Kids + Youth


ABOUT

At Bethany, we place a high value on the next generation – and because we place a high value on the next generation, we place a high value on parents and caregivers. More than anything else we can do, empowering and equipping parents is paramount to helping kids and teens fully embrace faith.

We have many opportunities for infants all the way up to post-secondary school students – or as we like to say from ‘Cuddles to College’ – to experience the love and grace of God, get connected with others and have tons of fun!

No one should have to parent alone, so we at Bethany desire to surround you with friendship, resources, and support. We have many resources and ways to get connected below. In each of our onsite environments, you’ll find our Parent Hub resource boards with helpful books and other resources to help and inspire you at each phase of parenting.

Our team of staff and volunteers are here to serve you and your family. Thanks for the honour to journey with you!

To stay connected with all things family related,
sign up for the Parent Hub Weekly.


LINKS / MINISTRIES

Kids / Birth – Grade 6

Youth / Gr 7 – 12

Sports


PODCAST

Parent Hub Live is a weekly podcast to help and inspire parents from the Family Life Team at Bethany Community Church in St. Catharines.

Google Play | Apple Podcasts | Spotify

Episode 07 – Same Page Parenting

 

Episode 01 – Here With You

 

Episode 02 – 5 Family Values for Transformational Parenting

 

Episode 03 – Parenting When Exhausted

 

Episode 04 – Tough As Nails: Building Grit And Resilience In Our Kids

 

Episode 05 – Parenting Fails: What To Do When You’ve Blown It

 

Episode 06 – Getting Warmer: Increasing The Warmth In Your Home

 


EVENTS

Due to the recent events surrounding COVID-19, all our programming at the Bethany Church building is to be considered postponed. To stay up to date please visit home.bethanycc.ca.


KIDZONE @ HOME

Weekly online story and worship experiences you can watch with your kids that we hope will spark spiritual conversations with them. There are three age-appropriate presentations each week: Preschool, Elementary, and Pre-teen. You can watch them on Sunday morning or whenever is convenient – it’s like having KidZone@Home! You might be new to teaching these kinds of activities, and so if you have any questions or would like help with this please reach out to us. You can contact us at kids@bethanycc.ca. Follow the links below to access the age appropriate content for your child(ren).


BYN @ HOME

We love our students and know that a Tuesday night without youth can be like watching paint dry. Tuesday night might look a little different but we are taking BYN to Instagram!! (be sure to follow us @wearebyn) At 7pm each week we’ll be posting a short teaching video from our current series with a few questions that you as parents can talk through with your teen. We’ll be encouraging our Small Group Leaders to connect with their groups to discuss the video too. If you don’t have instagram, you can access these videos the following day in the Parent Hub Weekly.


ONGOING EVENTS

BALL HOCKEY

APRIL-JUNE 2020:Bethany welcomes all children in SK-Gr 9 to participate in our Spring ball hockey program! Each participant gets one hour of practice per week (on either Monday or Thursday evening) and a one hour game on Saturday.

  • Where: Bethany Church Gym or Pavilion (1388 Third St, St. Catharines)
  • First Practice: April 16 for Thursday teams and April 20 for Monday Teams (practices are Mon or Thu evenings – we will let you know which is your practice night/team info as soon as we can!)
  • First Game: Sat Apr 25 (games happen on Saturday morning or afternoon), last season game is Sat June 20
  • Season-Ending Celebration: Sun Jun 14
  • Cost: $125/child, discounts for multiple children in a family

Registration:  Click here

For more details visit bethanycc.ca/youthsports or contact Tim, Director of Sports Ministry.

Interested in Volunteering? If you’d like to get involved in Bethany’s sports ministry, whether coaching, helping with set up, selling snacks or in any way, we’d love you to join in on the action. To find out more about volunteering, contact Tim.

 

CAMP BETHANY
This summer, Bethany is hosting 4 weeks of camp during July! These are open to children entering SK (born 2015) to Grade 6 (born 2009) during the 2020-2021 school year.

  • July 6-10: Basketball/Cheer Camp
  • July 13-17: Soccer Camp
  • July 20-24: Music & Arts Camp
  • July 27-31: Multi-Sport Camp

When: Each week in July, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm with options for before and after care at additional cost
Cost: $140/child per week, discounts for multiple children in a family
Sign Up: bethanycc.ca/CampBethany

 

SUMMER YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
This year we are looking to have students, entering Grade 7 (born 2008) to Grade 12 (born 2003) in Sept 2020, volunteer for 2 Sundays and 1 Week of Camp. We will be offering a weekend of training on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27th.
Who: Students entering Grade 7-12 in Sept 2020.
Sign Up: bethanycc.ca/summer-youth-volunteer/


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