Our Children’s Ministry Program partners with parents to help children grow in faith and character. It is based on the church’s vision of helping everyone live a life of love centered in faith, fellowship and service.
Faith: Children have the opportunity to deepen their faith through our Sunday School curriculum and Vacation Bible School.
Fellowship: We provide children and families with many opportunities for fellowship throughout the year. Some of these opportunities include the all-church picnic, the annual Halloween party, the Children’s Gift Workshop, Shrove Tuesday celebration, family game night, the annual talent show, quarterly family dinners, and many more.
Service: The Children and Family Ministries have a strong focus on providing opportunities for children and families to participate in service projects that benefit people both locally and globally.
Children’s Sunday School is available during the 9 am worship service. Children begin in the sanctuary for opening music then they are invited to gather down front for a special lesson and prayer with our pastor or other staff. After that, teachers lead the children to their classroom for Sunday School. On Communion Sundays, children return to their families in the sanctuary to take part in the communion service. This is a wonderful opportunity for children of all ages to get to know each other and to worship together!
Childcare is available during both services for children from newborn to 5 years old. The nursery is staffed by one adult worker and one youth worker, and the kids have the opportunity to get to know the people who care for them each week. Parents can be assured that the nursery is a safe environment for their young children and that their kids will be provided with age-appropriate toys and books and experienced, caring nursery workers.
Bend Church participates in the “Go Camping” camping and retreat ministries of Oregon and Idaho. Several camps are offered at Suttle Lake near Sisters, Oregon.
For information on dates, locations, and registration, please visit the Go Camping website here.