Church School Programs Infant - Grade 5
(Program runs from September to May each year)
Hello and Welcome! Let's start at the beginning! We want all children and youth to be registered in our programming every year so that we have all the important information we need to not only help our kids grow in faith but to keep them well and safe! Please register your child or youth before the service on the morning of InGathering Sunday or when dropping your child off for the first time at Church School. Registration forms are also available online. If you have not completed the registration form before the first church school class, you will be required to accompany your child/youth and fill out the form at the time your child or youth participates.
BPC Church School, Elementary Class, will take place during the 10am service in the newly renovated Elementary Classroom. Lisa Bourcier is leading the class this year and will be using a curriculum based on the lectionary readings used during the church service.
Children in grades 3rd-5th are invited to attend the evening class held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in conjunction with youth programming following the evening worship service. This is another opportunity for those families who need an evening Christian Education experience. Meets in the Elementary classroom in the Lower Level. Cheryl Barlow will be leading this class again this year.
It is also important to pick them up promptly following the service so that teachers have the opportunity to clean up in a timely manner. If someone other than those listed as “authorized” per the registration forms will be picking up your children, a note will be required, similar to the process followed in most schools. This is for the safety of our children.
Preschool aged children will also have Church School during the 10am worship service. They are welcome to join their teachers in the Noah's Ark in the lower level after the Children's Message. Our Preschool classes introduce young children to the love of God through simple interactive lessons. Please accompany your child to his/her classroom, especially given that this is a new space for this class! Lynn Plants has once again taken on this joyful service to our congregation.
Every Sunday, our spacious Nursery (located in the the lower level between the Elementary class and Noah's Ark) is available for infants and toddlers during 10 am hour. Also, those attending Adult Education classes or choir practice at 9 am, may drop off their child in the nursery for care during that time.
In our Church School program, children explore Bible stories with their hands, hearts, minds, voices and spirits. Our hope is to build a wealth of bookmark Bible stories that will inspire our children's faith and that they will know and love them years to come!
Children's Sunday and Stewardship
Our children also lead worship on Children’s Sunday in April. Children are instrumental in writing and leading all aspects of worship on Children’s Sunday. BPC's children also participate in stewardship projects thorughout the year and regular offerings are taken each Sunday where the children bring their gift to God and place it in the little church right before the children's message. In true Presbyterian fashion, they get to vote once a year where to send their offerings!
Register Online Now for Church School
By submitting the above form, you agree to the following:
First Aid and Emergency Medical Treatment:
I recognize that there may be occasions where the participant named above or I, if I am a participant, may be in need of first aid or emergency medical treatment as a result of an accident, illness, or other health condition or injury.
I hereby give permission for agents of Bedford Presbyterian Church to seek and secure any needed medical attention or treatment for the participant named above, or me if I am a participant, including hospitalization, if in the agent's opinion such need arises.
In doing so, I agree to pay all fees and costs arising from this action to obtain medical treatment. I give permission for attending physician(s) and other medical personnel to administer any needed medical treatment, including surgery and, again, I agree to pay for the medical treatment.
I also agree to notify agents of Bedford Presbyterian Church if there are any changes in the above information that I have submitted.
On occasion, Bedford Presbyterian Church takes photographs or makes audio or video recordings of children/youth and/or adults involved in church activities. Such photographs or recordings may be used by staff and participants to remember the activities and participants; they may also be used in the church's publications or advertising materials to let others know about its ministry. Any public use of such recordings must be approved by the church. The church may also invite local news organizations to photograph or record our events for news reporting or special interest features.
Please Note: Children MUST be picked up by an adult authorized on the form above.