Children’s Ministries

“Train a child how to live the right way. Then even when he is old, he will still live that way.”

Proverbs 22:6

9 AM Children’s Worship Experience

Our Children’s Worship experience is for children ages 4 through the 5th Grade and begins in the sanctuary with the Children’s Moment at the 9 AM service.  At the conclusion of the Children’s Moment the kids are excused to go to the Gallihugh Fellowship Hall for a relevant activity that precedes the 10 AM Sunday school.  Please bring your younger children ages 0- 2 years to the Nursery (Room 101) and ages  2-3 to Room 100.


Sunday School at 10 AM

The 2018-2019 school year starts on Sunday, September 9th with a new curriculum from Deep Blue Kids called Deep Blue Connects: At Home With God.

Deep Blue Connects is a comprehensive three-year Bible study with stories organized by theme: Family, Community, and World. This year’s stories focus on the role of families—siblings, parents, friends, grandparents, foster families, church families, the list goes on—and what we can learn about God from these close relationships. This new format is designed to help churches and caregivers work together to teach children about faith by exploring how families work together, communicate, and worship God.”

For more information on Deep Blue Connects see our Deep Blue page.

Locations:

  • Ages 0-2 years: Nursery – Room 101  (year round)
  • Ages 3-4:  Room 100 (year round)
  • Kindergarten – 5th Grade:  Rooms 103-106 rotating
  • 6th & 7th Grade: Confirmation – Jacobus 2
  • 8th Grade & High School: Jacobus Building

Nursery:  Ages 0- 2 years begin their spiritual journey and learn how God loves them through prayers, fingerplays and toeplays, songs, and Bible verses and promises that will introduce babies and “woddlers” to the Christian faith.

Preschool, Three’s and Four’s:  Children discover what it means to be a disciple of Christ through the use of video, Biblically grounded, educationally sound, flexible, and fun with activity sheets, Bible verses, games, art, science, worship, prayers.  Activities offer a creative outlet while reinforcing the Bible story with take-home pages for children and their families.

K – Fifth Grade:  Early, middle and older elementary will utilize a rotation model energizing children with a variety of faith-building activities, fun
dramas, and engaging discussions so they stay connected. Varied weekly activity sheets capture attention and instill lifelong Bible skills. Includes spiritual practices and life connection articles,  music-and-movement videos,  and Bible quizzes!

If you would like to register your child for the 2018-2019 Sunday School year please click here.

If your child is in the 6th and 7th grade or older and you would like to register for Confirmation Class click here.

To find out more about our Sunday School programs, contact Heather Toth at


Other Sunday Information

The nursery is provided during all Sunday morning service times. Please remember to pick up your children in a timely manner. Thank you!

Children attend the 11 AM worship service with their parents.  Quiet, sitting activities are provided to make the worship experience real to them at their individual ages.


Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week-long Bible adventure during the summer for children ages 3 (as of 9/30/18) through rising 6th grade.  VBS 2019 will be announced in the spring of 2019.

REGISTRATION for Vacation Bible School generally opens around March 15, with forms available online or in the church office.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Heather Toth, Director of Children’s Ministries  at .


In God’s Backyard Summer Camp

Preschool & Elementary Camp (ages 2.5– rising 6th graders) 

In God’s Backyard Summer Day Camp is our summer day camp for children ages 2.5 – rising 6th graders. Children may sign up for the one-week preschool camp or one or more weeks of the two week-long session.  KUC_SummerCamp_Logo_2008

Registration for summer camp begins around March 15 and forms are made available online and in the church office.

For a camp counselor application, click here.

To volunteer for summer camp or for any questions you may have, please contact the Summer Camp Director in the church office.


Children’s Music Ministries

We have an active and dynamic children’s music ministry, with vocal and instrumental groups for all ages, starting at age 3. Our children’s chimes and bell choirs, vocal choirs and ensembles perform regularly in worship services. In addition, our children perform in a Children’s Christmas Pageant and participate in our annual youth musical production. Register now to participate in our Children’s Christmas Pageant which will be on December 23, 2018 at 11 a.m.  Our choirs also participate in festivals during the year. To learn more about our children’s music ministries, click here.


Kids Under Construction (KUC) Preschool

KUC_logoOur Kids Under Construction (KUC) Preschool is a great learning environment for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds.   KUC is open throughout the academic year, with 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-day classes. To learn more about KUC Preschool, click here.  (This link will direct you to KUC’s own website).

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