About Us:

During 2013, the members of Bethel united Methodist Church answered the call to open a Christian preschool as a Ministry of the Church. The Bethel Preschool Advisory Board was formed and the work began with much prayer, energy and excitement! With God's guidance, the Bethel Christian Preschool opened its doors on September 2, 2014!

The Bethel Christian Preschool's loving and experienced teachers align the curriculum to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards as they promote each child's intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth in a safe, creative and nurturing environment.

Preschool Advisory Board Members:

  • Barb Hanlon (Chair)
  • Ron Brien
  • Pastor Jacqueline Hines
  • Joyce Shutt
  • Trish Richards

    Statement of Faith

    We Believe that:

    Each child is a one of a kind precious gift from God!

    Each child has his/her own unique background, family situation and set of experiences!

    Each child needs unconditional love!

    Each child needs a sense of worth!

    Each child needs to feel a sense of accomplishment!

    Each child needs to have a safe place to be themselves!

    Each child needs to be able to express their feelings!

    Each child needs to be surrounded by adults who love them!

    Each child needs to experience the love of God!

    Young Lungs at Play

    The BUMC Trustees voted at their October meeting to adopt the Young Lungs at Play Policy for the entire church property!

    This policy reads:
    Bethel United Methodist Church and Bethel Christian Preschool are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all persons.

    Therefore, we believe that:
    1. Tobacco use in proximity of children, youth and adults engaging in or watching recreational activities is unhealthy and detrimental to the health of others.
    2. Tobacco products once consumed in public spaces are often discarded on the ground, posing a risk of ingestion to children and causing a litter problem.
    3. As parents, educators, community leaders and officials, we are thought of as role models, and use of tobacco products around youth has a negative effect on their lifestyle choices.

    Bethel United Methodist Church and Bethel Christian Preschool do not allow the use of tobacco products on any of the Bethel United Methodist Church property, including the playground, Shick-Shack or within our church and school buildings.

    If you need help to quit smoking, please contact the Freedom From Smoking group at the Phoenixville Hospital and call 610-983-1288.

    And thank you for taking a stand to protect the health, welfare and safety of all!