kids with special needs or foster & adopt families) with another family in the church for mutual prayers support and encouragement. Our "blessing partners" will discover ONE WAY each month to tangibly bless and cheer on their Belong family. We trust that God will use these friendships to certainly be a mutual blessing to all! Sign up here with the Hoping to Bless your Family Form or Contact Lauren La Follette: laurenl@churchbcc.org for more info. 

Foster/Adopt Support Group

Next Meeting: TBD
A monthly support group for foster or adoptive families, led by an experienced and active foster & adoptive family in our Bethany community. A concurrent kids group is available (pending while we are doing distance, online meetings), full of fun and meaningful content, so the children can be connecting with a caring team while parents can walk the journey of foster and adoption in a community. Sign up as a foster or adoptive family to join this monthly group. Contact Amy Wilkinson: amyw@churchbcc.org for more information about the group.

Mothers of Children with Special Needs  
Next Meeting: TBD  Next Meeting: Spring 2021
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.

Refuel Days 

Next Meeting: TBD

Providing a safe and welcoming environment for a day of rest, relaxation, and fun for the whole family. We are hopeful to have a spring Refuel Day, following covid safe protocols. Click on the link below to register! Contact Lauren: laurenl@churchbcc.org for any questions.

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 have any questions, 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