(Infants through Pre-school)
Our nursery is staffed by both childcare professionals and volunteers. We provide loving, engaging, and age appropriate nursery care for the children. The nursery is open Sundays from 8:30 to 11am, Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:20 pm, and during various other church activities.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Bible Study on Sunday mornings is provided for children ages 2 – grade 5 starting at 9:00. The children are divided into grade appropriate classrooms for Bible study and activities.
For Bible Study on Sunday mornings, children K-5 are using the Godly Play curriculum. Each Sunday, the children enter into the holy space created just for Godly Play. A story teller begins by sharing the lesson and kids get to experience wondering and discovery in new ways. Then the kids get to “work for God” in their free, quiet play.
From puzzles, to story reenactments, to crafts, or books, there are many options for all to stay engaged. The next phase is “the feast” where they are reminded of the Lord’s Supper and get to fellowship with each other over a snack. Lastly, as each child leaves the space, he/she is anointed with a blessing for the week.
Each Wednesday night after the fellowship meal, the children are welcomed into alternating semesters of programing. From children’s choir, to kid’s clubs with a focus on missions, to crafts and games, the children enjoy an hour of fun and fellowship.
Children are encouraged to come to the Sanctuary for worship. Each Sunday, the children are welcomed to the front for a children’s sermon. Afterwards the preschoolers leave to go back to the nursery. On the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month we offer Worship Wonders for Kindergarten to 3rd grade. On those other Sundays, we offer “Busy Bags” Books and other things that pertain to the theme of worship that week.
Because we believe it is never too early to start teaching the importance of the world around us, throughout the year the Children’s Ministry exposes the children to various mission opportunities. From drives to collect food or supplies, to making cards, to annual events, we are illustrating how to be grateful for what we have and that everyone has a calling to make a difference.