Bethlehem First United Methodist Church

Children's Ministry

Bethlehem First United Methodist Church is a family of faith that is passionate in its commitment to children and families. We seek to partner with families in providing a spiritual foundation through Jesus Christ in the lives of our children. 

At BFUMC our goal is to provide age appropriate opportunities for children to grow as followers of Jesus Christ. They will experience the how God is present with them and participate in the of the church. They will learn to use their Bible, pray, give, serve, and share the good news of God's love and grace. Our desire is to provide quality and relevant experiences through our ministry opportunties. 

Getting connected...

There are many ways for children and families to connect with the Children's ministry at Bethlehem First. For more information contact Ben Wilcox at kidsmin@bethlehemfirstumc.com or (770) 867-3727 ext. 18. 


WonderLand Nursery (Infant - 3 years)

Sunday mornings 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Nursery Room 121, Room 109

AdventureLand (4 years - 5th grade)

Sunday mornings 9:00 - 10:30 am; 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Basic Truths

I need to make the wise choice.

I can trust God no matter what.

I should treat other the way I want to be treated.

Meet Ben Wilcox

Director of Children's Ministries

Ben Wilcox has been serving as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Bethlehem First UMC since 2015.  A native of Lapeer, Michigan, Ben moved to Georgia in 2003 and resides in Athens.  Ben’s first occupation was working with wildlife at the University of Georgia where he received his Master’s Degree in Forestry and Natural Resources.  After God placed a calling on his life, Ben has been working in children’s ministry since 2009 at Princeton UMC in Athens.  In 2013, Ben felt God calling once again and began to pursue ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church.  Ben attended Candler School of Theology and graduated with his Master of Divinity degree in 2016.  Currently Ben is preparing to go before the Board of Ordained Ministry in 2017.

Ben has been married to Kristine Suzor Wilcox since 2004 and they have two boys, Wyatt (age 9) and Kody (age 7).  Ben enjoys many activities including bird watching, sports (University of Michigan football and Detroit Red Wings and Lions especially), reading, spending time with his family, and helping children grow and develop their faith. 

Meet Kellie Moore
Upcoming Events in Children's Ministry

Bethlehem First UMC
709 Christmas Avenue
Bethlehem, GA 30620

Phone: 770-867-3727
Fax: 770-867-3729

Email: info@bethlehemfirstumc.com

Safe Sanctuary
Bethlehem First United Methodist Church is a Safe Sanctuary Church.

Communion Service- 8:30 AM in the Prayer Chapel
Contemporary Service- 9:30 AM
Traditional Service- 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary
11contemporary Modern Service- 11:05 AM in the Worship Center

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