It Is Our Joy to Minister to Children by Providing Childcare and Classes for Infants through 5th Grade
Nursery (Infants to Age 2)
Nursery care is provided for children from birth to 2 years old during the 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. services. Classes are staffed by regular workers and volunteers who establish consistent and positive relationships with the children.
During the 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services, a smaller group of children ranging from infants to Pre-Kindergarteners is cared for in one room. There is no Bible lesson provided during this hour.
During the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services, nursery care is divided into rooms by developmental milestones (infants, crawlers, toddlers). Children are cared for by loving volunteers and enjoy activities such as singing, playing together, and snack time.
There is space to leave a diaper bag for your child. We ask that parents provide feeding instructions and include extra diapers and a change of clothes. All items should be labeled with the child’s name.
Preschool (Age 2 to 5)
Children who have turned 2 by September 1st are eligible to attend Sunday School and “Cherub Church” in the Fall. Midyear, a Young 2s classes is added for children that have turned 2 during the school year.
Sunday School for age 2 to Pre-Kindergarten is offered at the 9:30 a.m. hour. Children journey through the Bible learning Bible stories and verses as they develop positive attitudes toward God, the church, and others.
During the 11:00 am service, Cherub Church is offered for children in preschool. Children start out in their classrooms and are escorted by their teachers to Cherub Church where they sing songs, learn Catechism, and hear a lesson based on the sermon that is adapted to their level. They are escorted back to their classrooms for crafts and activities. Parents pick up their children in their classrooms after the service.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Sunday School for Kindergarten to 5th grade is offered at the 9:30 a.m. hour. Elementary Sunday School classes follow a curriculum tailored to each grade level that develops Biblical knowledge and an understanding of God’s redemptive plan for his people. Children in elementary Sunday School classes also learn Catechism each week and memorize Scripture.
Children’s Church is offered for children age Kindergarten to 3rd grade at the 11:00 a.m. hour. Children start out in the service with their parents and are dismissed to Children’s Church before the sermon. The children are taught a lesson based on the sermon, sing a hymn of the month, learn Catechism/Creeds and other studies on doctrine, and enjoy small group activities. Parents pick up their children after the service.
Children with Special Needs
We have a ministry to children with special needs called “Special Blessings.”