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Children's Ministries

Children's Ministry Options 2014-15

Beginning Sunday, October 5th our children’s ministry resumes with different programs at the two worship hours. At 9 AM we offer nursery as well as Sunday school for children from 2 years through Grade 6.
At 11 AM we offer nursery as well as Young Children & Worship for youngsters who are toilet trained up through Gr. 2. We also offer Sunday school for children in grade 3-4 and grade 7-8.

SECURITY:Children in Kindergarten and younger must be signed in and signed out by an adult. Those in Gr. 1-4 may sign themselves in, but must be signed out by a parent. Those in Gr. 5 and up may sign themselves in and out of class.

NURSERY: Nursery is offered at both 9 and 11 AM services. Janet Brewster and Charlotte Fletcher are co-coordinators.

9 AM Service

Children in JK-grade 6 will be called out of the service after a time of worship.

IMAGINE - JK, K: Kids in JK and K are great pretenders, and they get to experience God's story as they imagine the sights, sounds, and people in it. There are also invited to retell and respond to that story through play, fun activities, games, and more. Each week kids receive a show and share paper to use at church and at home with their family.

WONDER - Grade 1 & 2: Grade 1 to 2 kids are curious bunch-they've got lots of questions about why and how things happen. This level is designed to give kids space to pause, to wonder, and to reflect on God story. Like kids at the imagine level, this group also gets a show and share paper each week only it's a little bigger, just like they are!

MARVEL - Grade 3 & 4: Kids in grade 3 and 4 are eager to explore the world around them they love to gather information and dig into a subject; they have a growing sense of time and space of cause and effect. They are beginning to understand the sequence of stories in the Bible-and see how all the stories fit together into God’s one big story. Because we want to encourage these kids to get to know the Bible and to spend time reading God stories at home they will get a story Mark each week to tuck into their Bibles. It's filled with fun facts about the story and cool challenges to do at home.

DIVE: Our Gr. 5/6/7 class, held at 9 AM, will focus on Year 3 of a three year cycle of lessons using the DWELL curriculum published by Faith Alive. Since the identical curriculum is being used with Gr. 7/8 students at 11 AM, any Gr. 7 students whose families attend the 9 AM service are welcome to join the Gr. 5/6 class.
Middles Scholers are ready to be more independent and what they do and what they think. At this level we help young teens look at God for answers to their questions and consider how creeds and confessions are connected to the Bible.

11 AM: Developing Worshippers

Young Children and Worship (for children toilet trained, up through Gr. 2):
Carol Drabik, coordinator
Young Children & Worship starts promptly at 11:00. Bible stories are told using wooden figures, and children engage in a time of “wondering”. There’s a reverent, yet engaging spirit developed within children as they encounter God and respond to his Spirit, sharing in a “feast” and responding in creative ways to their time with God in this age appropriate worship setting.

MARVEL - Grade 3 & 4: Kids in grade 3 and 4 are eager to explore the world around them they love to gather information and dig into a subject; they have a growing sense of time and space of cause and effect. They are beginning to understand the sequence of stories in the Bible-and see how all the stories fit together into God’s one big story. Because we want to encourage these kids to get to know the Bible and to spend time reading God stories at home they will get a story Mark each week to tuck into their Bibles. It's filled with fun facts about the story and cool challenges to do at home.

Gr. 6/7/8 Sunday School: We’re offering the same DWELL curriculum published by Faith Alive for Gr. 5/6 at 9 AM and for Gr. 6/7/8 at 11 AM. Gr. 5-8 children can sign themselves in and out of their classes.
Middles School-ers are ready to be more independent and what they do and what they think. At this level we help young teens look at God for answers to their questions and consider how creeds and confessions are connected to the Bible.

Occasionally we designate a Sunday as a Family Sunday - during which only Nursery is provided. We think it’s important for children to become familiar with the sanctuary and worship that happens there as well. See our brochure on Worshipping with Children for more tips and info about that.

 

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