Thank you for giving us the honor and privilege of caring for and loving your child. As leaders and parents of Babies through Kindergarteners it is our responsibility to provide the children the opportunity to learn that God made them and God loves them through Bible stories, worship and age appropriate activities.

check-in process

Please come to the Guest Check-in desk where you will receive a beeper and two yellow tags with your child’s name on them. One is to be placed on your child and will show the second tag when you pick-up your child. If you have an infant, crawler, or new walker you can speed up the check-in process by filling out the forms below with the information needed, to care for your child. Please present these forms at the Guest Check-in desk when you arrive.

Once your child has attended three times, we will ask you to fill out a security check-in form (click to go to form). When you return your form, your picture will be taken and your child will be added to the computer check-in system.

Check-In Computer Tutorial Video


Bright Beginnings Sunday School:

For Babies through Kindergarten during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. The Gospel Project, which is a dvd-based chronological curriculum we use to the children how the Bible points to God’s redeeming love for them through Jesus Christ.

8:00 & 11:00 Worship Care:

We ask all parents to help us provide a safe environment for the children to learn by serving in Worship Care during the 8:00 or 11:00 a.m. worship services every six weeks. Bible stories, activities and snacks will be provided for the children. Snacks consist of Gerber Graduates Puffs for Crawler and New Walker classes. Toddlers through Kindergarten are provided Goldfish crackers or Chex cereal (chocolate, vanilla or cinnamon).

Bright Beginnings Weekday Preschool:

Offered from 8:30 – 12:00; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for 14 months (or walking) to Pre-k 4 year old classes by September 2 of the present year. Five day a week classes are offered for Pre-k 4 year olds and Kindergarten aged children.

For more information, contact Marsha Teel, Bright Beginnings Weekday Director, by phone: 334-364-2784 or e-mail: marshat@fbcopelika.com.  

Bright Beginnings Mission Friends

Wednesday nights 6:00 – 7:30 for 3 year olds, Pre-K 4 year olds and Kindergarten aged children (by September 2 of current year). Children learn to serve each other, family, friends, their church and non churched through hands on mission opportunities.

6:30 - 7:30 Awana

Click here to learn all about our Awana Program.

baby blessing 101

This class is offered once every three months. It is for couples who have recently learned they are expecting and want to become more familiar with the Preschool Ministry; for couples new to our church with a child in the Preschool Ministry; and for couples who are planning to participate in Parent-Child Dedication. Both parents must attend this class before participation in a dedication service.

If you would like to sign up to attend this class, or want more information, contact Sherrie Crowley at 334-745-5715 or sherriec@fbcopelika.com. After completing the class, contact Laurel Mattox, 334-745-5715 or laurelm@fbcopelika.com, to schedule a dedication time.

We want to make your baby’s dedication a special and personal time for you and your family.

By filling out this online form, you will help us in achieving this goal.

bright beginnings weekday program

Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14


General Information

Purpose & Philosophy


Registration Letter for Parents

Registration Form

Emergency Medical Treatment

Photo Release Form

Dear Parents,

A good weekday educational program provides needed care, protection, and continuous developmental and educational experiences while children are away from parents. The group experience gives children a chance to be with other young children in an environment that is determined by a program specifically geared to meet the needs of the children.

Bright Beginnings Weekday Education is committed to providing an environment that is congruent with this philosophy. Ours is a loving, Christian environment that tries to meet the needs of the whole child spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially.

We are now preparing to pre-register for fall classes at Bright Beginnings Weekday Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Pre-registration will be held as follows:


1. January 8-12 Accepting Registration forms from returning students

     and church members

2. January 15-19 Accepting Registration forms from Siblings of Current students

3. January 22 Accepting Registration forms from anyone in the

      community until classes are full. 

Please be advised that Toddlers must be walking to enter the toddler class. Three year olds are expected to be potty trained to enter the three-year-old class.

Please bring the attached form, blue immunization card, $90.00 registration fee, and $20 supply fee when you come to register your child ($110.00 total). If a class that is open at registration is not full my May, I will notify you and that class will have to be closed. Registration and supply fee is nonrefundable if a class makes.

If you have any questions please e-mail me at marshat@fbcopelika.com or call (334) 364-2784.