In our Children's Ministry, our mission is to help kids find their way to God, connect with others, and contribute to changing the world. We believe that kids have the capacity to walk intimately with God, and we love to see them learn about Him and connect with Him through Bible stories, songs, and crafts.
Calling all children to grow in Jesus!
There are various learning opportunities for children. For preschool through 4th grade, these happen in our Kid's Zone on the third floor which includes age-level classes for children during the Equipping Hour (Sunday School) and children's church experiences called Little Blessings and Mission Mania during the worship time. Club 56 for grades five and six meets on the first floor off the fellowship hall during the Equipping Hour. Infant care is available all morning on the second floor. (Note to newcomers, the church front doors open to the second floor. The parking lot doors open to the first floor.)
NEWBORNS UP TO 30 MONTHS OR UP TO FOUR-YEAR-OLDS FOR 8:30 SERVICE
Infant childcare is provided in our Nursery located in Room 211 from 8:15 a.m -noon. You'll be asked to sign in and offered a pager so we can keep in touch with you as you enjoy Worship, attend an Equipping Hour class, serve in a ministry, or participate in a special event in the church building. Swing by and see the warm, loving environment of this ministry space which includes ample "crawl space!"
EQUIPPING CLASSES (SUNDAY SCHOOL) 9:45-10:45 AM
TWO-YEAR-OLDS TO FOURTH GRADE CLASSES
You simply need to head to the third floor where our dedicated ministry team of volunteers waits to greet each child at 9:45 a.m. There will be someone there to greet you and direct you to the appropriate room for your child. We are committed to filling that hour with opportunities for your child to dig deep into God's Word for understanding and truth, practice praise and prayer, and explore what being a disciple of Jesus Christ is all about through storytelling, drama, music, and art.
Join us every Sunday morning. Our Bible-based curriculum equips our fifth and sixth graders to meet the challenges of living in our modern-day society. We shout out a big "thank you" to parents who serve as special event coordinators and chaperones for the students. From flashlight corn mazes, snow tubing, and ice skating to our Club 56 camp out at the Church farm, these students enjoy many opportunities to be knit together in love and fun! Contact Cathy Witmer, Ministry Coordinator, for more info.
LITTLE BLESSINGS - CHILDREN'S CHURCH FOR PRE-SCHOOL
While parents enjoy 11:00 a.m. Worship, two-year-olds through five-year-olds/PreK are invited to Room 309 for creative play, Bible storytelling, music, and art. Dress-up costumes, games, building blocks of all shapes and sizes, a library of books, and a fully stocked 'kitchen' make for a fun time each and every week.
MISSION MANIA - CHILDREN'S CHURCH FOR K - 4TH GRADE
Children, kindergarten through 4th grade, enjoy worship at 11:00 a.m. with their families until they are dismissed during the service to head up to our Mission Mania classroom. The children are learning how to help and share with others by learning about missionaries and their experiences, working on our special card and placemat ministries, preparing for our seasonal visits to nearby retirement communities, and having a fun time growing as disciples of Jesus Christ. It's all about being in mission in fun and loving ways!
SPECIAL EVENTS - FOR ALL CHILDREN
Throughout the year there are special activities for our children such as Vacation Bible School in June, Palm Sunday and Easter activities, delivering Thanksgiving baskets to our shut-ins, Love boxes, Pumpkin prayer party, Christmas birthday party for Jesus, and more!
PICTURES BELOW are from our summer Vacation Bible School and the Club 56 overnight at our church farm property.
Your children are important to us!
Our Children’s Ministry Team is dedicated to teaching the Word of God to children and making it fun to learn! We have selected and enhanced our children’s curriculum to challenge and engage our children's minds, hearts, and bodies. We want them to want to know the Lord and desire His presence in their lives. Your child will be introduced to God’s Word and learn how to use its wisdom to guide them through their days.
Our mission is to keep the children coming back. Whether it is during Worship or our Equipping Hour, Nursery Care, Little Blessings Ministry, Mission Mania, or our annual Vacation Bible School, our entire Children’s Ministry team puts their energies into making the experience enjoyable, educational, and spirited!
Our child-centered worship and lessons are presented in a safe, secure, and comfortable environment filled with love.
Our Ministry Coordinators are available to talk with you at any time. Contact Elaine Blakeslee, Children's Ministry Director, for more info.
Vacation Bible School is coming
in June 2018!
Plan to join us for another fun and exciting week!
Age 4 to 6th grade completion
New Friends – Amazing Experiments – Wild Games
Surprising Adventures – Incredible Music
Online registration will be available here before the event.