Calling all children to grow in Jesus!
There are various learning opportunities for children. For preschool through 4th grade, these include 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. to 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 appropriate classroom where our dedicated ministry team of volunteers waits to greet each child at 9:45 a.m. (Classroom locations are displayed on the doors at the end of the second floor hallway which is on the sanctuary level.) 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 property, these students enjoy many opportunities to be knit together in love and fun! Contact Cathy Witmer, Club 56 Ministry Coordinator, for more info.
LITTLE BLESSINGS - CHILDREN'S CHURCH FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS
While parents enjoy 11:00 a.m. Worship, two-year-olds through five-year-olds/PreK are invited to Room 209 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 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, Easter activities, delivering Thanksgiving baskets to our shut-ins, Love boxes, Pumpkin prayer party, and a Christmas birthday party for Jesus!
PICTURES BELOW are from our summer Vacation Bible School and the Club 56 overnight at our church farm property.