9:00 am Praise & Worship Service
(in Lacy Hall)
9:10 am Children's Church
10:05 am Sunday School
11:00 am Traditional Worship Service

More information about Sunday Services

Bethany United Methodist Church
760 Hurt Road
Smyrna, GA 30082
Email office@bethanyumc.net
Phone: (770) 436-2675

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Mary Jane HigmanBethany offers a variety of programs and activities for children from birth to Grade 5, coordinated by our Children's Director, Mary Jane Higman.

Children's Ministries include Bethany Kids' Connection (our Children's Sunday School programs), Pioneer Club on Sunday evenings, Wonderful Wednesdays during the summer, and special events throughout the year. Children's Choirs are provided as part of our Music & Drama ministry.

Infants and Toddlers are cared for in our Infant & Toddler Nursery, located in the 1st floor of the new addition.

Bethany Kids' Connection is our Sunday School program for children ages 2 through 5th grades. Classes are grouped by age/grade as follows:

  • 2 & 3 year olds
  • 4-years/Kindergarten
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd grades
  • 4th & 5th grades

All Sunday School classes include age-appropriate curriculum for teaching children about God, the Bible, and Christianity. The Children's Sunday School classes for ages 4 and up are located along our brightly-decorated Children's Corridor, in the the lower level of McGrady Hall. The 2 & 3 year olds Sunday School classroom is in the 1st floor of our new addition.

Kidz Matinee

 “Kidz Matinee”, meets Sunday afternoons 4:30-6:00.  This is for ages 2 years-5th grade. We will start off each week in Lacy Hall.  This is the way it will work:

1st Sunday: watch the entire movie in Lacy Hall
(popcorn and water will be served the weeks we watch movies only)
2nd, 3rd, 4th   weeks (how many breakouts depends on the movie) We will have games, worship, and large group time.  Then we will break out into small groups to discuss the theme that day that came from the movie.  We will have scripture to back up the theme as well.
We will have breaks in between the different Movie Units and this will be worked around the School calendar. 



In addition to Sunday School and Pioneer Club, Bethany offers many more programs and special activities for children and parents in our church and our community:

Bethany Safe Sanctuary
Bethany UMC is committed to the safety of our children, who are an integral part in the life of the church. As a result, a child abuse prevention program has been developed and implemented in an effort to ensure the safety of all children and youth, protect paid workers and volunteers, and reduce the liability of the church from allegations of sexual abuse.