Children

The nurturing of children in their spiritual growth is vital, and we offer a variety of opportunities for children pre-school age to grade 6. On the firm foundation of Bible stories and concepts, our children develop a rich spiritual life in the Wesleyan tradition. For more information, email Nicole Dibble at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Sunday School

Sunday School is offered during the school year for Pre-K - Grade 6. Our children get a solid foundation of Bible knowledge, but more importantly, they learn about how Christ wanted us to live.

Children attend the first part of Sunday worship at 9:00 and 10:30 with their families. Following the Children’s Time, those age 3 years to 6th grade are then excused to their Sunday School classes. There are 2 classes Pre-K to 3rd grade (room 106/107) and 4th to 6th grade (room 208). The Pre-K to 3rd grade class does some activities together and then splits in the same room for age appropriate activities.

BUMY (bumē) JV

A group for kids in grades 4-6 that meets the first and third Sundays from 6:30pm-8:00pm during the regular school year. This is a fun time to make new friends, pray, talk about a Bible story, play, and eat together!

Duckling Club

Duckling club meets every Monday (Mondays in the summer are TBD) at 11am in the Nursery. Duckling Club is a time for parents, grandparents, and/or guardians to come and share a little bit of quality time with their child - birth till Kindergarten. We read stories, play games, engage in crafts, sing songs, and play outside. Please pack a nut-free lunch for your child to enjoy.

Acolytes

Boys and girls in grades 3-6 bring the light of Christ into, and out of the sanctuary for our Sunday morning services. Children are trained in the fall by our Lead Pastor about worship and how to participate in this special way.

Music

We have 3 dynamic children's choirs: Butterflies (Pre-K - K), Sunshine Singers (Grades 1-3), and Rainbows (Grades 4-6). They sing songs, play games, and share the gift of music in worship and special programs. Children's choirs meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 5:30 pm.
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Bothell Movie Madness

Bothell Movie Madness is the 3rd Friday of each month (with a few exceptions) at 6pm. During this event the church provides a main dish, and participants bring a side dish to share. We enjoy a craft, family style meal, and watch a movie together. Please feel free to bring lawn chairs, bean bags, or whatever items you would like to feel cozy and watch a movie together!

Vacation Bible School

We offer a four or five day camp for children pre-K – grade 6 the second week in July (July 10-14, 2017). VBS features Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks, songs, and lots of laughs. Best of all, every year has its own theme that helps kids learn more about how God wants them to live. To learn more or register, click here.

Summer Camps

Summer Camp is a time of sunshine, hikes, craft projects, swimming, horseback riding, songs around the campfire and so much more. For kids at BUMC, it’s even better. Summer camp also means learning more about their relationship with God and making new friends at one of the spectacular United Methodist camps in the Pacific Northwest.

There are four marvellous camps to choose from located in some of the most breathtaking spots in Idaho and Washington. These camps have programs during the summer for children from early grade school age through high school. There are also camps for families and seniors. Camperships are available.

Safe Sanctuaries

Bothell United Methodist Church believes it is our duty to guard and protect the children, youth, and vulnerable adults given to our care. To ensure our congregation is a place of safety, trust, and compassion, we practice Safe Sanctuaries which includes background checks of staff and adult volunteers, preventative education, and proper response to disclosures of abuse. Through our policy, we hope people become more aware of what it takes to keep our community and children safe.
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Children Calendar

BUMY JV (4th-6th grade) 1st and 3rd Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

Butterfly Choir, Sunshine Choir, Rainbow Ringers meet 1st and 3rd Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

We have movie nights and parents nights out about once a month. Check the church calendar for details.