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Children's Ministry

Here at BLC we take seriously our call to nurture our children in faith.  We love having children in worship and we enjoy watching them learn the songs, prayers, and scripture that are at the heart of our faith in Jesus Christ.  We offer many opportunities for children to learn and grow in their faith.

Look at those happy faces!




Baptism is a sign and seal of God's grace that we receive once in our lifetime.  Lutherans recognize all forms of Christian baptism.  Upon baptizing an infant or a child, the church community promises to teach that child the faith and to nurture them throughout their lives.  If you are interested in having your child baptized, please contact Pastor Paul at (213) 947-9880 or paul.busekist@bethlehemtc.org

First Communion

First Communion classes are offered for Children who have not yet received the sacrament.  For more information on upcoming classes, please contact Pastor Paul at (231) 947-9880 or paul.busekist@bethlehemtc.org


Sunday Options


Our nursey is located just across from the Sancutary and is open for parents and children to use during all services.  The nursery is staffed by loving church members for our Sunday services.

Sunday School

During the education hour, from 9:45-10:45am, kids from preK-6th grade are invited to join us for Sunday School.  We begin in the Fellowship Chapel where we sing songs and take an offering.  Then we move to our lower level classrooms to learn about the Bible, eat a snack and make a craft.

The Well (Summer only)

The Well meets during the 11:00am service.  Children will worship with their parents in the Sanctuary for the beginning of the service.  After the Children's Sermon, preK-4th graders are invited to The Well for an age apporpriate lesson about the Scripture of the day, a craft to emphasize the story, and a snack.  Children will rejoin their parents for worship after the sermon so that they are present for Communion.


Monthly & Annual Events

VBS (Vacation Bible School) (annual)


VBS 2021 Theme: Great Bible Reef


Click here to learn more!



B.L.U.E.S (monthly)

Our acronym stands for Bethlehem Lutheran Upper Elementary Students! We gather for movie nights, sledding parties, bike rides, beach days and more! BLUES programming is open to all kiddos from 3rd to 6th grade, and families are also welcome to participate!


For a full schedule or any questions, you can contact Annie (annie.slabaugh@bethlehemtc.org)

Volunteer Opportunities!


We are always looking for volunteers who are eager to work with the kiddos! If you are interested in volunteering in this regard, please feel free to give us a call!


Some events we host that are great for volunteering are: 


+VBS (Vacation Bible School) (Summer) 

+Sunday School Teaching 

+BLUES chaperoning 




Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1050 Peninsula Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686-2799
Phone: 231.947.9880