Preschool and Children’s Ministry Events

Events: January—December

SuperFriendSundaySuper Friend Sunday — Bring a friend to Sunday School and enjoy nachos and corn dogs. Wear your favorite team jersey, play games and learn about Jesus. The class that brings the most friends will receive donuts and chocolate milk on the following Sunday. This is a FREE event. Date:

ChildrensMinistryDayChildren’s Ministry Day —  This one day hands-on mission opportunity is specifically designed for kids in 1st – 6th grade. This is a great opportunity for them to be motivated and engaged in mission action in their own community. Kids are experiential learners and this gives them the opportunity to experience value and meaning to what they have learned about missions, enjoy the fellowship and excitement of doing missions, and to instill a love for helping others. Cost is $15 a person, includes T-shirt, lunch and some ministry supplies. Sign up early January. Space is limited. Date:

Kids Faith Class – This class is offered to students that have recently accepted the invitation to follow Christ or have started asking questions about becoming a Christian.   Guiding children to make those first steps toward faith can be one of the most rewarding opportunities for a parent. These classes are a part of the discipleship process that will compliment what you are doing as parents to assist your child’s growth in Christ. Classes meet four consecutive Sundays and are designed for children, 1st thru 3rd grades and 4th thru 6th grades to discover, learn, and explore the basics of Christianity.  Through creative, age-appropriate, interactive teaching, kids will discover what it means to be a Christian, understand the importance of a relationship with God, and recognize the importance of developing their relationship with Christ.  Registration required. Contact Tracy DeRossett  in the church office 618.667.7775.

NewBelievers1Younger Kids—March 2016, 1st – 3rd Grade

NewBelievers2Older Kids—April 2016, 4th – 6th Grade, 9:00a.m. All classes are FREE.




Spring Fling –  Spring Fling is a spring time fellowship for the entire family to enjoy. Boys and girls have fun hunting and collecting Easter eggs filled with candies and toys. Families will enjoy spending time on the church lawn flying kites, fishing, face painting and more. Date: April 15, 2017

Parent/Child Dedication – We hold a parent/child dedication service each Mothers Day. This recognizes the new parents and babies in our congregation and encourages all of us to partner in the Christian upbringing of the child. Date: May 8, 2016

Vacation Bible School Dates: June 5-9, 2017 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Elementary dismisses at 12:15 p.m.) This years theme: Submerged!! Finding the truth below the surface (Psalm 139:23-24). Online registration begins March 26th,2016.                VBS On Location — Meadow Dr. Troy. Dates: June 5-9, 2017. Registration at 6:00 p.m. Runs 6:30-8:00 p.m.

BackpackGiveawayVBS Backpack Giveaway — To ease the financial burden for families in our community, Bethel Baptist Church collects money through our penny brigade at VBS. Money is used to purchase backpacks. Bible Study Classes get involved by providing supplies to fill the backpacks and money to purchase supplies. Last year we supplied and filled over 150 backpacks!!!!

Amazing Race Kids Camp – Going to camp helps kids get rid of distractions and focus on going deeper in God’s word. Kids will strengthen leadership skills, gain confidence, self esteem, independence and make lifelong friendships. The cost of camp can be completely offset by fundraising. For 3rd-6th grades.  Dates: June 26—June 30, 2017        Location: Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp—Pickneyville, IL                              Cost: $153

Mini-CAMPMiniCampThis sleepover camp is designed specifically for 1st & 2nd grade students. Kids will experience an action packed weekend while learning about the greatness and faithfulness of the Lord. For 1st-2nd grades.

Dates: July 28-29, 2017                                                                                                               Location: Bethel                                                                                                                             Cost: TBD

FallFestivalFall Festival Good safe family fun. Come and celebrate fall with us. We will have games, hayride, hot dogs, drinks and lots of CANDY. Costumes are welcome. This is an event for the entire family, so please no scary costumes. Date:

This is a FREE event.


Kids Kraft Day (older)– Tickets are 50¢ each, crafts range in price from 50¢ to $5.00. Children grades first – sixth are invited to make homemade gifts for their family and friends. Children will purchase gift items by using incremental tickets. Tickets will be on sale in the weeks prior to the event, and the day of the event. Children will be able to wrap their gifts and enjoy a snack. No registration is required. UN-redeemed tickets can be refunded upon request.                                                                                                                               Date:

EvergreenDayKids Craft Day (younger)— This event is designed for children 3 years of age through kindergarten. Children will have a fantastic time hearing the Christmas story and celebrating the birth of Jesus with crafts, singing songs and playing games. Registration is required. Space is limited.                                  Date: