Children’s Ministry

Children Becoming Christ-like

Authentic FamilyWe are eager to have the opportunity to partner in ministering to your family during this exciting stage of life! We are delighted that you are considering entrusting the well-being of your child to us. Our main focus in all teaching, programs and activities we offer is Children Becoming Christ-like.

We recognize the responsibility that we share with parents in building a spiritual foundation for even the youngest children. It is our goal to assist parents in making sure that coming to church is an enjoyable, happy experience for the entire family. 

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a specialized form of Biblical education which focuses on children. Central usually holds the week-long events during the summer. We will publish the dates and promote the event as the time draws near. The program is for children 4 years old through 6th grade. In addition to solid biblical teaching, we provide fun crafts, games, other activities as well as food and music.

Our VBS Family Night will be in conjunction with our BACK TO SCHOOL FAMILY NIGHT on Sunday, August 6 from 6:00-8:00. All ages are invited to join us for FREE hot dogs, sno-cones, inflatables, games and FUN! Invite your friends, bring your lawn chairs and join us!

Awana

Awana is a Christian Club that teaches Biblical truths with an emphasis on Scripture memorization. The goal of Awana is “to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.” This is done through a structured, creative and fun program.

Our Awana Club meets on Wednesday Evenings at 6:00-7:30 (August-May)

  • Puggles-age 2 by 3/1
  • Cubbies-age 3 & 4 by 8/1
  • Sparks-Kindergarten-2nd grade
  • T&T Boys/Girls-3rd-6th Grade

Cost:
$12 per semester or
$20 per year per child

Annual dues cover handbook, awards and supplies.
Uniform vests, shirts and book bags are available for purchase at an
additional cost.
Limited scholarships are available.

Awana Leader Training will be Wednesday, August 16 at 6:00

Awana Begins on Wednesday, August 23–6:00-7:30

Nursery / Preschool

Our Nursery/Preschool department is a place where committed volunteers share God’s love with each child. While in our care children enjoy learning Bible truths through play time, structured age-appropriate activities and music. We strive to have the safest, cleanest and most loving care available.

Nursery/Preschool classes are offered:

  • Sunday-9:00 am Sunday School
  • Sunday 10:15 am-Extended Session/Worship (Children remain in the same room if dropped off at 9:00)
  • Sunday 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 6:00 pm (Birth-2 year olds)

A nursing room is available for our moms who would like to feed their babies in a comfortable, private setting while viewing the worship service on a closed circuit tv. It is located next to the Bed Baby nurseries.

Children’s Church

Children’s Church is offered to 4 year old & Kindergarten children during our Sunday morning service at 10:15. While older children and adults are participating in worship in the sanctuary, our Children’s Church leaders are engaging children in their own time of worship!

Sound Bible teaching is offered in a variety of themes ranging from “Spy Chase,” “Upside Down Town,” to “Undersea Adventure.” “Elevate Jr.” curriculum themes change every 8 weeks and are sure to take your children on a fun journey of Biblical learning. Through a multi-media presentation, children participate in age-appropriate activites, games and music that teach and re-inforce the weekly lesson. Snacks are offered, so please advise if your child has any allergies or special dietary needs.

4 year olds (by 8/1 of current school year)-Room 103
Kindergarten-Room 101

Seasonal Activities

Kidz Kamp

  • For children who have completed 3rd-6th Grade.
  • August 2-5, 2017
  • Cost: $120/Increases to $145 if $25 deposit is not paid by July 9.
  • Sign up NOW at the Awana ministry desk or contact Laurie.
  • $25 Deposit is due at our Camp Information Meeting on Sunday, July 9 at 5:00 pm.

Baby Dedication

On Sunday, May 14, 2017 (Mother’s Day) we had 15 babies and their families who participated! We recognize families with babies born since last Mother’s Day as well as families with young children who have not previously participated, but would like to.

Mother’s Day Out

Mother’s Day Out

Our Mother’s Day Out program serves children from the age of six weeks through pre-kindergarten. We realize that our MDO families have entrusted us with the care of these children, who have been created in the very image of God. Each child is uniquely different in stature, yet all have the same needs in the areas of social, physical, emotional and spiritual growth. We strive to meet all of these needs by creating an atmosphere that reflects security, love and acceptance expressed in a Christian manner.

  • We offer MDO on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-2:00.
  • MDO operates on a school calendar cycle; there is no summer program.
  • Curriculum (age permitting) includes finger plays, songs, nursery rhymes, prayer at mealtime, arts/crafts, thematic units, letters and sounds, shapes, counting, numbers, daily Bible lessons, and social skills.

MOTHER’S DAY OUT DROP IN OPEN HOUSE–Monday, August 28 from 10:00-12:00

MOTHER’S DAY OUT BEGINS on Tuesday, August 29–9:00-2:00