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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 



Save the date!

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. The links below are a "reserve your spot" sign up, with another registration link with more detailed info and payment to be sent out closer to the event. 

Family Camp-out at Camp Casey - Fri., June 25 - Sun., June 27
Family Camp-out at Camp Casey  

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)  

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

Pint Size Mini Tour - Email Pat patc@churchbcc.org for more info


News in 90 seconds

April 11th (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 April 11

Twice A Month Connections

Tween Group: First & Third Sunday of each month, next on Sunday, March 21 at 6:30pm (4th & 5th grade)

Monthly Connections

Family Faith Conversations: Sunday, March 28th (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, March 28th | 5pm - 6pm | Online

"Holy Week Edition" - Everyone is welcome to join in on some fun zoom singing and celebrating the model of service we see in Jesus! Email laurenl@churchbcc.org for the zoom link or watch for it in your Family Ministry emails!

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.

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: Spring 2021

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. 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 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